Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Senator Schroder Visits Woodfill Elementary

State Senator Wil Schroder paid a visit to Woodfill 4th graders last week./Provided

On Thursday, January 22, Kentucky State Senator Wil Schroder was on campus at Woodfill Elementary School to talk to 4th-grade students about state and national government. This was the senator’s first classroom visit since taking office January 1.

The students are currently studying state government and will be visiting the state capital in February. Senator Schroder and Representative Joe Fischer will meet with the class during their visit to Frankfort.

“Senator Schroder did an excellent job talking to the students about his role as a state legislator and presenting facts about our state government. It was my goal for the students to hear firsthand about the knowledge, negotiation, and responsibility needed for the job,” said Tina Reynolds, 4th-grade teacher at Woodfill Elementary. “The enthusiasm he had when talking about the legislative process and the role he has in it made the process simple to understand for my students.  As his first class to present to as our newly elected senator, the students and I felt very fortunate to have him visit Woodfill.”  

Students in Mrs. Reynolds’ class made the following comments:

“I can’t believe a real senator came to my class,” said Vladimir Hoyle. “I liked how he talked about the capitol building and what offices are on the floors. I can’t wait to go there.”

“I think it was interesting that he came to talk to us because I don’t know much about government.  I liked how he told us about all the rooms in the capitol,” said Patrick Parson.
Maggie Ossege added, “I liked how he showed us a slide show and showed us the districts in the state. We are in district 24.  He showed us pictures of how he gives speeches and told us to be confident and care when we give our speeches.  He introduced his wife, too.”

- via Fort Thomas Independent Schools

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