Students build a Sun Funnel

Students building a Sun Funnel for the Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, August 21.

They constructed it in class then took it outside to test it and fine tune it.  This is one of the 3 viewing stations we will have in addition to each student having a pair of solar glasses.

TOP LEFT: Hill and John help Mr. Kevin size the funnel ~ TOP RIGHT: Fine tuning and adjusting the funnel ~ BOTTOM: Hill, Mellie, Jess, Will, and Mr. Kevin testing it out.
How we expect it to look during the eclipse

Keyeion went to Costa Rica!

Keyeion was selected to participate in The Smithsonian Student Adventures 2017 Costa Rica 10 Day Surf & Service Program this past summer.  This is an awesome program where students learn to surf from local professionals, practice Spanish language skills with locals, and contribute towards an environmental service project.

In addition to fundraising $1000 by himself, he was also awarded a $700 Journalism Fellows Scholarship by The Smithsonian Student Adventures program!

Journalism Fellows are responsible for documenting their study abroad.  Read Keyeion’s article, “Surf and Service in Costa Rica“.  Great Job Keyeion!

Congratulations Aaron!

Aaron will be participating in the International Futbol X-change Program (IFX Soccer) after graduation! Plans include living with a host family on the Isle of Wight and in 2 years earn what they call a level 3 diploma (similar to an Associates Degree) in Physical Education. Aaron will also practice and play with an AFC Bournemouth League Team. Currently Bournemouth is a member of the Premier League and they have farm teams under that level. Continue reading “Congratulations Aaron!”

Way to go Keyeion!

Keyeion has been selected to participate in The Smithsonian Student Adventures 2017 Costa Rica 10 Day Surf & Service Program where students learn to surf from local professionals, practice Spanish language skills with locals, and contribute towards an environmental service project.

In addition to fundraising $1000 by himself, he was also awarded a $700 Journalism Fellows Scholarship by The Smithsonian Student Adventures program!

Continue reading “Way to go Keyeion!”

Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners

The City of Acworth along with the Acworth Tree Commission held a special celebration for all of the Arbor Day Poster Contest winners.  Local schools participate in this poster contest each year based on the theme set by the Acworth Tree Commission.  This year’s theme was “Tweets About Trees.”  We had so many wonderful entries and the winners were recognized by Mayor Tommy Allegood and Board of Aldermen at the City Council Meeting. Congratulations to all of the poster winners, and we wish you the best of luck next year!

Thank you for honoring our students, Acworth Tree Commission, City Council, and Parks & Rec!