Albion’s debate team has some exciting news from the district debate tournament that was held on February 23rd at Mount Jordan Middle School.
In Policy debate, which is the most difficult event, Madelyn Azares and Paris Snider won 2nd place!
In Impromptu speaking, Porter Eldredge won 3rd place.
Anthony Elbel won a 6th place speaker award in Policy Debate.
In Lincoln-Douglas debate, Porter Eldredge won all his rounds and earned 7th place out of 66 competitors.
In Oratory speaking there were 79 competitors. Juseong Kang won 6th place and Raunya Barakat won 13th place.
These results are especially exciting considering how tough competition has been this year! Congratulations debaters!
This week (February 27 to March 3) is White Ribbon Week at Albion. White Ribbon Week is a positive school program presented by our PTSA and teachers that helps kids make healthy choices in media and technology. Students will learn learn about healthy meda habits, which are reinforced through discussions and fun activities.
Each day we will focus on a different challenge. To follow is our Power Boost schedule:
Monday: I will use technology to show kindness and respect. (Students will be encouraged to send a positive online or written message.)
Tuesday: I will give priority to real life relationships (Students will designate a "device-free zone at home.)
Wednesday: I will choose healthy activities to handle stress and boredom. (Students will be challenged to tell a parent three healthy alternatives to media when they are stressed.)
Thursday: I willl choose to balance my day. (Students will complete a circle graph demonstrating how they typically prioritize their time and will be asked to share this information with a parent.)
Friday: I will remember that not everything online is real. (Students will take part in object-lesson games during lunch.)
We encourage parents to speak with their children about these daily challenges and activities and enjoy a dialogue about how media and technology is influencing your lives.
We are excited to announce that our school will be participating in a program sponsored by the American Heart Association’s The Great RePlay on Monday, February 27, from 3-4 PM in the gym. The program gets middle school students excited about fitness and heart health, using reimagined throwback games from their elementary school days.
Students can register at heart.org/thegreatreplay for only $5. After they register, they need to come to Miss Brown’s class to receive their wristbands that grant them access to the activity and to sign up for their teams. We are looking to get 5-10 kids on each team. The teams will compete against each other on the 27th and each member of the winning team will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Plus, we have other awesome prizes that we will be raffling off during the event.
We hope you can join us and compete on the 27th! This is for such a great cause and we hope to help the American Heart Association in their journey to keep everyone heart healthy! If you would like to sign up to simply donate but not participate, that is also welcome. Thank you for supporting Albion and their SBO’s in this fundraiser.
Our Scholastic book fair is up and running and there are some terrific books available!
The book fair runs February 13-17.
It is open before school starting at 7:15 a.m. and after school until 4:00 p.m.
The fair is also open during parent/teacher conferences:
You can also make purchases at scholastic.com/fair
All proceeds go directly to supporting our Albion Library. Thank you for your support!