In some schools advisory is a glorified study hall. Ms. Case and Ms. Delaney in Student Services have created a wonderful advisory program. Here are some students and fellow teachers talking about what makes it work and why they like it.
A Google Drive Folder of Sample Piedmont Advisory Lessons can be viewed here.
Always something going on around here worth noting like...
Not content to rest on the laurels of last year's egg drop, Mr. Clark built a giant slingshot, put it on a trailer and drove it up the hill so his students could sling their eggs from it. As you can imagine, it was a great event and here are a few highlights:
The National History Day theme is Leadership and Legacy. The Piedmont team chose to interpret that theme via their topic, "Harriet Beecher Stowe: The Woman Who Wrote the Civil War
From the Piedmont Newsletter:
Congratulations once again to Mr. Reddig and the National History Day team, Aaliyah McNeill, Crystell Phoenix, and Maya Lucas. They won 2nd place at the regional competition at UNCC. This year's theme is Leadership and Legacy, and their topic was "Harriet Beecher Stowe: The Woman Who Wrote the Civil War." Next up, they will compete at the state competition in Raleigh on April 25th. We wish them the best of luck!
Mr. Reddig explains the student project :
They are entered in the Junior Group Exhibit category. They created an amazing exhibit that consists of a glass display case full of artifacts, books by HBS, and biographies about HBS, a vintage piece of luggage that contained a variety of primary resources which included letters written from England and brochures from the HBS Historical Museum, and a student created pop-up book that displays the leadership and legacy roles of HBS. Harriet Beecher Stowe's leadership and legacy are evident in her roles in the abolition, prohibition, and suffrage movements. Her influence is most evident in the impact her novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" had on the passions that were stirred which led to the Civil War and the legacy of the phrase "Uncle Tom."
Celebrating Piedmont : a blog of Happy Happenings
"Celebrating Piedmont" logs only a small fraction of the learning magic the teachers of CMS' Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School. create daily. In that sense, it is authored by all the staff and students of Piedmont. It is curated by Ms. Gurthie who can be reached at the icons above. She'll be happy to brag about Piedmont's teachers and students any chance she gets! Please note this blog has only just begun and we have so much to show off! Come back again soon!