"To Be: UNITED!" was a program created and performed by Chowan Middle School's 7th grade students on Thursday, May 9th. Students in the Spring 2013 classes of Ms. Anna Kay Laughton (Music), Ms. Mara Swindell (Art), and Mr. Mike Self (Band) designed and created a multimedia presentation for their Spring Production in collaboration with EzbZ Productions (David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt). Funding was provided by a grant through Arts of the Albemarle. The theme focused on the issues of bullying within the context of civil rights history and anti-discrimination laws. Students wrote their responses/reflections to the prompt, "Describe an experience or event where you witnessed or observed someone protecting another person's civil rights" while incorporating the CMS school motto of "Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be the Best You Can Be." The students' responses were arranged into a script that featured collages depicting what "rights" mean in the United States, in music and in speech. The night was topped off with a musical skit by the Allstars Ensemble called "Lean On Me and Take A Stand" that featured student actors and singers as well as the CMS 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands. Below are pictures from the production and artwork by students.
Two Athletic Teams from John A. Holmes High School have been named AAA Scholar Athletes by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for their achievements in the classroom as well as on the playing court or athletic field. The John A. Holmes High School Women’s Tennis Team and the Varsity Cheerleading Team were among only 15 teams receiving the honor state-wide for Fall and Winter Sports. The NCHSAA made the awards in its AAA Scholar-Athlete program, which includes recognition of varsity teams which attain certain grades as well as individual athletes. Student Athletes on the Women’s Tennis Team are Natalie Bass, Ashton Copeland, Tessa Coughtrey, Molly High, Megan Lane, Emma McCarthy, Hannah Nixon, Peri Peeler, Sara Powell, Teresa Strzyzewski, Mary Alice Swanson, Ellen Whicard, Katherine Whichard, Camille White. Student Athletes on the Varsity Cheerleading Squad include Likesia Armsetad, Amber Beaman, Ali Belch, Brianna Boyce, Hannah Byrum, Ryanika Capehart, C’Asia Leigh, Lejahne Rome, Naria Turner, Shawnee Turner. In the team division, a varsity team earns AAA Scholar-Athlete recognition by attaining a 3.1 aggregate GPA on a straight 4.0 scale for that designated semester. The school receives a certificate from the NCHSAA honoring the accomplishment and each member of the team receives a certificate. A total of a whopping 910 varsity teams and 14,901 individual athletes from across the state achieved this honor. John A. Holmes High School and Valdese Draughn each had two team winners. The John A. Holmes Women’s Tennis Team’s GPA was 3.94 and the Cheerleading Team’s GPA was 3.78. “We are extremely proud of the achievements of the students both on and off the field,” said Principal Sheila Evans. “Our coaches set high expectations for our student athletes to be successful not only in their sport, but more importantly in the classroom,” she added.
On Monday, April 9th the Edenton-Chowan Schools Technology Department announced a new effort to communicate, learn, and collaborate using technology. We're using Twitter! Teachers and students can now follow Dr. Vann Lassiter, Instructional Technologist, using @TechWithTheDr. The main purpose will be to share news updates about technology and education from the district and around the world, offer tips and tricks on using technology, provide updates for upcoming professional development opportunities, and offer fun technology and education quotes and facts. If you have any questions about our new initiative, please contact the Technology Department at 252-482-2811 and speak with Ms. Nelle Hyatt (Chief Technology Officer) or Dr. Vann Lassiter (District Instructional Technologist).