Schools of the Week: Scales Elementary and Renaissance High
Published December 13, 2022
The Schools of the Week spotlight is on Scales Elementary and Renaissance High this week. Take a look at the photo galleries below to see some of the fun going on in each school building, and see quotes from employees and students about what makes their school great.
"Scales Elementary is a unique and special place to work. My students never fail to put a smile on my face, even on the hard days. The first-grade team is incredibly supporting, and the administration has gone out of their way to make sure I feel connected and appreciated. Scales parents show their support for the teachers in many meaningful ways. Scales has become such a special place, and I absolutely love being a part of this community." - SES teacher Anna Campbell
"I like seeing my teacher and playing with my friends. I also like learning, because there are really nice teachers here." - SES student Jack Calhoun
"Renaissance is a special school in so many ways: the community spirit here is one of the things I appreciate the most. We're all in step with the idea that we are stronger as a group, and we support each other's unique talents and personalities." - RNHS teacher Paula Wolak
"What I love about Renaissance High School is the diversity of all the students here: different backgrounds, mindsets and specialties. I also love the fact that this school is like a massive version of a friend group." - RNHS student Darius Solomon
Studying outer space has never been more fun for Scales Elementary third graders.
To learn about planet size, students in SES teacher Jennifer Griffin's class are using Play-Doh to create scaled-down models of the solar system.
"We're learning that the planets are further away from each other than we think they are," SES student Kennedy Sulcer. "They're also different sizes. Mars is a lot smaller than I thought it was."
The holiday season got a tropical twist at Renaissance High's Coffee House Friday, December 9.
Coffee House is a longstanding tradition at RNHS that gives students the opportunity to perform in front of their peers. On Friday, the theme of the evening was a Hawaiian holiday.