The elementary students participated in Read Across America this week. Second graders read in Camp Read-A-Lot, and first graders read with their buddies and stuffed animals!
Cumberland CUSD #77 is accepting applications for the following positions. For more information, contact the schools at (217) 923-3132.
Students in the elementary PE classes had a blast working together with the parachute!
Mrs. Bierman’s second grade students completed a blubber lab during their Arctic Animal unit. The students had to put one hand in the ice without blubber and their second hand, surrounded by blubber, in the other bowl of ice. The students concluded that the hand in the blubber glove was much warmer! Arctic animals use their blubber to help keep them warm.
CHS Art Club hosted a "Kids Create: After School Art" program at the grade school on February 16. The high school students taught the grade school students how to create heart silhouette paintings. The next class will be on March 16, and students will be tie-dying shirts.
Last night was the annual Illinois Principals Association Wabash Valley Region Student Recognition dinner in Newton. Each principal may recognize two students from their school. Cumberland High School was represented by Michael Beaumont and Lauren Finn, Isaac Venatta and Stevi Nichols represented Cumberland Middle School, and Cumberland Elementary School was represented by Elizabeth Sudkamp and Raylan Figgins.
Mrs. Beard's 2nd graders did a great job on their math, so they celebrated with sundaes!
Cumberland Drama will present The Wizard of Oz on Friday, March 10, at 7 PM, Saturday, March 11, at 7 PM, and Sunday, March 12, at 2 PM at The Toledo Christian Church. Tickets are $8.00 and will be available after March 1st at both school offices, the Toledo Democrat, and Greenup & Toledo First Neighbor Bank.
2nd grade students dissected owl pellets as a culminating activity for their Arctic animal unit. Students learned about the different animals that owls eat and dissected the pellets to discover the bones of these animals.
Mrs. A. McElravy's class welcomed Brenda Jones last week as the February Mystery Reader!
Due to a water main break in Greenup, there will be no school for Cumberland CUSD #77 tomorrow, February 27. We are under a 24 hour boil order. We will use an emergency day.
The elementary and middle schools will be having dress-up days next week to celebrate Read Across America.
Thank you to all of the bus drivers that help get our students to and from school safely each day! We appreciate your time and dedication to our students!
Reminder: No School on Monday, 2/20, in honor of Presidents' Day.
Today is National School Resource Officer Day! We appreciate our school resource officers, Dan Kimble and Steve Ozier. Thank you for all you do for our schools!
Project H.E.L.P. and the Cumberland School District are offering free developmental screenings for 2-5 year olds during the Preschool Round Up on Monday, March 20, from 12:30-6 and Tuesday, March 21, from 9-2 at the Toledo Christian Church. For an appointment, call Laura at (217) 923-3132, option 2.
The elementary classes had a fun time with Valentine’s Day activities today!
Reminder: Students wanting to participate in the CHS Art Club's after-school program need to have the form and money in by Tuesday, 2/14. The first art class will be on February 16, from 3-4 PM in the grade school cafeteria. Contact Wendy Peters for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Smyser's 3rd grade students created valentines for the residents at Cumberland Rehab in Greenup.
The elementary students have been painting with watercolors this week. Students in the 3rd grade are painting a pot full of flowers, while students in the 4th grade are painting a gumball machine!