David Brewer Elementary students and staff were proud to welcome some new faces to their school. Several members of the United States military will serve as "Military Mentors," spending time with students during lunch, recess, specials, and other parts of the school day. This week, a few of the mentors were at the school to meet everyone.
Students at David Brewer are on the run, training for their 5K races. A group of boys, coached by Nichole Edlin, Dennis Hatfield, Craig Idacavage, and Rachael Patterson, just concluded the school's first season of "Let Me Run." The program combines exercise with fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle. The team participated in their first 5K last Saturday at Longview Lake and did fantastic.
Meanwhile, fourth and fifth grade girls at David Brewer are gearing up for the end to the Girls on the Run Season. Team members ran their practice 5K this week in preparation for their big race tomorrow at Arrowhead Stadium. Team coaches Jennifer Buck, Nichole Edlin, Rachel Hancock, and Krista Snyder have been helping the girls train over the last several months.
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. It serves as a way for communities, schools, and individuals to take a stand against drugs through personal commitments to drug-free lives. This week elementary students and staff participated in spirit days to show their commitment to being drug free. Pictured: Pioneer Pete (aka David Brewer Assistant Principal, Kevin Warner) recites a pledge to be drug free with David Brewer students.
In honor of Fire Prevention Month, Kindergarten students at David Brewer Elementary recently welcomed Leavenworth Fire Chief Gary Birch as a guest reader. Chief Birch read several stories with students about what it's like to be a fire fighter. The chief also answered questions from students about fire safety and fire prevention.