Inspired by texts from a pilot program called "Reading Street," Lee Elementary students in Nathan Fischer's class felt the need to help out their community in some way. They decided to focus on their furry friends in the community, so they contacted the Barry County Animal Shelter to see how they could help.
With a heart shaved into the hair on the back of her neck and hearts decorating her shoes, JoAnne Desy led her last Lee Elementary Jump rope for Heart event and the school raised a record $30,634 for the American Heart Association.
Moving at lightning speed, second-grader Logan Shank beat his teammates Exley Roon and Emma Bowman to the Sphero, a miniature robotic orb, effectively becoming the leader of the assigned group of three. Tapping twice, Logan woke the sleeping Sphero, which dramatically snapped to life flashing strobe-like until it connected with his iPad via Bluetooth.
Lee Elementary sent one Odyssey of the Mind team to the regional competition. The team did very well and gained valuable experience. Primary teams are not eligible to advance to the state finals.
Who doesn't like chips and salsa, ice cream, cereal, honey and spearmint gum? But who knew so many of these foods in different brands are made right here in Michigan?