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5th Grade students explore and use creativity to construct buildings in the Media Center's Makerspace.

Makerspace in the DJ Media Center

 

5th Grade students explore and use creativity to construct buildings in the Media Center's Makerspace.

DJ Montague students have been busily exploring the Makerspace in DJM’s Media Center. Makerspace provides students in all grades, K-5, the opportunity to explore and problem solve with hands-on creating and building. There are opportunities to build, create, code, be innovative, collaborate, and use critical thinking. Here are some 5th grade students who constructed a large “building” and they were even able to fit inside! What a great space to explore and test new ideas.

DJ Montague Orchestra Solo Festival Winners

Orchestra Solo Festival Winners

DJ Montague Orchestra Solo Festival WinnersOn Saturday, March 24, many of our DJM Orchestra students participated in the Elementary Orchestra Solo Festival. Our students did a fantastic job and came home with Superior ratings! Congratulations to these outstanding orchestra students!
Hannah Durham
Carter Workman
Emma Lang
Ashton Whitaker
Brody Cox
Ava Shird
Deanny Buret-Rojas
Teagan Ketterman
Angela Light
Hadley Holland
Lillian Shafer
Ryan Xiao
Michaela Garcia

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Happy Read Across America Day! DJ Montague students and staff celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and our LOVE of reading with all sorts of fun. There was buddy reading, dressing up as your favorite storybook character, guest readers, and activities surrounding Dr. Seuss and our love of reading. ENJOY!

 

Happy 100th Day of School

DJ Montague Mustangs celebrated the 100th Day of School. Students counted, sorted, stacked, exercised, drew, and counted some more, exploring the number 100. Some silly kindergartners even dressed as if they were 100 years old. Enjoy the pictures below of our celebration!

   

Raffle Ticket Winners: Abigail Dale and Brecken Trainum

Congratulations!

Raffle Ticket Winners: Abigail Dale and Brecken Trainum

Congratulations to Abigail Dale and Brecken Trainum- PTA’s newest Raffle Ticket Winners. These 2 will serve as DJ’s Principal and Assistant Principal for the Day very soon. Thank you to all who supported PTA by purchasing Raffle Tickets!

1st Grade Book Exchange

1st Grade Book Exchange

1st Grade Book Exchange

First Graders took part in a Book Exchange. Many students brought gently used books from home to exchange with “new to them” books from other 1st Grade friends. Special thanks to the Junior Women’s Club of Williamsburg for ensuring that all 1st graders had a new book to take home.

D.J. Montague students learn about the impact of several influential African Americans and share how they too will change the world.

D.J. Montague Honors Black History Month

 

D.J. Montague students learn about the impact of several influential African Americans and share how they too will change the world.

Students at D.J. learn about many African Americans who have greatly influenced our history. Many students share how they too can change the world. Stop by the bulletin board to learn more about many of these influential men and women and also learn how our Mustangs are set to change the world for the better!

D.J. Families participate in the 12 Days of Giving

12 Days of Giving

So many families participated in the 12 Days of Giving this holiday season. Our hallways are overflowing with items (food, cleaning supplies, and clothing of all kinds) which are sure to make the season much brighter for our local families in need! Thank you for your incredible generosity.

 

Monarch Migration

Mrs. Tighe’s 2nd Grade Class raised Monarch butterflies earlier this year and recently released them. The second graders got to witness first-hand as caterpillars hatched, grew, and transformed into butterflies. Now these second graders are racing the butterflies. They learned that each year the butterflies migrate to Mexico, travelling 2, 337 miles from Williamsburg, VA. And so, they are trying to “beat” them there. Each student wears a pedometer daily. They add up the class’ steps each day and keep track of how far they have walked. Right now it is a close race, both the Monarchs and Mrs. Tighe’s Class have traveled far enough to reach Georgia. What an exciting journey they are on together.

The Crunch Heard Around the Commonwealth

 

                                                                  

 

On October 4, DJM participated in the Crunch Heard ‘Round the Commonwealth, an event where all participants simultaneously take a bite out of a locally-grown apple. Mrs. Vazquez, our 24-“carrot” principal dressed up as a nutritious carrot and passed out apples to all the smiling students and staff members in the cafeteria that day!

This day is part of Virginia Farm to School Week, scheduled for October 2-6, 2017 to coincide with National Farm to School Month. This year, the VDOE is encouraging schools and education centers to “Make some Noise for Virginia Farm to School Programs” to recognize the importance of these programs in improving child nutrition, supporting local economies, and educating students about the origins of food. Virginia school divisions typically celebrate by featuring locally-procured foods on menus, organizing school garden parties, taking field trips to local family farms, hosting poster contests, inviting guest farmers to classrooms and cafeterias, and engaging in other related educational activities.