Congratulations to Angel Fortune for being chosen as a 2017-2018 Chassé Cheer Athlete. She will represent the National Chasse Cheer brand. The Chassé Athletes are selected based on a review of their application. The program has a limited amount of spots available, and many factors are considered when selecting Chassé Athletes. Check out the link for more info about this honor. http://www.chassecheer.com/athletes/athlete-faq/
Principles of Business and Marketing student teams created life-size characters, each representing the target market of a well-known company. Teams also developed a written character profile identifying segmenting factors that would lead a company to include the character in the target market. Teams kept their chosen companies secret so they could attempt to guess each others’ when the project was complete.
Friends of the Rappahannock. Third Grade enjoyed a visit from the Friends of the Rappahannock on Friday for a program called We All Live Downstream. Students watched a short video on the importance of keeping our waterways clean which focused on the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The students were given paper and asked to draw what they would build if given a riverfront property. Their pieces connected and each class created a part of the Rappahannock River. Students then discussed what pollutants their property would create and how those pollutants would travel downstream and affect other areas of the river. Our students’ artwork will be on display at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, March 18 at the Daniel Technology Center, Germanna in Culpeper. Free admission for all students!
Jump Rope for Heart has kicked off at Waverly Yowell. Although we are only halfway through the event, 70 students have already participated. A goal of $6,700 has been set; if that goal is met, PE Teacher Andrew Schmaltz, Assistant Principal Jackie Ovalle, and Principal Joe Kubricki will be taking a pie in the face at the end of the nine weeks assembly. Last year, Waverly raised over $9,200, a new record for our school.
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at Waverly Yowell have been busy reading a variety of material on the Reading Plus program. As of today, students have read a total of 4,508,136 words. Students love that they are given choice in what they get to read and it shows by the number of words read and the amazing progress students are making. Keep it up!
Congratulations to Claudia Gohn, Ben Dillon and Grayson Wood for being named All State swimmers:
- Claudia Gohn – State Champion 200 Free, State Runner-Up in the 100 Fly.
- Ben Dillon – State Champion in the 1m Dive
- Grayson Wood – 8th Place in 200 IM
Both Claudia and Ben are mentioned in Swimming World magazine for winning their respective State Championships. You can go to www.swimmingworldmagazine.com to view the article.
Congratulations to Coach Ben Breeden and the Boys Varsity Basketball team for winning the Conference 35 Championship last Tuesday. The Mountaineers beat George Mason on Tuesday and also won their 1st Round Region 2A East tournament game against Page County on Friday. Congratulations to the following Boys Basketball players for being named to the All Conference 35 Basketball team: Elijah Lewis, Isiah Smith, Gaines Swink, and Dre Twyman.
Two buds from Jeannette Michels’ Kindergarten class stood in front of her “Friendship Makes the World Go Round” bulletin board showing off their friendship making skills. Being respectful is not only a school rule, it’s an important aspect of any friendship, and teachers at MPS have done a phenomenal job of fostering that excellent character trait.
With five minutes before specials, MPS first grade teacher Martha Clements uses the time to practice automaticity of math facts. Students counted by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 20’s with great accuracy.
Honor Roll Lists. Delegate Nick Freitas’s Office reached out to us to provide the names of students who made Honor Roll in January. He wants to send letters of congratulations to our students!
First grade students in Janice Sekely’s class work collaboratively to determine how objects are heavier or lighter than each other, using a balance scale. One math standard in first grade is to be able to compare the weight/mass of two objects, using a balance scale. Students enjoyed the team-work approach to learning!
The MCHS band recently traveled to UVA to work with the four college directors. The students were able to work in small groups and as a full group. Here the woodwinds work with Dr. Andrew Koch. Madison was one of ten high schools to participate in this exchange of ideas. The band performs a Pre-Assessment concert on February 21 and then performs for four judges in the District Assessment on March 3 at Charlottesville High School.
MCHS Symphonic Band and Concert Band performed Tuesday night under the direction of Mike Allen and Alicia Strickler. This performance gave students an opportunity to perform in front of an audience and work some of the kinks out. It was an evening of fine music.
- All Month Black History Month
- All Month Career and Technical Education Month
- All Month Love The Bus Month & Bus Driver Appreciation
- February 20-27 National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week