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Miss Barb Gallagher took time out of her very busy day on her sheep farm in Jackson, PA to show Blue Ridge Pre-K children one of her lambs (Babe). She showed them how wool is spun into yarn, colored, and then made into clothing. She also explained the difference between cotton and wool, showing samples of each material. This activity was done as a follow-up to the theme "In the City, In the Country," where the children learned about the difference between the two places. They also learned about where products come from before going to the market or store (i.e. milk comes from cows). The students enjoyed watching as she spun the wool and fed the lamb and especially loved petting "Babe."
The Binghamton Zoo Mobile visited Blue Ridge Elementary School on Thursday, March 25. The age 4 and 5 Kindergarten classes learned about animals that can be found at the zoo, such as a wood turtle, corn snake, rabbit, parrot and a pigmy hedgehog. The students enjoyed learning about these animals and having the opportunity to be up-close and personal with them! Pictured above, Chase Cosgrove and Abigail Oakley get the chance to see a parrot up-close thanks to The Binghamton Zoo Mobile.
On March 10, Penelope Penguin (Cindy Reynolds) visited the Kindergarten children of Blue Ridge Elementary School. During this visit, she read them a story about penguins, taught them a penguin action song and completed an activity. Penelope gave every child a penguin finger puppet and each class received a copy of the book she read. Penelope Penguin’s visit culminated the penguin theme Kindergarten students had been studying. Pictured above, Penelope Penguin and Kindergarten student Carl Potter complete a penguin activity.
The Endless Mountains Theatre Company held the annual members meeting on March 24 at St. Paul’s Church in Montrose, PA. The following were elected to Executive Board Positions for 2010: David Schmidt, Chairman; Bonnie Love-Colwell, Vice-Chairman; JoAnn Brown-Masters, Secretary; Robert DeLuca, Treasurer. The following were added to the Board of Directors in three newly created positions: Jaelynne Goff, Sheila Guinan, and Bobbie Jo Kelsey. Other members of the Board of Directors include the following: Mary Fancher, Tim Hutchins, Dianna Wayman and Amy Zakarauskas.
The Endless Mountains Threatre Company is looked to each season as the source of large scale theatrical entertainment. The 2010 season will be announced in the very near future. All residents of the endless mountains region are welcome to participate. For additional information, please consult the EMTC website: www.4emtc.org.
Elk Lake Junior High School Principal Brain Mallery has announced the February 2010 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. Pictured (l-r) above: front - Jeremy Crane, Steven Evans, Paulina Ramos-Lopez, Kayla Adams, Jenny VanEtten, Linsey Dudock, Blaise Cleveland; back - Jessie Williams, Danielle Bentler, Courtney Erat, Junior High Principal Brian Mallery, Cassandra Mebus, Justin Cobb, Krystal Maines; absent from photo - Austin Madill.
Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the March 2010 student of the month award winners.
Pictured (l-r) above: 1st row - Kodi Warner, Rylee Taylor, Alexis Shotwell, Jaymz Heeman; 2nd row - Tamara Voda James Heaman, Cheyanne Krauss, Jaycee Crisman, Catalina Martinez-Cases; 3rd row - Lizzy Hendrickson, Taylah Culver, Jason Mowry, Ben Benscoter, Dakota Otis, Allison Orr, Matthew Sickler.
Students in kindergarten, first, and second grades were selected by their homeroom teachers. Students may be selected as student of the month from four different areas. Those four areas are academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and most improved.
Elk Lake is proud of their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.
Elk Lake junior Shea Skinner, at the National Forensics League’s Valley Forge District National Qualifying Tournament on March 27-28 at Southern Lehigh high school, accomplished what only two other Elk Lake Forensics Team members have ever done in the history of the program.
He placed second in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and earned a trip to the NFL National Tournament being held this year in Kansas City, MO on June 13-18 where he will compete against the top 200 debaters in the country.
Pictured above, NFL Valley Forge District National Qualifier EL Forensics Team Member Shea Skinner, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.
In an extremely difficult 6 round double elimination tournament, Skinner defeated debaters from Danville, Southern Lehigh, Truman High Schools. His lone loss came to Zachary Taylor, from JM Barrack Hebrew Academy, the eventual champion.
After 6 rounds of debate, Taylor and Skinner were the only two debaters in the field left without two losses. In the final round, Skinner defeated Andrew Hunt from Danville HS on a split decision and dropped him from the tournament.
The NFL Valley Forge District covers the entire eastern half of Pennsylvania and includes Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Scranton and Allentown. Only the top debaters in the region compete at this tournament in order to earn one of the two qualifying slots to NFL Nationals.
The other two EL qualifiers to the NFL National Tournament were Amanda Curry in 2003 and Eric Allen in 2001.
“This is a great accomplishment for Shea (Skinner). He worked hard all season and fought his way through an incredibly difficult field at the tournament to make it to the top two,” commented EL Forensics Director Keith Brosious.
The team will wrap up their season by traveling back to Southern Lehigh HS for the Spartan Invitational on April 24.
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