MS Blazer Buzz 2 March
This week's highlight: NHD - Leadership and Legacy
The Southwest Piedmont Regional National History Day Competition was held at UNC Charlotte on Friday, February 27. This year's theme was "Leadership and Legacy in History". Over 200 students from public and private school around the region presented their projects and answered questions from judges about their individual and group research projects. Seventeen Woodlawn School students in grades 7-12 were chosen to advance to the North Carolina State History Day Competition to be held in Raleigh on April 25. Congratulations to all students on their hard work!
Woodlawn School winners and their topics were:
Senior Individual Performance: 1st Place Kelsie Milburn: George C. Marshall: Changing the World Through Honesty, Preparation and Action
Senior Individual Website: 1st Place Erica Rose: Dorothea Lange: A Voice for Women Through Vision
Senior Group Website: 1st Place Chase Bubak and Zander Milburn: The Wright Brothers: Aviation Pioneers
Senior Group Documentary: 2nd Place Jocelyn Grzeszczak, Mills Kratt, Bennett Kolls: Building the Modern Woman: The Legacy of Coco Chanel
Junior Individual Performance: 2nd Place Taylor Loyd- Bob Fosse: The Feet that Fueled Jazz Hands, 3rd Place Connors Anderson: Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Unforgettable Walk to Vote
Junior Individual Website: 1st Place Angus Ewington: Robert Oppenheimer: A Brilliant Leader Judged by a False Legacy, 2nd Place Emmy Belloni: Rachel Carson: Nature's Advocate 3rd Place, Wesley Neal: Dwight Eisenhower: On the Road to Legacy
Junior Individual Documentary: 2nd Place Leila Wilhelm: Walt Disney: The Imagination that Brought Us Magic Junior Individual Exhibit: 3rd Place, Emma McGeough: Jonas Salk: Eradicating Polio From America
Junior Historical Paper: 1st Place Jackie Jewel: Yuri Gagarin: A Leader in Space Flight 2nd Place, Mitch Porter: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk: The Forgotten Legacy of the Balkan Pact, 3rd Place Lily Klett: Missionaries of Charity: The Legacy of Mother Theresa
MS Blazer Buzz 23 Feb
This week's highlight: Checkmate!
MS Blazer Buzz 16 Feb
This week's highlight: The Sea Star
Sixth graders recently examined a very interesting member of the animal kingdom, the sea star. They examined this fascinating Echinoderm by conducting a dissection to learn more about its body structure and adaptations and why it is a member of the Phylum Echinodermata. Students practiced good laboratory procedures and worked with a lab partner, while examining the rays, madroporite, digestive glands, stomach and water vascular system of the Sea Star. Mrs. Denham refers to the Sea Star as a "walking stomach" and students experienced this first hand when they realized that every ray is filled with digestive glands and the stomach takes up the entire middle of the sea star. There is just no room for a central brain! While recording their observations. 6th grade scientists gained knowledge not only of the sea star, but also learned how close observation is an indispensable scientific tool. Many of the greatest scientific discoveries began with close observation of the natural world! The Sea Star dissection is part of the integrated study of the Renaissance in Europe. During this time period in Europe, scientists began to observe the natural world more closely, thus spurring the Scientific Revolution.
MS Blazer Buzz 9 Feb
This week's highlight: Scholastic Writing Awards
MS Blazer Buzz 2 Feb
This week's highlight: Middle School Basketball
Coached by Mr. Barringer, the MS Girls
basketball team finished the season with a 4-9 record. In each game,
the girls played harder in the fourth quarter no matter what the score
was. Each player was eager to get back in the game and stay in the
game. It is impressive how this team has transformed themselves from a
group of girls who never really played basketball to a team of fighters
who can't wait to play every minute of every game.
Coached by Mr. Guy, the MS Boys basketball team finished 3rd in the league this year. Their success has come mostly from their willingness to work together as a team, both offensively and defensively. They worked hard in practice to improve their skills and this was evident as they played with greater confidence and ability throughout the season. They move the ball on offense to find the player with the best shot and then play very hard on the defensive end, helping each other out as they guard the basket as a team.
The MS cheerleaders, coached by Ms. Rosen, encouraged both teams with endless spirit and enthusiasm. It has been a fun season for the Trailblazers!