Hawks Teacher Challenge
This Friday all honorable hawks with a segmented red and gray spirit band had the opportunity to play battleball against the teachers in yet another student/teacher challenge. Hawks within each grade level had two periods of throwing, ducking, and evading with oodles of fun and laughs on both sides. Although they spent the first period playing among themselves the real crowd pleaser was the battle of "the young" (students) and "the restless" (teachers).
We have had many student/ teacher challenges in the past, but this was a test of stamina and pride. It was almost inevitable that the students won most of the rounds, but a turn of events gave the teachers the upper hand. Mr. Tate, our physical education teacher and coach, invited some of his prior students to get in on the fun. The event was a success and our student and teachers had an amazing time expending some energy.
Click here for more pictures
Congrats to the winning student and teacher teams!!!
Snickerdoodles Club to VCAS
The Snickerdoodles Club will be presenting the Veteran Companion Animal Services (VCAS) with a check for $389 that the students raised. The local non-profit helps shelter animals and veterans. These funds will help local veterans be matched with a therapeutic companion dog from a local dog rescue or shelter. Club students are also sponsoring a specific veteran-dog team from VCAS. They are gathering donated supplies like a toy bins, treats, and a cushy dog bed to give to Bandit and Damon. Damon served in Operation Desert Storm.
If anyone has any new or lightly used "like new" items they would like to donate, please let Dr. Raschke, 7th grade Trinity Daniels or Damon Boyd know. The most common supplies needed are dog brushes, training treats, small bags of dog food, leashes, and other items listed on our Facebook page.
As you can see from one of the pictures, even Snickers is excited about the students' effort to support this local non-profit!
Thank you to everyone that has been supporting this effort.
Councilman Hardin Speaks with our 8th Grade Boys
What a great opportunity for our 8th grade boys!!! Columbus City Councilman Shannon Hardin came to our school to speak with them about accountability and the I Am My Brother's Keeper Initiative, a program which aims to bridge opportunity gaps for young people of color and raise the bar for the entire community through partnerships with nonprofits, churches, and local businesses.There isn't anything like hearing a message from someone who, as a Columbus native, went on to study at Morehouse College an HBCU only to return to support his community.
The Councilman has said that "his time on Council will be measured by how much he can improve the lives of vulnerable young people in Columbus." we are so grateful that he he took time out of his schedule to inspire and impart words of wisdom to our young boys.
As a school who deeply relies on the teaching of character to make sure that our students leave our school as better citizens everyday this visit from Councilman was refreshing. See more photos on our Facebook page.
Special thanks to Ms. Rogers for always connecting our students with powerful leaders in our student's community!