Winter Door Decorating Contest

Winter Concert

The 5th grade Winter Concert was a winter wonderland of musical talent!

Performances were given by the Advanced Recorders, Orchestra, General Music, Band, and Chorus conducted by Mrs. Annette Turner, Mrs. Susan Hines, and Mr. Jeff Garris.

Concert Program

Mrs. Coblentz’s Class Gives Back to the Community

Mrs. Coblentz’s third grade students each made a small wreath for the residents of Dominion Village, a local Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. They also wrote a personalized holiday letter for each recipient. The students were excited to do this for them and did a great job! This project is one way they are learning to give to their community this holiday season.

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Hour of Code

All Norge students are having a blast with the 2016 Hour of Code this week!

K-2 students are coding on iPads using an app called Code Spark: The Foos.

Students complete puzzles using computer programming logic such as sequencing, loops, and debugging.  Students also learn to “pair program”, which means working with a partner.  Students have to be encouraging and cooperative in order to be successful!

 

3-5 students are coding on computers with three online game choices.

Students in grades 3-5 have a choice to solve puzzles on Lightbot or Dragon Dash, or they can design their own game on Minecraft Designer.  The puzzle games use advanced sequencing, conditionals, loops, if/then statements, and functions.  The game designer allows students to code events such as “when spawned”, “when touched”, and “when used” to make the Minecraft characters come to life.  These students are also encouraged to “pair program”, although they can work alone if preferred.

Lightbot: http://lightbot.com/hour-of-code.html
Dragon Dash: https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/dragon-dash
Minecraft Designer: https://code.org/minecraft

All students in grades K-5 will continue their coding practice throughout the year as part of their computer lab curriculum with Mrs. Cattell.

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2016 Norge Reflections Winners

On Thursday, December 1 Norge students were recognized for their Reflections awards on the Beep Beep News.  Our 2016 Norge Reflection winners are Griffin H., Bridget S., Lorelei W., Katelynn L., Mychael W. and James S..

PTA reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story? Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, visual arts.

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