Congratulations to Jaidah P. and Haylee R. for being named the Room 15 students-of-the-month for March. Jaidah received this award for being totally engaged and enthusiastic about school. Jaidah wants to participate in and succeed at everything. She’s also currently computer-ranked in the top 5 in the class. Haylee is also ranked in the top 5 after having been challenged to up her game. She brings a creative bent to class every day and has been performing Gerald and Piggy skits in the primary classrooms. For these reasons, Jaidah and Haylee are deserving recipients of our Spotlight Awards.


Ski Club 2023

After-school Ski Club concluded on Friday, March 17th with a lovely make-up day (due to the Friday Night cancellation in week 2). By the fourth day of Ski Club, kids are typically ready to move off the beginner slope and roll down the next hill. This year was no exception. Here is Rayleigh, Maggie, Maci, Noah, Levi, and Cora on the Juliett run on Mount Ashland. I, for one, am incredibly proud of them for sticking with something that is TOUGH to learn, for advancing to the next level, and for the wonderful smiles on their faces!



Our Room 15 Students-of-the-Month for February are Masen V. and Valentin R. These two dudes ran away with our Fact Car Rally Race, sharing the victory months ahead of the nearest competitor. This math facts program is supposed to take most of the school year, but these guys completed it in just a third of the year. Not just once. Twice! On top of that, Masen and Valentin lead the class in Fitness laps, attend school consistently, and despite sometimes being squirrely boys, are always enthusiastic and engaged.  For these reasons, they are our students-of-the-month. Great job!

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our students-of-the-month for January, Alexis W. and Sydney R. Both of these students worked hard to work their way to the top of the class academically, and both had starring roles in our December performance of the Pied Piper, which required tremendous dedication to memorizing their extensive lines. Great job, kids!

Upcoming Trips & Events

Hi folks. Below is a list of our upcoming field trips and special events. We need chaperones for pretty much all the field trips, and we encourage parents to join us on the outdoor ed trip, but get your volunteer app in early. You’ll find the app online here.  Please also note, because of the sensitive nature of an overnight trip, we prefer taking parents on the Outdoor Ed trip who have joined us for at least one field trip earlier in the year. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!  

Feb. 10 — Jo County Tree Plant

Mar. 16 — Hockey Finale

Mar. 24 — Lava Beds trip

Mar. 25 — Spring Break

Apr. 4 — Rogue River Preserve trip

Apr. 14 — Crater Lake snowshoe and sledding

Apr. 28 — Spring Conference Day

May 5 — Spring bicycle trip

May. 25 — DARE Graduation

June 2 — DARE Day

June 7 — Outdoor Ed preview/JVille trip

June 8 & 9 — Outdoor Ed Coast Trip

TBA: Table Rock, Roxy Ann


Congrats to Noah H. and Piper F. for being the Room 15 Students-of-the-Months for December. Noah and Piper are at the top of the class academically and well-behaved, kind-hearted kids to boot!  Additional congrats to Jaidah, Calin, Max, and Jonah for participating in the Holiday Carolers Choir with Ms. Hutton. What a great job!


The Pied Piper

The kids performed their Pied Piper play on Friday, December 2nd, and they did GREAT! In fact, I think it was one of the best performances in all my years teaching. The play is based on the 13th-Century story about a German town infested with rats. They hire the Pied Piper, who is able to lead the rats out of town using the hypnotic sound of his “pipe” or flute. When the town refuses to pay him, he leads all the children out of town instead. Click here to see our version. (Tip: Give it time to fully load before trying to play it.) You can also watch it on YouTube here.

Alexis W. as Baldrick, the mayor’s advisor, and Sydney R. as Mayor Burgermeister

Klaire H. as the Pied Piper and Jaidah P. as Marge, the mayor’s secretary (Jaidah also plays Frau Ludendorf, one of the townspeople)

Max, Haylee, Jaidah, Adan, Ryot, and Jonah (in front)–townsfolk

The rats: Sophia, Noah, Calin, Page, and Declan. (Not pictured: Kohle)

The kids: Brody, Valentin, Masen, Caroline, Peyton, Faalele and, in front, Carter and Piper