Grateful for our continued partnership with Lomakatsi Restoration Project. This yearly stewardship project is an important part of our community fostering empathy, service, collaboration, and connection to the land. This year students helped restore an area of the Bear Creek Riparian Zone damaged in the Alameda Fire. https://www.mailtribune.com/top-stories/2022/11/18/kid-power-at-ashland-pond/
21 days ago, Helman Elementary School
planting
planting
planting
buddies
Fifth graders having fun learning how to play recorders and keyboards in music class.
24 days ago, Amy Merwin
music class
recorders
keyboards
Ms. Ashley's 1st Grade & Mr. Doug's 4th Grade Buddies made chocolate chip cookies in the new Multipurpose Room! They were delicious and enjoyed by all!
29 days ago, Helman Elementary School
buddies
buddies
buddies
buddies
2nd and 5th grade Buddies are sharing our Pumpkin Book Reports—2nd graders from Mary’s class created amazing pumpkin characters to show their 5th grade buddies from Trish’s class—we love our Buddy Time!
30 days ago, Trish Dorr
Diary of a Pug
Sharing our pumpkins
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
Pete the Cat!
Helman Dragons joined folks from 40 countries for International Walk and Roll to School Day in October! We had a great turn out, fun music, snacks, costumes and lots of smiles. Another Walk and Roll to School day is tomorrow! Join us!
about 1 month ago, Helman Elementary School
bike to school
walk
bike
Kelly’s 2nd grade and Joe’s 5th grade are buddy classes. We finished up a two week glue and chalk pastel spiderweb art project last week. We LOVE buddy time!!
about 1 month ago, Kelly Martin
Working in the sunshine
We love buddies!
Creating art together
Hard at work
Second grade artists in Kari Smith's class learned about tinting and shading with tempera paint given only a few colors. They then moved on to add details with oil pastels. The results are stunning!
about 1 month ago, Helman Elementary School
pumpkin art
October is National Principal’s Month! Help us celebrate our amazing leaders in Ashland.
about 1 month ago, Web Admin
Day One of Walkathon was a success!!!!!! Even Henry made an appearance! Day Two tomorrow. Let’s do this Dragons!
about 2 months ago, Helman Elementary School
Henry
Henry
kindergarten
First graders learn how animals defend themselves by making models with clay, spikes(!), and camouflage.
about 2 months ago, Helman Elementary School
science
science
Second graders each got a pumpkin today for their pumpkin book report homework assignment. They didn't just get a pumpkin though! The fun started with the "mystery of the missing lunch wagons" and a lot of clues like: a new pumpkin in the classroom and Kelly wearing a pumpkin shirt. They also had to solve a personalized pumpkin math story problem to find which numbered pumpkin they were searching for. Before we sent the pumpkins home we measured their height and circumference, weighed them and compared pumpkins with a buddy. It was a very fun day and they are very excited to pick their books, start reading and then creatively make their pumpkin into the main character.
about 2 months ago, Kelly Martin
Pumpkins!
2nd grade gathering to solve the mystery of the missing wagons
Happy kids and their pumpkins
Hunting for pumpkins
The 5th grade Salmon Watch field trip was a great opportunity to see so many different forms of wildlife while we learned about the life cycle and biology of salmon. Students engaged in 4 different stations at Magregor Park to learn first hand about riparian ecosystems and salmon the life cycle! Even though the field trip itself was so engaging, our most exciting viewing was probably the black bear we saw from the bus, strolling through a field near Eagle Point!!
about 2 months ago, Trish Dorr
Using dip nets we searched for aquatic macro invertebrates, the food for salmon
We tested the water quality with thermometers and Test kits. Dissolved oxygen, pH and water temperature need to be good for salmon eggs!
We saw several spawning Coho salmon on the Rogue River! We learned about their life cycle and the importance of salmon in our region
Those macroinvertebrates are TINY!!
5th graders kick off the return of our bicycle safety program. Thank you Ashland Schools Foundation, RVTD, and Ashland Parks and Recreation for their partnership in bringing this program back to life!
about 2 months ago, Helman Elementary School
bikes
bikes
bikes
bike safety
Calling all Dragons. Come join us in the 14th annual Monster Dash! https://ashlandmonsterdash.com
about 2 months ago, Helman Elementary School
Monster Dash
First graders learned about the life cycle of a monarch butterfly recently which included observation from caterpillar to butterfly. This class named their butterfly Princess Leia and wished her a fond farewell when they released her in our butterfly garden.
2 months ago, Michelle Cuddeback
caterpillar
caterpillar
We are so happy to have our cross-age buddies return! These 1st graders and 4th graders are getting to know each other through creating “Buddy Books”.
2 months ago, Michelle Cuddeback
buddies
buddies
buddies
buddies
Wheels up for our Kinder Dragons. Bikes, scooters and striders hit the pavement this week and brought big smiles. By the end of the year we’ll have a kinder community of readers, writers and riders.
3 months ago, Helman Elementary School
bikes
scooter
Helman first graders are learning how to use their Boomwhackers in Music Class.
3 months ago, Helman Elementary School
Boomwhackers
5th graders explored the world of salmon at McGregor Park today. Not only did they get to see first hand the beginning and end of the life cycle (salmon spawning and subsequently swimming to their final resting place), they also saw a black bear, bald eagle, a garter snake, a fence lizard and plenty of macro invertebrates. It was a great day on the river!
3 months ago, Michelle Cuddeback
macros
macros
salmon
salmon
We had a phenomenal showing at our first PTA meeting of the year! Congratulations to the new Board: Andrea Matteson, Michelle Cruz, Jessica Pierce, Megan Danforth, and Shane Hunter! Thank you for volunteering to help shape a wonderful year for our students, staff, and families. Join the next meeting on October 11 at 6:30pm. Free childcare provided.
3 months ago, Michelle Cuddeback
PTA Meeting