Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Orchestra concert held at EMS

Staff Writer

Cindy Oster, Mariane Addington, and Linda Hailey conducted the Joplin Mass Orchestra Concert Tuesday night at East Middle School. Cindy Oster then strolled off to play the piano. The program included the 13 Joplin elementary schools, North Middle, South Middle, East Middle School, and JHS. It was a successful night, although the parking was a little rough. Parking was so bad some people missed the concert and some had to park blocks away. First, the elementaries played,then the middle schools, followed by the high school (including the strolling strings and some of the JHS band)
At the end, the middle school and the high school orchestras came together to play fiddles on “Fire.” Instruments included the violin, the viola, the cello, the bass, the double bass, clarinet, flute, French horn, and the bassoon.

Seventh grade class undergoing a Renaissance

Staff Writer

Mr. Jason Weaver’s students in his seventh grade history class are studying the Renaissance time period. The Renaissance was a time of rebirth and renewal, where everybody started over. Everybody is picking something they want to improve themselves that has to do with school.
The students are going to be monitoring their progress over about three weeks. Every couple of days they will blog about their progress. “They are doing this because I think whatever you are studying, even history, it needs to be able to be applied to real life and useful to you. So this will be a real life situation that helps study the Renaissance time period,” Mr. Weaver said.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Show choir selected for 2010-2011 school year


J.E.M.S. have been selected for the 2010-2011 school year. Tryouts were held earlier this month.

First sopranos include Maggie Baker, Destiny Horine, Alize' Iverson, Kaley Moser, Kat Rodgers, Annie Strickling, Amelia Street, and Alyssa Wescoat.

Second sopranos include Haley Forest, Kylie Howerton, Riley Ingram, Kiah Poulson, Miranda Sanders, Rickelle Stafford, Avery Tanner, Karly Weber, and Logan Whitehead.

Altos include Deonna Cole, Shana Cover, Ashlie Green, Abbi Hendrix, Bethany Martin, Adrienne Myers, Renee Oviedo, Faith Reynolds, and Azia Wheatley.