Felicitaciones a los alumnos de EDS
Each spring, The National Spanish Examinations are administered at participating middle and high schools across the country to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish. The National Spanish Exams are the most widely used tests of Spanish in the United States. For example, a total of 169,697 students took the National Spanish Exams in the spring of 2016.
Students are tested at levels commensurate to their classes. For example, Spanish II students take the Level 2 exam and so forth. Awards are determined by total percentile as follows:
ORO/GOLD – Students scoring at or above the 95th percentile are awarded a Premio de Oro.
PLATA/SILVER – Students scoring from the 85th through the 94th percentiles receive a Premio de Plata.
BRONCE/BRONZE – Students scoring from the 75th through the 84th percentiles receive a Premio de Bronce.Current EDS 8th grade medalists will be announced at the 4th – 8th Grade Recognition & Graduate Awards Assembly on Friday, May 12th.
Congratulations to the following EDS Alumni for receiving awards:
Spanish Level 1
Gold – Dodie Shaw ’16 Westminster Schools of Augusta
Silver – Jay Bentley ’16 Davidson Fine Arts School
Spanish Level 2
Gold – Nan Woodward ’16 Westminster Schools of Augusta
Silver – Nanette Colon-Rios ’16 and Heather Cranford ’16 Westminster Schools of Augusta
Bronze – Ezra Barrett ’15 Davidson Fine Arts School and Sarah Catherine Page ’16 Augusta Preparatory Day School
Spanish Level 3
Gold – Madeleine Baker ’15 Westminster Schools of Augusta and Abby Bentley ’14 Davidson Fine Arts School
Silver – Jack Monnig ’15 and William Smith ’15 Augusta Preparatory Day School
Spanish Level 4
Silver – Grace McDonough ’14 Augusta Preparatory Day School
Spanish Level 5
Bronze – Alison Nesbit ’13 Augusta Preparatory Day School
The Threes loved experiencing the world of butterflies this week. We learned so much about the life cycle of the butterfly. Mrs. Welsh ordered caterpillars that we will be able to watch in our classrooms as they go through their metamorphosis. We will then release the butterflies in the Village garden. The Threes created colorful artwork to go along with the theme. Today, we celebrated the end of our unit by having a butterfly picnic in the Village garden. Each student made their own flower sandwich and pretended to be butterflies as they drank “flower nectar” out of straws. We sang songs and played Butterfly, Butterfly, Bee.
We were blessed to have a guest preacher with us for 3rd-8th grades chapel on Thursday, April 27. The Rev. Dr. Dan Heischman is the Executive Director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and a former professor of Pastor Lisa, Dr. Andrews, and Dr. Murray. Reflecting on the familiar Easter story of Doubting Thomas, Father Heischman encouraged us to be the reason others could be “certain” about Jesus, now that we don’t have him here in person. He challenged us to reach out to others with the kindness and care that will help our friends and neighbors to know God’s love. After chapel, Father Heischman shared how he experienced our students as “kids who know what worship is about,” a compliment that we receive with humility and gratitude.