President Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 and Eisenhower Elementary celebrated with “Eisenhower Day” yesterday, October 12, 2017. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States of America. His presidential term was from January 20, 1953 through January 20, 1961. In honor of the former president, Eisenhower Elementary participated in different activities that were said to have been President Eisenhower’s favorite things. The day ended with a Color Run and BBQ in which parents, staff, and students gathered at Eisenhower and ran the track while being covered in colored chalk.
Art: Yellow roses were President Eisenhower’s favorite flower. Students gathered in the library and were lead in a “yellow rose” themed painting.
Music: There were 3 Music Education majors from Kansas State University teaching and leading the students in folk songs and dances, which were a favorite of President Eisenhower’s.
Stem: USD 475’s STEM Coach, Daniel Dinkel, lead students in building an interstate system relating it to the work Eisenhower did to create our current road.
Banner: There were 2 volunteers from the Eisenhower Museum who lead the students in creating a banner for their classroom.
Photography: Matt Johnson taught the students about photography, one of Eisenhower’s favorite hobbies. The students were also able to practice taking photos of their own.
Sports: Eisenhower Elementary students got the chance to interact with Blue Jay Football players from JCHS. The high school students spoke about why they like football (one of Eisenhower’s favorites sports) and how they learned to play. Afterwards, students were broken up into groups with the Blue Jays, who taught them how to throw the football.