The students and staff at Wapakoneta Elementary School had an exciting last month of the school year! We would like to take this opportunity to share a few of the highlights.

Ronald’s Walk:  Although the weather did not cooperate for Ronald’s Walk, we still had a wonderful day!  Our classes were able to walk and run laps in the hallway, as well as participate in relay games and tug-of-war.  At the end of the day, our RMH committee shared that we had raised over $25,000 this year!  We are grateful to our students, their families, our staff, our RMH committee, our community members, and our local businesses who all contributed to such an important service learning project.

WES Walkers:  Throughout the year, our students have been walking and running laps to reach the 25 Mile Club, the 50 Mile Club, the 75 Mile Club, and the 100 Mile Club.  By the end of the year, we had 29 students who reached the 100 Mile Club.  Due to the generous donations of our local McDonald’s and YMCA, we were able to give away a bike to every student who reached the 100 Mile Club.  We want to thank our sponsors, as well as Mrs. Burke, for all their help with this program.

Right to Read Week:  Our students and staff were “Wild About Books” during Right to Read Week. They celebrated this week with many activities, such as reading in a “jungle” on the stage, going on a scavenger hunt, learning about jungle animals, and wearing animal print, just to name a few.  We want to thank all of our staff members for making this such an exciting week for our students.

Spring Testing Celebrations:  During the month of May, we have been completing end-of-the- year DIBELS and MAP assessments with our students.  We spend time analyzing the students’ growth, from both the winter to the spring, and from the fall to the spring. The growth and achievement scores reaffirm the hard work that we know our students and staff have put into learning and instruction this year.  We are very proud of them all!

4th Grade:   May is always an exciting time for our 4th grade students.  They have the opportunity to visit the middle school to see the school and meet the staff . They also have the opportunity to hear from Mr. Wimmers regarding the opportunities that band has to offer for our students.  Lastly, our 4th grade students participate in the 4th Grade Walk on the last day of school.  We are proud of this group of students, and we know they will do incredible things in the future!

Congratulations:   We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Golden on his new position next year as the Principal of Wapakoneta Middle School.  We are very excited for him!  We know that Mr. Golden, Mr. Cutnaw, and the staff at Wapakoneta Middle School will continue the traditions of excellence when it comes to educating our students.  We are very grateful to have had Mr. Golden as our Assistant Principal at Wapakoneta Elementary School!

Welcome: We would like to welcome Mrs. Brooke Seger to Wapakoneta Elementary School as our new Assistant Principal! Mrs. Seger has previously taught both Kindergarten and 3rd grade, so she is quite familiar with the elementary school setting. We know that she will be a wonderful addition to our staff at Wapakoneta Elementary School!