Students, parents, and staff at TES collected items for service men/women and first-responders. The collection was done as a parent activity before the school's Valentine's Day party. Some of the items that were collected were: tootbrushes, toothpaste, tissues, chapstick, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, lotions, small games, stuffed toys, handwritten letters, and paracord bracelets. The students in 4th and 5th grades made the paracord bracelets by following instructions provided on operationgratitude.com. The school collected enough items to fill five boxes. If you would like to see more of what Operation Gratitude does, visit their website at operationgratitude.com
Students from Tennerton, Hodgesville, and Washington District had an opportunity to ask questions to an astronaut in the ISS live via Skype at WVWC on January 25. They were able to experience science experiments from WVWC Professors before and after the Skype session. We would like to thank TES/HES Guidance Counselor Suzanne Bohman, WVWC, NASA-Fairmont, and Senator Shelly Moore-Capito's office for arranging this experience for the students of Upshur County.
Michael Lee, a TES alum and current Aerospace Engineering Major at WVU, stopped by TES on December 5th to share stories about his journey studying abroad in Japan with the 3rd grade students. Michael shared stories of his trip, discussed cultural differences, explained his area of study, and fielded questions during his presentation. At the conclusion, he tied Japanese culture and his program of study together by having students create various paper airplanes through the art of origami. Thanks, Michael!
The date of the Christmas Concert has been changed to Wednesday, December 13th from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Buckhannon-Upshur High School auditorium.
For the third year in a row, second graders in Mrs. Powell’s and Mrs. Allen’s classrooms at Tennerton School celebrated the fall season with a literacy project. Students were challenged to transform ordinary pumpkins into main characters of their selected books. This project entailed reading a book of choice, analyzing character traits, summarizing the story, drafting a blueprint, and then creating the final product to share with the entire school population.
This annual tradition is something that the younger students look forward to and it is enjoyed by all.