Schools of the Week: Kenrose Elementary and Spring Station Middle
Published September 28, 2021
This week, the Schools of the Week spotlight is on Kenrose Elementary and Spring Station Middle. We asked the principals of both schools to share a few things that make their schools special.
- Kenrose Elementary offers a variety of before-school activities, including Green Team, Arty Cardinals and Chorus. All the activities focus on ways that students can contribute and give back to the community.
- Kenrose has 27 countries of birth and 27 languages represented in their building.
Check out the photo gallery below to see how Kenrose Elementary second graders are learning about life cycles.
Second grade students at Kenrose Elementary will soon to get to see beautiful butterflies in their classroom.
KES teacher Kali Richards is teaching her students about life cycles during science, and they are observing caterpillars in the chrysalis stage. In a few weeks, students will be releasing butterflies into nature.
“Caterpillars start as eggs, and when they hatch, they eat and eat and eat,” said KES student Sydney Gliori. “Then it turns into a chrysalis, and then it’ll turn into a butterfly. I think that’s pretty cool.”
Spring Station Middle
- All students at Spring Station Middle have the opportunity to take Robotics. This quarter, they are completing missions with their robots and using 3D printers.
- Since it opened in 2010, SSMS has won 27 Williamson Middle Athletic Association (WMAA) championships, including seven in softball, six in wrestling and five in baseball.
- The SSMS band has been invited to perform at the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary.
Take a look at the photo gallery below to see how Spring Station Middle students learn about art.
Students at Spring Station Middle are getting their hands messy during a fun art project.
SSMS art teacher Kyelee Hudson tasked her students with making a papier-mâché mask that portrays their alter ego. They made a mold of their faces or cut a shape out of cardboard and then decorated the piece with symbols and colors that conveyed their personality.
“We talked about what a more powerful version of ourselves would look like,” said Hudson. “What would we look like if we were a villainous version of ourselves? This led to a general conversation about what masks do and how they change someone’s appearance.”