May Board Report
Logan-Rogersville Middle School
8th Grade Civil War Day
Along with the projects students completed in class, there were also several presenters that spoke to the students. The students rotated through eight different stations listening and interacting with the presenters. The stations consisted of the following presenters:
Bill Green- Local historian and blacksmith
Charles Dischinger- Wilson's Creek reenactor
Backyard Players- Christian Co. group performing musical pieces from the era
Mrs. Breshears- Wilson's Creek reenactor who discussed medical procedures
Coach Ramsey- Stations in which students participated in activities from the era
Father Moses Berry- African American Heritage and the Underground Railroad
Mrs. Rothrock/Flatness/Boyer- Stations where students tried on Civil War uniforms
Teachers also dressed in costumes from the Civil War era. All 8th grade students received t-shirts paid for by local sponsors to commemorate the event.
7th Grade Life Skills Activity
The third activity the students participated in was a "Reality Store". Students were given a future scenario of monthly salary, highest level of education received, and number of children. Students then visited different booths and purchased necessary items for their family, such as housing, groceries, and vehicles. Students also had to pay taxes, get insurance for the size of home they purchase and number of vehicles they own. They also had to pay for child care for the number of children they have. If they could not afford all of the necessary needs within their monthly salary, students then had the option for signing up for a second job to make ends meet.
We were extremely fortunate to have members from the community volunteer their time to assist with the activities. The community members were volunteers from various industries and they were able to provide the students with advice and input as they completed the activity.