From November 4-10, Raccoon Grade School celebrated its annual Scholastic Book Fair. This year's theme was a "Buccaneer Book Fair." Due to the success of the book fair, Valerie Sherman, spokesperson for the Raccoon Library, said the Raccoon Grade School Library will be the recipient of $850 in books from Scholastic. Students were excited to see teachers dressed up as pirates, as they were searching for new books, a . . .
The 5 th grade students shared their culminating projects after the reading of Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. In the story, a young boy named Jeffery Lionel Magee, aka Maniac, looks for a place to call “home.” The students were able to choose the project that was right for them to show that they made a connection with the story. The students all chose the best activity for their individual talents. Some students made . . .
Several classes showed their appreciation for veterans by completing a Veteran's Day writing or drawing during the first week of school in November. These items will be at Kaskaskia College on display for a special ceremony honoring veterans on Nov. 14. Kellie Henegar, Dean of Arts and Science at KC contacted Raccoon's 5th grade teacher, Heather Rinderer, to help organize and collect the artwork and written displays of gratitude. . . .
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Delta Dental and Land of Smiles provided an interactive performance with the students from grades kindergarten through grade 3 (approximately 145 students) at Raccoon Grade School. The Tooth Wizard and Plaque Man re-enforced good dental hygiene and entertained the entire audience. They also provided dental goodie bags for each student. For the teachers, they shared books, lesson plans, . . .
Raccoon PTO president, LeeAnn Schaeffer, says, "My first big event as president went smoothly. We will be able to give the school money for the entire year's field trips for Early Childhood through 8th grade students." Friday night 8-23-16 over 200 community members came to enjoy a chili supper, display of art, and games. Games included ball toss, cake walk, ring toss, duck pond, can toss, and others. Of course our . . .
This afternoon Raccoon Grade School students had a fun competition to get ready for the Salem vs. Centralia rivalry this evening. Students divided up into Centralia Orphans and Salem Wildcats. 8th Graders Jonathan, future orphan, and Julian, future wildcat, picked teams of 6 other members from the grade school to compete today in some throwing and obstacle course events to have a friendly contest. Superintendent Matt Renaud reminded the . . .