135th Anniversary: Student Murals

  • Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, 27J Schools has been celebrating a milestone, 135 years of educating and empowering our future leaders.

    At West Ridge Elementary, Certified Art Teacher Sara Ratzlaff and all 4th grade students have been working all year long to create artwork that celebrates this momentous anniversary.

    Each class was assigned either a period of time in 27J’s history or a theme (people, school, sports, etc.) to research and then transfer their knowledge into works of art. Students were encouraged to work in the medium of their choosing to best represent what they had learned during this process.

    We are proud of these young artists for stepping up to this artistic challenge and representing our district’s rich history with their own creative flair. We also want to thank Ms. Ratzlaff and all our educators who think outside the box to find new and inventive ways to expand students' learning through creativity.