Horrall is a public elementary school that implements a rigorous academic curriculum.
The following story is courtesy of the The Daily Journal
Horrall Elementary School’s Mock Election 2012 allowed students from first through fifth grades spent time in class learning about the election process, the presidency, the candidates and the candidates’ stances on education, health care, defense, taxes and the economy and jobs.
Mrs. Slater’s fifth grade class, for instance, created a class Venn diagram after reading articles and paraphrasing Mitt Romney’s and Barack Obama’s stances on the aforementioned issues. Later, they wrote detailed paragraphs explaining why they were choosing to vote for their candidate.
During National Mock Election Week on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 385 students and teachers voted for their preferred presidential candidate. Each class was given a specific time to visit the polling location in the dance studio. Every student filled out their ballots in one of five private voting booths while listening to patriotic music in the background.
Ninety-one percent of Horrall’s first through fifth graders cast their ballots for Obama. Some students expressed that, “One important factor helping me make my decision is that Barack Obama has ensured that all citizens have access to affordable health care,” and “I appreciate Obama’s stance on taxes so the wealthy will pay more.” Seven percent of the votes went to Romney because “he will make the military stronger” and “he will help families keep more money by paying less in taxes.”
Reminders for common dress
Last year we were very flexible with jackets and sweatshirts. As it turns out, we have many students wearing non-uniform jackets and sweatshirts for the entire school day. This diminishes the importance of the common dress approach and we need to regulate this. All sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets need to follow the common dress code.
Hats: Please leave them at home. If you feel the need for your student to have sun protection, please let your child’s teacher know so we can make accommodations for them to bring their hat and store it in their backpack during class time.
We have added grey to the color of acceptable shirt.
List of stores to buy uniforms: Target, Kohls, Old Navy, Wal Mart, K-Mart, Sears, JCPenny.
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