Nixon students hard at work putting their finishing touches on the 2015 - 2016 school year. Have a great summer!
Fourth grade students working on their bead projects for their mothers for Mother's Day.
Congratulations to Kurt Noack, the 2015-16 District Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. He is an essential part of the Nixon school community. He volunteers every day for as many as 7 hours. He listens, interacts, and challenges students as they read. He keeps them focused as they take reading counts tests. He plays math games. He is a lunch buddy.
Bring your young child to the Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library and receive free vision, hearing, dental and developmental screenings. The health screenings are for any child between 6 months & 5 years.
About 750 students with low reading assessment scores from Cedar Rapids Community schools will be invited to attend six weeks of free courses this summer, thanks to funding from a grant announced Thursday.
Nixon students enjoyed our recent PBIS celebration of learning assembly led by our "Zones friends" blue zone (sad, sick, tired), red zone (anger) yellow zone (joyful / hyper / distracted) and green zone (calm, focused, ready to learn).
IA Assessment testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be the week of February 29th to March 4th. Please have your student get lots of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and be on time. Your help with this is greatly appreciated! Thank You!
Mrs. Tatum’s third grade class has been studying perimeters over the last week in math. The students in her math class investigated perimeters through a hands-on learning activity. Mrs. Tatum created shapes out of painters tape on the floor, and students had to measure the side lengths and total the perimeter of each of the shapes.
On January 29th, we held our annual Math Morning Breakfast at Nixon Elementary School. Families were invited to join their children for math games and activities revolving around each of the five Standards for Mathematical Practice (Iowa Common Core). Each game focused on a skill students are engaged in learning throughout their year in math class.
The first Theory of Action Task Force meeting was held Feb. 3, 2016, at the Educational Leadership and Support Center. The Task Force includes a diverse representation of the District community working together to establish a system of rules, procedures, and assumptions the District can use to support and advance our vision of “Excellence for All.”