The ninth grade is doing several school projects and one of them includes a project in our computer class. The project consists of a powerpoint, an Open House flyer, and summary about why a new person in town should choose to send their kid to Laurens Academy. The project powerpoint has to be fifteen slides long and needs to have information regarding the clubs and sports Laurens has to offer, different class options, and different school events during the school year. The Open House flyer has to include times and reasons why a parent and child should tour the school. The summary has to explain to the reader why they should send their child to Laurens Academy and list our many opportunities and accomplishments. This is a great way for us to learn the history of our school and also discuss the many reasons we love LA!
Spring break was last week and so many people went so many different places, incuding our International students! Over the break the international students had different places they were going including one of our Brazilian students went to California! But some of the others who didn’t have plans went with the international house to Great Wolf Lodge in North Carolina! They were there from Thursday to Saturday and my family went with them on Friday and spent the day up in North Carolina! The day was filled with fun and laughter and we left that day at dinner time as the international students were on their way to eat a wonderful crab leg buffet! So the whole day was so much fun and we all hope to go back to the fun place called Great Wolf Lodge!
Easter egg dying is a tradition in my family. Every year, we go to my grandpa’s house to dye eggs and then go to my grandma’s for dinner. My little brother is old enough to dye eggs now and he’ll need some help. So here are a few tips to help to dye some wonderful looking eggs this year. First off, go to the store and get some vinegar and dying tablets, you can get packs of them or dying kits, whatever works for you and your family. Then heat up the vinegar and put the tablets in them, let the, sit in till fully dissolved. Next you can put cute shapes on them with a white crayon or stickers, then put the eggs in the color. You can do different sides! Use a tool to dip the eggs rather than submerge them fully and let them sit in it for about 30 seconds, take them out and peel the stickers and/or dip them back in. Let them dry fully for about 15 minutes and voila!
In the ninth grade computer class, we are doing a project where we each pick a fruit and make a slideshow on how to make it. My fruit was a blueberry. Each presentation had to be eleven slides and everyone wrote five paragraphs a day before so we had to put each of the paragraphs in two slides so we ended up having eleven slide with facts about how to take care and grow and harvest our fruits. The first and second paragraphs had to be intro slides with pictures, the third and fourth was on how to plant your fruit, the fifth and sixth talked about how to care for them and water and help them flourish and grow. Then the seventh and eighth talked about how to harvest them then the ninth and tenth went on about how to harvest and the final slide summed it all up.
This years Laurens Academy softball team is coached by Shannon Reynolds and Megan Huck. We will have a junior varsity and a varsity team. The coaches have split up the teams into two by the players age and by the players grade so the middle school girls along with some of the 9th and 10th grade girls are one the JV team and the upperclassmen ( the juniors and the seniors ) are on the LA varsity softball team. So far this season, the varsity pitcher is 10th grader Julia Marlett and the designated catcher is 9th grader Penelope Kerber. Each team has about ten people on each team and both teams can not wait any longer for the Laurens Academy 2019 softball season.
The ninth grade class takes a physical science class and we do quite a bit of experiments. Recently, we did a distance project. The class got into groups of three. We each had a stopwatch and yard stick. We measured out five meters and took turns seeing how long it took each of us walking five meters. My time was four point six seconds After that we saw how many steps we could take within five seconds. I took a whole twenty six steps within the five seconds. The groups one by one sat down after they were done with the project and they all discussed their results. The experiment taught us about speed, distance and time.
Last weekend, softball coaches Shannon Reynolds and Megan Huck held a softball practice with friends and family. The catching equipment came in and everyone had a wonderful time hanging out and practicing. We had a great turn out and it went very well, we had the Huck family, Kenny and Lisa Langston, Mckenzie Haupfear, Olivia Suttles, Rylee Baylard, and Addison Manley. The team pitched, threw the ball, practiced playing catcher, and had a great time all around. The softball season starts in the spring and we are glad for our coaches who find ways to have fun! Everyone who went had a great time and congratulated each other afterwards. We can not wait for the season to start!
Softball season isn’t starting until spring but we got an early start on cleaning up the field. Coaches Shannon Reynolds and Megan Huck, several softball players and some of their families met Saturday at the field to clean up. We raked, pulled up weeds and worked the diamond so we could see it. It took a few hours of tough work in the sweltering heat but it was all worth it in the end. We had a nice size turnout to come and help. Coach Reynolds and Coach Huck both encouraged us to help, we even got to take a little break and throw the ball too. The season will be a great one with a beautiful field and I can’t wait for it to start.
Laurens Academy 2018 Homecoming Court has been picked for each grade and we’re all so excited! The 9th grade Homecoming court nominees are Payton Breen, Sarah Grace Natiello, and Emily Abercrombie. The 10th grade Homecoming court nominees are Audrey Noffz, Julia K. Marlett,and Brantley Armstrong. The 11th grade Homecoming court nominees are Katelyn Suttles, Reagan Williamson, and Blair Quarles. The 12th grade Homecoming nominees are Kerington Armstrong, Florence Mitchell, Morgan Marlett, and Julia Kerber. Each high-school class votes for three people and the whole high-school votes on princesses for each grade out of those three. When the whole school votes we have one princess for each grade and one queen for the seniors. Everyone can’t wait to see all of these beautiful ladies on Friday!
Some of you may know me, but if you don’t, my name is Elissa Hucks (yes, Isabella’s sister). I’ve been home-schooled for the past 5 years and this is my first year back in a school setting. So far it has been fun, the people in 9th grade are all nice. It is different waking up at 6:45 every morning. I used to wake up at 8 o’clock every day and it was so nice. Science is my favorite class so far, I’ve always enjoyed science. School has never been my favorite, but Laurens Academy has made it much more enjoyable. Classes here teach me something new every day. Coming here has been a great help to me with not just school but also getting to know people better.