Students in 4th and 5th grades made for the Holiday Cards for Our Service Members Drive. North Carolina Schools Superintendent, Mark Johnson, passed along this information to schools in North Carolina. Ms. Gina presented it to her students and they were very excited to participate in the wonderful drive. They used their writing skills to write a personal note along with some illustrations and decorations to create the holiday cards.
First graders learned about fall leaves by collecting and drying them for artwork animals in science class.
Third graders use natural materials to make mini scarecrows on Halloween. Students learned about Appalachian heritage and history crafts and the time honored tradition of using what you grow on the farm. They used corn shocks and corn husks along with dried fall leaves to make their scarecrows
Fifth graders recently made paper mache Trojan horses as part of their social studies on ancient Greece. As a school that works to foster an E-STEAM environment, mixing a hands-on art project with a study of history is a perfect example of how we do it.
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If you love supporting the Arts in our community, especially in our schools, then you will want to be at ARTrageous 2019 on November 8th at The Learning Center Charter School.
ARTrageous is an annual, themed celebration of the Arts. The event features music, dancing, dramatic performances, galleries of student work and more.
This year’s theme is an old time radio show. Students have studied what entertainment was like in the 1920s and 1930s before television. The school’s theater troupe, the Grow Zone Players, will be performing an actual episode of “The Thin Man” while also creating the sound effects from the story.
“The Thin Man” was a weekly radio show that starred Nick and Nora as crime detectives solving a mysterious case each week.
“This is a different style of performance than we’ve done in the past but one that our young actors are very excited to share with our community,” said drama program director, Ryan Bender.
Along with displays of student work and delicious hors d’oeuvres, there will be local performers including members of the Ridgeline Literary Alliance. The TLC Grow Zone Players will present their live radio performance of “The Thin Man” at 7:30pm.
Mark your calendar for ARTrageous 2019 on Nov 8th at 6pm at The Learning Center Charter School located at 945 Conaheeta Street in Murphy. Adult tickets are $10 and students are $5.
Our 4th Annual ARTrageous event is scheduled for November 8, 2019 at 6:00pm in our Auditorium. This annual event features student written and visual art, art from our local community, live performances and a special production from our very own GrowZone Players. This year’s theme is Old Time Radio Show and you won’t want to miss it. Stop by the front office to grab tickets for this awesome! annual event. $5 per student and $10 per adult. All money raised goes to support the Arts at our school.
And hors d’oeuvres! We’ll have ’em!
Fifth grade students recently completed a science project related to their study the properties and changes of matter. The class conducted an experiment called “Chemistry as Art.” The experiment involved mixing different types of matter together to make paint.
Students created their own egg tempera paint and used it on poster board and clay. They enjoyed making their own paint and observing how you can mix egg yolks and liquid water color or food coloring to make paint. They were also surprised to find that this method has been used many years by artists as a paint medium. And, they created some amazing paintings as a result!
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The annual spring drama production showed May 3-5, 2019 to sold out crowds in the school’s Black Box Theater.
The musical began as young Aesop explains to the audience about his problem of constantly hearing annoying voices in his head, which come to life as hysterical characters onstage that only Aesop (and the audience) can see and hear. With the resentful Fox, the egomaniac Hare, the sluggish Tortoise, the zen-like Grasshopper and many more, Aesop’s Musical Foibles retold the fables like you’ve never quite heard them before!
It was a rousing comedy filled with talented actors perfectly cast for their parts. These students spent months learning lines, songs and dances and their hard work paid off in the incredible final production!