Storm Lake Elementary School

Young artists raise awareness of Ukraine situation


The halls of Storm Lake Elementary School are filling with paper sunflowers! Art teacher Andi Urban decided to postpone a clay project to add a lesson to bring attention to the war in Ukraine. “My purpose is to help my students understand, in an age appropriate way, that when bad things happen to people anywhere in the world, it should […]

SL second grade concert Thursday

The 200+ second grade students at Storm Lake Elementary will present “The Pandemic: What Did We Learn?” on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Storm Lake High School Auditorium. There is no admission fee. This musical performance celebrates things students learned during the pandemic. Familiar songs include “Smile, Smile, Smile,” “Celebration,” “If You’re Happy and You Know It” […]

Learning about Day of the Dead

Storm Lake Elementary School celebrated Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, Nov. 1 with this elaborate “ofrenda” created by Spanish teacher Yoanna Rodriguez (right) and her instructional aide Karina Rodriguez. The holiday is meant to remember lost loved ones. On the ofrenda, or altar, are items to memorialize the loved one. The kids made the paper flowers, […]

It’s for the kids

New playground equipment in memory of Nurse Twyla

Her successors keep her spirit alive with hygiene drive Some very special playground equipment was dedicated Tuesday afternoon at the Storm Lake Elementary School playground. A swing bench, a triangular sail to shade the bench and two “musical flowers” were purchased with memorial funds donated in lieu of flowers upon the passing of former SLES nurse Twyla Kleen Jan. 31. […]

Tornado Ambassadors

Storm Lake Elementary guidance counselor Heidi Vsetcka and principal Barb Lange pose with this year’s Tornado Ambassadors. Front row left to right: Brooke Backman, Sienna Ricklefs, Noblia Garcia, Declan Sullivan, Jorge Romero, Miguel Zavala Cisneros. Back: Stefany Lopez, Parmenio Pelep, Alyson Balderas and Jaxon Ripke.

Things are getting buggy at SL Elementary

Some pretty advanced images are coming out of the second grade classrooms at Storm Lake Elementary. STEM teacher Jacquie Drey worked with students in Mrs. Dep Ung’s class on a unit about bugs. The kids researched the insects thoroughly, learning about their adaptation, habitats, life cycles and anatomy. They found copyright-free images of their bugs online, had their photo taken […]

Groovy furniture has class

Kindergarteners at Storm Lake Elementary School are trying out flexible furniture for a month to help decide which styles will be purchased for the new Storm Lake Early Elementary School going up. “We are in the process of gathering information through hands-on experiences, observations, and personal accounts of new furniture,” says SLEES principal Michael Sullivan. These photos were taken in […]