Thursday, January 27, 2011

Students Celebrate Kansas Day

Students are learning a lot about their state as they celebrate Kansas’ 150th birthday. Students at Stout Elementary learned how to make butter while others learned how to rope a calf from a real Kansas cowboy. Hope Street students talked to Stout students about how to create energy through wind turbines. Hope Street is the only high school in Topeka that has a working wind turbine. Students at other Topeka Public Schools are also involved in celebrating the state’s birthday. Author Thomas Fox Averill who wrote the book, What Kansas Means to Me, will be at Robinson Middle School. Other schools will have Kansas trivia contests and some will have students dress up as a famous Kansan.