Schools of the Week: Edmondson Elementary and Heritage Middle

  • Published February 7, 2023

    The Schools of the Week spotlight is on Edmondson Elementary and Heritage Middle this week. Take a look at the photo galleries below to see some of the fun in each school building, and see quotes from employees and students about what makes their school great.

    Edmondson Elementary

    "What I love most about Edmondson is the students. I love their curiosity and the questions they ask. As a teacher, what more could you ask for?" - EES teacher Elaina Gallas

    "This is a really good school. I like the teachers because they're really nice. I really like Ms. Gunter and the way she teaches things." - said EES student Gabriel Flores

    Heritage Middle

    "What makes HMS special is how the faculty and staff support each other. Also, the seventh-grade team is an amazing group of people who enjoy working together, support each other, share knowledge, mentor new teachers and treat each other like family." - HMS teacher Candace Dremel

    "My favorite thing about Heritage Middle is the teachers. ." - HMS student Easton Tapia

  • Edmondson Elementary second and third graders are working together to learn about music and sound.

    Third-grade students in music teacher Elaina Gallas' class made instruments out of recycled materials and showed the second graders their creations. The second-grade students just finished their science unit on sound, so this was an opportunity to learn about both music and science.

    "We made our instruments at home," said EES third-grader Idhika Bhatnagar. "I made a panflute, and I blow on it and it makes noises. It's made out of hot glue, cardboard and straws."

  • Students at Heritage Middle are taking on a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) challenge in Sarah Fischer's class.

    Using cardboard, wheels, wooden sticks and battery-powered motors, students are designing and building cars that will travel down the school hallway. Fischer says her students enjoy the creative problem-solving that the challenges require.

    "I just really like engineering, so I find this a lot of fun," said HMS student Clara Li Phipps. "If you correctly wire everything together, it will start moving forward. The biggest challenge depends on your mindset. For me, the wheels are the hardest part about this project because our axle keeps breaking."