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Kindness Matters Photo Challenge

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This week, as you are engaging in different acts of kindness, we want you to take a photo of the act and upload it to the conseling center. Once uploaded, you can watch for your photos to be displayed on the TVs in the commons throughout the week! Photos need to be school appropriate and must display an act of kindness being demonstrated. If you do not have access to a camera or cell phone, ask a friend or family member to take a snap shot of you. 

Upload photos to: 

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Submissions must include: 

  • First and last name
  • Grade/Team
  • Description of act

Albion Teacher of the Year 2019-20: Emalee Brown

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emalee2Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Emalee Brown is the teacher you always want for your child and you want as a co-worker. She never ceases to work for the benefit of the school and her students. Miss Brown is described by her colleagues as “generous,” “caring,” “enthusiastic,” “selfless”, and “creative.”

In the classroom, Miss Brown provides real-world, hands-on, relevant projects that her students love and learn from. She brings life to all other subjects by applying these core classes into her Family and Consumer Science classes. She shows them not only the purpose of the lesson, but empowers them to rise to the occasion. One popular project is the student-run “food trucks,” where students showcase their food-planning, cooking, and marketing abilities. Miss Brown requires high-quality work from her students, and provides rigorous opportunities for them to excel at.

Miss Brown leads outside of the classroom as well. She is in charge of costumes for the musical, and she attends and helps at after-school musical rehearsals. She also does a fantastic job as the sponsor of the Student Body Officers. She makes sure they organize spirit weeks, the weekly classroom recycling program, a cereal drive for low-income elementary students over winter break, and the flags on display on patriotic holidays.

When an engineering/woods teacher left Albion unexpectedly, Miss Brown stepped in and wrote lesson plans, gathered materials for projects, and even taught some classes (in addition to her own) for several weeks. After another teacher was hired, Emalee continued doing these things to teach the new teacher and ensure a positive student experience.

If there is anything going on to build Albion culture, community, and to support Albion students and staff, Miss Brown is certain to be involved! We love her example of dedication and enthusiasm and count ourselves very lucky to have her part of our Albion team!

March Madness Debate Tournament

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Here are the results from the March 14 debate tournament held at Jordan High School. These Albion winners are part of the top 10% of the 271 students who competed.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

1st Place (varsity) - Calla Jordin

1st Place (novice) - Iman Chaudhry

2nd Place (novice) - Karst Plante

9th Place (varsity) - Alyssa Gillan

Policy Debate

7th Place (varsity) - Tommy Gilman

Extemporaneous Speaking

1st Place (novice) - Tino Roumpos

6th Place (varsity) - Sarah Hart

Oratory Speaking

7th Place (novice) - Madelyn King

8th Place (novice) - Leann Roshdy

9th Place (varsity) - Alex Carlyle

12th Place (varsity) - Sadie Christensen

Nice work debaters! 

NPR Student Podcast Challenge

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Mrs. Sidesinger thought that the NPR student podcast challenge would be a fun learning opportunity for kids. Interested students from her class met after school to develop this podcast, which was recently submitted to NPR.

After a vote, the students decided on the topic of "teen suicide prevention." They researched, wrote, and performed this podcast with the help of Mrs. Sidesinger and Aly Wise. Mr. Croshaw helped with the recording. 

Thank you to the following students for participating: Isabelle Miera, Erik Christensen, Ian Butler, Ethan Ilizaliturri, Kayla Wells, Teagan Kay, Chloe Vanderlinden, Allison Perri, Zoey Keefer, Sara Watt, and Raegan Simmons. 

This contest was for students between 5th and 12th grade. Winners will be announced in April. The winning podcast submissions will be featured in segments on "Morning Edition" or "All Things Considered."

Click here to enjoy the podcast, and good luck to our participating students!