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News and Notes

News and Notes 4.2

It’s Homecoming week, Trojans! One of our beloved retired English teachers, Sandi Klump, after reviewing an essay that needed a little more development would often say “Don’t just tell me. Show me.” I am taking her advice. I’ve captured little snapshots of the #TrojanPride felt in our Early Childhood Center through the 12th grade and beyond this week. You’ll see how deep the pride for our schools, our community, where we have come from and where we are going runs. 

I hope you will join us at the homecoming tailgate (or Trojan Family Reunion) sponsored by the Whitmore Lake Wrestling Club, providing free hot dogs and refreshments before the game. Details can be found HERE. And if you missed the parade today, don’t fear. We live-streamed it on our Facebook page, along with the pep assembly. (Our entire student body chanting “I believe in Whitmore Lake” lead by Coach Boron was a highlight for sure.) You can head HERE to check those out. 

It is a great day to be a Trojan! 

 


Trojan Athletic Spotlight

Last weekend our Equestrian team secured another District championship and a good looking trophy for their trophy case on Main Street at the High School. They finished 82 points ahead of the second place team. I would say that was a strong finish!

They head Regionals next weekend (September 29-October 1) at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds in Corunna with their eyes on the ultimate prize: the state championship trophy. Having finished second place at last year’s states, and all the hard work they put in over the summer, it is within their reach.

However, taking the athletes and horses off-site for 3+ days can be very costly, and the team is looking for support. If you are interested in sponsoring the team, check out the information HERE. And you can continue to follow their season by joining their Facebook group, HERE.

Congratulations to the riders and their coaches, and best of luck the rest of the season! #TrojanPride

New Student Movement

In an effort to increase school spirit, students are putting their social media muscles to work as part of their Trojan Sports Management course taught by Jen Taylor. Having created a new WL Student Section group coordinating themes, encouraging fellow Trojans to come out to support fellow Trojans as part of the TroZone and more. You can check out what they are about and join them in their efforts on Twitter, HERE

Give a Trojan Spaghetti and Marshmallows…

During the first week of school our Algebra II class, taught by Ms. Lindeman, participated in a STEM Challenge where they were given spaghetti, string, tape and a marshmallow. They had to use all (or some) of the material to create a tower with the marshmallow on top. 

All our 5th and 6th graders took on the challenge this week with their own spin as part of the new Project Based Learning (PBL) Seminar class.

The 5th and 6th graders were broken into groups and had to similarly create a spaghetti tower but with 40 pieces of spaghetti and 20 marshmallows to create the tallest free-standing tour they could. The record was 45 centimeters.

However, the overall goal of the activity, no matter the grade, is not necessarily to build the tallest and sturdiest structure but to build classroom community, strengthen their problem-solving and communication skills, and to learn the value of perseverance.

 

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