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Intermediate School News: September 18 – September 22, 2017

6th Grade Science

In recent weeks, the students began a unit on our naturally occurring satellite, the Moon. The students participated in a lab in which they measured how far they could jump on Earth and mathematically calculated how far they could jump on our moon and other planets. The students learned the phases of the moon and created a graphic organizer of the phases. Last week the focus has been on the moon causes ocean tides and how the earth’s tilt causes our 4 seasons.

 

Social Studies

Sixth Graders played a few intense rounds of Quizlet Live Vocabulary in preparation for their quiz next week on Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent.

 

 

IS Music

Music theory is the understanding of written music, and it provides a language for composers and musicians to communicate with each other. Students that understand musical theory can read a page written by a composer hundreds of years ago, and understand what that composer wanted them to play, and how. How amazing is that?

 

For students, music theory is mostly about how music is written on a page, and how to interpret that written music. This can include understanding what a note is, what a scale is, what a key is, and what accidentals (sharps and flats) are.  In Artistic Performance, students are taught music theory through lectures, games and opportunities to write down music concepts that are being taught.

 

To further enhance the students music experience in the classroom, Piano Maestro App as been added to their iPads. Piano Maestro, ranked #1 Education App, Piano Maestro helps students practice and learn their sight reading, rhythm, technique, playing with both hands and much more.

 

 

Magazine Sales

Clarksville Academy’s Magazine Drive tabulations have been finalized and we are happy to share that we achieved our school wide goal!  Congratulations to you all!  Our fall break will now begin on Friday, October 6.  Thank you all for your hard work and enthusiasm throughout this fundraiser.

 

Retake Day

Photo retakes will be held on November 6.

 

Box Top Contest

The CAA invites everyone to participate in our Box Tops Contest this year! When you turn in your Box Tops please label the baggie with your student’s name, grade and teacher (Lower School). A tally will be kept of all box top returns and a Pizza party will be awarded to the class with the most labels returned!

 

Golly G’s

Golly Gs is offering a 10% discount to students who come after Friday night football games. If you tell them “Go Cougars!,” you will get 10% off. After each Friday night, the school with the most tallies will receive 10% off the next Tuesday. At the end of the season, the school with the most participation will have a limited edition ice cream named after their mascot.

 

FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to invite everyone to be a part of FCA this year! High School will meet in room #118 Coach Trent’s Room, Intermediate School will meet in Mrs. Drake’s room. Please make plans to attend Wednesdays at 7:15am, everyone is welcome!