This gifted, close-knit group of ten is led by Ms.Victoria Robinson. The students challenge one another and are pushed to their limits while Ms. Robinson helps to identify promising new students to join.
Filled with laughter, joy, and exploration, a day in the life of Ms. Sanders' kindergarten class is like no other. Join these energetic students as they embark upon their everyday journey, learning how to interact with both the classroom and the fascinating world that surrounds them.
Omari Lassiter, a first-grader in Mr. Hughes' classroom is playful, surprising, and prone to get lost in his thoughts. Perhaps what distinguishes Omari most from other kids his age is his relationship with his mom, Tiara.
Jovanna and Natalia Ochoa are bright and joyful sisters. Both attend second and kindergarten at YE Smith Elementary. Jovanna and Natalia's experience differs from their peers as they share a child's immigrant perspective. Nevertheless, the Ochoa sisters prove they are more than a number are are on the path to success.
From adding fractions to drawing arrays, fourth graders at Y.E. Smith gain a wide range of quantitative tools during math time. Ms. Fonto and Mr. Gaines foster critical thinking and strengthen the mathematical foundations of their students.
Take a look into the lives of Y.E. Smith students on a typical Friday afternoon, heading to their favorite clubs. Teachers and volunteers put together a wide array of clubs, including art club, baking club, and step. Ms. Barton, Y.E. Smith's guidance counselor, has created a club of her own called GIRLS Club, focused on developing confidence in young girls.
Kelly and Aidsa Villeda-Perez are lively girls whose everyday journey means adventuring a bilingual world. Through school work and play the girls mix the two languages and cultures, and share a very special bond.
Through uncovering Rauschenberg paintings at the Nasher Museum, tornado makers at the Museum of Life and Science, and Andy Warhol photographs at the Ackland Museum, the Y.E. Smith students have been given an irreplaceable opportunity to step outside the classroom into a world rich of inspiring artists.
Tachara Toomer, the lively independent second grader at Y.E. Smith, has a secret weapon on her side - her mother, Stephanie Toomer, who has engineered a family support system that extends beyond the physical quarters of her home, ensuring Tachara's bright future while Stephanie improves her own.