Sewing with Mrs. Pelovitz and Friends
Mrs. Pelovitz works with six students excited about their first sewing class with volunteer master quilters Kathy MacKay and Carolyn Roblyer.
Upcycling with Mrs. Mault
Ever wondered what to do with random plastic knives and spoons? Mix up a glaze of glitter glue, fit the pieces together and decorate with beans and jewels. Voila! A sparkling garden ornament is born… Upcyclers loved this project!
Mock Labor Contract Negotiations
Students in Mr. Fletcher’s 20th Century Caribbean History classes engaged in a mock labor contract negotiation, to complement their unit on the role of organized labor in improving economic and social conditions in the West Indies. Over the course of three class periods, working in teams of union and management representatives, students developed their own ideal contracts, in areas covering salary, working hours and conditions, benefits including pensions, holidays and vacations, transfers, grievances, layoffs, evaluation and contract duration. They then engaged in a robust, formal negotiation to hammer out a final labor contract that all sides could agree upon. One class did not ultimately reach a consensus, with deep disagreements over worker compensation, whereas the other class, after much back-and-forth, reached a breakthrough. Their final, signed contract is included below:
Grade 4 studied the art of African- American artist William Johnson and then created their own paintings based on his, using tempera paint and oil pastel.
Students from Ms.Croney’s English class were treated to a chemistry demonstration thanks to Science Teacher, Mr. Summerhayes. The 9th and 10th grade English seminar students have been reading and studying Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. This interdisciplinary connection demonstrated combustion taking place upon the meeting of hexane vapor and a heat source.
Art: Painting Rocks For The Garden
Snowflakes Fall in Geometry Class
In their study of symmetry and to improve visualization skills, Geometry students cut out snowflakes while predicting the patterns that would appear in their folded models. (Left to right, Carlos Van Gurp, Aleah Mann, Larissa Sweeney, Kimberly Thompson, Jenny Turk, Naurani Persaud, Dilani Frorup, Josie Calhoun, Hanan Hamed, Kanai Hodge (behind the snowflake 😎 ), Jack Falconer, Molly Brownsdon, Mikey Dizon-Bumann)
Left to right: Ashton Patalidis, Douglas Capdeville, Mathieu Dale, Arissa Etienne, Gabrielle Capdeville
Physics, Energy and Toys
In order to explore energy and how it changes forms, Physics students this week used toys. They enjoyed investigating whirly helicopters, pecking birds, poppers and especially the Nerf gun and Tumble Buggy. (Left to right, Thalia Hendricks, Jelena Vialet and Webster Bozzo)
Beach Clean-up at Salt River, Columbus Landing
On Saturday, February 3, members of the National Honor Society spent part of the morning collecting trash at beautiful Salt River. Many bags of debris (mostly take-out food containers, glass and plastic bottles and paper products) as well as a tire, a windshield and broken parts of damaged sailboats, were taken to the Mon Bijou dump site. The larger items, which were not allowed to be left there, were graciously taken to the landfill by Brian D’Amour, Darien’s dad! Thanks Mr. D’Amour!
1st Grade Publishing Party
Rose Kleeger Selected As A U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Candidate
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, approx. 4,500 seniors are identified nationwide for their academic achievements; 600 become semifinalists before being chosen as one of 161 Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields. Rose also has the distinction of being a Semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations, Rose!
This Week In Sports
Hi Panther Families!
We’re off to a great start with basketball! Thank you, Coach Floyd, Coach Evans and Coach Hill for all your hard work with our teams! Parents, please remember that participation fees for basketball are $30.00, and are due presently if they haven’t already been paid. Once again, before we discuss next week’s schedule, here is this weekend’s game plan (Feb 9th and 10th).
- Varsity Boys vs. Complex 8:00 p.m. @ Complex
- Elementary Boys vs. Lew Muckle 10:45 @ GHCDS
- Middle School Girls vs. Arthur Richards 9:00 a.m. @ Complex
- JV Boys vs. Central 1:00 p.m. @ Complex
- Varsity Girls vs. Central 3:00 p.m. @ Complex
SCIAA will be hosting a Cross Country meet at GHCDS for all levels! It will be on February 18th, starting with one mile for Elementary at 10:00 a.m., with JV and Varsity following with a two mile race. Please note this is a Sunday, and that GHCDS will close off our entrances while races are in progress to ensure our athletes’ safety.
Here is next week’s game and practice schedule:
- Cross Country 3:15-4:30 on the lower field.
- Elementary basketball 3:15-4:15 in the gym.
- Middle School Girls and Varsity Girls Basketball 4:00-5:15 in the gym.
- JV Boys and Varsity Boys Basketball 3:15-4:30 in the gym.
- Cross Country 3:15-4:30 on the lower field.
- Middle School and Varsity Girls Basketball in the gym 3:15-4:30
- JV and Varsity Boys Basketball 3:15-4:30. There is a small possibility that our gym may be needed for a game. If that happens, your practice will move to the slab.
- Cross Country 3:15-4:30 on the lower field.
- Elementary Boys vs. JG 3:30 @ GHCDS
- Varsity Boys Basketball vs StJ @ Complex 8:00 p.m.
- Elementary basketball games hosted in GHCDS gym. Our team plays at 2:00 p.m.
- Middle School Girls Basketball vs Elena @ Complex 10:00 a.m.
- JV Boys Basketball vs Free Will @ Complex 12:00 p.m.
- Varsity Girls Basketball vs St J @ Complex 2:00 p.m.
- Varsity Boys Basketball vs Central @ Complex 5:00 p.m.
- SCIAA Cross Country Meet @ GHCDS 10:00 a.m. All Levels
Thank you and Go Panthers!
CLASS OF 2018 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
Julian Bishop: University of Richmond
Ella Brownsdon: Loyola University, New Orleans, w/scholarship; Susquehanna University w/scholarship; Hamline University w/Presidential Scholarship; Gordon College; Hilbert College; Whittier College; Iona College; College of Charleston; Oral Roberts University; New York Institute of Technology; College of St. Scholastica; College of Wooster w/Dean’s scholarship
Jade Bryan: Roanoke College; Miami University, Ohio
Webster Bozzo: Rider University w/swimming scholarship; Monmouth University w/swimming scholarship
Jenna Canegata: Roanoke College; Loyola University, New Orleans; East Carolina University; University of North Florida; West Virginia University; Gannon University
Danielle Coleman: Stetson University; Georgia State University
Sage Crook: University of Colorado, Denver; Baylor University; Gannon University; the University of Utah
Darien D’Amour: San Diego State University; Humboldt State University
Imani Evans: Stetson University
Crystal Fahie: Bryant University; Johnson and Wales University, Rhode Island; Gannon University
Caroline Flavia: Roger Williams University, Honors Program w/Presidential Scholarship; Salve Regina University w/scholarship
Aaron Fleming: Roanoke College; University of Tampa
Sydney Fleming: Guillford College w/scholarship; University of Tampa; Johnson and Wales University, Miami campus; Marymount University; Iona College; Stevenson University; University of Hartford; Roanoke College
Jalen Frorup: New York University w/scholarship; Loyola University, New Orleans w/ Dean’s Scholarship; Roanoke College; Allegheny College; Rutgers University
Keren Gonzalez: The University of Tampa
Sarah Hardee: University of Vermont; Fordham University; Catholic University
Leyla Idheileh: Roanoke College; Old Dominion University
Rose Kleeger: University of Edinburgh, Scotland; University of Glasgow, Scotland; University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Kate Klempen: Hobart and Williams Smith College, N.Y.
Joshua Morales: Florida Polytechnic University; University of Tampa; Florida Institute of Technology
Billy Noelien: Indiana Institute of Technology; Robert Morris University
Bianca Patterson: St. Leo University; Tidewater Community College; East Stroudsburg University
Ajani Rock: Old Dominion University
Jada Romer: Roanoke College; The University of Pittsburgh; The University of Tampa
Ly’Nese Setorie: Temple University; Lynn University w/scholarship; Loyola University, New Orleans,w/scholarship; Iona College w/Heritage Scholarship; Georgia State University; Gannon University w/scholarship; Marymount University w/scholarship
Jelena Vialet: Temple University
Lindsey Wessel: Auburn University; University of Alabama, Birmingham; University of Alabama Tuscaloosa; High Point University w/Presidential scholarship; Christopher Newport University