Wednesday, April 23rd, fifth grade students took their annual field trip to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Not only were they treated to the excellent exhibits within the museum, but students were able to venture out into the bay aboard a research boat. There they collected plant an animal samples for study and classification. What a great way to see their oceans science unit come to life!
Monday, April 21st, was World of Work Day at Stonehouse. Students in grades 3-5 had presenters come to their classrooms. Students in grades K-2 came to the gym for their presenters. Both programs featured community volunteers from all kinds of professions: military, police, veterinary medicine, college and olympian swimmers, state park rangers, newspapers, lifeguards, local business owners, even Miss Virginia came! Presenters shared with kids the ins and outs of their professions, how they got involved, along with the type of training and character traits one needs in that career field. It was a fantastic program organized by our guidance department. Thank you to Mrs. Crockett and Mrs. Williamson, along with all our presenters.
Thursday, March 27th, was the Second Grade performance of Temples and Tombs. All five classes contributed to this thrilling musical about pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies. It was a great way to show off some of the things they learned during their Egypt unit in Social Studies. Thank you to all our volunteers, staff, and students for a great show.
On Saturday, March 22, eighty five 5th grade orchestra students from all nine elementary schools converged on Matoaka Elementary School for the 2014 Orchestra Solo Festival. These students worked very hard to prepare two solos to perform for a judge. Nineteen Stonehouse students performed beautifully and will be presented with a medal for their performance. Congratulations, orchestra students!
Friday, February 28th, was Read Across America Day. Volunteers from all over the community helped us celebrate literacy and the life and works of Dr. Seuss. The day began with a K-1 Storybook Character Parade. It was followed by dozens of guest readers sharing some of their favorite stories. Thank you to everyone who was a part of the event.
Thursday, January 9th, was Literacy Night at Stonehouse. From 6:00 – 7:00, dozens of families joined us for activities centered around reading and writing. Hungry families joined us at 5:30 for Pizza. Whether you had dinner with us or not, everyone got to take part in the book swap. Families got to enjoy guest readers, LitFit kinesthetic activities, special recipes, word searches, word ladders, Banana Grams and story cubes, descriptive writing, and literacy based websites. Thank you to staff, family, and community for a great night!