N¹Yairah Johnson, a second-grader at East Heights Elementary School wears a sombrero and holds a paper candle she constructed in class during a Mexican winter holiday presentation. East Heights kindergartners, first and second-graders were giving presentations on four holiday celebrations: Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa and Las Posadas.
Acting as lead prosecuter, Cory Cooper, East Heights sixth-grader, desribes the formal charges against the accused during a mock trial. Sixth-graders held the mock trial with the help of assistant district attorney Mark Knight to learn how the judicial system operates.
Nessa Lickteig, right, raises her hand to volunteer as a juror during a mock trial by sixth-graders at East Heights Elementary School. At left is Charlotte Courter.
East Heights Elementary third-grader Tiffany Luthi, left, attempts to guess which cup contains an object shuffled by Tara Cantu, fifth-grader, during a school carnival. Students participated in games like a ball toss and cake walk for prizes.
Sallie Mae, a Lawrence business that services student loans, is donating $24,000 to the Early Childhood Readiness Program students at East Heights School to provide new playground and classroom equipment. Employees from Sallie Mae, all of whom volunteer time in the Lawrence school district, joined some of the East Heights students at recess. From left are Sharna Miller, Jeff Darby and Michelle Derusseau. Student Lachelle Little Light, 5, is second from right.
Rehearsing the program for a Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance chili feed are East Heights and New York School students in the East Heights gym.
Sarah Gilbert, 4, and Henry Robinson, 5, wash babies during a summer childhood readiness program at East Heights Elementary.
As part of a deal with her students, East Heights Elementary principal Laura Blevins, spends some time on the roof of the school during the school¹s field day. Blevins had a deal going with her students which involved her spending her lunch time on the roof if they reached their goal in the school¹s fundraiser. Turns out the students raised close to $3,500 for physical education equipment and computer software for the school, thus sending Blevins to the roof.
Supt. Kathleen Williams, second from left, sits in on a reading discussion group at Riverside School. Also pictured are, from left, teacher Sherry Tamerius, Jared Keflar, 8, Brandon Laing, 8, and Adriana Anspach, 9.
After collecting 84,875 pennies for the Leukemia Society, students from Riverside elementary school headed to Mercantile Bank to do a final count as teacher Anita Barton and vault teller Mike DeBaene help students sort through all the pennies that will go to a fund for a boy in Carbondale, Kan.
Taking her daily dose from an inhaler after lunch at Riverside Elementary school, Rianna Berry, 5, is watched by school secretary Paige Hill as all medications are supervised by someone at the school.
Riverside Elementary principal Donna Osness, center, reads to a group of students at the school. Osness joined the Lawrence Public Schools in 1973 as a health and science instructor at West Junior High. She left the following year to work in central office administration for the Shawnee Mission Schools. From left with Osness are Brand Willis, Kelsey Rosencrants, Ryan Gore, Sean Galloway, and Jessica Jacobs.
In a little friendly Shrove Tuesday competition between two Lawrence elementary schools, Riverside School teacher Karen Crowe keeps her eye on the flapjack as she runs with the girls through a course measuring 40 paces. The pancake race, modeled after the competition between Olney, England and Liberal, Kan., featured members of Riverside¹s and Cordley¹s student council. The boys at Cordley prevailed, while the Riverside girls were victorious.
Lynda Wheeler, a sixth-grade teacher at Centennial Elementary School, is the 1999 Lawrence Master Teacher of the Year.
Showing the faces they've drawn on paper jack-o-lanterns during a collaborative math lesson between Jeanette Byington's fifth grade and Coleen Martin's kindergarten at Centennial School are Cassity Conklin, fifth grade, Quentin Baker, kindergarten, and Gage Snow, fifth grade. The students used a pumpkin to work with math concepts like estimation, prediction, weights and measures.
Getting into the spirit of Centennial School's annual Spring Fling, fifth-grader Bailey Carlson sports a whimsical crab hat during lunch period. Students wore beach apparel and dined picnic-style to set the mood for the next week's Spring Break.
Witches, princesses and ghouls parade in harmony during Halloween festivities at Centennial School, 2145 La. Students and staff marched outdoors wearing costumes of all kinds.
Centennial School third graders play games with a parachute during Kansas Kids Fitness Day at the Kansas University Memorial Stadium. The statewide event focused on non-competitive physical activity for third grade students. More than 500 Lawrence schoolchildren attended the event at KU.
Judge Jean F. Shepherd plays with children in the Early Childhood Readiness Classroom in Centennial School.
A throng of young students are held back only by a paper ribbon as they gather at Centennial School to dedicate the Judge Jean F. Shepherd Early Childhood Readiness Classroom. Judge Shepherd, right, and William Dann, the classroom¹s benefactor, watch as the children get ready to tear the ribbon.
"Off with her head," shouts Mackenzie Anderson, a Centennial School kindergarten student as she defies the authority of the Queen of Hearts, played by resource room paraprofessional Tanya Sims, at Centennial School, 2145 Louisiana. Coleen Martin's kindergarten classroom at the school became a wonderland of sorts as characters from "Alice in Wonderland" dropped by for a tea party with students.
From left, 23-year season-ticket holders Chris Neverve, Nury Halton, and Jerry and Sue Geoffrion Neverve attend the Kansas-Oklahoma football game at Memorial Stadium. Sue Neverve, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
A KU student steps along a snow-dusted sidewalk following in the footsteps of other students Monday outside Fraser Hall on campus.
The "Lost" season six promotional poster.