News Release: American Education Week
The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Staff and Students kicked off their American Education Week Activities one week early by creating an all-school message on the football field: WE LOVE ELGS! Photos taken of this message will be posted in each of the school buildings and used to publicize America Education Week, November 12-16, 2018.
The first observance of American Education Week occurred December 4-10, 1921. While the date has changed to November, recognizing the importance and value of education for all people and showing appreciation to all those who contribute to the educational experience is still very important in today’s world, especially at ELG. The GREAT people who play a role in the complete educational experience include: Parents/Community, Support Staff (Aides, Cleaners, Custodians, Secretaries, Substitutes, Bus Drivers, IT Support), Teachers, Administration, and of course, the Students! Staff and students from JK to grade 12 will be involved in a variety of activities in celebration of American Education Week and to express their thanks to those who make their education possible. Special luncheons/potlucks will be hosted, thank you cards created, treats distributed (thanking parents for their involve”mint” and recognizing each of the ELG “Star” students as they “Burst” into school each day) and a special survey will be conducted. Parents will be asked by their student to share a positive memory they have of their own school days. These will be shared in the students’ classrooms and posted throughout the school district buildings. Parents will have an opportunity to take on the teaching role. One such example will be giving lessons on resume’ writing to the h.s school students. Also during this week, Parent/Student/Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 13 (JK-8th grade only) and Thursday, November 15 (JK-12th grade).