I had a wonderful visit with Principal Teri Vaughan, the staff, and students at Robert Mitchell Elementary School. Mitchell ES is full of so much history and great memories for many residents of Sparks. I was treated to a very special tour of the school led by four fifth-grade Student Ambassadors. These students; Nik, Joanna, Jaylene, and Julianah were amazing. They greeted me and District guests who accompanied me, and gave us a thorough, lively tour of the entire school.
We toured the office, clinic, library, music room, cafeteria, food pantry, boiler room, auditorium, playground, computer lab, Buddy Bench, and orchard. At every stop, these dynamic students shared school history, details, and interesting facts. Trustee John Mayer especially enjoyed this and engaged the students with new information and details since he is a Sparks history buff.
The students also highlighted school activities and events. They told us about the Multi-Cultural Night and the paper dolls every student made to decorate the school. We talked about the annual Jack’s Carnival event, the quarterly awards ceremony, school talent show, Pi-Day activities, and Chautauqua.
This student-led tour was extra special and I really enjoyed seeing Mitchell Elementary School through their eyes. I also appreciated talking to teachers during our tour. I talked to the EL teachers, April Mendibles, Michelle Reding, and Taylor Stefan. The students introduced me to their custodian, Angel Adame, who does an incredible job keeping the school and grounds in great shape.
A great big thanks to Principal Vaughan, the Student Ambassadors, staff, and students at Robert Mitchell Elementary School for a truly spectacular visit!