The Month of March at Banner
Pi Day Approaches!
March 14 is a day devoted to the celebration of all things ‘pi’. Math activities throughout the school focus on the measurement of pi – games, art work, and recitations are shared as students demonstrate their knowledge of the history of math and this famous number. Led by students and their math teachers in the middle grades, the entire school participates in guessing a posted number of digits of pi, playing board and athletic games (projects created by students in accelerated math) and competing in a contest for the largest number of digits recited by memory. Previous years’ winning champs recited as many as 300 digits of pi. At lunch time, desserts - you guessed it - are in the form of delicious versions of 3.14, homemade by our students and parents.
Students in grades 4 through 6 will be traveling to JA Biztown on March 20 to participate in an all-day work experience, wielding their math and leadership skills as employees, CEOs and CFOs, overseen by the group’s mayor, who was recently elected by popular vote after campaigning and speaking to the Middle School’s assembly. Preparation for their 6-hour day at BizTown, from behind the counter at “Pizza Hut” to running a radio station, newspaper publication, or banking and postal services (UPS), begins about two months prior in their language arts and math classes. This valuable “in-service” day for our students is another hands-on curriculum connection to the real world and an exciting ‘field trip’ off campus.
Art Work on Display at Delaplaine
Banner Students' art work is now on display at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Field trips throughout the month are scheduled for our students to view the collections on display from participating county schools.
There is a lot of backstage activity happening on campus! Here are just two of the upcoming events on the Performing Arts Calendar:
Third Grade Show: The Pinocchio Show
Due to the many snow days, the Third Grade Show has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 19, at 2:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Banner School will join Friends Meeting School and the Maryland School for the Deaf on Sunday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. at The Weinberg Center for the Arts to perform selections from Willy Wonka, Jr., to raise money for the Frederick Food Bank.
Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the recipients of ribbons in this year's Science Fair!
First Place: Maddie Oliver
Second Place: Lilly Armstrong
Third Place: William Vargas
First Place: Skylar Chan
Second Place: Heather Rogers
Third Place: Alyssa Eng
Banner Campus Welcomes British Challenger Soccer Camps for Summer 2014