High School students, as well as one very well behaved "little," who were on Student Government and maintained a B average for the first marking period were given the opportunity to pie a staff member of their choice in the face... twice. The main targets were Mr. King, Ms. Colatta, Ms. Smith, Mr. Bowers.
As part of October's fire prevention month activities, Capital Academy was excited to have three members of Harrisburg's Squad 8 fire station visit the school! Students from the elementary and middle school wings joined the fireman for an afternoon of fire safety lessons and exploration of a fire truck! Student's learned ways to prevent fires and what to do in an emergency. The favorite part of the afternoon was by far the tour of the truck! Students were welcomed to climb in and see what it is like to be a fireman! Many great questions were asked, including what kids [...]
As part of the "Senator Scribble," students who have continued to excel academically, as well as behaviorally, were taken to Butcher's Farm for a field trip. During their visit, students took notes on various types of harvesting, turkeys, and farming, as well as participated in tractor races and picked pumpkins that they will be painting during Art class. Students will review their notes upon return to Capital Academy and begin drafting their articles for the newspaper.
Download the October 2018 edition of The Senator Scribbler, our newsletter written by our students with the assistance of our staff!
High school students who were on Positive status for the entire month of September were rewarded with a pancake breakfast that they, themselves, were able to make. Ms. Keller and Ms. Smith aided students in the pancake making process while students were able to enjoy their choice of chocolate chip or regular pancakes.
Ms. Smith and Ms. Keller took a group of high school students to Paula's Orchard, as part of the "HS Newspaper Team," to report on their observations and the importance of pollination. Students returned to school and began drafting articles and reviews on their experiences.
Our Art Teacher, Ms. Keller, along with a group of students, worked diligently to brainstorm and create High School Wing wide norms and expectations. From here, they created posters under the "hash tag" theme and placed them around the High School Wing as friendly reminders to our students and staff.
As part of his Scientific Method lesson, Mr. Hedash held a "Fiesta Friday" which required students to apply their knowledge of writing lab reports and processes of creating an experiment. Students used scale measuring instruments and conversion factors to determine exactly how many pounds of meat was required to feed the entire high school wing, staff included. Students also hypothesized how much meat and appropriate "taco accouterments" were necessary in order to create the "perfect taco."
From the first day back for our new self-contained elementary wing. to teachers utilizing more brain breaks and academic centers to focus on special education needs everyone is excited for the new year. Each teacher has put a colorful spin on their classroom atmosphere with welcoming introductory activities and the students really enjoy them.