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Ms. Frilot and Mr. Egnot Lead the 7th Graders to the Past
The media center became a time capsule this week as the 7th graders visited the Harlem Renaissance. Ms. Frilot welcomed the students to the experience she and Mr. Egnot designed. Their interdisciplinary study was augmented by Ms. Winegardner teaching the music of the era. But the real stars were the student monologues and performances surruounded by authentic posters books and artwork inspired by their study.
Here is a photo gallery and highlight reel of the first day and a few photos from the red carpet!
PieDMONT TEAMS Compete AT OM REGIONALS
The "Iits Time OMer" team pretended to be time travelers looking to discover the inspiration for great works of art. The travelers went back and forth in time to inspire two classical artists and a team-created artist from our future. telling how the three works of art positively impact the world.
Both teams have met regularly since October to write and practice a completely original 7 minute skit for the event. They even made their own props. In additon to their original performances, both teams also scored highly on the spontaneous part of the competion.
Congratulations to this creative bunch and to their coaches Paul Reali and Monique Dedaux!
A Charlotte celebrity and American leader visited Piedmont today to share his leadership and business expertise with our 8th grade students. Many were too young to recognize a celebrity in their midst, but some of us are old enough to remember when SouthPark mall was farm land and Charlotte was so small today's residents would hardly recognize.
And for us, we remember that Hugh McColl was the biggest reason for the boom of Charlotte that turned it into the bustling big city it is today. His decision as CEO of NationsBank to move headquarters to his hometown led to Charlotte's development into one of the top banking centers today.
Thanks to Mr. Reddig for bringing him in. Getting his advice in person was invaluable to his students.
NationsBank became Bank of America and today is Wells Fargo. Many of our Piedmont parents are Charlotte residents because their careers brought them here, and many of those careers have direct ties to the industry McColl fostered here. If you head into the tallest building in the city you will see a museum full of Hugh McColl memorabilia in the lobby so head to the Wells Fargo Museum next time your're uptown and you can learn more.
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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!