Reese fifth-graders take trip to Al­ca­traz — and es­cape

Lodi News-Sentinel - - LOCAL / NATION -

A big thank you to Wal­mart for a $2,750 grant to our fifth-graders. The three fifth-grade classes of Mrs. Nickel, Mrs. Marini, and Mr. Yip used the money to go on a day­long trip to Al­ca­traz. The fifth­graders spent the month lead­ing up to the trip learn­ing about the his­tory of Al­ca­traz. When they re­turned they cre­ated projects and did writ­ing ac­tiv­i­ties on what they saw and learned about while on the is­land. It was a very fun and ed­u­ca­tional day and we are very ap­pre­cia­tive of this very gen­er­ous do­na­tion from Wal­mart.

State Capi­tol

Mrs. Nickel’s class took a trip to the State Capi­tol in Sacra­mento. While they were there, they were able to meet with As­sem­bly­man Jim Cooper in his of­fice. He talked about how his ed­u­ca­tion and how he be­came in­ter­ested in be­ing a law­maker. The stu­dents greatly en­joyed their visit.

And the band plays on

Mr. Shorts does a fan­tas­tic job as the school’s mu­sic and band teacher. He meets with the stu­dents two times a week for band. This spring he treated the Reese stu­dents to an out­side con­cert in the court­yard. The stu­dents sounded out­stand­ing and en­joyed show­ing off all their hard work!

Se­nior walk

We welcomed back our Reese Road­run­ners who grad­u­ated in the Class of 2019 from Lodi High, with 32 stu­dents re­turn­ing to cam­pus in their caps and gowns. Reese stu­dents lined the hall­ways cheer­ing on the se­niors while “Cel­e­bra­tion” played in the back­ground.

Af­ter their jour­ney around cam­pus, ev­ery­one came to­gether in the court­yard where we lis­tened to some words of wis­dom from the high school grad­u­ates. Our Reese stu­dents were told to work hard, do their home­work, be true to them­selves, get in­volved in ac­tiv­i­ties at school and al­ways go the ex­tra mile.

Our for­mer stu­dents are head­ing off this fall to a va­ri­ety of col­leges in­clud­ing: UC Santa Bar­bara, Cal Bap­tist, UC Berke­ley, Delta Col­lege, Gon­zaga Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Utah, Mi­ra­mar Col­lege, Line­man Col­lege of Idaho, Loy­ola Mary­mount Univer­sity, Boise State, Grand Canyon Univer­sity, the Air Force, We­ber State, Univer­sity of Ne­braska, Univer­sity of Ne­vada, Reno, Wil­liam Jes­sup, and the Univer­sity of Ari­zona. We wish our for­mer Road­run­ners well in all of their new ad­ven­tures.

COUR­TESY PHO­TO­GRAPHS

For­mer Reese Ele­men­tary stu­dents from the Lodi High Class of 2019 re­turned to the school for a Se­nior Walk.

Reese stu­dents thanked Wal­mart for fund­ing their Al­ca­traz trip.

Mrs. Nickel’s fifth-grade class vis­ited the State Capi­tol.

Mu­sic teacher Mr. Shorts led the band in a con­cert in the court­yard.

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