Thursday, May 31, 2018

Middle School Awards

Today was the Middle School Awards Assemblies. The 6th and 7th grades were together and then the 8th grade was by itself. We had gotten letters saying that both girls would be receiving awards. The 8th grade band, orchestra, and choir all performed as well, so we sat where we could see Sarah in the band, and Emily ended up sitting close to us (They had the students sitting together). One thing I noticed during the 8th grade awards, most of the awards were going to people already on stage from the band, orchestra, and choir!

Emily got the "Principal's Academic Achievement Award" for being one of the top 20 students in 6th grade:

Emily had dropped her certificate and this was her reaction

The 8th grade band played "Moscow 1941"

The 8th grade band and 8th grade orchestra played for the combined 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choirs "God Bless America":

Sarah got "Employability Skills Honor Roll" for getting only A's on her employability grades (being on time, turning in homework, etc)

 Sarah also got the "Principal's Academic Achievement Award" for being one of the  top 20 students in 8th grade:

Sarah also got the "Presidential Academic Achievement" Award for having a gpa of at least 3.5 and scoring in the "Advanced" section on the M-STEP tests. It had a letter from Betsy Devos and a certificate from President Trump.

The 8th grade band did a special song that the section leaders composed for their band director, Jeff Ayers, that they named "Ode to Ayers".

Month in Review - May

  • Wrote words
  • Sculpted 0 babies
  • Tatted 5 crosses
  • Sewed 5 sock monkeys  
  • Knit 0 hats
  • Exercised 23 days
  • Read in the Bible 31 days
  • Wrote up 0 backlogged book reviews 
  • Monday, May 28, 2018

    Memorial Day 2018

    As is our custom, we took the kids to the cemetery to put flowers on their Grandpa and Grandma Dempsey's graves. This year, there was a flag for his service in WWII.

    Taking out the vase

    Cleaning off the headstone

    Putting in the water

    Adding the flowers

    There were people sitting in front of the bush where I always take pictures of the kids, so we had to use an alternate location.

    We went to a park for a picnic lunch

    The kids and I went to the local lake to swim later in the day after Dan had gone to bed. I don't think we've ever gone swimming this early in the year, but with it being in the 90's this past week, it was plenty warm enough!

    We saw a couple of geese families.

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    Elementary Spring Music Program

    The boys both participated in the Spring Music program. The theme was "Music Around the World".


    Will was grinning almost the whole time, which made my momma heart very happy. He's come a long ways since Kindergarten when I wasn't even sure he'd go on stage!

    Finale (3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades)