BRHS Musical Instruments Field Trip
On December 18th, the Musical Instruments class went on a tour of Bourgeois Guitars in Lewiston. Bourgeois Guitars is a world class manufacturer of high end, acoustic guitars. They produce approximately 400 guitars per year that range in price from $5,200 to $50,000. Students were treated to a fascinating, interactive tour that covered every step of the process, from choosing among the wide variety of exotic woods, to the final finish of the instruments. The craftsmanship and attention to detail at every step is amazing. Students enthusiastically asked questions, and responded to many questions about their class and the guitars that they are building. The guitar makers were extremely knowledgable and engaging. A fantastic tour!
Science in Edgecomb
Maine School Science Volunteers is a group of 13 retired scientists, teachers, researchers, engineers and doctors, formed to share their expertise in hopes of creating a love of science in children. In their first lesson, the students explored the behavior of fluids, with the purpose being to show how molecules arrange themselves in forming liquids and solids.
Fun was had by all!
AP Bio at BRHS
This morning, the AP Biology class at BRHS Skyped with Professor Sheila Patek, a professor at Duke University. The class asked her questions about her research and answered questions from her about their interests. Dr. Patek's research can be seen at https://pateklab.biology.duke.edu/users/sheila-patek. It was a great experience for students to talk to a research scientist and hear about research and life in the field of science. They also talked about the importance of wonder and passion in a career.
Southport Visits the Alpaca Farm
Southport School Visits the Alpaca Farm:
The 2nd and 3rd graders had an amazing time learning about Alpacas from Ann and Mike. What a treat it was to visit a farm that is on the island. Ann and Mike provided our students with a tour of the farm, allowed children to feed the Alpacas hay and apples, carded and spun fiber from their first Alpaca- Miss America, and even served cookies and cider as an extra special treat. We studied alpacas prior to our field trip and generated questions we wanted to learn about.
Since the visit the students continue to come up with great questions and things they wonder about. We have some more research to do!!! A special to Ann and Mike for providing such and educational opportunity for our students!!!!
New Fence at the Southport School
New Fencing and Field Grooming – AMAZING!!!
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU goes to the following people who volunteered Saturday, November 7th to rebuild the fences at school and to groom our field area!
Chief Gamage, Steve Gaudette, Jeff Brown, Henry Berne, Matt Cole, Bruce Harris, Adam Harkins, Finn Harkins, and Isabel Harkins.
A sincere thank- you from the students and staff for rebuilding the fence around our pond, ball field and the areas surrounding our playground and school. We appreciate your time, use of heavy equipment, and dedication to Southport Central School!
Chin Up Bar at Edgecomb
Edgecomb Eddy has a new chin-up bar, thanks to the efforts of William Clifford (gr. 4) and his family. Last spring, William and his grandfather built a portable lemonade stand with the desire to raise funds to benefit the school. William suggested we have a chin-up bar in the gym and, with the money he raised, plus a little more from the school, we got one! William is shown selling lemonade and other beverages with friends Charley and Piper Carleton during last spring’s yard sale. Below, William is the first to try out the chin-up bar, while classmate Aliyah patiently awaits her turn.
Thank you, William!
Trunk or Treat at Edgecomb Eddy School
IT’S ONE-STOP SHOPPING...
Where else can you buy books, get something to eat and join your neighbors and friends in a fun Halloween event???
At Edgecomb Eddy School, of course! Please join in the fun by attending our annual PTC-sponsored fall Book Fair, the night of Friday, October 30th. Instead of a costume parade we’re trying something new...trunk-or-treat! Park your car and let the decorating begin! Then, how about coming inside to shop for books, etc. and get something to eat...pizza and beverages will be for sale. All proceeds support the school’s Artist-in-Residence program, and build our reading inventory.
2015-2015 NCLB Report Cards
Please find the 2014/15 NCLB Report Card for all AOS 98 Schools here.
Friday found the kindergarten/grade one class in Edgecomb working as scientists - they learned about different mixtures and made predictions about what the outcomes might be. They also wore protective gear, as scientists do. Below are pictures of the students anticipating the experiment, and playing with the end result...FLUBBER!!!
Southport at Biscay Farms
The Southport School Pre-K - Grade 3 recently visited Biscay Farms to pick apples.
What did you learn that you did not know about apples?
Alex- I learned the correct way to pick and apple so you don’t break the bud
Ronan- I learned how they graph trees and that one tree had 9 different kinds
of apples on it.
Maeve- I learned how they cut off a branch and put on a new one. They put
wax on it and it grows a new branch.
Brian- I learned how to pick apples. Ronan showed us how to do it!
Cameron: I learned how carefully they clean the apples not to bruise them!!!
Harry: I learned how they make apple cider.
Lilly: I learned how the basket they pick in has a bottom that opens up to pour
out the apples gently.
Sarah: I learned how they smash up the apples to make pumus as they make
cider. They give the pumus to farmers for pigs and chickens to eat.
Ella: I learned how they sort apples to sell and to make apple cider.