Eudora Elementary School

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Congratulations to Peter Neis, Student of the Week for January 12-16!

Peter Neis

Peter, the son of Stan and Kari Neis, is a first grader in Mrs. Grado’s class at Eudora Elementary School.  Here are a few things about Peter:

Favorite subject: Science

Favorite book: Dr. Suess books

Favorite food: Steak and potatoes

Hero: My dad because he teaches me how to be when I grow up.

What do you want to be when you grow up?  A farmer like my dad and mom.

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EES Weather StationThe new weather station atop the roof at Eudora Elementary School (photo courtesy the Eudora School District) 

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Eudora has a new source for current weather conditions. Kyle Stadalman, a fifth-grade teacher and Sarah Johnson a fourth-grade teacher at Eudora Elementary School worked together to procure a grant from the  Eudora Schools Foundation to purchase a weather station for the school. The duo won the grant and the weather station was installed in late November.

Stadalman said that a school inservice session was the catalyst for bringing this project to life.

“I had the idea of installing our own weather station for a while, and then when the grant application process was introduced during the August back-to-school inservice, I knew that would provide a great opportunity to get the funds needed to make the station,” Stadalman said.  “The foundation was pushing teachers to work collaboratively, which made me think of Sarah Johnson as a colleague I thought would be just as excited as I was at the prospect of having our own weather station.”

The pair of teachers began to work together on the grant proposal which received approval in October and immediately they got to work on making the station a reality.

“Ron Long jumped on board to offer advice from an IT perspective, Stadalman stated.  “He really helped move our project forward by helping us pick out our station, ordering all of the necessary wiring components, researched and helped pick out a web cam, and helped install the system on the top of the roof.  He and his IT team were so knowledgeable and helpful when it came to carrying out our project.”

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While having an easy way to see what the temperature, forecast and current conditions are via the internet, the station will help in classroom studies as well.

“The next generation science standards, which the state of Kansas has adopted and will begin implementation on next year, has weather as a major standard in Kindergarten and third grade.  In 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th, earth’s systems and cycles are a major standard,” Stadalman told us.  “These standards are all major aspects of the science curriculum for each grade level, and also will be able to utilize the weather station to teach hands-on, with real-life equipment and data taken straight from the roof of the school.”

Stadalman said he and other teachers can use data and video from the station to not only aid in instruction, it will allow students to analyze, comprehend and even predict the weather.

“The data this station provides will be extremely useful and motivating to students and teachers in the classroom,” Stadalman said.  “We have always had access  to this type of data, but now it is our very own.  I think students will find more excitement and be more proud of the fact that the data is coming from their own building.  It is authentic, real-life, real-world learning using information and data made straight from our building.”

Stadalman has also been working to bring this data to the rest of Eudora. In conjunction with this project, Eudorareporter.com has changed our weather app located on the right hand side of all our pages to reflect data coming directly from the school via Weather Underground.  While the widget right now displays the temperature and current conditions, you can click on the widget to go to the Weather Underground web page and see the weather data that is being used in the classroom.

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Congratulations to Olivia Lawhorn, Student of the Week for November 3-7!

Olivia Lawhorn

Olivia, a third grader in Miss Hamman’s class at Eudora Elementary School, is the daughter of Chad Lawhorn and Kristine Schnebly.  Here are a few things about Olivia:

Favorite subject: Reading

Favorite book: Olivia the Pig

Favorite food: Mac and cheese and tacos

Hero: My parents-they are amazing!

What are your future plans?  Go to KU and become a teacher at Eudora Elementary

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Congratulations to Aidan Miller, Student of the Week for October 6-10!

Aidan Miller

A fourth grader in Mrs. Decker’s class at Eudora Elementary School, Aidan is the son of Brian and Natalie Miller.  Here are a few things about Aidan:

Favorite subject: Mathematics

Favorite book: Harry Potter

Favorite food: Turkey sandwich

Hero: My dad-he does a lot of cool stuff with me.

What are your future plans? I plan to go to school at KU and become a scientist or engineer.

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Congratulations to Bella Meyer, Student of the Week for September 8-12!

Bella Meyer

Bella is a fifth grader in Mrs. Reanier’s class at Eudora Elementary School.  She is the daughter of Sean and Sara Lorenz.  Here are a few things about Bella:

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite book: My Sister is a Vampire

Favorite food: Pizza

Hero: My dad because I want to be an artist like him.

What are your future plans?  Go to college, learn about art, and become an art teacher.

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