The students in the RISE After School Program at Tumbleweed have been learning about different acts of kindness and caring. We started a program in which students are in charge of collecting pennies. A plastic 16 oz jar is provided to each student, the students decorate them any way they choose. These jars are called the "Pay it Forward" penny jars. Nothing more than pennies is accepted or allowed. This is not a fund raiser. These pennies are collected weekly by the Program Instructor and distributed at the end of each month to a charitable organization chosen by the winning class. The message we want our students to learn is: Each penny is a small act of kindness and each small act can add up to a big difference
Congratulations to the boys and girls from Alpine, Antelope, Daisy Gibson, Keppel Academy, Lake LA, and Pearblossom schools who played in the championship soccer tournament. The competition and sportsmanship was excellent!
Mesquite Elementary students create award winning art for the Darion Wheat Child Abuse Awareness Foundation poster contest
Congratulations to the RISE After School students at Mesquite Elementary who recently participated in the Darion Wheat Child Abuse Awareness Foundation's poster contest. Their artwork represents their ideas of how to prevent child abuse. 10 Mesquite students' artwork was selected to appear in the foundation's 2015-2016 calendar:
Destiny Torres (Overall winner - artwork was chosen for the calendar cover)
Two students received an honorable mention:
Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the contest to support the foundation. The 9th Annual Darion Wheat Child Abuse Awareness walk will be in Palmdale on 4/25/15 9:00a-12:00p.
The Dancing Feet Youth Ballroom Dance Program will present “An Elementary Elegance Event”, Feb 28, 2015, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Van Dam Pavilion. Doors open at 8:15. This event is open to the public cost of admission is $5 per competition session. There will be three competition sessions; 5th Grade Dance Competition starts at 9:00 a.m., 7-8th Grade Dance Competition starts at 11:00 a.m., and the 6th Grade Dance Competition starts at 3:00 p.m. There will be vendors on site and the concession stand will be open.
Congratulations to all of the students who played in the tournament! There was great sportsmanship and a lot of fun throughout the day. The Lake LA girls and Keppel Academy boys took first place and are bringing the trophies to their school.
Pete Knight High School (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Congratulations to all of the students who participated. The sportsmanship was great!
Cheer on the boys and girls from students Alpine, Antelope, Daisy Gibson, Keppel Academy, Lake LA, and Pearblossom schools in their first of two basketball tournaments!
Pete Knight High School (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Congratulations to the students from Alpine, Antelope, Challenger, Daisy Gibson, Lake Los Angeles, and Pearblossom who played in the championship volleyball tournament on October 25th. The sportsmanship and energy from the students and crowds was excellent.
The Lake Los Angeles girls and Keppel Academy boys faced a lot of strong competition on the road to their first place victories.
The Drama club students Keppel Academy drama students did an incredible job in their first performance of the year: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Everyone is excited for their Spring performance of the Wizard of Oz.
The RISE students at Mesquite Elementary did a great job of supporting each other and showing off their skills and talents at their October talent show.
Dancing Feet Ballroom Dancing begins at Challenger Middle School (grades 5-8). The Challenger students will compete at an Antelope Valley competition in February.
Daisy Gibson School is partnering with RISE to create an atmosphere of academic learning after school. We will be formulating afterschool clubs around STEM-based programs that will allow our students a greater diversity of educational structure through a lens of learning based projects and activities that focus on both Common Core and NGSS standards.
- Robotics Club – students will have the opportunity to learn about automation and robotics hands – on with the prospect of competing on a national level in the Lego-first robotics competition later this year.
- Engineering Club – students will learn the fundamentals of engineering using the engineer’s design process in order to ready themselves for this year’s multitude of STEAM Competitions such as Science Olympiad, Wind-Turbine, Solar Cook-Off, and the Daisy Gibson STEM Challenge
- Forensics Club – students will solve crimes through the understanding of chemistry, anatomy, physics, and other sciences, all while using a prescribed scientific methodology that real forensic detectives used today
October 4, 2014 - The students at Pearblossom school continued their career exploration month with a visit from the LA County Sheriff's department.