It's friday and you hear the third bell and then go off and you think to yourself “Yes, I can leave,” but then you remember you have Variety Show practice. That's what kids in the Variety Show have to do, stay at school longer, on FRIDAY. The Variety Show is an after school thing and there are several groups of four to seven people and each group is doing a comedy skit. Each group has done three skits but they will only do two of them at the actual show. The Variety Show is held by Ms. Hanson and Ms. McCurdy. The Variety Show will have a finale and it will include all of the groups working together to make one last funny skit. The Variety Show will be on March 18 . There are 5th and 6th graders in the Variety Show and they are all working together in groups but there are around eleven or twelve different groups. Each group's skit is only about a minute long. Each group's skit is completely different and unique in their own way. Even though each group has two skits each of their skits will not be together because when each skit from all the groups is presented it is randomized.
Students at Mansion love chocolate! But which one is the best? I asked them at lunch and here are the results (out of 34 students):
The all*star band has just started on wednesday, February 10. That day was their first practice together. The All*star band is a select band that every member tries out for. You have to get a certain score to get in. They have three songs so far. They are, The Star Spangled Banner, La Rejouissance, and a song From Phantom of the Opera.
You may have noticed that the 3rd grade girls bathroom is closed off. Many people have wondered why. Well, it’s for painting! Graffiti in the bathrooms has been a problem for a long time. To fix this, Mrs.Smeltzer had the idea of painting the bathroom walls. In November she realized that graffiti in the bathrooms was a huge problem, and it was just getting worse. She saw that she had two options, either spend a lot of time finding the students who did it and punish them, or find a creative solution that got the school excited. That’s when she got the idea for the mural project. So far, the scratches have been filled in, the walls have been sanded, the base coat of paint has been put on the walls, and the paint has arrived. Soon, the bathroom will look like new once more. Now, obviously, in spite of the progress that has been made, not all of the bathrooms will be painted this year, but Mrs.Smeltzer hopes that in the near future all of the bathrooms will be lively once again.
By: Skyler K.
It is January, and we all know it’s time for the annual Pajama Drive! Yes, the time of year we donate pajamas to children in need. We have had lots of success this year, and we have just recently been informed by Mrs. Falkouski that we have donated 63 pairs of pajamas! If you wanted to include Haviland, we got over 180 pairs in total! Very good work, students and teachers, and this year was quite successful!
In the past week Mrs.Smeltzer has made awards for being the best class that lineups in the morning and the best table at lunch. The lunch prize hasn’t happened yet because it was announced last Friday, but the lineup award had been presented to a few classes. When Mrs.Smeltzer says good lines she means lines that are quite and are in a straight line and when she means the best table she is basically saying the table that sits in their seat when they’re supposed to and that cleans their food off the ground. Some of the classes that got the lineup award such as Mrs.Kirby's class twice and Mrs.Englehart’s class has also got the lineup award. Maybe your class will win either the Lunch award next week or the lineup award.
Winter Festival Honors Band is a band that is made up of band students from many other towns, and the three band directors, Mrs. Bracy, Mrs. Mannion, and Mrs. Moore, think of it as a great way for people to connect. This year students from Mt. Ephraim, Brooklawn, and Audubon participated. This band’s concert was on January 16th this year. There were nine songs. Star Spangled Banner, Mount Rushmore, When the Band Comes Marchin’ In, Beethoven's Ninth, Beauty and the Beast, Surprise Symphony Variations, Pulaski Polka, the Wild Old west, and More Cowbell. Mrs.Moore (the conductor representing Audubon) said, “This band is for people who want an extra challenge”. That’s true because this band has nine songs to learn in a month! And they only get to play with each other two times. Mrs. Moore thinks of this band as very fun, and a great challenge for many reasons. Her favorite out of nine songs was the Pulaski Polka which is a polish folk son. Now, her favorite song to conduct (each band director conducted three songs) was More Cowbell which she thinks of as a very fun, upbeat song. So, this band is very fun, is a great challenge, and most importantly, it brings people together, and is a fun way to do it.
Assemblies, Awards, Dances, Ceremonies and amazing students we always have something to celebrate at Mansion.