The Eisenhower PTO arranged for Robert Felderman, from General Bob Photography, to create a unique drone video that would commemorate the occasion. It included all students and staff at Eisenhower as well as an aerial look at the building. Thanks PTO!
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The program on Friday, November 16, featured guest speakers, viewing of a time capsule put together many years ago, and a performance by the Eisenhower choir. Following the program, tours of the building were offered.
“Eisenhower Elementary School has a long history in Dubuque and has served generations of students,” said Principal Andy Ferguson. “Our celebration will remember the early days of our school while also highlighting the outstanding legacy that we proudly carry on today.”
Eisenhower, named for former president Dwight D. Eisenhower, was constructed in 1968 as an elementary school serving students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Helen Keller, a special education center, was opened adjacent to Eisenhower in 1983 and the two schools later merged in 1990. The school currently serves approximately 540 students in preschool through fifth grade.
Our fantastic PTO does so much to enrich the Eisenhower School library! They run the book fair in the fall with profits going to the purchase of new titles for the library. It takes a lot of hard-working volunteers to make that happen. This year we also used “Class Cash” from the PTO to purchase supplies that helped us better label and organize our library shelving so that students can find the books they want more easily. Be sure to check it out the next time you are at school. Class cash was also used to purchase some additional items for our library’s Maker Space, where kids can come to work on STEAM activities. Thanks PTO!
2018 Eisenhower Battle of the Books
Fifth grade students have been reading and studying the Iowa Children’s Choice Award nominee books since January. Five teams of students competed in the Eisenhower Battle of the Books on Friday, May 4 in Eisenhower’s small gym to show what they had learned. The kids worked together with their teammates to make sure that all of the books had been read by someone on their team. During the Battle, they could work together as a team to answer each question. The Battle was very close with the final three teams competing right up until the very end!
Congratulations to our wonderful readers! They ALL did a remarkable job!
Our winning team, shown below, represented Eisenhower at the District Battle of the Books at Hoover Elementary School on Friday, May 18. All 13 Dubuque elementary schools sent their winning team to this Battle. Eisenhower’s amazing team kept their nerves in check and made it to the final “sudden death” round against Bryant Elementary. All of their hard work paid off and they won the District Battle!
A big THANK YOU to Mark Schmitt and Happy Joe’s on University for sponsoring trophies for our winning team and donating a luncheon pizza certificate to ALL participants!
We are so proud of our winning team! Way to go!