18-19 5th Grade Bios
2018-2019 Regional Science Fair Results
Blowing Rock definitely took our fair share of the awards this year. We've got several projects advancing to the state competition, and I couldn't be more proud of all the kids who competed today.In the science fair, the following students won awards:Willa Rupp: honorable mention in ChemistryCharlie Langley: 3rd place in EngineeringZoey Zagst: 1st place in PhysicsBrodie Sukow and Mace Hollars: 3rd in TechnologyIn North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences (presentation based competition to a panel of judges), the following students won awards in their categories:1st: Zoey Zagst and Sydney Marsh2nd: Brodie Sukow and Mace HollarsHonorable mention: Oliver Farris and Jake CrosswellThe state competition will be in March at NCSU and the NC School of Science and Math. Any student placing at regional competition automatically goes on to state competition. Honorable mention serves as an alternate.Congrats to everyone! It's a lot of extra work to prepare for competition and it really showed today!
2018-2019 BR Science Fair Results
Congratulations to all students who participated! Here are the results for this year, including students who will participate in Student Academy of Sciences and those who will go on to regional science fair.Biology:1st: Natalie Fitch2nd: Owen Tincher3rd: Alixas ClarkChemistry:1st: Elsie Davis and Grace Tachney2nd: Kate Sears3rd: Willa RuppEarth/Environmental Science1st: Chloe Hemsoth2nd: Jayden StirtonEngineering1st: Sydney Marsh2nd: Charlie LangleyTechnology:1st: Brodie Sukow and Mace HollarsPhysics:1st: Kody Auton2nd: Zoey Zagst3rd: Hannah Arrowood and Abby BarrNorth Carolina Student Academy of Sciences (a thesis type presentation to a panel of judges)Biology: Owen TincherChemistry: Elsie Davis and Grace TachneyEarth Science: Chloe HemsothEngineering: Sydney MarshTechnology: Brodie Sukow and Mace HollarsPhysics: Jake Crosswell and Oliver Farris
Veteran's Day Play Thank You"The first grade at Blowing Rock School would like to give a big thank you to local community member Julie Anderson for all of her hard work in making our Veterans Day play a success. She spent countless afternoons teaching our first graders lyrics and hand motions to patriotic songs. Each first grader had his or her own speaking part to memorize, as well. Also, thank you to the veterans that were able to view the performance. We appreciate your bravery and sacrifice to our country."Sincerely,First-grade team
Congrats to the 18-19 Handwriting Contest WinnersThe winners are:Sacha FrindethieBrianna AndersonBoaz HendersonNatlie FitchKatie DurhamSidney RickerSidney MarshWilla Rupp
2018 Spelling Bee Results4thLouis WingerSophie Parker5thDarla BachmanLucas Hamilton6thKatie Coombes (alternate) winnerMaggie Cheves7thDoriannah Whitehead (runner-up)Lucy Bachman8thAva CutlipGriffin Dillman.And the Blowing Rock School Spelling Bee winner, who will go on to the County-Wide Bee, is:Katie Coombes from Mrs. McFalls' 6th-grade homeroom and our runner-up is...Doriannah Whitehead, from Mrs. Tincher's 7th-grade homeroom!
Blowing Rock Students Excel at State Science Fair 17-18We had a great weekend of celebrating student research at the state science competitions on Friday and Saturday! Blowing Rock did exceptionally well and I couldn't be more proud of the research and work that students did to prepare for these competitions; well above and beyond what was required of them for the school fair.Friday's competition was for the North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. This competition is a thesis-like defense, in which students have 10 minutes to present their research via Google Slides, and then five minutes of Q and A with the judges. The results of this competition were:Biotechnology: 1st Sam Nixon for his project Sunscreens: Lotions vs. SprayMathematics: 1st Hayleigh Nunes and Iris Westerman for their project What is the Potential of Solar Panels on Blowing Rock School's Roof2nd Micah Duvall Does the pH Level of Drinking Water Affect the Growth of a Radish PlantPhysics: 1st Thomas Lehman for his project Heat Treating Carbon, Tool, and Stainless Steel by Oil Quench and Air Cool to Increase HardnessFor Saturday's competition at the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair, we had several students compete. These included: Sam Nixon, Hayleigh Nunes and Iris Westerman, Thomas Lehman, Grant Troyer and Collin Anderson. In this competition, Grant Troyer and Collin Anderson won Honorable Mention for their project How Many Grams of Salt Does it Take for Water Not to Freeze in Freezing Temperatures?This means that every student we sent to state competition won an award at the state level!Thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement! Please congratulate these students.
Blowing Rock Club Wins 3D Print Competition
Blowing Rock Wins the 3rd Annual Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition sponsored by N.C.C.E.T. in Hickory, NC.
2nd Grade 17-18 Wax Museum
Science Fair 17-18 ResultsThe judges were really impressed with the quality of the projects this year and the work the kids put into them. Students awarded 1st or 2nd will go on to regional science competition in December at ASU. Students nominated for North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences will also go to regionals and will present their research in a paper and presentation format to a panel of judges with time for questions at the end, much like a thesis defense.Please congratulate these students when you see them! They have worked so hard!Students nominated for NCSAS competition:McKinley Robbins and Genevieve Powell: Chemistry of Gluten-Free FloursThomas Lehman: Physics of Steel Forging and Cooling ProcessesMicah Duvall: Bottled Water for Plants: Which pH causes more growth?Abbey Noble: How simulated acid rain affects plant growth and number of leavesSam Nixon: How different brands of sunscreen affect UV sensitive yeastIris Westerman and Hayleigh Nunes: Potential of Solar Energy Output for Hypothetical Solar Panels on Blowing Rock School RoofGrant Troyer and Collin Anderson: How salinity affects the freezing point of waterStudent Awards for Science Fair:Biology A1st Sam Nixon2nd Abbey Noble3rd Bella HoyleBiology B2nd Adam Perez and Jose Miguel Mejia IzaguirrePhysics:1st Iris Westerman and Hayleigh Nunes2nd Thomas LehmanMath:1st Micah DuvallChemistry:1st Collin Anderson and Grant Troyer2nd Doriannah Whitehead and Cloey Hadley3rd Addie ThompsonApplied Technology1st Katie Durham2nd Kayla Graham3rd Lillee MooreEnvironmental and Earth Science1st Charlie Burgess (and Sam Cooke at Parkway)2nd Wyatt Kohout and Ayden Knight3rd Andrew Hill
Congrats Christian Hamilton 2017 BR Spelling Bee Champ
7th and 1st Grade
7th and 1st Grade students work together to make flags to celebrate and learn about Constitution Day.
Art for a Cause
Project Hope is heading up donations heading to victims of Hurricane Harvey. A tractor-trailer truck is being filled with various donations from local residents. The truck is first going to Lake Charles, LA then to areas in Texas that need it the most. Students from Blowing Rock (7th and 8th-grade science classes) are creating art to decorate the truck heading that way! The students are creating pieces of art to inspire and encourage those devastated by this tragedy!
2017 Solar System Projects
Please congratulate Ava, Emily, and Brianna! They all did a wonderful job with their presentations on Friday, and the competition was stiff! Ava and Emily won 2nd in the chemistry competition for middle grades students.I'm hoping these ladies, and others will choose to participate in NCSAS again next year! It's a wonderful competition and a great way for them to explore something they're curious about.
Shooting StarsThe following students made it into Shooting Stars 2017. Please congratulate them on this success.The Carolina Snowbells- dance- Ava Cutlip 6thWhat More Do I Need- vocal- Elise Bednar 8thCanon- piano- Wesley Markovich 3rdA Million Years Ago-vocal- Katie Thompson 8thPirates are Coming- violin-Henryk Kosmala 7thCan't Stop This Feeling- clogging- William Greene 3rd
2017 Talent Show
2017 6th Grade Casting Bread
2017 Egg Dop
2017 Frog Dissection
March Madness 2017
2017 8th Grade Mask Project
2017 2nd Grade Wax Museum
Kinder Service Project
Kindergarten's service project was collecting hats, gloves, and mittens to donate to the hospitality house. We read the book "The Mitten Tree" and created our own "mitten tree" in the classroom. As children brought in their donations, they hung them on our classroom tree. We hope these items will fill a need in our community.
3-D Print Club Visit Local Business and App State's Solar Car
Blowing Rock's 3-D Middle Grades print club recently visited the Boone based business E.C.R.S. and also visited App State's Solar Car. Images below.
The BR 3-D program was made possible by the Economic Development Committee of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. We are working in several ways to provide supplemental educational experiences that will promote learning in science, technology, and math, and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit.
3-D Print Solar ECRS
Jr. Beta Caroling and Cards
The Jr. Beta Club enjoyed making cards and delivering them along with caroling at the Blowing Rock Rehab and Davant Extended Care Center.
Jr Beta Caroling and Cards
2016 Science Fair
The following Blowing Rock students, listed in alphabetical order, participated in the regional science competition held at Appalachian State University yesterday:
Congratulations to all who worked so hard and did such a good job sharing their projects! They all worked really hard and represented BRS and Watauga County well.
Special congratulations to Ava C, Brianna A., and Emily G. for placing 2nd in their categories in the North Carolina Student Academy of Sciences competition. These ladies will have the opportunity to compete at the state level on March 24th at the North Carolina School of Science and Math.
1st Graders Carol at Retirement Home
First grade traveled to Davant Extended Day Center Friday to sing Christmas carols and hand out homemade ornaments to the residents. A jolly time was had by all!
6th Grade Food Drive
6th grade has been collecting canned goods and raising money for Casting Bread food pantry and soup kitchen. On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, students took almost 200 pounds of food and $240 to Casting Bread to help assist clients. Students volunteered that morning with various tasks. Some students decorated placemats for the soup kitchen, some helped rake and clean up the lawn, and others prepared goodie bags for children who visit the pantry. A few students helped prepare the Thanksgiving feast to be served later that day.
Casting Bread serves over 900 clients in the Blowing Rock area each month. They were incredibly grateful for the food, funds, and volunteer hours the 6th grade provided. The sixth grade plans to continue the service project into the spring semester.
6th Grade Food Drive
2016 Science Fair
Students deliver candy to Blowing Rock Fire Department
In October, a few Blowing Rock students traveled to the Blowing Rock Fire Department to deliver candy. While there, students were given a tour of the station and a chance to try on gear! We are very appreciative for all the Fire Department does for our school!