In the Classroom

Silliman finds ways to make learning fun

Write like an Egyptian

Mrs. Blanchard's 6th grade students in social studies are studying ancient Egypt and their use of clay and papyrus as writing materials. They carved Egyptian proverbs into clay and then wrote them on “papyrus” as well to demonstrate the benefits of using papyrus.

Ms. Law's Dojo winners

In Ms. Law's class, students have the opportunity to use their Dojo points for special awards. Class Dojo is an online reward system that allows teachers to communicate behavior and achievement in the classroom. The top award is getting to bring your pet to school for show and tell. Ainsley DuDois is seen here holding her sweet puppy as Ellie Kayte Gilkison, Hunter Texada, and Ethan Pace sit by her and pet it.
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Mrs. Armstrong's Coat of Arms

Mrs. Armstrong’s ninth grade English students created their own personal coat of arms using colors and symbols depicting their unique personalities. The idea behind the project sprung from the classic and creepy short story by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado.” Although the tale is dark, their artwork brightens the room!

Mrs. Clement's class goes 3D

Students in Mrs. Clement's Computer Applications class started a new unit on 3D printing and are learning to create objects in Tinkercad, a computer aided drafting system. They print out their computer drawings on a 3D printer. The students are learning to print key chains, drink containers, and characters and eventually will be making cars and a STEM oriented solution to a problem. The program that they are learning is a starter version of the CAD systems that are used in industry.

Oh, the Places You'll Go

Sarah McQuirter, who was Silliman's Valedictorian in 2017, and is currently a student at Tulane University is spending this semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she is attending college classes. The 9th grade World Geography classes are following Sarah on this big adventure. They have been fascinated by the fact that all her classes, and all her activities are in Spanish,at how diverse and beautiful the country of Argntina is, and mostly by the fact that since Argentina is in the southern hemisphere it is Spring there. Hopefully when Sarah comes home in December, she will be able to visit the classes and answer all their questions about her great adventure.

Firetrucks visit the PreK

Students in the PreK got a special visit from the Clinton Fire Department during Fire Safety Day. They loved the visit and the big firetrucks.

PreK and Halloween Fun

PreK enjoyed their Halloween as they made foam ghosts and had a dress up party.

Barnhill

Elementary and the PreK students went on a special field trip at the Barnhill Preserve which is owned a 2010 alumni, Gabe Ligon. They got to hold tortoises, see the trained birds, Gipsy and Echo, and pet the goats and sheep. They kids got to play in Barnhill's special corn pit.

Fall Fest

Silliman enjoyed another successful Fall Fest. Thank you to all who attended. Even with a little rain, the turn out was spooktacular and the booths and activities were a great success. The event was attend by many characters and spooky creatures!
Silliman Honor Roll

Silliman's Honor Roll Students for the first 9 Weeks

Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 4th, 8:30pm to Friday, Nov. 8th, 10:30pm

10830 Bank Street

Clinton, LA

Silliman's Book Fair will be in the Auditorium the week of November 4th.

Grandparent's day will be Wednesday, November 6th from 7:30am to 9:30am with muffins and hot cocoa.

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