F ourth grade students in Ms. Griffin’s class spent some time with Mr. Crane in the middle school science lab looking at microorganisms. The students had to record the types of organisms they saw in the pond water Mr. Crane brought in. They also looked at tap water for comparison. The students took notes, illustrated the organisms and brushed up on their microscope skills.
Mr. Crane also spent some time this week working with rocks with fifth grade students. Mr. Crane will be working with students in grades K-6 this year in addition to his work in the middle school.
Third-graders celebrated Fair Haven’s birthday this week with a visit from Odell Walker. Mr. Walker is here visiting Vermont. He is from Eddyville, Ky. Eddyville is where Matthew Lyon, the father of Fair Haven, moved to after leaving Vermont.
Mr. Walker shared with the students Matthew Lyon’s history. He brought along a pencil and a picture postcard of Rose Hill, the home of Lyon County Museum, for every student. The students also celebrated our town’s birthday with a piece of cake.
Sixth grade students Kyra Trombley and Lukas Genier report that the class has been working on hydrology. They’ve been working on the pH and other water testing procedures. To practice the science experiment, they went on a field trip to Inman Pond. The class traveled to the town’s water treatment plant where our drinking water is treated. They learned how water is treated before moving by gravity to our sinks and then visited Inman Pond to perform several different hydrology tests.
This week FHGS once again observed Red Ribbon Week. The theme for the week was “I have the power to be drug free.” The focus of Red Ribbon Week is making students aware of all the healthy activities they can engage in like drama, sports, and music. The RAP Coalition visited with students on Monday during lunch and handed out pencils, red ribbons and information about staying healthy.
On Tuesday, students wore t-shirts that depicted something positive they like to do like horseback riding or a place they like to visit. Wednesday was wear red day and on Thursday, everyone was treated to an apple for snack. The School Resource Officer also visited with students in grades 4-8 during their health classes. We want to thank the Wellness Committee for their work in organizing the events taking place.
On Friday, students visited with the Vermont Symphony Brass Trio called Fanfare. The three visitors shared the history of brass instruments and played plenty of tunes for the students. Since it was close to Halloween, even the trio was dressed in costume.
Fair Haven Grade School recently received an award from the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the amount of $750. A representative from the company visited the school to present the award to Mrs. Hunt. The money will be used to purchase equipment for math classrooms. We want to thank our local Exxon Mobil station in Fair Haven for the work in helping us receive this grant award.