By Joshua McNaughton
Unfortunately, Ms. Pistole is no longer able to teach the school’s sixth-grade art class (Kathy Lamothe’s homeroom). We thank her for her dedication as our long-term art substitute. Starting on Thursday, Jan. 12, Marcie Abbott took over instruction for this class.
Northwest Evaluation Association – NWEA — testing will be starting soon. Parents are asked to keep in mind that well-rested and well-fed students test better.
Both varsity basketball teams as well as the junior varsity boys basketball team inked wins recently against Temple. Junior varsity boys also got a win against Windsor, while junior varsity girls fought hard but came up just a little short.
In technology, the kindergartners and first-graders are going to continue to learn basic computer-navigation skills. Second-graders will soon be learning to use a student-friendly search engine called Kiddle. As third- and fourth-graders finish up their typing units, they will be introduced to their end-of-the-year projects. Fourth-graders will begin writing a nonfiction story and third-graders will be learning how to do a basic slide show.
In art class, students are busy getting into the winter season with projects that are centered around snow and all the fun we have in it. In the fifth and sixth grades, the students are studying one-point perspective, from a winter landscape to aquariums full of amazing fish. The seventh-graders are beginning some great Sharpie pointillism pictures and the eighth-graders are casting their hands in a hand study.