Alex Johnson finishes 7th in the MSHSL State Shot Put with a throw of 50' 10.5". Madyson Steele sets a personal best in the 3,200M with a time of 12:04 and finishes 13th. These two have done GFW proud!!
A group of students, staff, community members, and parents are touring schools to see modern learning environments and identify priorities for the new PreK-12 facility.
Pre K and Elementary teachers spent today in LETRS training to learn more on the Science of Reading!
Students in Ms. Swedberg's Forensic Science class learned about blood by testing their blood to see what blood type they are.
The GFW team celebrated our dedicated and amazing staff today including celebrating our retirees and years of service awards! 5 YEARS: John Wisch 10 YEARS: Melissa Hanson, Otto Hartmann, Deb Kammerlander, Teresa Olson, Sheryl Peters, Tara Rettmann, Sharon Schiro, Christine Unger, Travis Vorwerk, Brian Weir 15 YEARS: John Krueger, Jennifer Thompson 20 YEARS: Jill Berdan, Macord Johnson, Daniel Kaiser 30 YEARS: Jenny O’Connor RETIREES: John Wisch - 5 years, Ardie Seehafer - 17 years, Jeff Seehafer - 33 years Thank you to all of our amazing teachers, leaders, and staff members for your dedication to the GFW community!
GFW Elementary staff says goodbye to a great school year! Not pictured: photographer and principal Jennifer Thompson!
Fourth grade students were able to make slime on the last day of school. Students were given glue, contact solution, and baking soda and mixed it all together, and if their slime didn’t turn out, they had to figure out if what secret ingredient needed to be added to make it better. It was so enjoyable to see the kiddos, helping each other out and finding a solution!
Students at GFW Elementary received a warm welcome from Mrs. Sharon Schiro to celebrate the last day of school!
Students at GFW Elementary were so excited to celebrate the class of 2023 today!
Students were honored as Elite Award Letter recipients last night at the Letterman’s Banquet. Congratulations to all students who have lettered in athletics and activities throughout the year!
Great times were had at the GFW Elementary end of the year T-Bird Way Celebration today!
Students in third grade had a great time at their field trip to the Minnesota Zoo!
Students in Ms. Holmgren's Kindergarten class have been welcoming newly hatched chicks. They presented to their families and to third graders about what they learned during the process of watching the chicks develop and grow! They celebrated the birthday of four chicks and named their little friends Lily, Mario, Frosting and Liberty!
Students in Ms. O'Neill's English 11 classes hosted a panel discussion with Vietnam Vets Joe Dolly, Ron Trebelhorn, Tom Frank and Bob Paulson. This discussion was a follow up-connection to reading Minnesota author Tim O'Brien's book "The Things They Carried." English 12 students also talked to the vets comparing World War II to Vietnam after reading Night by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.
Music students in first through fourth grade put on a piano recital for each other last week! They spent a couple of days each week in the piano lab getting ready and each student chose a song to play.
It was a beautiful day for outdoor learning! Kindergarten classes had STEAM and music outside today and got to sing together with Ms. Gertz under the tree.
Elementary students used LEGO SPIKE Essential kits and software to make some moving creations!
One more post of picture's from the triumphant return of Grandparent's Day to GFW Elementary School last week!
Students put their greenhouse skills to the Lodge in Winthrop to plant flowers and spend some time with the residents!
Students were excited to be able to share their work with their visitors last week. Thanks again to all the grandparents and grand people who spent time at GFW Elementary!