Students in Ms. Hobson’s U.S. Government class formed three new states, writing constitutions and developing structures for national security, public education, voting, public services, and leadership. Each new state had a national symbol and a national flag created by the group to represent their state. Prior to this activity, each student created an original symbol represented of his/her own country, state, or home town! Each group then evaluated its work and assigned the group a grade. Student comments on what they learned about America’s Founding Fathers & running a government: “It seemed almost impossible to think of everything needed to write a good constitution.” “Yes, we learned some of the struggles our governments face on a daily basis.” “…there were different ideas on the way to deciding how the government should be structured and we learned how to compromise and agree on what we all thought was best.”
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.
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Ms. Bradley’s Lit & Analysis students and Ms. Hobson’s AP Literature students attended the Arts Center’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird. It was a rewarding cultural experience for the 40 students who attended the production. Students were able to see a favorite novel come alive before their eyes. We were especially pleased to have an opportunity to see one of our teachers, Ms. Zmarzly, performing in the play! Afternoon students made a stop for lunch before returning to school for classes, while morning students journeyed on to their afternoon training activities. It was a very special day that will be remembered by all for a long time!