Stockbridge Elementary hosts inaugural S.T.E.L.M. night

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Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy fifth-grader Madison Eidson recently won an excellent rating and a Best in Show award at art competition in Warner Robins. The contest was sponsored by American Christian Schools International.

Special Photo Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy fifth-grader Madison Eidson recently won an excellent rating and a Best in Show award at art competition in Warner Robins. The contest was sponsored by American Christian Schools International.

STOCKBRIDGE — Imaginations came to life when Stockbridge Elementary hosted its first Science, Technology, Engineering, Literacy, and Mathematics night March 21.

Students participated in a variety of activities designed to enhance their learning in science and related fields, said school counselor James Young.

“There was Professor Nosy and Grouchy Ladybug with the Dancing Raising, students could complete an activity with the Cat in the Hat doing corrugated craziness, students could make Bouncing Polymer Balls with Tinker bell, and even explore electric currents in Dexter’s Laboratory,” said Young. “All of the characters were there, in real life, to add more fun and excitement to the event.

He said technology was prominent in the event, as attendees used their phones to answer questions.

“To see students use technology throughout the night, complete various activities utilizing science, technology, engineering, literacy, and mathematics as well as see a fun fill magical night where student’s favorite characters were all throughout the building was spectacular and magical,” said Young.

Rock Spring Elementary rolls on to state competition

Twelve students at Rock Spring Elementary School will represent the school and the county at the 2013 Georgia State Media Festival in May.

They include Megan Turner, Logan Deabenderfer, Benjamin Consolie, Jared Brooks, Emily Freeman, Chandler Blanton, Savannah French, Ian Carpenter, Callie Akin, Jayda Roberts, Isaiah Jones and Mallie Carpenter. The students earned superior ratings for their PowerPoint and stop-motion animation projects at the Henry County Media Festival March 15.

ELCA’s Eidson wins art award

Madison Eidson, a fifth-grader at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, won an excellent rating and a Best in Show award at a recent competition sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International. She received the award for her art piece submission titled “Worthy.”

Flippen Elementary students attend problem-solving tournament

Five teams of students from Flippen Elementary School participated in a regional problem solving tournament March 16, thanks to a $500 community grant from the Wal-Mart on Hudson Bridge Road in Stockbridge. The grant funds are designed to provide team shirts and other materials for a recent Odyssey of the Mind competition.

Students in the competition collaborated in groups to solve problems in creative ways.

Students of the Month

Oakland Elementary School announced its March students of the month. They are:

Kindergarten — James Bond, Rhiannon Hicks, Questyn Hinton, Harper Mulvaney, Leslie Salgado, Favor Simon and Victor Cannon

First grade — Jada Vialva, Kaden Bunch, Miyah Travis, Tamia Slaton and Malachia Small

Second grade — Caylah Marshall, Alia Angeles, A’nyah Clay, Emmanuel Johnson, Salvatore Cornacchia and Trinity Juriel

Third grade — Te’Yonna Waldon, Namia Gasque, Sariah Shell, David Clemente and Mauricio Estrada

Fourth grade — Siquon Clanton, Alfonso Rodriguez, Erick Guzman and Emily Smith

Fifth grade — Elijah Shell, Zhamony Webb, Gisell Barrientos and Amina Savage-Banovic

Interim Principal J.R. Isenberg was named Employee of the Month.

Military news

Army Pvt. Lauren A. Snow and Army National Guard Pvt. Phillip Hall each graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Snow is a 2007 graduate of Union Grove High School, and Hall is a 2012 graduate of Stockbridge High School.

During nine weeks of training, Snow and Hall each studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Air Force Reserve Airman Emmanuel S. Meza graduated from the Water and Fuel Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is a 2010 graduate of Ola High School.

The course Meza completed is designed to train students in water processing, analysis, operating principles of water treatment plants, maintenance of water and waste water, fire suppression and backflow prevention systems and components, maintenance and repair of water supply, waste, fuels, and natural gas systems.

The training included monitoring systems operation to ensure efficiency and compliance with safety and environmental regulations for hazardous materials, performing inspection, recurring maintenance, and seasonal overhaul on systems and components, troubleshooting malfunctions and removing, repairing, and replacing defective components, and modifying equipment for specific missions or to increase efficiency.

Air Force Airman First Class Vi'Darion J. McDaniel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2010 graduate of Luella High School

McDaniel completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete the training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.