Professional choreographer, Ja'Shon Burks, choreographed the entire Singers competition set and visited BHS to teach them the choreography, bows, and blocking over 3 days. The first choreography sessions were October 23 and 24, and Ja'Shon just came back to complete the show Saturday, November 14.
Ja'Shon does an excellent job year after year designing advanced-level choreography for the Batesville Singers that ties in the overall concept of the show. The Singers' show this year is a "Rags to Riches"...
Robin McBride Scott is a Native American pottery artist who hosted pottery workshops for all 5th
grade students at BIS. During her workshops, students learned about the art of ancient
indigenous peoples, the importance of pottery in Native American life, and discovered how
archaeologists come to learn about ancient cultures by studying their pottery and other artifacts
they've left behind. Robin guided students in making their own piece of Native American - style
effigy pottery, which is a vessel mad...
In a time of COVID we are bringing the ART to our school for a unique learning experience. This exhibition educates and brightens our school in what can seem like a depressing time..
We are hosting the "Wyland Exhibit" bringing about awareness and activitism through Art. Wyland advocates the beauty and need for saving our Oceans through his spectacular Oceanscape paintings. Our students get to dive into the beauty of our oceans!
We also are hosting the "Art Beyond Borders Exhibit". Imag...
A 35-minute virtual lesson in energy efficiency. Through an interactive web platform, a live host introduces entertaining sketches through a variety of characters from live theatrical productions, and guides classrooms to participate in discussions on resources and energy conservation.
Dr. Blake Brandes performed a virtual presentation for all of our students on Tuesday,
September 29th , 2020. The performance was a follow up called Growth Mindset and Grit, and featured a recap of the key Growth Mindset mottos from last time, followed by new stories, engaging activities, as well as freestyle rapping and beatboxing to help students love learning and be more resilient in the face of challenges. Students participated virtually in their classrooms and were able to guide Dr. Blake’s perf...
Batesville Primary School virtually hosted Dr. Blake Brandes on Tuesday September 29th, featuring growth mindset lessons along with music. Dr. Blake's presentation teaches students about positive thinking and practicing at our goals infused with beatboxing, comedic storytelling, and kid-friendly freestyle rapping. The students were laughing, engaged, and practicing beatboxing with Brandes. BPS is grateful for this fun and positive life lesson!
To support the spring musical, Amy Borns was hired to help students learn some of the dance moves that the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie required. Amy worked with the dance students on Saturday, January 18 and then the musical took place March 6 and 7. Sixteen girls were involved in the workshop.
One of the actresses from the IRT A Christmas Carol play came to visit our
classrooms. She discussed many aspects of the play with our students. She discussed
the different character roles with the kids and also shared pictures of the new costumes
we would see when we went to the play. She shared with us her role in the play and
explained what that meant to the class. Lastly, she had the kids act out a scene from A
Christmas Carol for her which we had been reading in class in preparation of going to ...
Mrs. Raver came to St. Louis school to give a work shop to the sixth and seventh graders on photography. She gave them examples of good and interesting photographs as opposed to some that could be improved upon. She taught the kids about balance, movement, how to crop pictures and many other great suggestions for taking good photographs. She then had students show her their photographs and told them what was good and where they could make it more interesting. We are hoping some of the students will...