05/2021 – Doug Rawlins’ Accelerated Reader Award Trip:
“Palo Duro Reading Award Trip for MAE super reading achievers Mary Allen Elementary had over seventy-five 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-grade students achieve their reading goal this past school year! We celebrated by taking a trip to Palo Duro Canyon. Students and teachers were able to hike and explore this great state park, and we ended the afternoon at Mr. Gattis Pizza in Amarillo. Our kids were able to experience an outing outside of Stratford and enjoy the fruits of their hard work over the year. A huge thank you goes to Stratford Education Foundation for making this trip possible.” – Doug Rawlins
5/13/21 – Macy Begley’s Matilda Grant:
“The English Language Arts classes in 6th grade were awarded a grant that provided a Matilda book for every child to keep, copies in English and Spanish for the school library, and a trip to Amarillo to dine at the Amarillo Club and see the musical, Matilda at the Amarillo Little Theatre. Prior to the trip, students read Matilda in class and studied the novel. They also were taught dining and theater etiquette. The dining etiquette lesson was provided by the SHS Family and Consumer Science students in their classroom. The 6th graders got to take the 30-floor elevator ride in the First Bank Southwest Tower to the Amarillo Club. After a wonderful dining experience, we circled by Hodgetown Stadium on our way to the Amarillo Little Theatre where we had the opportunity to watch the musical, Matilda. After we read the book and watched the musical, we compared the two and noted the similarities and differences. We wrapped it all up by watching the movie and discussing all three formats of Matilda. We would like to thank the Education Foundation for awarding us this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We also like to thank Mrs. Mungia and her students for having us over to give us a dining etiquette lesson. A special thanks to Mr. B.A. Donelson and Mrs. Gaynelle Riffe for accompanying our group and helping coordinate our trip. All involved had the most wonderful time!” -Macy Begley
5/18/21 – Lynz Hood’s Mt. Capulin Grant:
On Tuesday, May 18th, Lynz Hood took her 4th-grade students to Capulin Volcano. They enjoyed a Ranger-led science experiment, were sworn in as Capulin Volcano Junior Rangers, had a picnic lunch, and hiked around the rim and down into the crater of the volcano! At its highest point, Capulin Volcano is 8182 feet! The 4th-graders had a blast, and they hope to do this again next year!