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Pennies for Peace

5,447 pennies! Where did they come from? Congratulations Calamus-Wheatland Community School District for all of your hard work in collecting 5,447 pennies. TAG teacher Susan Kruse said that every student helped with the project by bringing in pennies to donate to Pennies for Peace a project that provides school supplies to countries in need. What […]

Students Meet Author/Illustrator of 'Listen to the Wind' at Hoover

Article appeared in the Sun, October 28, 2010 Fourth grade students from Washington Elementary recently participated in a booktalk with author/illustrator Susan L.Roth. The booktalk was at Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch and was organized by Mary Evans of Mount Vernon. Roth’s children’s book, Listen to the Wind, is based on the story by […]

Students Meet Author/Illustrator of ‘Listen to the Wind’ at Hoover

Article appeared in the Sun, October 28, 2010 Fourth grade students from Washington Elementary recently participated in a booktalk with author/illustrator Susan L.Roth. The booktalk was at Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch and was organized by Mary Evans of Mount Vernon. Roth’s children’s book, Listen to the Wind, is based on the story by […]

Hearing Greg Mortenson Speak

I had the opportunity to hear Greg Mortenson speak at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, in March 2008.  My car filled with Three Cups of Tea fans had an extremely inspirational day. Greg started out by greeting the crowd, “As-Salaam Alaaikum.” (peace be with you in Arabic) He promotes peace, which he feels brings hope.  […]

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