Welcome to June and to the end of the 2019-2020 school year; a year that will not soon be forgotten. While we could not hold Artstanding this year, I am very proud to share a Glen Meadow virtual art show called Artsonia and the Glen Meadow virtual literary and art magazine called “Reflections” with all of you. Thank you to our art teacher Mrs. Sarah Ulrich and Social Studies teacher Ms. Mary Ellen Cleary for putting our students’ work together in these two formats.
You can view and download the PDF attached here of Reflections Magazine, or click on this link to read the magazine through Flipsnack, a free online publishing tool which provides a “Kindle-like” reading experience. There is no need to sign in or join Flipsnack to view the magazine. I am so proud of the wonderful writing and beautiful artwork Glen Meadow students submitted this year. In Ms. Cleary’s introduction, she gives a wonderful window to the works you will experience in this publication:
“Author Victor Hugo once observed, “Perseverance is the secret of all triumphs.” What a year it has been! With the emergence of the novel coronavirus in January 2020 and the resulting school closures, we have been challenged more than ever to adapt to our new “normal”- distance learning, quarantining, and social distancing. Despite these unprecedented times, our Glen Meadow community has persevered, and this year’s edition of Reflections Magazine is proof of that resilience. The unique views of middle school students fill the pages of Reflections Magazine. Our students have been inspired by some of the moving books they have read this year and the meaningful lessons they have learned in the classroom. Students have also creatively expressed their feelings about these difficult times through poetry and art. As you experience this digital version of the magazine, you will find beautiful art pieces, many created by the talented artists of Glen Meadow under the direction of Mrs. Sarah Ulrich, gifted art teacher.”
Artsonia slide show– Mrs. Ulrich has collected her students’ artwork digitally via Artsonia. Please enjoy this beautiful slide show of our students’ work this year. We have so many talented students!
Spotlight on the Creativity of a 6th Grade Student
While spotlighting the creativity of our students in this June blog, I would like to share the nine-week project of 6th grader Tyler C. Tyler is a World War II enthusiast and used his interest in history to complete a project in Mr. DeYoung’s Foundations class. Tyler used his burgeoning engineering, math skills, and creativity to create a WWII scale model that he turned into a ride you might see in Disney World. I guess you could say he used his Disney “Imagineering” skills for this project! Below is Tyler’s scale model of the ride he created. Tyler further used his technology skills by taking Mr. DeYoung through a live version of the ride using Screencastify. As Tyler put it, “positive things come from the New Normal”. I am certain you will be as impressed with this project as I am! Here is Tyler demonstrating his “ride”…
Mrs. Ragone’s Language Arts students created characters from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Below are some examples of their work; click on the images to enlarge them, you will see great detail in their work. Look closely at the leaf project!
Please continue to look for school updates on my blog; you will find a lot of important details for end-of-the-year matters on my previous blog.
Dr. Kosek and I hope you enjoy the last few days of school! We are so proud of how well our students did while learning remotely this spring. It is our hope that we will see everyone in September! To our entering 6th graders, you will be receiving information from us this summer as you transition to middle school!
All the Best…Stay Safe and Have a Safe Summer
Mrs. Gebhardt Dr. Kosek
Principal Assistant Principal