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Camdyn is the Hawkeye Kid Captain!

Camdyn Hawkeye Team Captain (7)Our very own 5th grade student, Camdyn, was  selected to be the honorary Kid Captain at the University of Iowa football game on Saturday, September 30.  Kid Captain is a partnership between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes.  The kid captain program honors 13 pediatric patients each year by highlighting their inspirational stories.  Camdyn is true inspiration to everyone she meets!

See how the students and staff at Eisenhower supported Cam by wearing their black and gold on Friday!

Learn more about Kid Captain Camdyn here!

A New Year at Eisenhower!


See photos from the 1st day of school!

Eisenhower 1stDay 2017 dunneIt was exciting to see all of the smiling faces on the first day of school for the 2017-18 school year here at Eisenhower!  It was wonderful to greet old friends and welcome new ones!  We welcome new teachers:

Mrs. Backhaus – 5th Grade

Mrs. Bushman – 4th Grade

Mrs. Hochberger – 2nd Grade

Mrs. Roth – 1st Grade

Mrs. Deardorff – Kindergarten

4th Graders Explore Ecosystems and the American West Using Green Screen

4th Grade students have been visiting National Parks, the California coast and many different ecosystems this spring!  They have transported themselves there with the magic of green-screen videos.  Use the links below to check out their adventures!

4H – The West4th Grade students use green screen videos to visit ecosystems and the American west

4H – National Monuments

4H – National Parks

4H – California

4L –Himalayan Mountains

4D – Oceans4th Graders explore ecosystems and the American west using green screen

4L – African Savanna

4L – Rainforest

4L – Wetlands

4L – Ocean Ecosystem

4L – Desert Ecosystem4th Graders explore ecosystems and the American west using green screen

4D – Ecosystems

4D – The Rainforest

4L – Artic Ecosystem

Kindergarten Students Celebrate Special Moms!

Kindergarten students had many special guests at school last week for their Mother’s Day Tea!  Each student contributed to a classroom video to tell their mom why they are special. The kids loved making the videos and couldn’t wait to share them with their moms!
Please take a look at our videos below.

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Mrs. Block’s Mother’s Day Video

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Mrs. David’s Mother’s Day Video


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Mrs. Kremer’s Mother’s Day Video


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Mrs. Weber’s Mother’s Day Video

Eisenhower Students Full STEAM Ahead

Eisenhower has a new Maker Space in the library!

Magnetic Marble Run is a very popular activity these days in the Eisenhower library! When students have finished their work, you might see them:

  • learning how to code with our Coding Mouse
  • expressing their creativity at a crafting table
  • creating works of art on the Buddha Board
  • experimenting with electric circuitry with our snap circuit sets
  • learning about physics with a balancing game
  • engineering a bridge with a K’Nex set
  • testing their logic and spatial skills with Logic Dots or Cat Stax
  • planning a path through the Gravity Maze

Kids love coming to the Maker Space, an area where STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathmatics) activities are set up and changed daily in the library. They spend a few minutes experimenting and igniting their creativity and curiosity before heading back to class.

We’d like to thank our very supportive Eisenhower PTO for providing start-up funding for this initiative that we intend to continue expanding and improving in the coming years!  We hope to build our crafting supplies next year, as well as add some additional digital creation opportunities.

Please watch our short video thanking the PTO for their support
Knitting activity in the Eisenhower Maker Space