Collinsville, Oklahoma
August 25, 2009
Elementary School News

Herald: Williams Donations Adds Another Smart Board + New Classrooms In Use
Wilson: Courage Character Kids

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Wilson Character Kids (Courage)
We're back in school and already learning great things about character at Wilson Elementary. Our Character word for the month of August is Courage. The 2nd grade teachers picked their students of the week who have shown great courage at the beginning of this school year. The students were recognized in a Rise and Shine ceremony with their classmates and parents.

The students chosen were: (L-R)
Back Row: Travis Connor, Dylan Rollston, Morgan Carey, and Trevyr Hunter.
First Row: Lucas Wilson, Gavin Procter, and Madison Grimsley.

Thanks! Lee Ann Due (8/26/2009)
Williams Donation Brings
Herald Smart Board Goal Closer
Eugene Robertson (left), a Williams Co. employee and the parent of Tanner Robertson, 4th grader at Herald (blue shirt 2nd from right) made a check presentation to Herald Elementary Tuesday August 25th, 2009. Herald's other parent/Williams employee, Sarah Lester, the parent of Michael Lester, a 3rd grader (red shirt center), was unable to attend. The $1300 grant check will be used to purchase another Smartboard and came from the Williams Foundation "Grassroots Education Grant" program. Herald principal Rachel Chronister (2nd from left) accepted the check along with some of the Herald staff that prepared the grant including Allison Brown, Debbie Kite, and Laurie Koopsman (not in photo). Williams Co. has generously donated to Herald in the past and their support is much appreciated according to Chronister and her teachers.
Herald Elementary raised about $27,000 last year for the very popular Smartboards (like the one in Mrs. Vogel's room above and below) and had 11 in use before adding 5 more this summer. The Herald goal is to have a Smartboard in each of the ~30 classrooms eventually. The Smartboards allow "touch screen" capability for the projected image from a teacher's computer or internet link to interactive educational software. (Sample Previous Coverage)
The sign says the "world's brightest fifth graders" occupy the halls and rooms of the newest Herald classroom addition completed this summer. (Previous Coverage)