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Articles from January 2017

Kindergarten Students Lend a Helping Hand

 

Collection of donated items from Kindergarten students

In conjunction with the 100th Day of School celebration, Kindergarten students brought in toothpaste/brushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant and lotion all this week with the goal of creating 100 care bags to donate to Resources Unite. They packed the bags themselves during our 100th Day celebration today. Great work Kindergarten!!

Eisenhower Lego League Buzzzzzes Their Way to State!

Eisenhower's First Lego League TeamFIRST Lego League consist of 3 equally important components: Lego League Core Values, a team Project, and a Robotics competition.

The Eisenhower 5 Star Stingers competed at the regional tournament in Dubuque in December.  At the regionals, we competed against 30 teams  ranging in ages from 9-14 (4th through 8th grade).  The top 8 teams were selected to compete at State in Ames- and we were among that group!

We then traveled to Ames to compete on Jan.15th.  We competed in 3 robotics rounds, a project presentation, a core values interview, and a robotics interview.  At state, our highest robot score was 107 pts!   We ended up bringing home a trophy for 2nd place in the project research category.

We are so proud of our team this year, we had 8 new members and 2 returning members! To make it to state AND receive 2nd place for our project was a HUGE accomplishment!

Click here to see more Lego League photos!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Music Performance

On Thursday, January 12, Kindergarten and 1st grade students from Eisenhower Elementary School performed in a winter music concert at Roosevelt Middle School.  Ms. McCormick, Ms. Scholtes and the kids did a fantastic job!

Click on the photo below to view the performance video!

Kindergarten and 1st grade students perform their music program

Judi Chandlee is Honored at Eisenhower

Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools Announces
$70K to Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers Fund

You Are My Sunshine sign at the assembly

A You Are My Sunshine sign, created by students & Mrs. Farnum, at the assembly.

The Chandlee family makes a donation in honor of Judi Chandlee.

The Chandlee family makes a donation in honor of Judi Chandlee.

Students are dressed in rainbow colors at the assembly to honor Judi.

Students are dressed in rainbow colors at the assembly to honor Judi. 

Click here to view more photos of the assembly at Eisenhower

DUBUQUE, IOWA—The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (FDPS) will announce a $70,000 gift from the family of the late Judi Chandlee in support of classroom grants across the district on Friday, January 6th.  The announcement will be made at Eisenhower Elementary School during a 2:00pm assembly celebrating kindness, the character word of the month.  Chad and Laura Chandlee, in addition to other members of the family, will be present to participate in the assembly.

Judi Chandlee served Dubuque’s students and families for more than 30 years as a kindergarten teacher at Eisenhower Elementary school.  She passed away in 2011, after battling cancer.  This significant gift from Judi’s family has been given to memorialize what would have been her 70th birthday, and to show support for all teachers and students in Dubuque’s public schools.

The Judi Chandlee Tribute to Teachers fund is an endowment, or permanent fund, invested with FDPS’ partner agency, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.  The annual earnings will be used to provide classroom grants for current teachers in the Dubuque Community School District, as overseen by FDPS.  Friends, family, school district staff, and the public are invited to make their own charitable gifts to this fund, in support of grants to teachers now, and forever.