Mariposa’s N.E.E.D. Group Teaches other Grades

Posted on Mar 7, 2014

NEEDMariposa’s N.E.E.D. group (National Energy Education Development Project) is busy focusing on learning and teaching energy sources to other grade levels within our school. Mariposa is the state elementary school of the year and the national finalist. This year’s group is highly motivated and working towards attending the national awards ceremony in Washington D.C. this June. Pictured left to right: Cathy Smith, Justin Locklar, Hannah Wright, Monica Kalina, Mary McCartney, Mikayla Sampson, Tnanazia Young, Johann Vianna, Allysha Lillard, Jan Feliciano, Adam Archer.

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First Graders were President for a Day

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

DSCF3481Students at Mariposa were invited to dress as a President as a way to learn more about Presidents in the past and those in our future. Steven Reinosa poses as future President of the United States of America. Steven won the contest for his class and was awarded a set of mechanical pencils instead of feathered quills.

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Awesome Angles at Mariposa Elementary

Posted on Jan 31, 2014

cynthia DealAt Mariposa Elementary, Cynthia Deal in Maria Nunez’s fourth grade class was engaged in finding 12 different types of angles. The activity included having a great deal of fun during the learning process. Cynthia used mini-marshmallows and wooden toothpicks to create these various angles.

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Career day for Mariposa’s kindergarteners

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

IMG_1190 (2)At Mariposa Elementary, the students in Kari McIntyre’s Kindergarten class explored various careers through reading and writing. To help enhance the students’ learning, parents volunteered their time to visit the classroom and speak to the students about their careers. Featured in the picture is Devon Campion’s father who taught the class about being a chef. Parents were encouraged to stress how important education is to every career.

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The Strength Team is in the spotlight at Mariposa!

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

204 (2)Early one morning, all you could hear in the cafeteria at Mariposa was applause, laughter, and cheering. The students and staff had the pleasure to attend an assembly given by the esteemed international Strength Team, rated #1 in the nation for school assembly programs. The program promotes anti-bullying/violence, anti-peer pressure, anti-drugs, and anti-alcohol, while respecting others and academic excellence. A great morning was had by all with this motivating message on making the right choices.

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Kindergarteners learn Sight Words

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

001003Sue Caldwell and her Kindergarten class are very proud of the first two “Word Wizards” for this academic year 2013-2014. Aiden Lucero and Brandon Reyna both mastered all 158 sight words on the same day. They earned their Word Wizard crown. Kindergarteners have this school year to study and learn their sight words but these two boys are ahead of their peers! They are now official Peer Tutors who will help their classmates become “Word Wizards”, too!! Congratulations Aiden Lucero and Brandon Reyna.

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