The Monroe City R-1 School District is wrapping up another school year. Students have been busy with Map testing and finishing up end of the year activities. Friday May 14 will conclude the end of the school year, with dismissal scheduled for an early release at 12:50 p.m.
The teacher’s verse student’s basketball game was held on Thursday, May 6 with the teachers keeping the tradition of being undefeated with a victory win of 82-50. Later in the day, the students shared in a LEAD day, helping clean up their school and the community.
On Friday, May 7, Elementary and Middle School students enjoyed a Map celebration rewarding students for all their hard work after completing the end of year Map testing. The students began the day with a Spelling Bee followed with a kick ball tournament and later enjoyed a picnic, cotton candy, bounce houses and the famous dunking booth. This year’s Spelling Bee winner was Kaitlyn Spence, who has won the Spelling Bee four years in a row.
This past Monday, May 10, Elementary students enjoyed spending the day outdoors, with the annual field day. Team events were also held, including the sponge race. Each team had to fill a sponge with water and race back to their bucket to fill it up with water. The team with the most water in their bucket wins. There were also three-legged races, where the students had one of their legs tied to another student’s leg. During this event, the participants had a hard time staying up and many were seen tumbling over. Other events were bean bag toss, softball throw, 50-yard dash, a balancing game, shoe kick and Frisbee throw along with an old-fashioned gunny sack race.
After the mornings events, the students then enjoyed a picnic lunch with their class. Afterwards the classes got a chance to show off their strength by competing in a big game of tug-of-war. At the end of the day, each class was awarded ribbons for the students placing in each event. Eighth grade students helped with the field day events by leading each station for the underclassmen. The students explained the rules and event, helped the children and recorded the scores.
Other events planned to finish out the week include a Jump Rope for Heart Assembly, Panther Bash and Picnics.