The winners of the 2018 Woonsocket Elementary Poetry Slam are, front row, left to right: Norris Peterson, Parker Couch, Ava Potrament, Savana Larson, Ryker Forbes, Shiloh Terkildsen; middle row: Brinley Fuller, Ellie Hofer, Maren Peterson, Sara Overson, Denairic Lieber, Natasha Grosz, Megan Kogel; back row: Payton Weiting, Gage Hines, Emilie Lindgren, Yuli Garcia, Kali Hofer, Tyler Brueske, Makenzie Baruth, Danielle Brooks and Oscar Anderson. Not pictured: Ezra Schultz and Sutton Senska.

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the community was invited to attend the Woonsocket Elementary Poetry Slam. Students, Kindergarten through sixth grade, took turns reciting a previously selected poem that they had practiced both in school and at home. Poem themes ranged from thought provoking to silly and fun with contexts about puppies, dinosaurs, wormy apples and dealing with siblings.

During the previous week, on Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 14, volunteer judges came into the classrooms to hear the students recite their poems. The judges scored each student based on a rubric that included poem delivery speed, voice volume, eye contact and poem-appropriate gestures. Students who placed first, second and third in each grade level were announced at the end of the Poetry Slam on Tuesday and received a prize.

…Read the names of the winners and see additional pictures of the poetry slam in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

The clarinet section of the Woonsocket 8-12 band plays during one of the three songs they played in the Christmas concert on Thursday night.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, the Woonsocket gym was full of Christmas spirit as the high school and elementary band and choir members performed several musical selections for their annual Christmas concert. 

Read about it and see an additional picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The Sanborn Central Economics Class had their inaugural business plan competition on Dec. 14.  Six teams (five partnerships and one sole proprietorship) presented their detailed business plans and financial reports to a panel of area judges consisting of Cory Mohling, Barry Selland, and Vickie Fox, whom all have experience in a business related field.  

Students spent over three weeks developing a business/product with the intention of making the most realistic plan, while also making a profit. Businesses ranged from a weight-training app, a tutoring service, hired hands services, and a few providing services for children.

Tory Reinders and Lucy Nicholson won the competition with their business “Friday & Saturday Sitters.” The plan provided in-home daycare services for parents wanting to get away for the evening in the Mitchell area. Their business would run from 6-11 p.m. on weekend nights when parents struggle to find babysitters. Congratulations to all competitors, and special thanks to the judges that volunteered their time.

…See a picture of the winners in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.