Edgecomb: The Myth, the Magic, and the Medicine of Plants
Edgecomb students in Mrs. MacCready’s integrated studies classes have been creating some interesting projects, as they prepare for an exhibit at the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. The exhibit is called The Myth, the Magic, and the Medicine of Plants and area students have been invited to contribute to the exhibit which will run from May - October.
BRHS College Bound
Ms. Erhard, at BRHS, has been busy taking students on tours of college campuses. The photo on the right shows a group fall trip to Boston on the steps of Wentworth Institute of Technology. Earlier this spring students traveled to Orono (shown on the left).
You can follow Ms. Erhard's BRHS College Bound Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BRHS-College-Bound/699869996747860?fref=ts&ref=br_tf.
Yoga in Edgecomb
Janet Pearce Foster, a Certified Yoga Therapist, visited Edgecomb Eddy School on
Friday, April 3. It was part of a month-long study kindergarten and first graders are participating in, about different jobs people do in our community. Students learned tree pose, flying like Superman, and how to breathe like a bee.
High school Sculpture students are working on creating three dimensional versions of famous artist's paintings. They must use plaster gauze body parts to do this, as well as paint in the style of their chosen artist.
Courtney Brewer shows her plastered hand forms depicting the wave like swirls found in a very famous painting by Dutch, Post Impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh. The work that will inspire her painting and sculpture will be Starry Night. She will create the painting over the plaster and stretched, primed canvas using acrylic paints.
Sinead Miller is still in the plastering phase of her sculptural process. She is creating a work by famous Spanish painter, El Greco.
Morgan Crocker is creating a work inspired by German artist, Franz Marc. Franz Marc was part of the art movement called the Blue Rider group and also participated in the Fauvist Art Movement (Wild Beast).
Looking at the artwork of American Pop artist, Andy Warhol, Taylor Walby will glean inspiration from Warhol's Campbell Soup series and work with multiple imagery (and can forms!). Brook Smith is giving Taylor a "hand" with the plastering!
Check out how the High School student's relief sculpture looks at completion by attending the Annual Student Art Show held at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, downtown at the beginning of May (Mother's Day Weekend!)
Edgecomb Performance Festival
Engineering tests Insulation
More from BRHS Engineering:
As part of our civil engineering unit, students are investigating how well various types of insulation retain heat. After insulating the "house", made of a cardboard box, insulation, a light bulb and a thermometer, students measure the temperature change over time. Then groups will compare change and insulation type. This will give students an informed view about insulating their actual model buildings.
Class presentations, open to guests, are on April 7th.
6th graders at Kieve
Sixth Graders from Edgecomb Eddy, BRES and Southport Central join together for a day of adventure and fun at Camp Kieve.
These pictures show the culmination of tower building in engineering class. Students built towers to learn about structural integrity and as part of their building design unit. One group thought outside the box and put the weight mid-way up the tower. They may have won the cost/benefit component of the design challenge!
EES School Committee Meeting 3-10-2015 Cancelled
The next committee meeting of the Edgecomb Eddy School Board will be Monday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the EES.