8th Grade LAW Science Students visited by Solar Scientist

Mrs. Waheed’s 8th Grade Science LAW students were visited on Wednesday by Larry Metcalf, founder of Sunspot Solar, who completes science outreach programs in the Midlands. Mr. Metcalf is also a consultant and guest with the University of South Carolina Astronomy Department and the SC State Museum’s observatory. Mr. Metcalf brought along a telescope and a spectroscope to allow students to observe sunspots and to identify the composition of the sun. He also brought a meteorite that crashed in Argentina 4,000 years ago for students to examine.

7th Grade Murder Mystery Lesson

Mr. Samon’s 7th grade ELA students put their hours of experience viewing crime shows to use when they became detectives for a day. Split into two teams, each class received the background story of a murder that occurred the night before, and were tasked with solving the mystery in under 60 minutes. The biggest difficulty was determining which of the 40+ pieces of evidence were essential to their understanding of the crime, and which ones were not related to the case at all. The students loved the activity, and made great strides in further developing their inquiry skills, collaboration skills, and communication skills. The students had an enjoyable experience and were able to cite evidence to support their claims.

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Digital Arts Stop Motion Movie Project

The 8th grade Digital Arts students in Ms. Patterson’s class have been working on a group project in which the students created stop motion movies based on the titles of the Bayeaux Tapestry, which is a 230′ long x 20″ tall tapestry depicting the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England at the Battle of Hastings in A.D. 1066 by William the Conqueror. Click here to see one of the project exemplars created by Ambrose Yates, Immanuel Whidbee-Franklin and Angel Kennedy.
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ESOL “Roots and Wings” Projects

 Some of our English to Speakers of Others Language (ESOL) students from Mrs. Morrow’s and Mrs. Campo’s classes recently completed their “Roots and Wings” research project about countries they have never seen, but hope to visit someday. Some of them chose countries where some of their classmates are from. The students presented to visitors on January 22nd and even provided samples of some country-specific snacks during their presentations. The students did an excellent job!

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Signing Up for Job Shadowing Day

In accordance with the School to Work Opportunities Act,  Richland Two has designated Friday, February 1, 2019 as School to Work Day( Job Shadowing Day) for all middle school students.  You are invited to participate by taking your child to a work site.  Your student’s absence from school on February 1, 2019 will be excused if the required form( on school website) is completed one week prior to the shadowing day and the student completes a 3 paragraph essay on their experience.  The link to shadow at a Richland 2 Elementary school is now closed.  All available slots have been filled as of Friday, January 18th. Students may still sign up to shadow, just not at a Richland 2 Elementary school.  Please complete the School to Work Form Link below. Hard copies of the form are available upon request. If you have multiple students here at E.L. Wright, please fill the form out for each student. Please contact Monica Loving if you have any questions at mloving@richland2.org or 736-8740 ext. 3028. Here is a link to the E.L. Wright School-to-Work Form Link , which is also available on the E.L. Wright website!

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Reminder: Soccer Tryouts begin Monday

Soccer Tryouts at E. L. Wright will be from January 28th to January 30th from 2:30 to 4:30. Soccer tryouts are closed to the public. Students in 7th and 8th Grade interested in trying out must have their physical and all tryout paperwork turned in to participate.
You can find the tryout packets at the following link: https://www.richland2.org/Departments/Administrative-Services/Athletics-Forms or see Ms. Willingham for a paper copy. Please remember to dress appropriately.

If your child is interested in playing Soccer at E. L. Wright please have them see Coach Pillow (Room 315) or Coach Villegas (Room 207).

6th Grade IB Field Trip Payment

For those 6th grade IB students attending the field trip to Medieval Times, the next payment in the amount of $20.00 is due no later than January 31, 2019, along with any forms that were sent home with your child last Thursday.  Additionally, in order to meet the deadline set by Medieval Times, the final payment due date has been changed.  The final payment is due no later than February 15, 2019.  This date is not negotiable.  Please note that you can pay the balance of your student’s trip at any time prior to that date.  Payments should made directly to the bookkeeper in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s Advisory teacher.

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Coach Gay gets his 100th Victory

Coach Vincent Gay earned his 100th victory on Wednesday, January 16th when the E. L. Wright Boy’s Basketball team defeated Blythewood 53-25. Coach Gay has coached for 16 years. Way to go Coach Gay!

Come out on Monday, January 28th against Longleaf Middle School. The boy’s game will follow the girl’s game which will start at 4 pm.

Top Image is Coach Gay addressing players after the victory against Blythewood. Bottom image is a picture of the scoreboard showing the final score of 53-25.