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This is the online home of our 2nd grade classroom at Syracuse Elementary School, Syracuse, Indiana.

Here we will post updates about what's going on in the classroom. We will also have important information like upcoming events posted here, as well.

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Food for America Day at high school

May 12, 2018

Friday we took a walking trip to the high school for the Food for America day presented by the Ag students. The kids learned about different farm animals and many different foods that come from Indiana farms.


Butterflies released

May 8, 2018

Our butterflies have been with us for three weeks and it’s time to set them free. We saw them change from larva to pupa to adult. Now they’re on their own to complete their life cycle. The kids hated to see them go.

Dress like your teacher day

May 7, 2018

I had five Mr. Lucas twins today in class, either with plaid shirts or glasses or both 🙂

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Fri. May 4

May 4, 2018

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Friday, May 4, 2018

Syracuse Elementary Maker Faire is Thursday Night

Many classrooms from our school will be participating in a Maker Faire.  This is where classrooms showcase things they have created in class.  Our class will be showing off our Lego WeDo robots we have been working with recently.  Come check out all the different classrooms!  Thursday night from 4-7 p.m.  Food trucks will be here so come for dinner

Jars Needed

I need jars for a class project next week.  Spaghetti jar size or smaller preferred.  Please clean and remove the label.  We need them by Wednesday.  I need 23 total, so if you have a few you can send in, that will be great.  Thanks!

Relay for Life – Next Friday

Our school will be participating in the annual Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Students who bring in donations can have a chance at winning some great prizes!

Healthworks Field Trip – May 17 Parents Needed

We still have parent openings for the 2nd grade field trip to South Bend to the Healthworks Museum on Thursday, May 17.  Any parents joining the trip are required to have a criminal background check on file at the school.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 17 – Healthworks Field Trip
May 21 – Family Picnic Day
May 29 – Walking Field Trip to Lakeside Park
May 30 – School Talent Show
May 31 – Awards program in Gym – Last Student Day

Wawasee Community Schools, creating students who are:

  • Contributors
  • Creators
  • Communicators
  • Collaborators
  • Critical thinkers


Contact Information
Todd Lucas

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Butterflies have arrived!

May 4, 2018

We have butterflies that have emerged today! Ask your student about what we’ve learned about them so far.

NWEA – Math Test tomorrow

May 2, 2018

Please make sure iPads are charged and ready as we will take the math part of our NWEA test tomorrow (Thursday). Come ready to do a great job on the test!!

NWEA testing tomorrow – students need iPads charged and ready

April 30, 2018

We’ll be taking the reading portion of the NWEA tests tomorrow. Students must make sure their iPads are charged and ready. Also, students without headphones need to bring a pair, as I don’t have many loaner ones left in the classroom.