IB Students Present Exhibitions

By Kelli Gile  WALNUT – Castle Rock and Cyrus J. Morris Elementary 5th grade students present collaborative inquiry-based research projects during the culminating weeks of their K-5 learning experience.   Students use IB skills, attitudes, and attributes acquired through the elite Primary Years Programme.   Groups research topics of their choice based on modern-day issues including climate […]

C.J. Morris 3rd Graders Go One-On-One With WVUSD Schools Chief

By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor fielded questions from elementary students during an official town hall meeting on Tuesday. About 100 inquisitive C.J. Morris assembled third graders were eager to learn about the role of the Walnut Valley USD leader. The IB-PYP students have been studying about government and how it affects lives at […]

C.J. Morris students vie for spots on Science Olympiad team

Charles Lei’s Pasta Mobile with hand-carved wheels sails down the ramp during the Science Olympiad Trials. Photo courtesy: WVUSD

By WVUSD  WALNUT, CA—C.J. Morris Elementary 5th grader Harrison Chung is hoping to win a spot on the school’s Science Olympiad team. On Tuesday, he patiently waited for his turn during the Egg Drop trials held at lunchtime. The mission was to create a cushioned package to protect a raw egg from a high free fall. Chung, […]

C.J. Morris To Explore America’s Beginnings

Photo Courtesy: History.org A reenactment at Colonial Williamsburg

By Kelli Gile Walnut – Two Walnut Valley educators will soon experience an exciting week of learning at the world’s largest living history museum. C.J. Morris Elementary 5th Grade teachers, Tara Noelte and Jennifer Veneracion, have been invited to attend the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in Virginia.  They are among 50 teachers, selected from over […]

Sharing The Plant

Global schools present exhibitions By Kelli Gile Walnut – This month, Castle Rock and C.J. Morris elementary schools invited parents and community members to “Sharing the Planet” International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Exhibitions.  Fifth graders, in their final year of the I.B. Primary Years Programs, carry out collaborative inquiry projects on global issues. “Students identify, investigate, and […]

Small Hands Making A Difference

Photo Courtesy: WVUSD Together we can make a difference! C.J. Morris Elementary third graders delivered lunches to Habitat for Humanity volunteers on May 23. Shown with teacher Lisa Peterson.

Students bring lunch to Habitat for Humanity volunteers By Kelli Gile Walnut – C.J. Morris Elementary third graders did their part to help make a home for a U.S. veteran. The youngsters served lunch to 20 volunteers at the Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity construction site in Walnut on May 23. Six students arrived at […]

C.J. Morris Kinders Celebrate Day 100

By Kelli Gile Walnut – C.J. Morris Elementary kindergarten students dressed up as adorable centenarians to mark the 100th day of school on Jan. 28. The youngsters transformed into 100-year olds with gray spray-painted hair, glasses, and canes for the day of fun and learning.  Many of the little ones had their new “mature” hair […]