Fourth Grade Language Arts and Music K-5

Phone: 308-783-1134


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Business Administration; Post-Baccalaureate certificate in education; minor in music

Ms. Ruthanne Aye

     Hello Mustang parents, friends and supporters - the 2020-2021 school year is already upon us! I am so excited to be back in the Lake Minatare Mustang community!  For the past elecen years I have taught at Bluffs Middle School, but prior to that I was a "Mustang" 5th and 6th grade teacher for eight years.  I believe that education is the key to achieving our goals and dreams, while good writing, reading and speaking skills are paramount in the digital age.  As you probably know the ELA curriculum for our district is entitled  "Wit and Wisdom".  Although this course is rigorous, "Wit and Wisdom" incorporates reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills into a daily, fast paced program using material that appeals to elementary students,  but still contains the desired content and goals for 21st century leaders.  Most of our work in class will be done with good, old-fashioned paper and pencil, but we will also be using the students' Chromebooks from time to time. In addition, students will be given their own workbooks for each module; a module will be approximately one quarter in length.

Scottsbluff has adopted a new music program called "QUAVER".  It is a full musical curriculum including theory, music history, instrument study, singing techniques, and much more.  Unfortunately while we are still observing Covid-19 social distancing guidelines, we will not be presenting a concert for the public, but hopefully we will be able to add that to our calendar soon.

My planning time is first thing in the morning -  8:05 to 8:55 - and I can be reached at my email address ( or by calling the school office and leaving a message with Mrs. Rose, our secretary. Students will not need anything extra for class - just the suggested supply list provided by the district for this grade level. 

 In addition to being a Gering native,  my background includes a B.S. from the University of Northern Colorado in business administration and a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate with a minor in music. I am in my 20th year of teaching. 

  I look forward to working with you and your "little mustsang".  I sincerely believe, although I know I am prejudiced, that Lake Minatare offers the best environment for your child's education.  Thank you for the opportunity to be a daily part of your child's educational experience.  I ham truly honored and pleased to be at Lake Minatare. Please contact me with your concerns or questions at any time.  Also if there is something you feel I should know about your student please communicate that with me.  Stay safe and remember those masks!!!!! 







  • Fourth Grade Mustangs - 2021 & Mustang Music

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