Turrill Elementary had over 100 people represent Lapeer Community Schools and Turrill School. Everyone was decked out in our Lightning gear and looked spectacular, especially with our blue and green balloons from Burke’s Flowers! A good time was had by all.
Thank you students, staff and parents who took the time to participate in this community event.
Week two at Turrill and our students are already working hard on their MAP test to establish the baseline for this school year.
August first is an exciting day at Turrill Elementary; it is our first day of school! The staff is excited, the parking lot is full, and families are lined up waiting for doors to open and kick off a brand new school year.
Everyone at Turrill is working hard to prepare for our students’ return on Monday, August 1.
First grade students presented a Poetry Cafe’ for their parents and other family members. It was modeled after the 1960’s poetry readings done at local cafe’s, complete with snapping of fingers and jazz music! They did a marvelous job.
The school year is winding down and that means FIELD DAY! One of our students calls it the “fun sensation for this school.” Thank you Mr. Fitz for organizing and setting up and thank you to all the volunteers who made the day possible for our students.
Second grade students use chrome books to research Lake Superior and Eagles for their class research writing unit.
The fifth grade TAG students finished their trebuchet then commenced launching, adjusting, and gathering their data in an attempt to make a water bottle hit a mark at 30 meters (98.4252 feet). Then on Tuesday, May 17th they gathered with the other Lapeer Elementary TAG students at Schickler Elementary to take part in two competitions. The first was for accuracy (hitting the 30 meter mark). Our students ran into a couple technical problems at the beginning of the competition but used their data gathered from previous testing to mount a comeback that brought them closer to the leaders. The second competition was for distance. The Turrill machine was the smallest and the last to shoot, but shocked everyone by outdistancing the field. Their water bottle flew 228 feet before touching down. Congratulations to our students as well as the other TAG students in the district for a great day and for meeting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) challenge.