Meridian Elementary is accepting applications for a third grade position and a reading specialist position for the 2024-2025 school year.
20 days ago, Shane Gordon
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The 3rd thru 5th grades enjoyed learning about a great sport called Lacrosse. Tony Albertina, Connor Phares, and Erin Paulson from the Decatur Park District came this week to introduce the students to this great sport that is growing across the US and right here in Central Illinois.
21 days ago, Lori Guebert
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22 days ago, Julie Trimble
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Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs. Dalby presented a lesson on kindness today. We are getting ready for "Random Acts of Kindness Week" next week! 🩷
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Congratulations to Beth Rhodes on being selected by Decatur Rotary as the February Educator of the Month. We are so thankful for Mrs. Rhodes and all she does here at Meridian Elementary School to help our students, families, and staff!!
24 days ago, Lori Guebert
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We encourage all fans at Meridian contests to display positive behavior toward all participants.
28 days ago, Shane Gordon
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It's time to order your yearbook!
29 days ago, Lori Guebert
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Here is the January Newsletter for Little Hawks. Our next playgroup will meet Thursday, February 1st from 9:30-10:30am at the Pleasant View Community Building (100 E. Lincoln St.) in Blue Mound! Playgroup is free and no sign up required. We will be handing out backpacks with goodies donated by the Birth to Five Program again this week for those who haven't received one yet! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s8DFU7MC6tt_Hylq1O26mmy9lRQeWpIm_CLy-bavyhw/edit?usp=sharing
30 days ago, Kalyn Holdener
PreK has been busy with all the winter activities - fun snowball fights and indoor ice skating on wax paper!! ❄️ ⛸️
about 1 month ago, Kalyn Holdener
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Thank you @SouthMaconPublicLibrary for joining us at Little Hawks playgroup today! They provided us with a penguin craft and brought little backpacks donated by the Birth to Five Program. We will have more backpacks to hand out next week for anyone who wasn’t able to join us today!! Our storytime today was the book "Penguins, Penguins Everywhere" and we waddled like penguins to the song "Did You Ever See a Penguin" by the Kiboomers!! 🐧
about 1 month ago, Kalyn Holdener
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Menu Change for Thurs. 1/25 New menu - pony shoe applesauce peas animal crackers
about 1 month ago, Lori Guebert
Roads remain to be very slick. As such, Meridian Schools are closed for Tuesday, January 23. Since the school is closed, all extra curricular events are also cancelled. The call/phone notification will go out at 6:00.
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
With the continued forecast for ice in the morning, Meridian Schools will be closed on Monday, January 22. Since we cancelled, hopefully this will be the incentive for mother nature to go somewhere else!
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
Rube Goldberg Project Meridian Elementary School 5th grade students are participating in Engineering in the Classroom, which is a program led by engineers from our community. We have 3 engineers working with our classes. Ann Talbert is from ADM working with Mrs. Meisenhelter’s class, Bryon West from AGI working with Mr. Punches’ class, and Christa Briggs working with Mr. Snively’s class. Students are going to be creating a Rube Goldberg project. The goal of the project is to insert a piece of toast into the toaster and remove the toast by two different operations. We will take our projects to the local showcase to be judged against other local schools. The top five places will be awarded prizes for their school and the top three finishers from the local competition will be eligible to advance to the regional showcase at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. So far, students have been learning the basic principles and fields of engineering. Students have learned about Newton’s three Laws of Motion, potential and kinetic energy and simple machines. Students have also been learning some new vocabulary words that have to do with becoming an engineer – visionary and researcher. We have also seen some example pictures and videos of other Rube Goldberg machines to get some inspiration. Students in each classroom will be broken into specialized teams; Design, Construction, Journal, Theme, and Advertising. Each team will have a special job in creating our project.
about 1 month ago, Lori Guebert
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Congratulations to our January Students of the Month! Kindergarten: Kohen Seitz, Emma Stower, Taylor Brown, Kaiden Best 1st grade: Kinzer Hamilton, AnnaBeth McCurry, William Holdener, Adelyn Perrey 2nd grade: Hannah Keller, Talia Kinney-Coash, Bryker Woods, Teddie England 3rd grade: Anderson Oliver, Blake Manon, Luke Delatte, William Manley 4th grade: Noah Hall, Mariyah Newman, Bryley Booth 5th grade: Lauren Lester, Levi Henderson, Hudson Noland
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Thursday Lunch Menu Change Due to tomorrow’s snow day the menu for Thursday will be changed. Wednesday's menu will remain the same. Thursday: French toast sticks Sausage patty Hash brown Pears
about 1 month ago, Lori Guebert
With the forecasted wind chill being -20* in the morning, Meridian Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 16. Enjoy the snow day!
about 1 month ago, Shane Gordon
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MES Lunch Menu Change Thursday: cheese pizza pineapple mixed vegetables goldfish Friday: cheese toasty tomato soup mixed fruit crackers
about 2 months ago, Lori Guebert
Congratulations to MES students Alexis Webster and Kynleigh Gillen for being selected to show their artwork in the 2024 Young Artist Showcase. This exhibition is artwork by local young artists in 5th-8th grades. The exhibit is presented by Gallery 510 and is held at the Madden Arts Center in the Anne Lloyd Gallery. The exhibit will be on display January 4th- 25th from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday and 10-2 on Saturdays. If possible stop in to see all the amazing artwork from our local youth artists.
about 2 months ago, April Hadowsky
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Meridian Elementary has an opening for an elementary teacher which will begin on January 22. https://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/148130/Elementary-Teacher-second-grade/job-details
about 2 months ago, Shane Gordon
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