Psychology Class Visits Memory Matters

When studying memory earlier this quarter, the psychology class spent an afternoon at Memory Matters.  Memory Matters is a very special place on  Hilton Head Island that offers a welcoming atmosphere for those suffering memory loss, while also providing a respite for caregivers.  The participants interact socially in a meaningful way through a variety of activities. Our students were able to participate in some of these activities, including several competitive games of Bingo and a fun “acting” and movement exercise.  The students also  interacted on an individual, one-on-one basis with the  participants during our visit.   This was a real-life learning experience that was highly valued by each student in the class.

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Biology Class participates in Hour of Code sponsored by code.org.

Mrs. S's Biology class participates in the Hour of Code on December 11, 2013.

Mrs. S’s Biology class participates in the Hour of Code on December 11, 2013.

AP Lit Class Presents Independent Novels

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The AP Literature & Composition students just completed presenting their independent novels to the class.  After completing the reading and researching  the author and the critical analysis, each student “taught” his/her novel to the class in a 45-minute presentation.  These presentations not only included biographical author information and literary analysis, but creative elements as well.  The creative elements ranged from servings of rye bread and duck, biscuits, and apple pie to original artwork, related music, lemonade, and purple flowers!  In addition, each student wrote an original poem that was representative of his/her novel.

Biology Class in Action

Mrs. S's Biology class has begun their unit on animals. Today they dissected a grasshopper.

Mrs. S’s Biology class has begun their unit on animals. Today they dissected a grasshopper.

Glogster mania in ESL World History

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Heritage Students lead food drive for Deep Well Project

Heritage students lead food drive for Deep Well Project

In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday last week, several Heritage Academy students proudly represented the academy and Junior Sports Corporation with their dedicated involvement in the Deep Well Project, a volunteer-based non-profit located on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The Deep Well Project, in action since 1973, has a mission to “help neighbors in need by providing basic assistance in emergency situations.”

Kayla KozakClementina RodriguezJasmine CheeMaurizio De Bono and Lizzy Tupamahu all put forth honorable and selfless efforts to help those in need by spear-heading a community service food drive within the Heritage Academy and Junior Sports Corporation’s housing campuses. The drive, which took place from Nov. 18-25, 2013, was a huge success with a total of 471 non-perishable items being collected.

Heritage Students lead food drive for Deep Well Project

Kozak (left) and Rodriguez (right) handled publicity for the Deep Well Project food drive.

 

Kozak and Rodriguez (pictured above) handled all of the publicity for the two-week span leading up to and during the community service event. Kozak made announcements about the drive and Rodriguez made posters, which were spread out over the two campuses and JSC offices.

Chee, De Bono and Tupamahu (pictured below) were also essential to the event, as they helped count and deliver the hundreds of donated items to the Deep Well Project headquarters.

Heritage Students lead food drive for Deep Well Project

Left to right: De Bono, Chee and Tupamahu help count and deliver donated items.

 

The Deep Well Project provides assistance all over the island in a variety of ways — ranging from providing school uniforms to underprivileged children, helping with a rent payment for a family or individual between jobs, repairing a building or home’s wheelchair ramp through their Housing Repair Program, and providing groceries and warm meals to those in need.

Left to right: De Bono, Chee and Tupamahu help count and deliver donated items.

Ms. Hobson's Government/Economics Class's Investment Game

 

 

 

This quarter the class is involved in participating in a virtual reality investment game.  Each student was “given” $100,000 to invest in the stock market.  Students research their investments and then buy and sell stock according to their research. At the end of the five-week period, prizes are awarded for the top investors.  Students also are required to write an evaluation of their personal experiences with investments, including what they have learned from the project.  This is a fun way to experience the real world of stocks and investments!

As part of this activity, the students participated in the commodities exchange on the Friday before the Thanksgiving Break with a game of PIT.  They actually traded and competed to control the market on one particular commodity.  The result was almost as lively as that taking place on  the actual floor of the commodities exchange!

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The Victorious MarketBulls of Mr. Zawacki’s Economics Class!!

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Pictured here are 2nd Place Winner James Hammond and 1st place Champion Will Miles. They emerged as the victorious MarketBulls from the Stock Market Game played and just recently completed during the second quarter of their Economics class.  In their own words, James and Will had this to say about the experience they and their classmates had while learning about the Stock Market: This game was about our class learning how the Stock Market functions. It really demonstrated to our class how volatile the Stock Market can be and to keep your money safe you need to invest in Blue-Chip stocks. One key principle of making money is buying a stock when it is low and selling the stock when it is high. Our class really enjoyed the game and we look forward to investing our own money in the real market.

 

 

National Honor Society Inductees 2013

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The Heritage Academy  National Honor Society Inductees for 2013 are …

Margaret Ashmore, Jasmine Chee, Lillian Green, Will White, Clementina Rodriguez and Lita Huber

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE SCHOLAR ATHLETES WHO ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR  SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE AND CHARACTER!

National Honor Society Members

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The current members of The  National Honor Society of Heritage Academy give a warm welcome to the fall 2013 NHS Inductees.  New members are Will White, Clementina Rodriguez, Lita Huber,Lillian Green, Jasmine Chee and Margaret Ashmore.

Returning members of the NHS are Matthew White, Kelly Whaley, Rebecca Warth, Phyllis Tang, Bria Sanders, JT Page, Sydney Nix, Jack O’Koniewski, Maddy Metzger and DJ Green. Congratulations to all our great scholar athletes!