Last Friday was our last day of virtual learning for our graduating sixth graders, and while graduation has been delayed, we still found ways to celebrate the class of 2020!
Teachers and staff visited graduates to deliver yard signs, mementos and gifts to each sixth grader, and even got to see most of them (from a safe distance).
Students in third and fourth grade science classes wrapped up their ecology unit this week with a livestream Q & A with Fox 2 meteorologist Chris Higgins.
The unit began with creating nature journals to record daily abiotic elements of weather such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and clouds. After students practiced recording data, they incorporated analysis in small ways by looking at how the weather/abiotic elements interacted with the biotic elements such as the plants, animals, and us!
Good evening, my name is Jordyn Jefferson. The best way to describe myself as a student at City Academy is through the lens of a rose.
Roses are fragrant, attractive, bright and colorful and when they bloom, they illuminate grace and beauty. They appreciate sunny skies and rainy nights with intentional thorns that protect them from harm.
Today, I stand as the delicate rose I just described, but I didn’t start City Academy as a rose already bloomed. I was a seed, eager to sprout. I began growing my roots that gave me stability. With each spurt of growth, I became resilient and firm. Not even a strong storm could weaken my stem or cause me despair. Each time I gained knowledge, a petal formed. There were times my petals frayed from disappointments and failures, but always another petal would bloom causing me to have hope.
Good evening, My name is Kaliah Birchfield. When I first entered City Academy in first grade I was a seed awaiting my chance. A chance to grow into a blossoming tree. With every year, this once tiny seed, grew more into a tree whose branches are now ready to embrace its new journey. Thank you to my parents, my siblings and my peers for helping me flourish and spread my branches.
This evening I’d like to share with you a poem I wrote about my journey and growth at City Academy. It is titled: My Shield Of Branches.