To commemorate American Education Week, fifth graders at Highland Elementary School wrote essays about things they like at their school, and their teachers submitted some of the essays to the Times.

    To commemorate American Education Week, fifth graders at Highland Elementary School wrote essays about things they like at their school, and their teachers submitted some of the essays to the Times.

    Here are two more, from Dan Halland’s class:

Seanna Sulbaran

    Have you ever heard of Highland School?  If you haven’t you need to know that it’s a great school.  You are allowed to join lots of things, and the teachers are really nice!

    In Highland School you can join choir, band, and orchestra.  The teachers are so nice, like Mr. Halland.  In math, if you get any problems wrong, he lets you correct for credit.  When he gives progress reports on Friday, if your parent signs it you get extra credit.

    When you get homework, you get time to work on it in the classroom.  Mrs. Griffin is also really nice when I was in her class she made learning long division so easy.  She did this “Does McDonald’s Serve Burgers thing which means divide, multiply, subtract, bring down.

    With the worktime you get, you can finish your homework.  The due date is like a week later.  We get a reading letter on Monday and it’s due Friday.  We get so much time to work on stuff.

    That’s Highland School.  You should really join us.  It’s a really great school.  I really enjoy coming, hanging out with my friends and learning new things.  It is so much fun!

Dukessa Rosemarie Ramirez

    I think that Highland School is a great place to learn, express yourself, and have fun.  One of the things are that we have are some clubs and things to join.  Here are the things you can join: orchestra (the teacher is so fun), choir, band, Math Masters, and After School Helping Program.  They are so terrific to join and speaking of terrific, there is a Terrific Kids, where if you meet your goal, you get to have a free meal at RBJ’s.

    Gym is my favorite subject.  On Friday, you have free day Friday.  If you don’t know what Free Day Friday is… it is when you get to pick 3 things they play then you would vote.  Whoever the winner is, we get to play it.

    The teachers are helpful, deal with solutions, and are fantastic at making a subject fun.  One last thing about the teachers is that they will solve any drama that would be going around.

    Oh, and there is the food.  I love it!  Their macaroni though, it is just too cheesy for me!  Maybe not for you, but it is for me.

    Everything together makes a great school and there could be some ups and downs but there is always going to be a solution.  Highland is the best school here!