Playhouse in the Park visits BPS 1st and 2nd graders
Playhouse in the Park returned to BPS to provide workshops for our students in first and second grade. First grade students participated in the "Green Eggs and Ham" workshop, while second grade students covered "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock". These stories were read aloud to students on the first day, then on the subsequent days, the teaching artists lead students in reenacting portions of the play and reimagining scenes based on the students' imaginations. The workshops
Visual artist and motivational speaker Gary Gee visits BMS
Batesville Middle School Sixth, Seventh Grade Art Rotation and 6th , 7th students spent about 25min each with Gary Gee. Gary is a professional fine artist. He spoke a bit about his own work and studio but mostly interacted with the kids in a very relaxed and positive way. The students drew random lines on a paper then like looking for shapes in the clouds they created designs on their paper inspired by these lines. The students enjoyed the relaxed tone in creating just for th
Grammy Award Winner Bill Miller visits BMS
Batesville Middle School seventh-grade students spent approximately two weeks reading, analyzing, and “performing” an adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. The version shared with the students came from our literature series (Savvas Realize). The adaptation was entitled A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley by playwright Israel Horovitz. While working on this piece, students learned new vocabulary words, made inferences based on dialogue and stage directions, and
Matthew Graham visits OA
Matthew Graham, Indiana's Poet Laureate, visited the AP Literature class on Monday, April 11. Graham read some poems from his most recent book, The Geography of Home. He talked about inspiration for writing poetry -- capturing moments, feelings, and images. He also told the students that poetry was "about getting as much out of language as possible.
Don Edwards visits BPS
At Batesville Primary School, Don Edwards is considered the “Pottery Legend.” He has been creating pottery with our students for over 30 years. Each student in the 2nd grade created their own piece of pottery with Mr. Edwards this week (April 11th-13th)! He will also be creating pottery with third grade students next week since they missed this experience last year due to covid restrictions. This special experience is one to remember for a lifetime and the students have a
Miss Lizzie visits St. Louis Schools!
Miss Lizzie came to St. Louis and She spent three days working with our St. Louis students. She taught them about the history and the origin of ballet .They learned that ballet originated in France under King Louis and she explained that is why many of the ballet terms are French. She showed them The different types of shoes used in dance and how strong of ballerinas have to be when going up on their tiptoes and point shoes. She also taught them how to stretch and the variou
Latin American Dance Workshop at St. Louis Schools
The fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at St. Louis Catholic School were able to experience a Latin American dance workshop on Friday, April 1st 2022. Laura Ault and Mayra Adams taught our students a variety of latin dances including merengue, salsa, cumbia, and cha cha cha. Each dance included a variety of movements which were then combined together into a dance routine set to music from each dance genre. One of our teachers commented that they not only learned the da