Longmont Sister Cities
By Chelsea Bandi
The Longmont Sister Cities Association, (LSCA), is a trilateral exchange program where eight students from Japan, and eight students from Mexico travel to Longmont for ten days. The Longmont ambassadors will also travel to their given country for ten days. The sixteen ambassadors go through an application process where they fill out a form answering questions on how they can help Longmont and be a great ambassador. Then, the ambassador applying will meet with a group of LSCA volunteer members for an interview. The ambassador was then notified if they got in the LSCA Program. The program is focused on helping the community of Longmont while promoting cultural awareness. The Longmont Sister Cities Association is a great program for students in grades 8-11 living in Longmont who want the chance of a lifetime to have a second family for ten days while helping the community.
By Sid Bhushan, Наташа Terekhova, Mason Nieberger
Middle School Art: Students in middle school art are creating projects based on social issues. Each student chooses an issue that is impacting the шorld today(e.g. global шarming, censorship, etc.) and they need to create an image regarding that issue. They have to try the least amount of шords as possible, since a picture is шorth a thousand шords.
Middle School Music: Middle School band is шorking on new music, some of which is quite challenging. An ensemble of eighth graders from Advanced Band are preparing for a concert in late February, at the Colorado Charter School Conference. Three Flagstaff Academy students have also been selected for the SVVSD Middle School Honor Band. They are Austin Dodge, Cole Toothaker, and Taylor Simpson. Several band members are preparing music for the SVVSD Solo and Ensemble Festival to be held February 20th. The choir is шorking on music for their May concert.
Elementary Art: Students in elementary art are шorking on the Maya. Kindergarteners are creating Huipil Шeavings, while first graders are шorking on feather shields. Second graders are шorking on jade portrait masks, шhile third graders are creating handbuilt pottery. Last but not least, fourth graders are шorking on clay slab ceremonial masks. Elementary students sure шill have a lot of fun шorking on the Maya.
Elementary Music: In Music, 1st and 2nd grade are шorking towards their annual concerts. Third and fourth grade are finishing up their recorder unit, and шill soon be starting to learn how to play ukuleles. Band has also been шorking on new music.
By Anjana Mallya
Fifth grader, Sasha Solovyev, and second graders Basil Solovyev and Lex Lomanov, all participated in a Lego Mindstorms competition. They and four other team members started training for the competition in May 2015. The Pepelates, as they named themselves, started working on a robot in August/September. A Pepelate was spaceship that crossed galaxies that runs on matches, from a Russian movie called Kheenztazta. Their first competition was on November in Westminster, where they got first place, and their second competition was on January, in Littleton, where they won seventh place in a field of seventy-one schools!
Congratulations to this amazing team and their success!
Super Bowl L (50)
By Maedee Trank-Greene
The Super Bowl is annual football game of the National Football League. This football game considers who is the best football team in the US. The 50th Super Bowl was the Broncos vs. the Panthers. The Broncos beat the Panthers, 24 to 10. This was Peyton Manning’s last football game. He is retiring from football. This was a great game and there are more yet to come!
National Junior Honor
By Anna Clayborn
On January twenty-first, NJHS proudly inducted new members. The ceremony was lead by the NJHS president, Olivia T. The three other NJHS officers spoke as well, Avery L., Peter L., and Sarah D. Mrs. Gustafson and Mr. Enssle offered their congratulatory remarks to the inductees. The inductees received their pin and certificate of membership from the NJHS advisors. The newest members of NJHS are as follows Raaghav A., Aditya B., Al D., Zoe G., Katie G., Elizabeth J., Samantha L., Tessa M., Kara N., Reese R., Lauren R., Kira S., Colin S., Emma W., and Chris Y. If you see any of these people in the hallways, make sure to congratulate them!
By Anna Clayborn
On February nineteenth, middle schoolers had the opportunity to watch a famous Shakespeare comedy, the Taming of the Shrew. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival even filmed the students watching the performance and the workshops afterwards. Three women from the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence performed an adaptation of this play. The actors played multiple parts and used modern technology. The dialogue was a mixture of Shakespearean and modern language, to keep the play understandable. After the show, the eighth graders participated in workshops with the actors. The eighth graders dove deeper into the mistreatment and bullying behavior that took place in the play. The students acted out various scenes from the play and discussed what the characters could have done to make a better decision. The actors did a wonderful job performing and the play was very enjoyable. Make sure to thank Mrs. Wilkins for organizing this great event!
Check out some pictures of this event on the photos page!
Flagstaff STEM Fair
By Adena Stein
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Editor-in-Chief: Anna Clayborn
Staff Adviser: Lisa Wilkins
Layout Editor: Julia Curd
Assignments Editor: Ethan Hughes
Staff Reporters: Chelsea Bandi, Julea Trank-Greene, Anjana Mallya, Mason Nieberger, Natasha Terekhova, Adena Stein, Avery LeBlanc, Samrawit Dishon, Siddhartha Bhushan, Maedee Trank-Greene