Video Montage of an awesome group of students in Directed Studies Classes 2011-2012
Link to Gainesville Times Article about NHMS Directed Studies ‘Morning with the Memorables’ event. http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/61798
Link to Elizabaeth Swett’s video about Laura Ingalls Wilder:
Link to Tucker Buffington’s video on Walt Disney:
Link to Erica Tolbert’s video on Marilyn Monroe:
WHMS, CMS and NHMS participated in the Jackson EMC Solar Sprint challenge held May 6th at the Lanier National Speedway. It was a great event-14 teams from schools in the Jackson EMC district competed. WHMS won second place in speed, CMS took second place in design and NHMS won the spirit award.
The Georgia chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) holds an annual career day on the second Tuesday of April. As part of this event they award the Thomas Mettille Student Achievement Award to deserving students for projects utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in three categories: K-12, Undergraduates and Graduate students.
First and second place awards are given to students selected by the Georgia URISA board members in each category. Da Vinci Academy Middle School students took both first and second in the K-12 competition.
I am so very proud of the NHMS's Directed Studies' class' rain barrel. This project has turned in to a major collaborative effort-Laura Tucker (our wonderful Art Teacher) guided several of her students 6, 7, and 8th graders to help. The D.S. class wanted the rain barrel to be used in Ms. Cumming's SAVE club's bog garden. Isaac Jackson (DS Student) wrote the poem about the rain barrel in the bog garden. But, since it has turned out so beautiful-we now want to raffle it. (Also to promote water conservation).
Davis Middle Principal Eddie Millwood and Martin Elementary Principal Tamara Ettinger have announced that teams from Davis Middle and Martin Elementary are bound for the 2009 Odyssey of the Mind World Championships to be held May 27-30, 2009 at Iowa State University. At this world event, they will be competing against students representing 100 different countries.
South Hall Middle School students whose projects won at the regional National History Day competition in Athens. These students will be going to the state competition in Macon. South Hall Middle School won more awards at the regional competition than any other school in NE Georgia!
In keeping with the Honors Directed Studies spring-semester theme of communication, students were visited by a performing Young American, Jeramy Lewis, who shared how music is truly the universal language.
North Hall Middle School Directed Studies Students enjoyed learning about NASA’s Apollo space missions from a primary source. Mr. Paul Krippner, PE, gave a first-hand account of his work as an engineer with Grumman Aircraft/Aerospace where he worked on the lunar module. He later became Grumman’s Project Engineer at the Johnson Manned Space Center in Houston, TX.
Victoria Rogers, North Hall Middle School, is the Hall County winner in the sixth annual water conservation and preservation essay contest, sponsored by the Clean Water Campaign and the Water Use It Wisely Campaign. County winners receive a Clean Water Campaign / Water Use It Wisely certificate presented by an elected official from that county and a $25 cash prize.
The Clean Water Campaign and Water Use It Wisely teamed up to encourage children to address the growing need to improve water quality and conservation efforts in Georgia. Students researched and shared their thoughts on why conserving water and preventing water pollution are important for the future of their river, lakes and streams. The main goal of this program is to encourage students to create inventive solutions to water conservation and water quality in metro North Georgia.In her essay, Rogers says, “After participating in the Rivers’ Alive Clean Up, I saw first hand what pollution can do to our water supply….I guess what I am trying to say is, water IS a big deal. If we keep treating it the way we have been, we are going to run out." The contest was open to sixth, seventh and eighth graders in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding, Rockdale and Walton counties. Each participating school submitted its winning essay for the county competition, and one overall winner was selected from among the county winners.