Ms. Shafer challenged her students today to create a famous piece of artwork using nothing but STEAM materials. Some groups had CitiBlocs, while others had Squizs & Legos. They brainstormed, worked collaboratively and were insanely creative! The first piece they had to replicate was the Mona Lisa! After they were done, Ms. Shafer used AirPlay to show the masterpieces on the board and let each group describe their masterpiece. They also had a chance to recreate a mobile by Alexander Calder. Take a look at the detail!!
Check out all the awesome photos from the past couple of weeks! Everything from Eclipse shadows, STEAM challenges, iPad book creations, SEL lessons, amazing art lessons, Yoga, and so much more...
Inspiration and Credit: Coach Taylor Pep Talk (via Vulture) ~ http://donnie.blog.hu/
We are beyond thrilled to welcome our newest Bluejay, Principal Tiffany Phelps! Ms. Phelps, who will replace interim principal Bill Bechtol, will take the helm for the 2017-18 school year. The announcement followed a thorough process that included collecting stakeholder surveys and conducting candidate interviews with students, staff and parents. In total, more than 40 people were involved in the interviews and selection process.
Ms. Phelps currently serves as associate principal of Vandegrift High School in Leander ISD, a school which she helped open. She has seven years of administrative leadership and vast experience with professional learning communities, special education, and innovative teaching and learning styles. She previously was an assistant principal at Vandegrift, and served as a special education teacher and head cheer coach at Lake Travis High School.
Ms. Phelps earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Texas-San Antonio and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds certifications in Principal (EC-12), School Counselor (EC-12), Special Education (EC-12), and Generalist (EC-4).
What is digital citizenship?
Our students learned about how to stay safe, respectful and responsible. We did a bit of app smashing and worked in Showbie to show our learnings.
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