Alpharetta Elementary first-graders were invited to the media center to spend time learning about Sacagawea, the Shoshone girl who helped guide the Lewis and Clark Expedition out west. Gail Heller dressed up as Sacagawea and was assisted by three drummers who welcomed the classes as they entered — Humberto Navarrete, Dante Leonard and Liam Walsh. Stories, facts, music, demonstrations and artifacts were presented in multi-media presentation. Students were called up to draw Native American picture language, hoop dance and play a game. They even learned some popular Native American names for pet dogs. Sacagawea is an integral part of the first grade social studies unit on Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The school holds its 13th annual Jump Rope for Heart event, hoping to raise $5,000 to add to the more than $100,000 already raised for the American Heart Association.
Alpharetta Elementary is holding its 13th annual Jump Rope for Heart event, with students jumping during their PE classes to raise money to fight against heart disease and stroke. Over the years the students have raised mroe than $100,000. As part of its kickoff event, the school hosted a jump rope demo team from Morris Brandon Elementary School from Atlanta. The team not only showed off great jump rope skills but they also taught the kids about living a heart healthy lifestyle, school officials said. This year the students of AES are hoping to raise $5,000 for the American Heart Association. The event will be continue on March 7.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Fourth graders at Alpharetta Elementary School took a trip back to the time of the american Revolution as they participated in a colonial history day. Lead by the team from Captain Sadler's History Camps, student participated in activities that included dancing George Washington's favorite dance, bartering, the re-creation of a one-room school house, playing with old time games and toys, and dressing up in clothes from the period of the American Revolution.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
School Board member Katie Reeves plans community meeting.
Community members in the Alpahretta-Milton area have a chance to interact with their Fulton County Board of Education representative, Katie Reeves, Tuesday, Sept. 20. Reeves and the rest of the school board sponsor monthly meetings open to all members of the community. Board members have set the following meeting dates for September 2011: Katie Reeves, District 2 Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m. Alpharetta Elementary School Linda Schultz, District 1 Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m. Mountain Park Elementary School Gail Dean, District 3 Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m. Lake Forest Elementary School Linda Bryant, District 4 Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. Camp Creek Middle School Linda McCain, District 5 Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m. Johns Creek Environmental Campus (…