Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Harvest Elementary School students raised money for communities to have access to clean water.
Harvest Elementary School third grader Colin Stack had $100 in his piggy bank -- money saved up from Christmas and birthday presents. He was going to buy a pair of skis with the money, but that changed the day his teacher, Anne Callison, taught him a lesson in science and introduced him to the Trick-or-Treat for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) fundraiser. Students throughout Saline participated in the fundraiser and raised thousands of dollars by creating their own Halloween collection box, and collecting cash. In total, students at Harvest Elementary raised over $1,500, including a $500 donation from Colin. Callison, who teaches Quest science classes, used the fundraiser as a teaching tool and taught lessons about water cycles and…
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Saline school wanted to give students perspective on just how much five boxes could hold.
Staff and parents at Harvest Elementary School wanted to give students a way to measure the five boxes they've filled with toys for Toys for Tots since Nov. 1. So Thursday afternoon, they gathered eight students who, along with school proncipal Betty Rosen-Leacher, stood in five boxes and posed for photos. "We took this picture to help give the kids some perspective on what they have done already in such a short time," said Jessica Sutherland, mother of Cael Sutherland, the second grader who organized this year's drive. "This school has really rallied behind the campaign. The drive is still in full swing, so we want to encourage the kids to finish strong." Cael Sutherland is donating his own money to fund a pizza party for the class that …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Harvest Elementary School third graders collected 1,107 cans of food for Saline Area Social Services.
Today's Good Morning Saline is from third grade students at Harvest Elementary School. Third graders at Harvest participated in a project called 3rd Graders Can Do, which challenges the students to give something back to the community by donated canned goods to Saline Area Social Services. The service learning project is one of the last things the students do before graduating to Heritage Elementary School. The goal this year was to fill Principal Betty Rosen-Leacher's office with more than the 677 cans collected last year. The kids easily bested their goal, collecting 1,107 cans. The donations are needed because the shelves at Saline Area Social Services are bare. The agency, which acts as a food bank for hundreds of area households, …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Police tracked down a suspect vehicle but found no subjects inside.
All of Saline Area Schools are on lockdown, according to a Saline Area Schools official, after a bank robbery was reported in Saline this morning. The schools were locked down as Saline Police investigate a robbery of the TCF Bank at 1301 E. Michigan Ave. Saline Area Schools Assistant Superintendent Steve Laatsch said the district was told by Saline Police that suspects in the reported robbery remained on the loose. He said police tracked down the suspect vehicle but found no subjects inside. Saline Police officials could not confirm the robbery, saying that they were working on an emergency situation. The incident comes on a day when students from Harvest and Pleasant Ridge Elementary were at Saline High School for "Field Day." Laatsch …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Second graders from Saline Area Schools are learning about local history and life on the farm.
Today's Good Morning Saline greeting is from second grade students in Jennifer Edwards' class at Harvest Elementary Schools. The class is one of many second grade classes in Saline Area Schools touring the Rentschler Farm Museum to learn about local history and life on the farm during the Depression era.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The second annual Drive One 4 Ur School test drive event, sponsored by Briarwood Ford and Ford Motor Company, takes place at Harvest Elementary Saturday.
Test drive a vehicle from Briarwood Ford during a special event at Harvest Elementary Saturday and the Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Saline Area Schools music programs. Saline Music Parents have partnered with Briarwood Ford and Ford Motor Company in hopes of raising $6,000 for Saline Area Schools music programs during the second annual Drive One 4 Ur School test drive event. Last year's event was a rousing success, raising $8,000 for school music programs. "It's fantastic. We used a lot of the money last year for our Disney World trip this year," said Nate Lampman, Director of Bands at Saline High School. "This year, we're hoping to use the money to enhance the classroom by bringing in guest musicians and to provide scholarships. …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
On May 10, there will be open houses at Harvest, Pleasant Ridge and Woodland Meadows elementary schools
Parents new to Saline Area Schools are invited to attend open houses at Harvest, Pleasant Ridge and Woodland Meadows elementary schools at 6:30 p.m., May 10. The open house/information night for families who have children entering Saline Area Schools beginning in September of 2012. The focus of this evening is to meet the building principal and get an overview of how a school day looks and some basic policies and procedures at each building. Although the school will be open, this evening is not intended as a true open house where parents will visit classrooms and meet teachers. Rather, school officials will walk parents through a typical school day, lunch procedures, drop-off and pick-up loops, and other basic information. This evening is …
Today's greeting is from the kids at Harvest Elementary School, just prior to the exercise program Wednesday.
Today's Good Morning Saline greeting is from the kids at Harvest Elementary School. They said, "Good morning Saline! We love exercise!" And right after that, led by literacy specialist and certified Zumba instructor Jill Cooper, just about every student in the school embarked upon a high-energy exercise program. It was part of ACES, which stands for All Children Exercising Simultaneously. Each May, millions of school children all over the globe exercise simultaneously in a symbolic gesture of fitness and unity. This non-competitive program has proven to be educational, motivational and fun. Starting its 23rd year worldwide, ACES has reached millions of children, parents, and teachers including participants from more than 50 countries.
Wednesday, Harvest Elementary School students joined millions of students around the world participating in ACES Day
Harvest Elementary School students helped Michigan celebrate the worldwide ACES Day on Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m. ACES stands for All Children Exercise Simultaneously. The goal is to teach children the important roles that physical activity and proper nutrition play in healthy living. ACES is also a gesture of unity. ACES is a one-day youth exercise program intended to highlight the importance of and need for youth fitness. ACES has student participants from all 50 states and 50 countries. This year, nearly 1,000 Michigan schools and programs were registered. At Harvest, the high-energy program was led by the Jill Cooper, the school's literacy specialis who happens to be a certified Zumba instructor. Harvest physical education teacher …
Friday, October 14, 2011
On Tuesday, students from Harvest Elementary School toured city hall and the police department to learn lessons in local government.
On Tuesday, second grade classes from Harvest Elementary School toured the Saline City Hall and Saline Police Department. "We're learning about our City of Saline and the rules and laws that govern us, and how government works at the city level," said Jennifer Stripp, a second grade teacher at Harvest Elementary School. Saline Police Department DARE officer Dave Ringe guided the tour of the police station, showing students the interview room, the police garage and, of course, the jail. Deputy Clerk Jackie Lindimore guided the tour of the city offices.