More than 200 students from four elementary schools participated in the second annual Media Makers Media Festival at North Chevy Chase Elementary School.
Students submitted projects in the categories of Animation, Live Action Video or Sequential Stills. Students from Chevy Chase, Burtonsville and Woodlin elementary schools took part in the festival. The goal of the event was to encourage students to work collaboratively to create media projects they are passionate about.
The event was a collaboration between media specialists Eileen Kirklen of Chevy Chase Elementary and Sharon Mosley-Ramsey of North Chevy Chase Elementary. The TV Production class at James Hubert Blake High School served as the judges for the contest.
At the Media Festival, students viewed winning projects, visited a movie-themed photo booth and received certificates of participation. See the list of winners.
New Hampshire Estates Wins $7,000 Grant for Its Media Center
New Hampshire Estates Elementary School is one of 160 schools across the country, and one of only two schools in Maryland, selected to receive a library grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. Alicia Allou, the school’s media specialist, applied for the grant to improve the media center’s collection. The school will receive $7,000 and will use it to add popular nonfiction titles and graphic novels, and develop an eBook collection.
Rockwell School Community Celebrates International Night
More than 600 people attended the Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School’s annual International Night.
The highlights included a musical performance by kindergarten through fifth grade students, a student art gallery, an international fashion show and other song, dance and poetry performances.
The Gallery of Nations featured wonderful displays created by Rockwell students and their families highlighting countries and cultures from six continents. The displays included foods to sample, artifacts, maps, pictures, crafts to make and take, and games. The evening’s festivities included food provided by local restaurants Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Main Street Pollo, music performed by The Caribbean American International Steel Orchestra and Latin dance demonstrations from students at Damascus and Clarksburg high schools.
Rockwell students and families represent a total of 72 different countries and speak 41 different languages. The fun family event was sponsored by the Rockwell PTA, in collaboration with the staff Cultural Competence and Climate Committee.
Running, Jumping and Climbing at Carl Sandburg’s Field Day
Students at Carl Sandburg Learning Center had a fun-filled day of exercise and play during the school’s Field Day on May 10.
The athletic events included Scooter City (with Razors and floor scooters); Sponge Bob Relay (running event); Climbing Center; and Parachute Fun.
In following with the tradition of the original Carl Sandburg Elementary School, the entire school had a hot dog celebration. More than 250 hot dogs were served to students and staff.
Biking to School at Ritchie Park Elementary
Ritchie Park Elementary School participated in Bike to School Day last month. Fifty-six students biked to school, joined by many walkers and students on scooters. The event received support from the City of Rockville. Police officers manned two intersections to help students cross streets safely. Five students won new helmets from the National Center for Safe Routes to School, which coordinated the event.
Tracy Threefoot, media assistant at Ritchie Park, organized the event.