Austinville Elementary School
February 1 - 5 News
Regional ARI Support Staff Assists Students with Short Response Questioning for ACT Aspire
Making the Most of our Days: Countdown to Testing
Nurse Tracy Conducts Scoliosis Testing for Fifth Graders
STAR Progress Monitoring Every Two Weeks Tracks Student Achievement
Pre-K Loves to Exercise . . . and FREEZE!
Kindergarteners Have Mastered Their Basic Exercises
Students Continue to Enjoy Playing Instruments with Dr. G
Mrs. Hamilton's Fourth Grade Science Students Study Electric Circuits
Mrs. Hayes' Writing Students Practice Typing Skills on their Netbooks as they Prepare for Spring Assessments
New Clubs Begin for Second Semester
Gee's Bend Quilters Coming Soon
This February, the Gee’s Bend quiltmakers will come to Decatur! This is the second part of the artist lineup from Mrs. Beth Young's grant. All members of the Decatur area are invited to participate in the events.
Gee’s Bend is a small community near the Alabama River in Wilcox County. It was once deemed as one of the most impoverished communities in the nation. Quilts were in high demand here because for most of the 20th century, residents lived in unheated shacks that lacked running water and electricity. In the late 1960's, the quilts got their first national exposure through the Freedom Quilting Bee in Camden. In the latter part of the 20th century Atalanta museum curator, William Arnett “discovered” them and became a catalyst by putting their art in museums around the country. They are now international stars. Their art can be seen in major museums throughout the world, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Their art is often compared to the art of modern artists such as Klee or Mondrian. They have an amazing attitude of “take what life gives you and make the most of it.”
January 4-March 31
The Carnegie Museum of Art will exhibit Gee’s Bend Quilts Free! (This could be a great field trip!)
February 7 There will be a quilter’s turn at the Morgan County Archives at 2:00. The entire community, young and old are invited! Food! Fun! It’s a quilt show and tell. Bring a favorite quilt and tell its story.
February 14 The quilters will attend Cannan Missionary Baptist church in Hillsboro. This will be a great way to meet them.
February 15 The quilters will be at the Decatur Public Library to sign books.
Mark Your Calendar!
- 4 - Progress Reports Went Home
- 8 - STAR Testing (Reading) Week
- 15 - President's Day - Schools Are Closed
- 16 - STAR Testing (Math) Week
- 19 - Clubs
- 22 - ACT Aspire Practice Testing Week