May 27, 2009

Miscellaneous Last Week Awesomeness

With all the fun stuff going on at Sheridan during our last week, I thought I would show you guys all of the exciting activities!

First, Boyz 2 Men had a car wash fundraiser. The Boyz passed out flyers in the school and community to promote. They also made signs to promote on Broadway outside the school.

Here is Dallas taking a break from the sunny and tiring job of sign holding.

Here are some action shots of the Boyz working hard!

Then I stopped by the guitar group. They worked so so hard this session! They even learned one song so well that they performed it at the Talent Show! BUT on their last day, they decided to go the electric route. I'm not talking about electric guitars...I'm talking about Rock Band! It may not be exactly the same as what they learned, but they did rock out to lots of great songs!

Then it was time to go...can you believe it!?

These are photos of buses leaving on our last day of Beacons. All the staff came out to wave goodbye to our Beacons friends!

That's it for now...look for lots more to come!

Beacons Island Awards Celebration!

Whoa! I can't believe program is over! We have so much to catch up on, blog friends!

The last day of program marked theBeacons Island Awards Celebration, where we recognized all of our Beacons leaders. Beacons students were recognized for their leadership, participation and all around awesomeness!

Our Junior Staff and LIT's helped transform the auditorium into an island paradise!

Check out these amazing decorations!! Our youth leaders made this skirt for the stage! They worked tirelessly creating the fringe and sticking on each flower by hand! Way to go!

All visitors to our Island celebration got a lei necklace. Our youth leaders handed them out to everyone!

Steve and Ryan planned and hosted the event. Here they are preparing to give out the first award!

Each winner received a Beacons lanyard and a coupon for any item free from the dollar menu at the McDonalds across the street! Here are some award winners! Congratulations!

What an awesome ending to such an amazing year!

May 20, 2009

Last Week Craziness #1

Hello Blog friends!
It is good to see you's been a while.

We have so much to catch up on!
We are doing so much during our last week, so I am going to try to update you on as much as possible.

Our first update is about yesterday's Penny Wars celebrations.

Ryan told the Middle School unit that if MS won Penny Wars, then the winning group could cut his ever they wanted!

Well, LIT brought in the most money in ALL of the Sheridan Penny Wars, so they got to do the honors.

Here are some action shots of the group styling Ryan's 'do:

Once they got their style concept down, they started to cut...

Here's the finished product:
Great job LIT's!!

That's all I have for tonight!

See you all again very soon!!

May 1, 2009

A non-(Thurs)day in the Life

Hello Blogosphere!

I know, I know. I normally put in the (Thurs)day in the life of Sheridan Beacons, BUT Thursday was Talent Show tryout day. The Talent Show acts are secret...for now. I will give a preview of some of our acts, but not yet!
The second most exciting thing this week (TS tryouts are #1) was the Sci Fi group's experiment!

The Sci Fi group has been learning all about the Scientific Method. They have been practicing using it on all sorts of things from Basketball to lockers and other choices in every day life.

Next, they started to research the reactions of Diet Coke and Mentos. They applied the Scientific Method to their experiment: How high will Diet Coke and Mentos spray?

Paul posted measurements (in feet) on the wall.

Each group got Mentos, a 2-liter of Diet Coke and a 2-liter of another type of pop. They guessed which pop would shoot higher and how high.
Here's how you set up a Diet Coke and Mentos eruption:
You need:
a tube to fit over the mouth of the bottle
paper to cover the bottom of the tube

Here's what you do:
1. put the paper on the top of the open bottle
2. line the tube up over the bottle
3. drop in your mentos (6-9 should do it)
4. pull out the paper
5. watch and see what happens!

Here are some of the group's findings:

No other pop sprays even close to as high as Diet Coke

Sprite was the closest

The highest Diet Coke eruption was 5 feet!

Also, make sure you're clear before the pop starts to spray!
Then, of course, you clean up all of your mess...look at all that pop!
Stay tuned for Talent Show updates and see all the other cool stuff we have going on here at Sheridan Beacons!