The students in Mrs. Sklarin’s geometry class had fun while exploring fractals and tessellations. They saw how math and nature are aligned with the Fibonacci numbers by counting pine cone spirals and petals on flowers. We discussed the golden ratio and how it is used in art. The recursive nature of the Fibonacci sequence inspired the interest in fractals. We created the trees, Sierpinski’s triangle, Pascal’s triangle, Koch’s curve and snowflake among others. Then we moved into tessellations.
The Heritage Academy chapter of the National Honor Society elected officers. The 2014 President is Will White, the Vice President is Will Miles, the Secretary is DJ Green, and the Treasurer is Brett Inserra. We would like to congratulate these wonderful students on accepting the responsibilities of being an officer.
Our New member induction and Officer Installation will be held on December 9th in the Library at 6:00 p.m.
Ms. Hobson’s U.S. History class recently visited Ft. Sumter, Charleston, SC – where the Civil War began in April, 1861. This visit enabled the students to have a first-hand historical experience during our study of the U.S. Civil War.
Miss Hill’s Advocacy class met this past Tuesday, November 11, 2014, to discuss respect. The topic was, “How is respect shown in your culture?” Among a class representing American, Japanese, Korean, Guatemalan, and Indian cultures some interesting perspectives were brought forth. One difference in respect between American and some Asian cultures is the respect of elders. In the States an elder is someone that is usually at least 15 years older than you. But, in South Korea and Japan, and elder is anyone that is at least 1 year older than you. Wow!
Mrs. Tuchscherer and Dazhuang Li take a moment to view a video of Heritage Academy’s own violinist,
Amelie Ratliff. She was named the winner of the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra: Young Artist
Concerto Competition for the Junior Division, on Novemeber 1, 2014. We are very proud of her!
Beginning Art Students created art from Asia. Fans with something about where they were born.
Dragons that had the nine parts of an Asian Dragon: The head of a camel, horns of a deer, eyes of a demon, ears of a cow, neck of a snake, belly of a frog, scales of a carp, claws of an eagle and paws of a tiger.