Last Week's Snow
I received confirmation of 8-inches of snow in Hope from the storm last Wednesday (as well as lots of happy school children).
Battle of the Books Reminder
Students that are involved in the battle of the books competition are reminded to keep reading and communicate with their team members when it is appropriate at school. Lunchtime is a great time to share about books, as well as during library classes. Ms. Gertner will be holding team meetings whenever possible to discuss their progress. An additional note to parents, we are encouraging teams to make 'costumes' this year, but that can simply be coordinating colored T-shirts. The school competition will be in late April or May, date is still to be determined. If you have comments/questions please email Ms. Gertner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy reading!
We had three meets of the Continental Math League and one Central Maine Middle School Math League Meet during the last few months. Participants in the Continental Math League were given 30 minutes to complete six non-routine word problems. The top six scores for each class are submitted as a team score. The individual with the highest score is also recognized. The results of these meets are:
Grade 6 Highest Scores: Evie Bracher, Jordan Cote, Cyndal Emerson, Kylie Fong, Linsey Low, Haileigh Luce, Emma Mitchell, Audrey Scott and Shea Sewall (with one perfect score!)
Grade 6 Highest Individual Score: Shea Sewall
Grade 7 Highest Scores: Charlie Cooper (with two perfect scores!), Henry Cooper, Caleb DiLorenzo, Ariel Power, Ezra Smith (with one perfect score!), Katie Southworth (with one perfect score!) and Grace Wrona (with one perfect score!)
Grade 7 Highest Individual Score: Charlie Cooper and Caleb DiLorenzo
Grade 8 Highest Scores: Maddie Bracher, Thomas Griebel (with two perfect scores!), Daniel Peabody, Zeb Pease, Olivia Powers, Dawson Robert, Aiden Roberts (with two perfect scores!), Fiona Sewall
Grade 8 Highest Individual Score: Thomas Griebel and Aiden Roberts
There will be one more Continental Math meet in the first week of March. The most recent Central Maine Math League meet took place at Messalonskee Middle School on Feb. 1. Normally we field one “A” team of eighth-graders and one “B” team of sixth- and seventh-graders. This time, Hope and Appleton competed together and fielded two teams at each level. Participants included from grade 8: Maddie Bracher, Thomas Griebel, Olivia Powers, Aiden Roberts, Fiona Sewall, Emma Stone and Lily Wetherington. Seventh-grader Ariel Power competed, along with sixth-graders Evie Bracher, Jordan Cote and Shea Sewall. There were 15 teams in the competition, and the A teams placed fourth and eighth, while B teams placed seventh and ninth. Congratulations go out to all students who participate in both math leagues for some outstanding work!
Sweet Tree Arts
Sweet Tree Arts offers a variety of workshops over the winter vacation. Lindsay Pinchbeck offers Think Big 5+ an exploration in painting and community art. Pinchbeck also offers Drawing 7-14s - sharing specific drawing skills for students to gain confidence in seeing and mark making. Lisa Packard offers a multi-age French and cooking class - Une Drole du Soup. Liza Gardner Walsh will offer Winter Fairy Gardening for 4 to 8-year-olds. Dena Davis offers Family Stories for 8-year-olds and older. Sweet Tree Arts also offer Open Studio on Mondays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for families to drop in, create and explore. Sweet Tree Arts offers the community a variety of arts and alternative learning opportunities for all ages and all abilities. Scholarships are available please inquire. Visit sweettreearts.org for a full winter schedule. Scholarships and transportation from Hope School are available.
Kids Clay at Hope Spinnery (1st floor)
Avery Larned is offering a 5-week introduction to ceramics for children ages 5 to 11. For more information call 236-4798 or to register online go to hopeclay.com.