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“It’s elementary … my dear Watson”

posted Apr 20, 2018, 1:51 PM by Greg Shull   [ updated May 10, 2018, 8:01 AM ]

Sherlock Holmes, a fictional private detective created by Sir Arthor Conan Doyle, would have enjoyed the mysteries that were around every corner during Mystery Day at Central Services.

Elementary students were able to put their detective hats on during Mystery Day for a unique experience that included fingerprinting, chemistry experiments, a life-size game of Clue, and escape room, and more.

“The Mystery Day experience provides a fun incentive to read mysteries as the students undergo a challenging day alongside students from other schools,” said Nicole Taylor, the AIG teacher at Township Three Elementary.

Students read 10 mystery books and met their Accelerated Reader (AR) goals for the first three quarters of the school year to be able to attend Mystery Day.

“In the escape room, you have to look and think about everything,” said Elizabeth Bolt, one of our superstar students at West Elementary. “It’s so fun! My all-girl team was able to escape the room by unlocking all sorts of locks.”

The students filled the halls and meeting spaces throughout Central Services, and the worked through a variety of challenges and enjoyed some unforgettable educational experiences.

“This is a very interactive science-based, problem-solving experience intertwined with an interesting twist of mystery,” said Amy Mittelman, the AIG teacher at Fallston Elementary.

Mystery Day evolves each year as new challenges are added or are modified to fit the needs of the attending students. Some challenges, such as the life-size game of Clue, require deep thought and partnership between students of differing schools.

“It is nice to see students from different schools working together to create a fun, enjoyable experience, “said Adam Cooke, a teacher at West Elementary.