Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Students Learn about Saxophone Sound

Creekside second grade students were visited by Daniel Morris, saxophonist for The Band of Oz. Students have been studying properties of sound, including how vibration and air columns affect sound.  Mr. Morris explained these concepts in relationship to his breath and mouthpiece, the reed and neck on a saxophone, and how the opening and closing of keys affect the pitch of the sound the saxophone makes.

Donte Jones Visits Young Men of Purpose

Donte Jones, meteorologist at WNCT, visited Creekside's Young Men of Purpose club to discuss the importance of being proactive, dressing to impress, and being prepared to meet challenges in life successfully.  This group will be visited by several prominent community figures this year as well as complete a service learning project.  The group is studying the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens and implementing leadership skills at school and in their communities.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Senator Don Davis Visits

Senator Don Davis visited Creekside in September to learn more about the important role Teacher Assistants play in our classrooms.  He shadowed TAs Susan Crass and Gala Gibbs, bringing media attention to the wonderful work they do for students every day.  Senator Davis wanted to highlight the challenges TA face with the uncertainty of the State budget and reduction in their hours.  Learn more from his Facebook post and the WNCT news story linked below.


Student Ambassadors

At Creekside Elementary School, we want to encourage our students to become leaders and to understand the elements of service learning. After an application process and interview, ten students were selected to represent Creekside as Student Ambassadors. These students will work this year to establish themselves as leaders and provide service to Creekside through various avenues.  The students were congratulated and recognized during a special ceremony in which they received medallions and were served breakfast along with their families.  Presenting the medallions was Mrs. Carla Frinsko, principal.  The ambassador program sponsor is Mrs. Jessica Garner, school counselor.