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BMX team brings stunts and positivity to Cherokee Street Elementary

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On May 2, the Freestyle Connection BMX stunt team visited Cherokee Street Elementary School to share their thrilling tricks and positive messages.

Students lined the playground’s blacktop as the riders performed their first trick, a high-flying ramp jump. Students and faculty members were wowed by their seemingly- effortless stunts, cheering with excitement as they watched every daring move.

In between the exhilarating freestyle stunts, owner and rider Jon “The Duke” Dowker spoke to students about bicycle safety, making healthy lifestyle choices, accomplishing goals and building character.

He emphasized that “BMX” stands for “be anything you want to be,” “make positive decisions” and “‘X’ out negative things” such as tobacco, alcohol and drugs in exchange for positive things.

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Date Added: 5/3/2024

Cherokee Street Class Takes Learning Outside

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Mr. Cavanagh’s 5th grade class at Cherokee Street Elementary took advantage of the gorgeous weather yesterday. Their class seized the opportunity to utilize the school's courtyard, complete with the delightful, new tree stump chairs, to engage in a reading session of their classroom novel, Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. The students thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor learning experience which served as a refreshing break from the traditional classroom setting!

Date Added: 4/10/2024

Cherokee Street travels back in time for Colonial Day

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On April 3, fourth graders at Cherokee Street Elementary traveled back in time during Colonial Day. To round out their unit on Colonial America, students dressed in clothes reminiscent of the era, wearing bonnets, aprons, tricornes, knickers, tights, vests and more. They studied and researched the lives, culture, occupations and more of colonial people before preparing presentations for their classmates and parents. On Colonial Day, students shared their presentations with props and even put together skits on the various occupations and what it was like to be alive during the time period.

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Date Added: 4/4/2024