Thursday morning in Fishburn Auditorium, fourth grade students in Mrs. Lawrence and Ms. Cook’s classes delivered PowerPoint presentations to an audience of students, faculty members, and families. Each student started their animal research using books to gather basic information. Amy Holley, Library Director, helped students with computer research and guided them through the process of creating the presentation. Students were able to combine life science learning, use of technology, and develop communication skills in a single project. The fourth grade PowerPoint presentations are among the many projects that require North Cross students to research, analyze, write, and present their findings.
The following students were recognized at the Winter Academic Awards Assembly on March 24, 2016 for achieving First Honor Roll and Second Honor Roll for the winter term of the 2015-16 academic year
The North Cross Lower School will begin a unique eight-day Science, Engineering, Arts, and Design (SEAD) project next week in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. The SEAD experience will emphasize the importance of incorporating arts, creativity and design into STEM curriculum and programs.
Over a two-week period, beginning Tuesday, March 15, all lower school students will participate in a series of workshops each morning. Students will work in groups that consist of students from different grades. The program is structured to stimulate cross-grade, multidisciplinary exploration of literature, performance, communication, and design. The common component to the program will be the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling. This is the first time a project like this has been attempted using elementary-aged students. The students will present a final exhibit or performance on Thursday, March 24.
As part of the process, senior students from Virginia Tech will create a 360-degree video documentary of the process to display at Virginia Tech’s ICAT Day on May 2 in Blacksburg. The VT seniors will work with North Cross students to develop experience profiles, so that when a person visits the exhibit on ICAT Day, he or she can engage with a student profile to get a first-hand perspective of the experience.
The workshops at North Cross on March 15, 16, 17, 21, the final exhibit or performance on March 24, and ICAT Day on May 2 in Blacksburg, are open to credentialed media. Please coordinate with Rebekah Bradley if you would like more information on the workshop itinerary or if you plan to attend any of the events.
For media inquiries, please contact Rebekah Bradley (North Cross School) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Liesl Baum (ICAT) at email@example.com.
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