Electra Class Teachers’ Present “Once Upon A Time…..”

Through the leadership of Mrs. Nancy Bigbie, Electra Classroom Teachers, with the help of the Electra Elementary students, presented “Once Upon A Time…….In A Magical Kingdom” on 4-28-2016.  Mrs. Fran Davis dressed as the Fairy Godmother was the Master of Ceremonies.  The night started off with the introduction of the Mr. and Mrs. EHS, Most Typical Boy and Girl, Favorites, and Beauties and Handsomes.  Most Handsome was awarded to Andrew Marsh and Most Beautiful was awarded to Ashlyn Prickett.  The Classroom Teachers’ Scholarship was then awarded to Brady Doss.  The Tiger Pride Ensemble also performed for the audience during the intermission.  The Electra Elementary’s 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade filled the night with song, dance and laughter as they performed scenes from Disney’s classics

 

K. R. Woods Visits Electra Elementary

K. R. Woods, the creator and producer of the Texas Lone Star production, presented a medley of songs to the Electra Elementary students on April 5, 2016. The program was filled with fun and laughter as he invited students to come up on the stage.  Mr. Woods ended the program singing songs from the Texas production with this year’s Texas Lone Star Kids, 6th grade. 

Electra Elementary’s ‘Christmas Showcase’ a Success

Last night staff, students, family members and friends filled Electra Elementary for the ‘Christmas Showcase.’  Teachers and students worked hard during the last few weeks to get ready for last night’s big event.  Boy did their work fill the air! The halls were filled with lights, decorations and projects. Classrooms were decorated, and Christmas was all around. The Santa Shop was open for students and parents to come in and get some early Christmas shopping completed.  After touring and making classroom stops, the visitors were then invited into a packed filled auditorium to watch the 2nd and 3rd grade perform Christmas carols.  The performance was spectacular!  Afterwards everyone was invited down to the cafeteria for refreshments.  This was just another great event that was supported by staff, students, family members and community.       

Electra Elementary Honors Veterans and Active Military

Today was a day of remembrance and thanks at Electra Elementary.  Above all, it was a day that each student was introduced to the reality of what freedom means and its cost.  Veterans came to the elementary as they yearly do.  So much dedication from this group that yearly comes to touch the lives of the students.  So much history bundled together in a few hours.  History that should be held onto and never forgotten.  Because of this, this dedicated group of men and women yearly make the trip to be honored by the students. 

Donna Soender started the day off by bringing and sharing artifacts from World War I and II.  Her father and grandfather Irby served, and she was gracious enough to stay the entire day so that each student could see and learn about each piece.  The students made class projects that were placed along the hallway to honor and welcome Vets as they entered the building.  Wendy Marsh and Nancy Bigbie’s 4th graded then presented an outstanding tribute to the Veterans in a crowded auditorium. Afterwards a reception was held in the cafeteria.

Today is a day that is close to my heart having my son, Steve Easter, who is still active and my son-in-law, Richard Lacher Jr, a Vet himself, serve our country.  Steve, who went in before 911, is a Tech Sargent in the US Airforce and Richard served in the Navy on the USS Nassau for 4 years. Just as many have or have had, military members have touched our lives in roles of fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts etc.  Above all their sacrifice will continue to touch the lives of past, present, and future generations. 

The next time you see a Veteran or active military member thank them.  Such a small thing to do for such a gift of freedom.  Above all of this, take the time to talk to one and learn.  Learn and carry that knowledge forward to teach to future generations.  We all must remember that history repeats itself.  Without the dedication of this dying breed, the outcome might be much different.

Thank you to all the Veteran and active military men and women.  I can never pay you back for all of your sacrifices, but I’m grateful that you love America.  May God bless each and every one of you.

Red Ribbon Week

 

     This is Red Ribbon Week at Electra Elementary.  For today, the students were asked to wear red, white and blue for Monday’s theme “I Pledge to be Drug Free.”  Along with students supporting the colors of red, white and blue, the students will also come up with a class pledge which will be placed outside of their classroom door.  Below is a list of the themes for the rest of the week. 

    • Themes:  

                    Tuesday – Be a Bright Star – wear neon colors/bright colors

                    Wednesday – Heroes Don’t Do Drugs– superhero attire – socks, shirts, etc.

                    Thursday – Look to the Future – Career Day – what they want to be

                    Friday – Spook out the Drugs – wear your costume

Weekly Breakfast with the Tigers

Weekly the Tigers and cheerleaders have faithfully driven over to Electra Elementary to visit with students during breakfast.  This Friday, 10-23-2015, pink filled the room in honor of helping the America Cancer Society fight for a cure. It was so neat to see the excitement on the elementary student’s faces as the varsity and cheerleaders walked in.  Of course the Tiger was a big hit!  I have to admit, I loved seeing my now grown up ( 🙁 ) students who I dearly miss.