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Get to Know Jessica Sharp
October 18, 2022

Get to Know Jessica Sharp

Get to know our amazing Principals and Associate Principals during the month of October, National Principals Month. Jessica Sharp is the Principal at Edwards Elementary.

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Welcome Back From Dr. Lawson
August 24, 2022

Welcome Back From Dr. Lawson

It brings me great joy to welcome all of our Ames Community School District students and families to the 2022-23 school year!  The opening of…

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Free Summer Meals 2022
May 23, 2022

Free Summer Meals 2022

The Ames Community School District is pleased to offer a free breakfast and lunch each day to every child in our community through the summer…

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Edwards Elementary Chess Club
May 23, 2022

Edwards Elementary Chess Club

Every Tuesday and Thursday, sometimes as early as 12:10, a line begins forming outside a room at Edwards Elementary. Anxious students duck in and out,…

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Healthiest Ames, Mary Greeley Foundation Provide Area Third and Fourth Graders with Helmets
May 20, 2022

Healthiest Ames, Mary Greeley Foundation Provide Area Third and Fourth Graders with Helmets

After a pandemic-related interruption, Healthiest Ames has again partnered with Mary Greeley Medical Foundation and Skunk River Cycles to provide area third and fourth graders…

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Money Unit at Edwards Elementary
March 31, 2022

Money Unit at Edwards Elementary

Edwards Elementary 2nd graders celebrated the end of their “Money Unit” by being able to apply some of the skills they learned. The four 2nd…

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Edwards Elementary Teacher Patti Allen Receives Golden Apple Award
March 3, 2022

Edwards Elementary Teacher Patti Allen Receives Golden Apple Award

Congratulations to Edwards Elementary teacher, Patti Allen, on receiving the Golden Apple Award. The Golden Apple Award is a special recognition given to one teacher…

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Masked Hero: Mark Royer
October 29, 2020

Masked Hero: Mark Royer

Superpower: The ability to see the world with childlike wonder. The ability to see the world with childlike wonder is a superpower that transcends time and allows Mark Royer to connect with students on a unique level. “I'm just a big kid disguised as an adult.” Royer has been with the Ames district since 2001 and as a full-time Extended Learning Program (ELP) elementary teacher since 2013. 

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Jessica Sharp named as new Edwards Elementary Principal
June 9, 2020

Jessica Sharp named as new Edwards Elementary Principal

The Ames Community School District is excited to announce Jessica Sharp as the new principal of Edwards Elementary School. Sharp is currently a Behavior Strategist in the Ames Community School District, a position she has held since 2019. In this position, she provided support across the District in the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support and oversaw the District’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). 

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PBIS at Edwards Elementary
November 6, 2019

PBIS at Edwards Elementary

When students are learning how to read, add, or how to spell, we teach them. That same principle must apply to how students behave throughout the day at school. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a “philosophy intended to guide the behavioral support and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.” It is a school-wide framework that focuses on the positive things that students are doing. This is an examination of what that looks like at Edwards Elementary School.  School discipline has traditionally responded to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies that may include reprimands, loss of privileges, and office referrals. This approach, especially when applied inconsistently and without other positive strategies, is proven to be ineffective. With PBIS, consequences will still occur, but are not the focus; teaching expected behavior and rewarding those behaviors consistently is the focus. PBIS looks to establish a climate in which safe and appropriate behavior is the norm. 

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