The high school advisory program allows students to meet in their advisory programs about once a month to discuss different topics that relate to issues both in and out of school. The topic for this week’s freshman discussion was ethics and morals.
Foreign language teacher Erin Forunato’s freshman French class competed in a game that reviewed chapter material. Students were broken into groups, and took turns rolling dice to answer specific questions that corresponded with questions on a game board.
Students in Erin Fortunato’s French class prepared and performed conversations after learning the imperfect tense. Students were assigned partners a few days prior to the conversation and were given time in class to prepare.
Abby Whittredge’s seventh grade English class is currently doing a unit on drama. As a part of this unit, the class is reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Each person was assigned a role, and the class is interpreting and acting out the play.
Tamera Burns’ seventh grade art class created comic strips that were inspired by bullying awareness. The drawing could be inspired by real life experiences or a fictitious situation. Work created by the students will be used to promote bullying awareness that occurs both inside and outside of school.
High School advisory groups meet about once a month to discuss topics ranging from character to how to deal with stress. The goal of the freshman advisory meetings on Wednesday April 16th was to build a sense of community within the groups through participating in fun activities. Groups did things such as playing games or creating sculptures, and some even enjoyed snacks during the meeting.
Students in World History teacher Alison Wright’s freshman class recreated the Reichstag Election that took place in Germany in 1932. Four students represented the four main political parties in Germany at the time: the SDP, the KDP, the Center Party, and the NSDAP. The rest of the class represented voters. Each party presented a speech that attempted to convince voters to support their party. The winner of the election would get the most seats in the Reichstag, which would allow them to control Germany.
On Wednesday March 26th, science teacher Amy Dobbins’ 8th grade class participated in a lab activity during which they created small scale model of a strand of DNA. Students used small Lab-Aids kits that consisted of plastic pieces to represent nitrogen bases and nucleotides. These pieces were later twisted to form a double helix, the shape of an actual DNA strand.
Tamera Burns’ seventh grade art class created drawings of endangered marine animals. Students drew one endangered marine species from a list of options ranging from the Shortnose Sturgeon to the Loggerhead turtle. Several pieces will be selected to be entered into the NOAA Fisheries Marine Endangered Species Art Contest.