We are looking forward to the The E. L. Wright Color Fun Run being organized by our PTO for next Friday, May 31st to raise money for activities, services, and materials not funded by the district as well as promoting student fitness and fun.
The PTO would like to recognize and say THANK YOU to our 2019 Color Fun Run Sponsors!
STAR WARRIOR SPONSORS
Hobbs Group Advisors, LLC
Excel Physical Therapy
Joon Choel Lee
RED WARRIOR SPONSORS
Wilson Family Vision
Fields Chiropractic Clinic
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC
Asset Management and Planning
BLUE WARRIOR SPONSORS
Gerry Williams, Financial Advisor
In December, some of our 7th grade students took the ACT, a standardized college admissions test, as part of the Duke University Talent Identification (TIP) Program, which is a nonprofit organization supporting academically talented students in grades four through twelve by offering above-grade-level testing, enrichment resources, year-round learning options, and other benefits. As a result of their performance on the ACT, two of our students were selected and chose to participate in an awards ceremony on May 16th at Furman University, where they were recognized as Junior Scholars along with other students from around the state. Congratulations to James Washington (pictured on left), and Michael Papalestsos (pictured on right)!
Our 7th and 8th Grade Orchestras combined to perform at the Carowinds Festival of Music on May 18th. The Orchestra performed before three nationally recognized judges and received a Superior ranking for the eighth year in a row! Superior is the highest ranking that can be awarded. Congratulations to Mrs. Gibbs and our Orchestra students on this outstanding performance.
Our Beta Club Beta Club ended the year by completing 1850 volunteer service hours and collecting $1,190 in donations for the Make A Wish Foundation, which was our largest donation ever! “The National Beta Club is an organization whose purpose is “to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among elementary and secondary school students.” This year’s Beta Club consisted of 148 7th and 8th grade students and was sponsored by Mrs. Katherine Templeton and Mr. Blake Bare. Way to go Beta Club! You are making a difference.
In Ms. Patterson’s Digital Arts class, students are designing a mobile inspired by Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures. “Calder (1898–1976) was an American sculptor who is best known for his innovative mobiles, kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents” (Wikipedia). In designing these mobile’s, Ms. Patterson’s students had to digitally render biomorphic shapes, which are geometric shapes “inspired by forms found in nature” (Woodson Art Museum). Lastly, the students had to attach their biomorphic shapes to wire to make their kinetic sculptures.