Ms. Oakley’s English One class just completed a unit on “The Cask of Amontillado,” a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe. They began with an inquiry PowerPoint project on the history of Italian Carnival, including food, costumes, masks, then and now, and a study of the catacombs of Italy. Students made their own carnival masks. After reading the short story, groups completed mock police investigations using text evidence. They used this information and a little creativity to write news story scripts. Groups then filmed their “Breaking News” reports. The unit culminated with students wearing their masks and enjoying the Italian carnival treats they prepared.
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Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the pumpkin decorating contest! Here’s some of our winners! • Best Traditional Literature: Kaileigh Robinson • Best Fantasy: Melody Crawford • Best Realistic Fiction: Jenna Brooks • Best Horror: Lilly McLain • Best Graphic Novel: Sara Griggs • Best Picture Book: Reagan Freeman
Led by Mrs. Catherine Owens, Hula Hoop Dance Club is a fun activity for all ages. Members will learn many different on-body and off-body tricks, which keep their bodies moving and grooving, to fun, upbeat music. The club is an after school club running from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. All students and faculty are allowed to join.
The Wow Phillipines International Night was a success! We learned about their culture, sampled food, and was entertained with a traditional dance from our teachers! It was a learning experience we will not forget! Thank you for sharing your love for teaching and learning with our students!
We are so proud of our students for their excellence this nine weeks! All A’s, A/B Honor Roll, Highest Averages, Star Students, and Discipline Free.