On March 20, 2013, new lives began at Northwest Elementary School. Mrs. Alyssa Enz, NES librarian, and Mrs. Deborah Deemer, library aide, decided to take over the egg hatching program from Mrs. Reba Staten, former first grade teacher who has retired and was instrumental in starting the program.
The project was moved to the library so all students would be able to observe the development of the chicks, and first grade students made charts to decide how many eggs they through would hatch and what color the chicks would be.
On April 20, one day early, two chicks hatched. On day 21, there were nine more to hatch and eight breaking out of their shells. There were a total of 36 eggs in the incubator.
Source: Northwest Elementary School