Monday, February 6, 2012

Announcements 2-7-12

Spotlight on Dynamic Design

By Adia
The 7th and 8th graders are having a great contest!  The contest was created and conducted by our own 21st Century teacher, Mr. Moore.  Each student who wanted to could write a “State of the Union Address” that they would have delivered if they were President of the United States.  Dynamic Design had several entries, and we wish to congratulate our two finalists: Kathleen and Alison.  Team USA and Renaissance each had the opportunity to select two finalists as well.  The finalists from all communities will be reading their speeches at 1:57pm in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, February 8th, in front of a distinguished panel, including locally elected officials and members of the St. Albans press!  Now, you are probably thinking, “What would motivate 7th and 8th grade students to compete in an optional writing contest about the government?  There must be a very good prize!”  Well, you are right. The prize will go to the student with the best State of the Union Address out of all the communities, and that student wins a $50 savings bond!  That sure is a great opportunity to better our education while still winning 50 smackeroos!  If you would like to stop by and watch the speeches, it will be in the Cafeteria at 1:57pm on Wednesday! (That's 2:00pm to you spectators!)  Come and root for your favorite!  See you then!
This contest also ties in nicely with Dynamic Design’s current 21st Century Thematic Unit on government, titled “Law and Disorder.”  We are preparing for an exciting field trip to the Vermont Capital and State House in Montpelier on February 14th, and preparing a “Law and Disorder” dramatic production for our Culminating Event later in February.

Academy Cheer Challenge

Over 60 City School athletes preformed at the Academy Cheer Challenge on Saturday. The SYA team placed 1st in youth division, 5/6 Raiders placed 1st in middle school division and the 7/8 Raiders placed 4th in JR High division. City School also had many athletes win in the top gun stunt, jump, and tumbling divisions. Congratulations to all of our athletes!


8th grade Boys and Girls Basketball game HOME vs. Westford at 4:00

Drama Club

Practice 3:15 - 5:15

News from Kindergarten

Kindergartners are studying woodland animals.

Open Doors Reminder

Open Doors session one has ended except for the Back Stage Pass class that meets on Thursdays 3:30-4:30..We are working on session two. Open Doors will announce when brochures are ready.

Valentine's Day Express

It's that time again! The choices this year are a silver & purple necklace, a silver and red necklace or a flower for $1.25 each. You can find a slip at the front desk. Please return the slips with payment to Mrs. Biggie. Delivery will be Tuesday February 14th!

Brainstorm Adventures Brain Fit Tip of the Day:

The standard American diet is too high in Omega 6 fatty acids and low in Omega 3s. The best sources of Omega 3s are from cold water fish like wild salmon, sardines, mackerel and tuna.

Use your brain for Dexterity:
To remember a lost word, sit in a chair and gently raise your left knew as you bring your right elbow to it. Repeat on the opposite side. Repeat 10-20 times. 

WordMasters Word of the Day:
from the 7th grade list

Function: noun
: a dilapidated condition : partial ruin
reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect
Landlords failed to enforce repair clauses, causing a general dilapidation.

Hot Lunch Entree for Tuesday February 7th

Hearty Macaroni & Cheese 
Roasted Beet Wedges 
Homemade Cornbread

Fresh Fruit 
Farm Fresh Milk