SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – This school year is a special one for a Sioux City elementary school.
Leeds Elementary is turning 10-years-old this year, so the entire school celebrated with a birthday party.
Part of the school-wide celebration included every student and staff member lining up for a photo on the football field, spelling out “Leeds Number 10.”
The photo, taken by a drone, will be the front cover of the school’s cookbook.
Recipes from families, teachers, and staff will go into the cookbook in honor of the 10th birthday.
The school is also celebrating in other ways.
Each student and staff member wore matching shirts, and there will be a cake decorating contest.
One cake from each grade will get chosen.
All of those cakes will be baked for the school’s “Birthday cake.”
“For elementary school kids that is probably the biggest deal for them when they turn ten, their tenth birthday is like double digits, oh they get the most excited about ten, so we just thought let’s just play into their wants and let’s just celebrate it,” said Angela Bemus, Leeds Principal.
More than 700 students from Pre-School through 5th Grade attend Leeds.