Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving vacation begins at close of school today

A five-day Thanksgiving break will begin at 3:30 p.m. today.

East Middle School students will return to school Monday, November 28.

Benefit variety show raises $759.25

Final figures are in for Saturday's second annual East Middle School Benefit Variety Show.

A total of $759.25 was raised, including more than $400 from the two dozen gift baskets.

Money from the show will buy a lapel mike system for the drama department.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

East Quiz Bowl team wins science competition at Thomas Jefferson

Tess Harmon answered three questions correctly, with team captain Evan Blue and Anna McCann adding one apiece as the East Middle School Quiz Bowl Team 2, defeated Carl Junction in a playoff to win a science competition at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School Tuesday night.

Joplin and Carl Junction finished 8-1 during the regular schedule setting up the playoff.

CJ took 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 leads in the overtime, before Harmon answered three of the last four questions to guarantee the win.

Blue and Harmon led the championship team, answering 18 questions correctly, while McCann added four.

East Team 1 finished 2-7, defeating teams from Monett and Diamond and losing to Carl Junction by one question. Team 2 beat team one by only one question, as well.

The two teams will participate in a math competition at Diamond Jan. 31.

(Photo: Front row, left ro right, Alexis Gifford, Valerie Royer, Jonah Ellman, Austin Lewis, Desiree Hawkins, back row, Anna McCann, Miranda Murphy, Cameron Ball, Tess Harmon, Donna Tomlinson,  Evan Blue)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Video: East Middle School girls basketball

The accompanying video was shot by Cameron Ball.