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National Geographic Bee

posted Feb 10, 2015, 8:43 AM by jryan@rnesu.org   [ updated Mar 6, 2015, 7:30 AM ]

Lothrop Competition 
 2015 National GeographicBee

Friday, February 6, 2015 Lothrop's competition of the 2015 National Geographic Bee was held.  Tiana G-V placed third. Gunnar T won the championship and  Jaden G placed second.  

For the 27th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eight grades in thousands of schools across the United State and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world.

Gunnar T will advance to the next level of competition, a written examination to determine eligibility in Vermont's Station Competition held at Middlebury College Friday, March 27.  All school champions are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $50,000 college scholarship, at the national championship May 11-13, 2015 in Washington, D.C.  

Inca Weavings

posted Jan 9, 2015, 7:39 AM by jjandric@rnesu.org   [ updated Jan 13, 2015, 9:13 AM ]

Fifth Graders traveled to Peru where they discovered the importance of weaving in the Inca Culture. They learned that fiber is taken from the alpaca to make clothing. It is sturdy, soft, warm---even when wet. Weavings were thought to be more valuable than gold. Students returned home via Lothrop's Art room where where mats were created under Mr. Houston's direction.

Vermont Young Playwrights' Festival

posted Jan 7, 2015, 6:57 AM by jryan@rnesu.org   [ updated Jan 9, 2015, 8:12 AM by jjandric@rnesu.org ]

Under the mentorship of Ethan Bowen, actor, director and writer, interested fifth and sixth graders are learning how to write a ten-minute stage play. Their first drafts received cold readings Monday, January 5 where feedback was provided by students and Ethan. Now is the daunting task of rewriting. Four plays will be selected to enter the festival where a team of judges will decide which plays go on stage. All students who write a play will attend the Vermont Young Playwrights Festival in May.

Red Ribbon Week

posted Oct 8, 2014, 7:14 AM by jjandric@rnesu.org   [ updated Oct 28, 2014, 8:07 AM ]

It is Red Ribbon Week here at Lothrop Elementary. Red Ribbon Week is a drug and violence awareness campaign that happens every year in the United States. Lothrop is going all out this year. On Monday will be "Hats Off to Drug Free Students" Day so students will be wearing hats. On Tuesday it is "Peace Out to Drugs" Day - wear hippie attire (Tie-Dye). On Wednesday "It is Crazy to Use Drugs" Day - Crazy hair day. Thursday is "Stomp Out Drugs" Day, so wear boots! And on Friday it is "Black Out Drugs" Day where we all wear Black! A school wide meeting will be held this Thursday for Red Ribbon Week. During the week kids will be learning about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use prevention.

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