Did you know that the moon is not made of cheese? The moon is really made of Oreos!!! Aww….just kidding! Fourth graders are learning about the phases of the moon. They used Oreos to illustrate the 8 different moon phases. (7 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
21 hours ago
Fourth graders play chess!
It's not about Kings, Queens, and Rooks, but rather, quadrants and coordinates, thinking strategically and foreseeing consequences. It's about lines and angles, weighing options and making decisions. Chess might just be the perfect teaching and learning tool. Everyone is equal on the chessboard. Students who are English language learners find success with chess, because they don't face language barriers on the chessboard. The 4th graders just think chess is fun!! (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Hello Ames School Families-
I hope this email finds everyone doing well, and looking forward to the Ames Family Dance this evening from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Ames School.
Please note some reminders below regarding our staff wanting to ensure the safety of our students at Ames School during drop off and pick up times.
Back Parking Lot: Some parents are dropping off their children at school late and do not want to wait in the drop off line at the front of Ames. As a result, they are dropping their children off in the back parking lot. Some of our students who walk to school walk through the back parking lot. Vehicles that cut through this lot stand the risk of possibly hitting a child. Please be aware that the back parking lot is NOT a drop off/pick up zone at Ames School. We will be placing a staff member in our back parking lot to ensure the safety of our students during arrival and dismissal times.
Unattended Children: Please do NOT leave any children unattended in your vehicle in the drop-off/pick-up zones for the safety and well-being of all children at Ames.
Thank you for assisting the Ames staff to make sure that our students are safe at Ames School during drop off/pick up times. We appreciate our home/school partnership we have with all of our families.
Will your child be 5 years old by September 1, 2015? If so, you are invited to the District 96 Kindergarten Information Night on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Please come and learn about our kindergarten program. Elementary principals and kindergarten teachers will be available at each elementary school. We request that only parents attend our Kindergarten Information Night.
On Tuesday, January 27th, the railroad crossing at Hollywood Ave. will be closed. It is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday morning. This will be a full auto and pedestrian closure.
Please make sure that you allow your family plenty of time to get to school via the alternate route that you choose.
Hollywood Railroad Crossing in Brookfield ...more
Riverside School District 96 will have four (4) school board seats to be filled at the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2019.
Candidates for the office of school board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 23, 2014. The period for filing nominating ...more