We celebrated Hour of Code the entire day in the SHS Library. Dr. Dawkins’s students presented and explained their Scratch projects to parents and district office personnel. In the video, you can watch parents and Dr. Booker trying out games the students created. While this was taking place, Mr. Babcock introduced students to http://code.org/learn and the different coding possibilities there. During lunch, Mr. Lipp, an electronics and robotics instructor from Daniel Morgan Technology Center, set up electronics and robots and explained how they worked. You can see Mr. Babcock talking with a robot in the video below!
FCA used to meet in the senior lounge. The lounge is being remodeled, and we agreed to be the new home for FCA. Today, they held their waffle breakfast meeting and ALL students were invited to go to the back area of the library and get a waffle.
The Poetry Out Loud contest was held in the media center yesterday afternoon starting at 3:30. Elizabeth Freeman, India Foster, and Nora Grace Smith participated as contestants. Thank you very much to Celena Rusch from USC Upstate, Lauren Ferebee from HubBub, and Sara Katherine Hammond Wade, who is a youth minister at Trinity, for judging the contestants. Eleanor Fentiman, a junior at SHS, served as our accuracy judge.
Many congratulations to Nora Grace for winning the contest. Nora won a gift certificate from Hub City Bookshop and will move on to the upstate competition at Hub Bub. You can get information about that contest by visiting the Hub Bub website.
You can view part of yesterdays contest in the video below ….
Mr. Plaistad brought his very loquacious and energetic students to the library for a DISCUS lesson. The students will be writing an argument paper about an alternative energy of their choice. Mrs. Myers introduced them to Brittanica School, Opposing Viewpoints, and Points of View. Students used the databases to gather evidence backing their energy choice.