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CODE.org Course III Winter Session 2016

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CODE.org Course III Winter Session 2016
This Winter the students who took CODE.org course II in the fall were invited back for 5 more classes of advanced coding action in CODE.org Course III with Ms. Chapman! The students took their programming even further this time around, and even designed their own video games and stories using code. Check out some of their work!    Click here to watch "the croc" A CODE story by Evan Geske, fifth grade - "It was so cool that I was able to make a story using code and that every videogame I’ve ever...
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KINDNESS WEEK AT WILL ROGERS!

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KINDNESS WEEK AT WILL ROGERS!
When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.” –Harold Kushner This week we celebrated Kindness week at Will Rogers Elementary with the purpose of instilling a more kind and positive environment for all throughout the entire year.  All students k-5th had the opportunity to participate in writing and drawing positive and kind words in a collage that has been posted on the cafeteria wall. They also enjoyed participating in “Kindness in Chalk” activity during their...
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3rd Grade SciTrek Mealworm Investigation!

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3rd Grade SciTrek Mealworm Investigation!
During the week of February 8th through 11th, all four third grade classes visited the science lab every day to take part in a comprehensive science investigation just like real scientists! The week long investigation required students to make observations, plan and carry our their own unique experiments, collect and graph results, as well as write and present their conclusions. At the end of the experiments, all groups created a poster presentation to share their findings with the class, just a...
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Principal of the Day: Laila M!

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Principal of the Day: Laila M!
Laila was Will Rogers' Principal of the Day for being one of our top earners of the Jog A Thon. Today she led our monthly morning announcements, made intercom announcements in her classrooms, and even got to wear a whistle!Laila is a kindergartner in Mrs. Bento's class. When she grows up, she wants to be a dog sitter. Her favorite colors are pink and purple. Her favorite thing to do at school is eat lunch, pizza is her favorite! Her favorite movie is Despicable Me 2. Her favorite animal is Gil, ...
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Parker Shimer- WILL ROGERS SPELLING BEE CHAMPION!!!!
Our Will Rogers Spelling Bee champion Parker Shimer will represent us in the annual Scripps Spelling Bee on March 5, 2016. We are so proud him!Please help us support Parker and Will Rogers:FINAL LOCAL SPELLING BEEVentura County Spelling BeeLocation: California State University Channel IslandsDate & Time: 03-05-2016 8:30am - 4pm
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Buzzzzzzz

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Buzzzzzzz
Our Will Rogers annual Spelling Bee will be held tomorrow @8:30am. The winner of our Spelling Bee will represent Will Rogers in the regional competition held at CSUCI in Camarillo. 
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Hour of Code 2015

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Hour of Code 2015
On December 8th, 2015, Will Rogers took part in a global initiative to get students K-12 involved in computer science, called "The Hour of Code." Every single Will Rogers student spent at least one hour of their school day coding on December 8th. "Coding" is a type of computer science that involves learning how to write programs, so learning how to code is basically learning to speak the language of computers! Our 5th, 1st, and Kindergarten classes even had special visitors from Ventura High Sch...
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Loreto, Baja Mexico Pen Pals!

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Loreto, Baja Mexico Pen Pals!
On Friday December 4th, third, fourth, and fifth grade students at Will Rogers sent their first batch of letters to their new pen pals at our new sister school: "ESCUELA PRIMARIA 25 DE OCTUBRE DE 1697" located in Loreto, Baja Mexico. Earlier this year, the city of Ventura entered a Sister City relationship with Loreto. Ms. Julie Salomonson, one of our Will Rogers parents and active PTA members, joined Ventura's sister city committee and has led the efforts in beginning the pen pal program. Julie...
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CA State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson Visits Will Rogers!
On Monday November 23rd, California state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson came on a very special visit to see environmental science in action at our school. Fifth graders Boden, Sinthia, Lizajane, Diego, and Alonda R. hosted the tour and showed off their fifth grade garden experiment where they are comparing the growth of radishes in both organic and conventional soil. The students also took Ms. Jackson to our science lab, where they described lessons they’ve done such as building solar cars, wind ...
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Jog-A-Thon 2015

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Jog-A-Thon 2015
This year's jog-a-thon took place on Wednesday, October 14th. All students participated in a special Jog-A-Thon obstacle course complete with hurdles, bean-bag tossing, and hoops to jump through set to fun and energizing music. Students and families raised over $24,000 through this health and wellness related event! This met the school-wide $20,000 goal which triggered an all-staff minion dress-up which occurred on Friday, October 30th. The class who raised the most was Ms. Garcia's who raised o...
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