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VFW 2120 Awards East Robertson Center College Essay Individuals
The Robertson County VFW Submit 2120 hosted its annual Patriot Pen essay contest final fall with a deadline of October 31, 2018. “Why I Honor the American Flag” was the essay matter; and thirty East Robertson Center College college students submitted entries.
Members from VFW Submit 2120 acknowledged the next college students in a ceremony held within the faculty auditorium on January 23, 2019: Kaitlyn Blair, Kamryn Bobinger, Brooklyn Brown, Bryce Corbin, Ryan Dawdy, Jaxon Day, Katie Denney, Kayla Evans, Zac Farmer, Emily Gibson, Nathan Gibbs, Hayden Gillihan, Elizabeth Hooper, David Hunt, Darby Inman, Valerie Jones, Nick Marlin, Carson Melton, Travis Morris, Sara Newberry, Tad Patterson, Wyatt Pearson, Jaxson Rooney, Haley Seay, Tuff Slate, Ty Slate, Conner Sneed, Matthew Swearingen, Dylan Thomson, Hayden Wiktorek, Noah Williams, Aaliyah Zemba. Every participant was given a patriotic coin holder and ink pen.
All East Robertson Center College essay winners obtained a certificates and medal. Financial awards had been a $100 examine for first place, Carson Melton; $75 examine for second place, Matthew Swearingen; and $50 examine for third place, Nick Marlin. Successful essays are forwarded to the district, state, and nationwide ranges. Nationwide winners are honored on the VFW 2019 Legislative Convention in March 2019. Scholarship alternatives can be found for grades 9-12 every year, and college students in grades 6-12 are inspired to enter the long run annual VFW essay contests.
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Krisle Elementary Students Take pleasure in Distinctive STEM-Centered Studying Module
Krisle Elementary College second grade college students lately loved a singular and thrilling studying expertise on account of a brand new place certainly one of their lecturers enjoys.
Within the fall of 2018, KES trainer, Shelby Johnson, was accepted right into a statewide cohort of educators to advertise STEM (Science, Expertise, Engineering, and Math) inside her faculty. STEM experiences promote inquiry studying, encourage downside fixing, and problem college students to suppose critically. Ms. Johnson is a member of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Community (TSIN) Rural STEM Collaborative Program. As certainly one of forty-three educators on this statewide program, she developed a STEM initiative for all second grade students at KES.
Johnson applied a project-based studying unit for her initiative throughout the month of February, which centered on habitats and animal diversifications. Second grade KES lecturers used advanced and informative texts all through the unit; specializing in particular habitats and animal diversifications so as to survive in a specific habitat setting. Students had been assigned an animal and challenged to explain the way it may adapt to a brand new habitat for a two-week go to. They concluded by presenting their findings orally and in writing, together with making a habitat diorama showcasing these findings visually.
Tasks included explaining how the next animals may adapt to a brand new habitat for a two-week go to:
-Camel to the arctic
-A frog from tropical rainforest to the grassland
-A lizard from the woodland touring to the desert
-Wetland turtle to the ocean/marine habitat
-Arctic fox to the woodland forest
Particular outdoors STEM audio system got here to KES and spoke to students to additional help of their studying much more about habitats, animal wants, and animal diversifications.
Moreover, the Nashville Zoo visited on February 11, and introduced 5 animals to indicate students. Every animal was from a unique habitat and possessed a number of diversifications to assist them survive of their explicit setting. Animals included a chinchilla, an owl, a lizard, a gopher tortoise, and a sloth.
On February 12, Johnson’s class Skyped with a scientist, Dr. Travis Hagey: an animal biologist from Mississippi. Hagey researches particularly how animals adapt to their environment, and offered data to students serving to them to know many distinctive examples.
A veterinarian tech from the Robertson County Animal Clinic, visited students on February 13. Throughout her go to she shared strategies she makes use of to cares for animals every day and supplied instruction about pet care and particular diversifications.
All audio system defined to students, how they use all facets of STEM of their careers every day. In addition they supplied data on instructional necessities and wage expectations for wildlife associated professions. Because of this, students at the moment are conscious of a number of new STEM profession selections accessible after commencement. KES may be very lucky for the cooperation and participation of those neighborhood companions, as they additional enriched this STEM tutorial unit.
Individually, Johnson’s class was ready to make use of digital actuality know-how to view the habitats in an immersive expertise, additional serving to them decide what traits needs to be included of their habitat diorama. Students labored collaboratively as a gaggle to construct a diorama, which proved their animal may adapt to its new habitat for 2 weeks.
As an ending to the STEM PBL (project-based studying) unit, KES hosted a Second Grade STEM Showcase. This particular occasion was held on Thursday, February 28. Members of the family and mates had been invited, on this night, to listen to college students carry out a musical efficiency that includes habitat songs. Then they had been capable of go to the college gymnasium to each see the students’ habitat dioramas, and listen to them verbally clarify how they made their mission and the way their given animal may adapt to the brand new habitat. Visitors may additionally scan a QR code utilizing a cellular system to view a video of students explaining much more about their mission.
Total, this instructional unit was each efficient and fascinating to the students. Their tutorial vocabulary, scientific information, and STEM profession consciousness had been all deepened and enlarged. Moreover they had been challenged to suppose in abstracts, assist that pondering with scientific details, and work as a collaborative workforce.
Collaborating students had been optimistic of their response to the mission, saying issues like:
-“Is that this even studying? It’s so enjoyable!”
-“After I develop up, I now need to work with animals every day and assist them stay a wholesome life.”
-“Let me be clear, I didn’t like this unit… I completely beloved it!”
Johnson stated that with out the assist of TSIN and the KES administration she’d not have been capable of present her second-grade students with the memorable and significant outcomes of this distinctive studying expertise.
District Stand-outs Honored at Soccer Basis Banquet
Robertson County was properly represented on Wednesday, Feb. 27, on the 53rd Annual Nationwide Soccer Basis Awards Banquet in Franklin, TN.
The district had 5 Charles W. Hawkins III Scholar-Athlete Award Honorees representing all 5 excessive colleges.
Honorees from RCS are entrance row left to proper –
Braxton Ray Ashabraner – JBHS
Jim Burysek – ERHS
Travis Dale Arms – GHS
Jonathan Riley Glodoski – WH HHS
Benjamin Michael Galluzzi – SHS
Coaches are again row left to proper –
Tom Adkins – JBHS
Chad Broadrick – ERHS
John Elmore – GHS
Stetson Dickerson – WH HHS
February was Music Month at Bransford Early Studying Heart
Younger budding musicians got here to life at Bransford Elementary throughout the month of February for the college’s Fourth Annual Music Appreciation Celebration.
Numerous proficient individuals from Robertson County colleges, the Robertson County neighborhood, and the Higher Nashville space shared their abilities for Bransford pre-k and Head Begin youngsters.
The celebration started with Cloggers Kyler Willson, Addison Osborne, Ella Lax, Addy Belle Johnson, and Kinsley Willson beneath the path of Ty and Abby Jackson from Shalom Dance Studio. Excessive step, faucet dancing was displayed by this younger group of dancers.
The Nashville Ballet offered the story, “Bounce Frog Bounce,” by dance to associate with a e book studying that lecturers had supplied beforehand. Dancers had been wearing costume and confirmed varied ballet methods.
Rock band drummer Kevin Jones carried out along with his drums and demonstrated every kind of percussion instrument. Moreover, Jones allowed every little one to take a seat and play the drums on their very own.
Native enterprise proprietor, Hope Borthick, supplied a number of of her proficient performers from Shalom Dance Firm to share various kinds of dance for the kids. Ballet, jazz, interpretive dance, and a few gymnastic abilities had been superbly carried out for the group.
Kalanie Thomas from the Innovation Academy carried out a number of vocal choices to entertain the pre-k college students on Feb. 20.
On Feb. 26,Watauga Elementary’ s fourth and fifth graders, directed by Linda Messinger, supplied a enjoyable, partaking time for BES college students. The Watauga college students performed ukuleles, keyboards, drums, and guitars for the kids in addition to offering vocal solos and a gaggle sing-a-long. Numerous pre-k college students had been then invited to come back up entrance to play the devices with the older college students as properly.
A quartet consisting of Retha and Johnnie Marlin, Daniel McNatt, and Charlotte Grey supplied a colourful, smiley-face music workers exhibiting college students which of their members sang soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. They sang a 4 half concord choice earlier than together with the scholars within the singing of a well-known music “Child Shark.”
DJ Johnny was in the home on February 28, offering motion and music to all genres of music. Kids danced and saved the beat to his groovy music greater than an hour.
Bransford directors, lecturers, workers members, and college students wish to thank everybody who took trip from their busy schedule to share their distinctive abilities. The kids will bear in mind you with a music of their coronary heart and a beat of their step.
District Celebrates Learn Throughout America
On Monday, Feb. 25, Robert F. Woodall Elementary College hosted 25 neighborhood, civic, political, and academic leaders to learn to college students in celebration of the twenty second annual Nationwide Learn Throughout America Week.
Created by the Nationwide Training Affiliation in 1997, The Learn Throughout America Day is well known every year on the college day that falls closest to the birthday of Dr. Seuss, on March 2.
Faculties all through Robertson County have a good time today, and the inclusive week, with occasions, actions, e book gala’s, and classroom readers held all through the week.
March College students of the Month for JBES
Entrance Row: L to R: Adalyn Traughber (Ok), Sarah Nageeb (PreK)
Again Row: L to R: Lucas Christy (fifth), Savannah Black (2nd), Olivia Little (third), and Holley Wilson (4th)
Springfield Excessive College Mock Trial Workforce Headed To State (Once more)
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – Moments in the past officers with Robertson County Faculties introduced that the Springfield Excessive College mock trial workforce has as soon as once more been chosen to compete on the state degree.
Although we don’t have the complete historical past of the workforce, we do know that the workforce has received the State Mock Trial Championship not less than twice lately, a outstanding accomplishment.
In 2014 the workforce clinched the state title for the primary time within the faculty’s historical past (see photograph under) FULL STORY. Then, in 2015, the workforce did it once more (see photograph under) FULL STORY.
Smokey Barn Information will comply with the workforce’s progress as they go for one more win in 2019. Remember to want the workforce luck in feedback.
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