Highland School 5th Grade Essays Class of Kristi Griffin

What Highland Means To Me By: Joseph Burnette

My name is Joseph and I am 10 years old. I am a 5th grade student at Highland in Mrs. Griffin’s class. Highland is a great place to learn. There are so many fun people to play with and different programs you can join in.

Highland has fun clubs like Indian Ed. Indian education is fun. Sometimes they let us go swimming because of how hard we worked. They let us go to the center of nature and the garden.

Agent Rasicot is in Highland helping us stay safe. He jokes a lot. In third grade he would tell jokes to the whole class. He has a good sense of humor and he’s a good guy. He shaved his head to raise money for our classmate.

Field trips here are fun and they bring us to the pool. We’ve been to bowling before. We also went to Fargo Park. I think there are trails and a playground. I like my school. It’s a great place to meet new people. The teachers and the people here are some of the nicest people around.

What Highland Means To Me By: Annalisa Garcia

My name is Annalisa and I am in Mrs. Griffin’s class at Highland School. Highland School is a great place because there are a lot of activities to participate in and everyone here is really nice.

At Highland, we can be in Orchestra when we come into 4th grade. The orchestra learns a lot about the instruments. I play violin. Our teacher, Mrs. Ellis helps us if we are wrong. We learn from our mistakes and give ourselves a lot of time to try again. Mrs. Ellis is very nice.

Highland has excellent teachers. Ms. Griffin is our teacher. She’s one of the coolest teachers I know. I say this because she gives us a lot of free time and tons of group time to work with each other. We work as a team in his class and I like that.

This year, I am in Art Club. The art club shows me how creative I can be. It makes you feel really creative. We are working on a design to build a pencil holder. We also built sculptures out of aluminum foil. Mrs Theilen is super nice and I would know that because I have been in her class before.

If you ask me, the people at this school are very nice. Never in my life have I seen anyone be bullied before. Everyone here is super nice and therefore I feel so safe. I am really lucky to go to this school.

What Highland Means To Me By: Brynna Kopecky

My name is Brynna Kopecky and I am in grade 5 in Ms. Griffin’s class. Highland School is a great school! All students learn many new math, reading and writing skills that they need to know. Here are more reasons Highland School is a great school for all kids!

Highland has many fun clubs and extracurricular activities like book clubs and art clubs. Clubs are great because they can help you learn about different things that you might not learn much in class.

Highland has a lot of great kids and you can make lots of new friends. Friends are a great thing to have during the school year, so you don’t have to be alone at school! Friends are great because you can be partners when you work in groups, talk with them and play in your spare time or at playtime with them!

At Highland, we are family. Highland feels like family because you all work together and help each other out when they need help! It’s like family too, because when you need help, someone will always be there for you, no matter what!

These are just a few of the reasons Highland is such a great school. There are many more like Jana and Crystal in the office and Mr. Trostad our manager. Highland School is an amazing school!

What Highland Means to Me by Raymond Suarez

Hi my name is Ray or Raymond and I am going to walk you through what Highland means to me. Highland is one of the best schools I have been to. I have been to a lot of schools. I have been to 3 schools and I have not learned much in these schools. Highland has helped a lot with improving reading and writing. All of my teachers have helped me improve. I was mainly at my second grade special education teacher and she helped me learn my words, read them and learn to say them. Now I’m mostly with Mrs. Griffin

Indian ed is a band I’ll tell you what we do. Sometimes we will go swimming. We also have pizzas and we will make slime. We do all kinds of things. Mr. Emmanuel runs Indian Ed and he’s very funny. He always makes me feel safe.

Now I’m going to tell you about Boys Group. It is run by Jessica and Tara after school. In Boys Group, we do things like challenges, coping skills, and feelings. I love Jessica because she’s really funny.

For promotions, there is music, a gym and computers. I like the gym and computers. I like the gym because we do fun things like playing soccer and all kinds of sports. I love computers because we love to make stuff like cards for Valentine’s Day and we make a calendar.

Now I am going to tell you about all my teachers. Right now I have Mrs. Griffin. There was also Mrs. Nesvig and Miss Peach. I see Mrs. Akerlind every day. I liked them all because they are very nice.

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