Voorhis Elementary School Students Celebrate 100th Day of School

Michele Earle

Voorhis Elementary students celebrate the 100th day of school with a balloon launch.

By Michele Earle

El Monte

Students at Voorhis Elementary School in the Mountain View School District are 100 days smarter since the start of the school year and celebrated this milestone with a special assembly.  The school’s kindergarten through fifth grade students commemorated the 100th day of the 2012-2013 school year at a high- energy ceremony complete with the launching of 100 red balloons.   The campus was buzzing with excited students and teachers who celebrated the completion of a successful and productive 100 days of learning.

Selected students from each grade level and members of the school’s Student Council held a total of 100 balloons which were launched into the sky after all the students excitedly counted to 100.  In unison, the students counted from 1 to 100 in a variety of languages including German, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Norwegian and English.   Attached to each balloon was note stating that the balloon originated from Voorhis School with the school’s telephone number, and encouraged those finding the balloons to call the school and report where the balloon landed.  The students are eager to hear how far the balloons travel.

“Congratulations students on completing 100 days of school!” said Carolina Galaviz, Voorhis principal.  “You have worked very hard and are 100 days smarter!”

Commemorating the 100 days, Galaviz challenged the students to smile at 100 people and give 100 compliments.

“Happy 100th day of school, we have so much to be proud of,” said Karol Lozano, Student Council president.  “We want to thank our teachers for enriching our learning and our parents and families for helping us achieve our goals.  Also, Mrs. Galaviz and the staff at Voorhis for setting high expectations and encouraging us to be the best we can be.”

Aligned with the 100th day theme, several classes celebrated the day by completing 100 multiplication facts in less than five minutes, reading 100 books, writing 100 site words, passing 100 Accelerated Reader quizzes and counting to 100.

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