Grandview students highlight school board meeting

Singing “Toes, Knees, Noses” are McClure Elementary School students (L-R) Anthony Mireles, Jaelynn Jaimes, Olga Sanchez and Mariyah Birdine. The students performed before the Grandview School Board and others attending last Tuesday’s school board meeting.

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Singing “Toes, Knees, Noses” are McClure Elementary School students (L-R) Anthony Mireles, Jaelynn Jaimes, Olga Sanchez and Mariyah Birdine. The students performed before the Grandview School Board and others attending last Tuesday’s school board meeting.



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This trio of polished marketing students captures the attention of the Grandview School Board while recalling their recent experiences at the national DECA leadership conference held in Atlanta, Ga. The young women told of hearing from national business leaders, as well as personal life coaches discussing professional dress, eating and social manners. Pictured are (L-R) Alondra Perez, Miranda Ebbelaar and Alicia Galvan.

GRANDVIEW - With the exception of approving its regular consent agenda and setting future district budget workshop meeting dates, the Grandview School Board spent the majority of Tuesday night’s meeting listening to reports made by students.

The students represented Harriet Thompson and McClure elementary schools, as well as Grandview High School.

“This is what we are all about,” said Paul Jepson, school board chairman, after listening to a group of Harriet Thompson Elementary School students read original research papers to the directors and administrators and staff.

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Harriet Thompson Elementary School student Mercedes Arguello shares highlights of her research paper regarding “Huskies,” with Grandview School District employee Jean Grubenhoff during Tuesday night’s board meeting. The regular board meeting was given over to presentations from students who attend classes in the Grandview School District.

The young research students read aloud from their books, which contained original illustrations plus glossaries of difficult words pertaining to their topics.

The school board was also charmed by the musical renditions of a group of McClure Elementary School kindergarteners under the direction of music specialist Brenda Bloodworth.

“I believe anything can be learned if put to a song or art,” Bloodworth told the board.

The school directors also congratulated the efforts of Grandview High School DECA students who recently attended a national DECA marketing and leadership conference in Atlanta, Ga. The trio of Alondra Perez, Miranda Ebbelaar and Alicia Galvan shared the highlights of their experiences, including lessons learned at the national conference and how it will impact their future.

Perez, a freshman marketing student, told the board that the opportunity to attend the event “…makes me want to try even harder to be a success in life.”

The board took a short recess to attend the Harriet Thompson fifth grade marimba concert, which was also held Tuesday evening. The concert, held under the direction of music teacher Carrie Benedict, featured 26 musicians, who played such musical numbers as “The Star Spangled Banner” and “La Bamba.”



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