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March 2016

Happy March in Afterschool!

The Magic of March!

March 2nd and 3rd students were excited to work with Al Stawicki, from Cable WI. Students participated in several hands on science experiments.

Magic Al is called the Great “PHEOC” Quote “I have the greatest job in the whole world, I’m a teacher! Being a teacher, the acronym “PHEOC” helps students better understand and use the “Scientific Method.”

Problem (Problem solving)-Hypothesis (Forming hypotheses)-Experiment (Testing a hypothesis through experimentation)-Observation (Learning how to use all five senses in order to make an observation)-Conclusion (Drawing conclusions)

Gravity, air pressure, temperature, following directions, surface tension, absorption, laws of motion, surface area and science safety are all explored.

Magic Al Science-magician extraordinaire, was amazing with his fun-filled repertoire of prestidigitation, science principles, and audience participation at his show in the Middle School.

S.T.E.M. Night Community Partners!

Thank-you to all our community partners for their collaboration in making S.T.E.M. night a success! AODA, Lakeland Family Resource Center, UW Extension, AmeriCorps-Farm to School, KOHLS, Spooner Health, and the High School Art Club.

Art Tasters Club with the High School Art Club.

Art Tasters Club in Action!

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Picture L-R Back, Olivia Jester, Allison Schroeder, Natasha Ferguson, Charlotte Macone, Anna Adamson, Joey Treka, Kadience Streitz, Keiona Oppel-Bailor, Brooke Schulenberg,

Front L-R, Rachel Macone, Rylea Tucker, Linnea Christianson, and Ethan Blatterman

Coming up!

March 23- Anna Demers, U.W. Extension 4-H,.

Anna will be talking about her travels to Israel/Palestine. 4:40-5:10 in the Media Center.

March 28-No Afterschool programming.

Art Taster Club Schedule

Art Taster Club Has begun and students are loving it!

Please let Mrs. Karl know if you are interested in any of the remaining sessions. See remaining schedule below.
3:30-5:00 p.m. Every Thursday, February 11-March 31
Middle School Art Room
Join Spooner High School Art Club students in this art “taster” experience! Indulge your creative muse while learning basic techniques that make art fun and doable! Connect with other artists while exploring various art forms! Come away with the following handmade pieces:

- Sculpture, March 10

- Pastels, March 17

- Grid Drawings, March 24

- Origami, March 31

Pinocchio Coming to Spooner! Auditions April 25th. Save the Date! Details out in April!

“Pinocchio”, with script by Robert Gribas, original music by Angela Rinaldi Gribas, and costume & set design by Deborah Nelson Pick, continues Prairie Fire’s tradition of presenting classic tales as you’ve never seen them before. From the Enchanted Forest of the Blue Fairy to the Isle of Fun, follow Pinocchio’s adventures as he learns what it means to be a real boy.

Prairie Fire offers a wide array of productions. All plays are original musical adaptations with special twists enjoyed by young & old alike. Our productions have roles for movers, singers, aspiring actors and for kids who just want to gain some self-confidence.

Prairie Fire Theatre Founded in 1987, Prairie Fire tours year-round to over 200 communities providing a week-long professional theatrical experience. Prairie Fire not only specializes in touring original adaptations of classic children’s tales, but also has a touring program for junior and high schools. In addition, Prairie Fire is available for theatrical workshops residencies. Prairie Fire is a proud recipient of the Minnesota Alliance of the Arts in Educational Programming.

More Fun Photos from S.T.E.M. night!


Please contact Kessea Karl at the Middle School or Karen Collins at the High School if you have any programming questions.