On April 15, Melzer students and staff voted on a new mascot to represent the school: a mountain lion! Unlike District 63's other six schools, Melzer had no mascot -- just the word "Magic." As D63 moved forward with its branding efforts, it was time for Melzer to have its own special symbol.
The school's Student Council led the process. This spring, the group brainstormed ideas ranging from sloths and manatees to bugs and owls. District and school leaders narrowed the list to four choices, and the Council voted on three -- blue jays, hawks, and mountain lions -- to present to the school. In the end, the Melzer Mountain Lions carried the day. Over the summer a new logo featuring the mascot will be designed as part of D63's graphic identity campaign.
Elizabeth Ley, 3rd/4th grade teacher, was thrilled to learn that her name had been drawn from a pile of “Successory” forms to receive a special gift honoring her contribution to student success at Melzer. Each Successory form thanked a particular teacher or education professional for helping that student “become a success.”
Shalini thanked Ms. Ley for helping her "understand the distributive property in math." Principal Neal Siegellak added his congratulations.
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM Apollo & Twain 6th Grade Visits to Gemini
9:30 AM - 3:15 PM 1/2 Brookfield Zoo
9:10 AM - 3:40 PM Field Day
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM Stevenson & Washington 6th Grade Visits to Gemini
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM 6th Grade Medieval Times
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 5/6 Picnic
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Gemini 8th Grade Graduation
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Date Change - Board of Education Meeting