Sixth Grade Life Science students at Episcopal Collegiate spent the past three weeks writing, producing, and editing their first film project. Students began the project by reading, The Frog Scientist. Written by Pamela S. Turner and part of the Scientists in the Field series, this book follows Tyrone Hayes and his research on the effects of pesticides on frog development and its possible causes in the decline of the frog population. Students were tasked with deepening their understanding of an idea or concept presented in the book with the goal of creating a video production to present that research. The student productions ranged from documentaries, public service announcements, commercials, news broadcasts, and even a cooking show!
Episcopal Collegiate is pleased to announce that Upper School Art Teacher Joy Schultz has won the Secondary Level Art Educator of the Year Award from the Arkansas Art Educators Association (AAE). "Joy's energy, innovation, commitment, and generosity to her students and to the larger Episcopal Collegiate and Little Rock communities are just some of the reasons why this award is so well-deserved," said Upper School Head Fletcher Carr in a Chapel announcement recognizing the honor. Congratulations, Mrs. Schultz!
Seniors led the Wildcats to a 62-29 win over the Bald Knob Bulldogs Friday night in the first round of the 3A State Football Playoffs. Kelvin Robinson rushed for 21 times for 232 yards and five touchdowns. Allie Freeman IV had six catches for 94 yards, a 21-yard touchdown catch, and capped off his night on defense with a 37-yard pick-six. The defense leading tackler was another Senior, Ladell Tyler, who had seven solo tackles, kept up the pressure in the Bulldog backfield and had one sack on the night. Ladell also had a big night on offense with two catches for 52 yards and a 20-yard touchdown reception. Classmates Harris Bethel had four catches for 63 and a touchdown, while Will Baker had a key fumble recover.
'Go forward three spaces and turn left, then go forward four spaces and turn right.' These are the types of instructions Episcopal Collegiate early childhood students are giving to their new BeeBots. BeeBots are programmable robots that can store and execute up to 40 directional instructions. They are a perfect starting point for teaching control, directional language, and programming to young children. Put BeeBots on mats with shapes, colors, numbers, and the alphabet, and they can also teach literacy, geometry, numeracy, and mathematics.
On a cloudy Tuesday morning, six Episcopal Collegiate parents gathered in the bright and colorful Lower School Art Room for their monthly Parent Round Table. Ken Clark from Chenal Family Therapy PLC led the discussion following the usual agenda: first vent, second educate, and third brainstorm. The topic on November 3 was "The Kid in the Mirror—Encouraging Self-Acceptance in Kids." Clark and the parents discussed issues from self-acceptance, to what age kids should be to get a phone, to body image. What sort of issues are affecting our lower school children here at Episcopal? How are our actions and self-perceptions as parents affecting our children?