Upper School News: February 21 – February 24, 2017

1,000 Points

Congratulations to Donavon Boatright on reaching the 1,000 point career mark during the 2016-2017 season! We are so proud of Donavon and all the Cougars!



In Geometry, we designed a park! We used scale factor, area, ratios and proportions, which we have been learning about this semester. They named their parks and everyone included a pool, a playing field and a dog park. They also added at least 2 or more areas to their park. Many students were very creative.


Science with Mrs. Lindsey

This week honors biology students used indicators to test the presence of organic biomolecules.  They also attempted to transfer enough energy to a gummy worm to elicit a chemical change as we move in to our unit on macroscopic energy transfers.

Honors anatomy students learned how to use a sphygmomanometer to take blood pressure.  Students took readings at rest, while supine, and following exercise.  They also palpated eight superficial pulse points.

Dual enrollment anatomy students created their own hematocrit tubes and tested their blood to determine blood type.  Students used the tubes to determine what percent of their blood is composed of erythrocytes.  This data can be used to assess blood viscosity, anemias, etc.


Honors Zoology

Honors Zoology the students began studying the group of invertebrates called Echinoderms.  A few of the animals that belong to this group are starfish, brittle star, sea urchins, and sand dollars. Today the students dissected starfish. They had a great time and were surprised at how complex the anatomy of the organism was!


Honors English

This past week Honors English II read Fahrenheit 451.  This is a classic dystopian novel, set in a future that, instead of putting out fires, ignites them. In this strange, fictional world, books are burned so that citizens avoid melancholy, disparate points of view, and anarchy.  The few novels left in this efficient and technologically advanced state are stashed away, hidden in ceiling vents.  In honor of those brave rebels who save books, Honors English II students hid a few classics in the classroom ceiling.  Each class hid a book that the following English class had to find and “save.”  This picture of Bryce Robinson shows a book found, fittingly, above a fire alarm.


Show Choir

Steak Dinner will be held on April 1, 2017! Tickets are $85 and will go on sale on March 8. Invitations will be mailed soon. Last week, Show Choir spent the weekend at Acro Dance Express Studio choreographing the show for the Evening With Friends.  This annual event will take place on April 1.  Mrs. Hollis and Ms. Dee Holt worked with the students.  They worked extremely hard and accomplished everything they had planned.


Honors EnglishIII

This week in Honors English III, juniors have written their Six-Word Memoirs in the style of Ernest Hemingway’s famous six-word novel. Their goal was to express their life story in only six words – quite a daunting task!


Costa Rica

Danny Magrans, 3 parents and 25 students are on the adventure of a lifetime! Over a 10 day time span the group will travel through various parts of Costa Rica immersed in the culture. Students will exchange currency, speak the language and interact with members of these communities. Trips to waterfalls, jungles, a local school and more are planned. Stay up to date on what is happening through their blog! Some areas are remote and internet and phone access is limited, but we will continue to update the blog throughout and after the trip!

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Varsity Dance – All girls interested in trying out for the Varsity Dance Team need to attend one or both days of the upcoming Varsity Dance Clinic.  The clinic will be Tuesday, Feb 21 and Thursday, Feb 23, from 3:15-4:30 in the Aux Gym.  There will be dancers, dance teachers and dance coaches to help teach technique and skills needed for tryouts.  Please email Theresia Burchett, tbburchett@aol.com if you are interested or to ask questions.



FCA meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:15AM in Coach Williams’ room. We invite all US students to attend.


Box Tops

This is a reminder that CA collects Box Tops through our CAA. The money raised from this project funds various school improvement projects. Last year we raised over $2000 through the Box Tops program alone! Please turn yours into your child’s teacher or Ms. Turnage in the front office.


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