Mills Elementary School was originally built in 1919 with four classrooms. Now, it has approximately 20 classrooms, a gymnasium, a large music room, computer lab and a completely renovated auditorium with a seating capacity of 801 seats. Major changes over the years have improved a very fine old building. We're proud to be home of the Mills Mustangs, grades Kindergarten through Five.
106 Mills students built birdhouses, mini hockey games, American eagles, and string-art hearts from kits provided by the Home Depot Feb. 12. The event was a reward for attending school at least 97% of the time during the second quarter. Thanks to the PTO's Betty Rinehart for the partnership idea, Home Depot for the donation, and parents for supporting excellent attendance!
There was no emergency at Mills Elementary School when a fire truck arrived on Monday, February 3rd. Five firefighters from Klamath County Fire District 1 drover over from Shasta Way's Station 3 for something much more fun: to spend time with the hardworking students named Students of the Quarter.
B-shift firefighters Wes Kleinjan, Brett Doshier, Zach Sweeney, Nicole Heryford and Cole Van Essen ate and chatted with students during lunchtime, then took the six winners for a ride on their truck — siren, lights and all.
“I want to be a firefighter when I grow up,” said first-grade student Chrisara. “If your house is burning down, I will come in and rescue you.”
Chrisara and five other winning students, one from each grade level, had been nominated by their teachers in recognition of good behavior and attendance.
“This is the second year working with KCFD1 to reward one student from each grade level quarterly,” said Dean of Students Jeff Haudenshild, who credits the program for helping him promote positive behavior and consistent attendance.
“I’ve been working all the time,” said winning kindergartener Melody, when asked how she earned the experience.
“And I’ve never been on a fire truck before.”
Melody’s two siblings and all other Mills students have two more quarters to earn a ride for themselves.