Mitchell Elementary PTA

Every Child. One Voice – Golden, Colorado

Author Treats Mitchell Students

Author Justin Matott talks to Mitchell Students about the importance of developing proficient writing skills and discusses the life of an author.


Journalism students respond:


Author Inspires Young Writers

By T.J. A. and Addie M. 
On December 15, 2011, author Justin Matott visited Mitchell Elementary. The whole school joined him for a special assembly. He told us some great stories. We learned he has written at
least 12 books, that a good story can take six months to write, and you need to be creative with your writing. He showed us how being funny attracts more people to your work. He also encouraged 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to use our imaginations during a writing workshop following the assembly.

The Journalism Club Presents

Behind the Scenes of Westward Whoa

By the Journalism Club


Fourth, 5th and 6th grade Journalism Club students sat down with Mr. Phillips to talk with him about what goes into planning the 6th grade musical and what Mitchell can expect for next year.

J-club: After the auditions, how do you decide who gets which part?
Mr. Phillips: By judges’ score and student preference.There are five criteria judges score. They are: projection, diction, character, voice, and overall assessment. Character is defined as the student’s ability to stay in character, be theatrical and maintain an accent if needed. Voice quality is judged by pitch-matching only. Continue reading

Fuel Up to Play 60 with Miles

Miles showed up at Mitchell Elementary today and taught us how to eat better and that 60 minutes of daily exercise is what will make us healthy and smart!  He had a special prize for one lucky Mustang….and the winner is… Continue reading

Cyber Bullying Speaker Comes to Mitchell

On December 7, we had Kath­leen Kee­lan speak about cyber­bul­ly­ing pre­ven­tion.  Kath­leen is a Licensed Pro­fes­sional Counselor, specializing in treat­ing stu­dents that are expe­ri­enc­ing bul­ly­ing in schools.  She also does school/parent work­shops on the pre­ven­tion of cyber­bul­ly­ing and tra­di­tional bullying.  One of the distinctions she made was between normal conflict and cyber-bullying.