Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Announcements 1-26-12

Spotlight on Team Imagination

This month Team Imagination has been learning all about weather.  At morning meeting the students have been discussing and keeping track of the different types of weather and learning more about reading the temperature on a thermometer.    The students have also been keeping a weather journal and making observations and predictions about the weather using student related weather websites offered through  If you happen to be in the back hall by Mrs. VanGuilder and Mrs. Konrad's classrooms check out the new Team Imagination weather wall.   Students on team Imagination will be taking turns being the daily weather reporter recording the local and national weather, sunrise and sunset, and the moon phases. 

Reminder to 8th Graders!  The Deadline for the Yearbook Cover Design Contest is this Friday!  Put together a drawing or design for your yearbook and get it to Ms. Maguire in Dynamic Design ASAP!  Your work could make the cover of the yearbook!
News from Team USA

On Wednesday, Team USA will be visited by Mr. Jeff Bean who will work with the students on constructing 3 D models of Skate Parks. The students will compete in companies and the winning bid, based on design and cost, will be presented to the City Council. In other news, the energy Committee is preparing to host the CEO of VEC. He will present the proposal on sustainable energy that he will be presenting to his shareholders.. The Team is also preparing to make kits designed for Home Energy Audits. We will announce when they are ready for use.

String Concert
The concert takes place tonight(1/26) at 7:00pm in the library

News from Mrs. Aliquo's and Mrs. Provost's Classes

Mrs. Aliquo's and Ms. Provost classes took a virtual field trip to a museum in Ohio where they recreated an 1825 lighthouse. Both classes have been working on proportional reasoning through project based learning. This trip and activity was a nice addition to the creating of the Giant that they had been working on. Well done!

St. Albans Phantoms Lacrosse Club

Registration for Franklin County boys and girls, grades K-8.
January 31 and February 2, 6:30-8:00pm, 
Collins Perely Sports Center.
For more information contact Peter Shuttle at 524-6448

Nominate the Franklin Central Supervisory Union

To enhance education in the areas of math and/or science.

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education is a program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund
that gives eligible farmers the opportunity to grow the next generation by nominating a
rural public school district to apply for a grant to enhance education in the areas of math
and/or science. The Franklin Central Supervisory Union (FCSU) is on the list of
eligible regions. All we need now are eligible farmers to nominate the FCSU.

The FCSU would like to apply for a grant. You can help our school district become an
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education winner by encouraging all local farmers to
nominate the FCSU.

Grants will be awarded based on merit, need and community support. The more
farmers to nominate our school district, the more it demonstrates community
support and strengthens our application.

Visit for more information. If you are an eligible farmer and
would like to nominate Franklin Central Supervisory Union today, you can do so at or by calling 1-877-267-3332. The nomination period runs
through April 15, 2012.

BFA Fine Arts Presentation

The BFA Jazz Band, Chorus, and Dance Team performed for SACS students on Wednesday to show them what they have to look forward to when they become BFA students!

WordMasters Word of the Day
from the 5th Grade list:

Benign - having a kindly dispositiongracious.

Hot Lunch Entree for Thursday January 26th

Ham & Cheese Stuffed Dough 
Ham & Cheese Between Wheat Bread Dough 
Black Beans & Rice 
Seasoned Green Beans 
Low-Fat Dessert 
Fresh Fruit 
Farm Fresh Milk