Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Announcements 2-8-12

Spotlight on Team USA

Team USA is having a busy year.
 We are involved in a Project Based Learning project that involves working with several outside citizens and agencies in the development of a Skate Park and/or Youth Center for St. Albans Teens. The students are surveying students across the county for potential users, as well as designing and preparing cost analysis for possible projects. They are visiting potential sights and exploring area real estate possibilities. They are also working with Mr. Jeff Bean to produce 3 Dimensional models on the computers.
 The students are also working on an Energy Committee. They have attended several workshops and hosted a Button Up Clinic for the State. They will soon be visited by the CEO of Vermont Electric Co Op and he will present a program on the Smart Grid and alternative energies potential. He will be accompanied by a crew filming a Documentary on his efforts, and Team USA will play a role (small) in the film and will later speak with the producer. This will hopefully give them hints that they can use as they continue to film and produce their own bi-weekly show on Channel 16!
  The Team continues to mentor younger students across the school a couple days a week, donate time and efforts to the Humane Society, and host a Community debate for the 4 individuals running for Council seats in the City. They will also interview the incoming Mayor and the outgoing Mayor for insight into leadership techniques and styles.
   This year we have been fortunate to have a number of quality speakers, including Ms. Liz Gamache, Manager of Corporate Services for VEC, (and our next Mayor), Lt. Col. Rogers, 9/11 Hero, and Corey Parent, former student and intern at Golman-Sachs,  and Mr. Armando  Vilaseca, the Commissioner of Education who  visited to share in USA's National Award from AMLE.
We inite you to visit us anytime and please visit our web page at   www.teamusavt.org  Thank you

Team USA Raider Report Show 2

Team USA Raider Report from Team USA on Vimeo.

A Team USA student created news show. The purpose of the show is to display the many wonderful things happening at St. Albans City School. With the support of our local cable access station, the kids have produced their second show.

State of the Union Address Contest

This is for all 7/8 communities in the cafeteria at 2:00pm


7/8 Boys Basketball AWAY vs Georgia at 4:00 pm
7/8 Girls Basketball HOME vs Georgia at 4:00 pm

Odyssey of the Mind

Primary Team Meeting at 6:00pm in Mr. Galle's office

News from The Explorers

Brainstorm Adventure's Brain Fit Tip of the Day

Walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts have been shown to protect the aging brain, maintain memory and cognition, and improve moods.

Use your brain for a Mental Exercise:
List as many items as you can that are invisible (e.g. air, love, thunder)

WordMasters Word of the Day

Function: verb
1 : to come from a source (to stem from)
2 a : to continue after a pause or interruption b : to go or act by an orderly method
3 a : to carry on an action, process, or movement b : to be in the process of being done <the
work is proceeding well>
4 : to go forward or onward : ADVANCE
After the meeting, we are going to proceed to the factory.

Hot Lunch Entree of the Day

Local Baked Potato Bar 
Chili, Homemade Cheese Sauce, Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Cabot Sour Cream & Fresh  Chives 
Spinach Salad w/Apples & Maple Vinaigrette 
Local Apple Muffin 
Fresh Fruit 
Farm Fresh Milk