Pike Road Schools
Think. Innovate. Create. The Pike Road Way 2.13.16
The Mission of Pike Road Schools
Thinking about how to construct a tower of candy hearts
C4 learners developing activities to teach C3 POP
C2 learners using their new Lego wall funded through Donor's Choose!
February 15 - Professional Learning Day - No School for Students
Come share about your profession at Career Day on March 11!
SEEKING SPEAKERS TO TALK ABOUT THEIR CAREER:
Community 7/8 is hosting our first ever Pike Road School’s Career Day on March 11. This is a student organized project. The goal for Career Day is for students at Pike Road School to get a better understanding and to be inspired by possible career options. In the morning, we will have speakers who will share about their careers. If you are interested in sharing about your career, please click here and share your information.
SEEKING COLLEGE STUDENTS (or recent graduates) TO TALK ABOUT COLLEGE:
We are also looking for volunteer college students (not freshmen) or recent college graduates to speak at this event. They will share about college life and their major. If you are interested or know of college students who might be interested in being on a panel, please click here and share your information.
We will follow up with you once we review all the information.
The event will be at Woodland United Methodist Church. If you or your company would be interested in paying for lunch (approximately $850) and/or paying for school buses to transport learners to Woodland United Methodist Church, please send an email to email@example.com.
Community 7/8 Career Day Project Team
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Thank you so much for participating in the Box Top for Education Program. As a result of your hard work and dedication, so far this school year we were able to successfully collect $753.00 for the first semester.
For the remainder of the year, we would like to double or triple our box top challenge. To do this, we need YOU! Please ask your family, friends and neighbors to save your non-expired boxtops and donate them to our school.
Box tops will be due the 15th of every month.
We will have a traveling trophy for the community that collects the most boxtops. We will also provide a sweet treat at the end of the year for the community that has collected the most. So let’s get to collecting those boxtops!
There are drop off locations at PRS, The Waters, Woodland Creek and Town Hall.
Scroll to the end of the newsletter for additional announcements
A Few Super Hereos of Kindness!
Thank you Community Eight for proposing and planning Kindness Week!
Making and Enjoying Guacamole and Salsa
To support our ball project, Coach Hines brought a soccer ball to our class for us to deflate. He discussed that the ball was defected and had to be returned to the vendor. We helped him put it in the box to be mailed.
Our ball study has been an authentic way to study shapes. During small group we made shapes with play dough balls.
Coach Stinson was our soccer expert. He cut open a soccer ball for us to explore the inside. He is part of the PRS coaching staff.
Taking apart old electronics to see how they work
Researching and making a webb about chickens to teach our friends
Working hard in the big book center
Learners working on their polar bear
Sharing writing about how our learning at PRS is different
C1 was touched by the kindness of C8 learners who came to lend a helping hand! Happy Kindness week!
Creating a multiplication game using Jenga
These learners are learning from one of their friends who recently moved here from Korea. Another learner who is Korean American helps bridge communication gaps.
Learners prepping for the PRS living museum later this month
Community 5 learners share the math games they created with Community 3!
Learners are demonstrating their ability to describe the patterns of earth's features using maps and designing/creating their own topographic maps to represent a landform of their choice.
Community Four invited Learners to "twin" with them as part of Kindness Week!
Collaborating in their literature circle after reading about the Tuskegee Airmen
Learners are engaged in peer learning. They challenge each other and critically maneuver through the steps of comparing fractions as they work within their groups. They brainstorm ways to use this skill in their everyday life and how they might better utilize this tactic in the future. At the end of the session, learners reflect on what worked best in their groups and offer suggestions to make the next session more effective. Lead Learners monitor and conference with each group.
Color Me America
Discussing and citing textual examples during literature circle
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Categorizing primary, secondary, and tertiary industries and playing a game to learn about the differences
Patriots from Community 7 and 8 Tour Mayor Stone, Members of Town Council and School Board Member Dr. Simpson through PRS.
Learners collaborating with Mayor Stone on plans for a future multicultural center
On February 19th, the art students in Communities 7 and 8 will be going on a field trip to Troy University for Trojan Art Day, the VAAP (Visual Arts Achievement Program) workshop. The field trip will help the students explore and experience different mediums of art. The VAAP art show and workshop showcases multiple students art work and gives students the opportunity to try different art techniques. This opportunity will also show the students there are multiple ways to create inspirational and innovative art as well as help them understand the different types of jobs in the arts. We cannot wait to showcase our techniques and innovations as we move through the year!
A Special Thank You to New Waters, LLC for purchasing 20 "Patriot Ties" for our young men.
They will wear these ties as they tour visitors through PRS and for other special occasions.
Patriots are gearing up for spring sports!
Come out and support our Patriots! Scroll to the end of the newsletter (see Patriot) for athletic schedules.
February 16 at 5:30 - Patriots’ first soccer game at Trinity Presbyterian School
February 17 at 4:30 - Patriots’ first baseball games at Robert E. Lee High School
February 19 at 4:00 - Patriots’ first Softball Game - LAMP JV
February 25 at 6:00 p.m. - Multicultural Festival and Taste of the World PTSA Meeting
February 26 - Community Six A Day at the Museum: Honoring African American History
March 2 at 8:00 a.m. - PTSA Board Meeting
March 3 - Cookie Dough Pick up
March 5 - Track Team participates in Race to Fight Hunger at Montgomery Academy
March 7 at 6:00 p.m. - School Board Meeting
March 11 - Career Day for Communities 7 and 8
March 21-25 - Spring Break
March 28 - Professional Learning Day - No School for Students
April 4 at 6:00 p.m. - School Board Meeting
April 5 at 8:00 a.m. - PTSA Board Meeting
Save the Date - April 5 at 6:00 for a Special Community Event . . . more details coming soon!
April 5-7 - Book Fair
April 25 - Professional Learning Day - No School for Students
April 28 - Field Day for Kindergarten through Community Six
April 29 - Field Day for Communities Seven and Eight
May 2 at 8:00 A.M. - PTSA Board Meeting
May 2-6 - Lead Learner Appreciation Week
May 2 at 6:00 p.m. - School Board Meeting
May 26 - Last Day of School for Learners
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The PRS Team