Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Announcements 2-9-12

Spotlight on Music Class

7th and 8th grade music classes with Miss Jarvis have been working this year  with a new software program called MixCraft.The program enables students to learn about music composition through the use of music "loops". Students have to be creative in the way they choose and mix the loops appropriately to create a certain mood or style. Students have also learned about musical form and how to structure their music. On their final project, students also added pictures to go with their music - but admittedly we ran into a few technical difficulties with some of this!  This is an example of a piece that was composed during class.  The piece is a creative example of the students using loops that fit well together in a rock style.  Thanks for Brandon F. and Damon L. for their good work. Click the link below to hear their work!


Valentine's Day Estimators Cup Challenge

The Challenge is on! 
Here are the rules: When you visit the front desk, you will see the vase containing roses and candy hearts. You are allowed to measure the square vase. You can remove the flowers carefully, and measure the volume displaced by the plant, but not the plastic covering the candy hearts. The class that gets closest to the actual number of candy hearts in the vase is the winner!  Every team gets one entry per grade level. You will find the entry slips at the front desk and they are due by Tuesday, February 14th at 12:00pm. Good Luck!

Kindergarten and Team USA

Students from Team USA mentoring Mrs. Williams' class at WIN Time.


Tonight (2/9) at 6:00 Steve Taubman will be at BFA in the auditorium to talk about Project Graduation for anyone who is interested. 

School Board Meeting

Tonight (2/9) in the library at 6:00pm. The SACS Tech Squad will be presenting.

Jazz Band Concert

Tonight (2/9) in the cafeteria at 7:00pm.

WordMasters Word of the Day

Function: adjective
1 : biting or bitter in taste or odor
2 : bitterly irritating to the feelings <an acrid remark>
The acrid odor of burnt gun powder filled the air after the pistol had been fired.
Review words from List 1:

Brainstorm Adventure Brain Fit Tip of the Day

Sage is a powerful herb that has been shown to significantly boost memory recall.

Use your brain for Creativity: If you were a book,play or movie, what would be your title?

Hot Lunch Entree for Thursday February 9th

Chicken Enchilada 
Or Bean & Cheese Enchilada in Soft Flour Tortilla 
Brown Rice Pilaf 
Steamed Peas 
Happy Birthday Cake 
Fresh Fruit 
Farm Fresh Milk