Students at River Valley School are participating in a school-wide mock presidential election. The polls opened for students, who had already received their voter registration cards earlier in the week. Mrs. Simon oversaw the process for the students and acted in the capacity as the “County Clerk”. She provided a lesson plan for the classroom teachers to share with their students, in order to assist the students in making their choices. Mrs. Simon pointed out, “It is important for the students to understand civic responsibility and experience the full voting process.”
During the actual voting, Kelly Klisiewicz, a parent volunteer who served as the election judge checked each student in, assuring that they had been property “registered.” The students were then assigned a computer voting “booth.” Ms. Klisiewicz stated that it was exciting to see the kids participating in this event.
The students had an opportunity to vote for the Presidential candidate of their choice as well as a Senate candidate. Fifth grade student Annette Milan stated, “It was fun. When you get older and you want to vote, you will know what to do!” Her classmate, Ethan Kim added, “It is very important to vote so that we have a good President of the United States.” Results will be announced on the PA.