1040 Wilsonburg Road
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Nine students from fourth and fifth grade at Wilsonburg Elementary School participated in the School Spelling Bee on Tuesday, November 14th. Three students from each fourth and fifth grade classrooms were selected to compete. The winner of the Wilsonburg Elementary Spelling Bee is Gabryella F., a fifth grader, and the alternate is Madelyn M., a fourth grader. Gabryella will compete in the Harrison County Spelling Bee.
On Tuesday, October 10, the Wilsonburg Elementary preschool classes were visited by the Reynoldsville Volunteer Fire Department. Captain Richard Skinner spoke with the students about the importance of having a family fire safety plan and meeting place outside their home in case of a fire. Assistant Chief McNemar dressed in his full gear as Captain Skinner described the reason for each article of clothing and equipment.
Outside, students were told about the capabilities of the fire truck and were allowed to board it. The children enjoyed helping to put out a “fire” by spraying the fire hose. Before concluding our visit, Assistant Chief McNemar sounded the horn and siren. Each student was given a fireman’s hat and coloring book to take home.
Honey Hills Farm beekeeper, Jeff Bragg, was the guest speaker in fourth grade this week. He shared information about the decline of the bee population. Mr. Bragg brought samples of honey from his beehives which the adults sampled. Mr. Bragg brought his beekeepers suit and an empty bee box. This was a great opportunity for the fourth graders to engage in collaborative conversations and hands on experiences with life science. This was also an opportunity to allow the students to explore this as a career option in their future. The fourth grade classes were invited by Mr. Bragg to visit Honey Hills Farm in Braxton County to experience his over 300 beehives firsthand. Mrs. Dick invited Mr. Bragg to return to Wilsonburg on our school career day to share his knowledge with students in different grade levels.