In keeping with social distancing, the National History Day regional contest was held remotely this year, using photos and video. The List of All Missouri Region 20 National History Day Winners was announced recently and two entries from Clearwater High School scored in the top of their categories, advancing them to state. The National History Day in Missouri state contest will be held as a virtual competition with no face-to-face judging, as will nationals. Congratulations to the following CHS winners!
Senior Group Performance – 1st Place (Photo above linked to video)
- Ana Gayle, Lydia Mays, Ty Silvester and Zoe Stevens
- “How SNL Broke Comedy Barriers for Women”
Senior Individual Exhibit – 2nd Place
- Kylie Glover
- “Margaret Sanger: Breaking Barriers in Women’s Reproductive Health”
Clearwater’s fantastic IT Director Mr. Whitmer is trying out a virtual coding platform. If you are a student in grades 5-12 who would like to learn to code, JOIN HIS CLASS! Self-paced – Strictly for fun – no grades or credit given. Younger learners might also benefit with adult guidance.
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Then Click on eBooks under LIBRARIES.
The database defaults to K-8 eBooks, but if you click “Choose Databases” above the search bar, you can select other eBook collections.
You will need the username and password for remote access. Staff should see an email entitled “Login information for EBSCO databases” dated Tuesday, March 17.
If you are a Clearwater student or employee and need the login information or have difficulty logging in, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In no particular order, here are six 6 word stories that were submitted in our recent contest.
- All that’s left are the memories. -Zoe Stevens
- Toilet paper limit four per customer. -Zoe Bell
- Be like a butterfly and soar! -Zoe Stevens
- Yes, Netflix, I am still watching. -Zoe Bell
- Dream big work hard take flight. -Zoe Stevens
- Toilet Paper is our God now. -Zoe Bell
And ZOE is the winner! lol! Both girls will receive free hot chocolate from the CHS Library for the rest of the school year (as soon as we are back in school.😉)
Some mobile devices were not seeing the Google Form to submit a 6 word story, so here’s the direct link with an extension of the deadline for noon tomorrow.
Most local scholarship applications should be submitted to the CHS Guidance Office by 3:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2020. Please note highlighted scholarships have an earlier deadline of April 17. It is suggested that students use the Kami Chrome extension to type on application forms. Contact Mrs. Bangert if you need assistance installing/using Kami.
Sample Scholarship Letter and Resume
Clearwater High School students are eligible to win free hot chocolate for the rest of the school year (limit one per day.) Read on for details…
Urban legend has it that Ernest Hemingway wrote the first 6 word story and won a few dollars for it. Supposedly, Hemingway’s story was: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Although not necessarily true, it’s a good introduction to flash fiction.
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to write an original 6 word story and submit it on this Google Form by noon on Monday, March 23 . All written material must be school appropriate. Students can enter multiple stories. Entries will be published here following the closing date. The winning author is invited to the library for a daily hot chocolate for the rest of the year (as soon as school reopens.) Ready? Set. Go!
While at home avoiding COVID-19, have some art fun at home by subscribing to Ms. V’s new YouTube Channel. Here are days 1 & 2:
Though certainly not an exhaustive list, Supplemental Learning Resources can provide a starting point to continue teaching and learning at home. Throughout this time of school closure, students are encouraged to participate in daily learning. Watch the Clearwater R-1 School District Facebook page and the District website for more activity ideas and resources.