Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Edition 2012 #13 - Eagle Way Art Contest Winners!

by William K, Chanel B, and Dejah W

We had many outstanding entries for our contest this year. Thanks to everyone at St Ethelreda who participated. The judging was very difficult. Our judges this year were the Eagle Way staff (Mr. Bill, Chanel B, Dejah W) and two celebrity guest judges: Sister Caroline and Ty K.

Our winners are listed below in grade order. You can click on any picture to get a larger, better view. Let's start with the youngest first. Enjoy!

Kindergarten winner: This is a wonderful picture to start off the contest.
"Sunny day under a tree" by Trechelle W

1st grade winners: We had two winners from 1st grade!
"Colored flowers" by Kiriana W

"Colored flowers" by Dia F

2nd grade winner: This large painting was one of our very best entries!
"Bowl of fruit" by William W

Grade 3 winner: This is our most inspirational entry. Click on the picture to read the poem.
"The Lord My God" by Noadiah J

Grade 4 winners: We had two winners from 4th grade. Each is combination drawing and prose.
"Basketball. Basketball" by Elijah W
"Ti Kwan Do" by Antoine

5th grade winner: The judges liked the minimalist nature and composition of this trace. And the haunting missing face, hands and feet!
"Gost girl" by Javon G

6th grade winner: This is a colorful version of youtube sensation, The Annoying Orange.
"Annoyingly Funny" by Sparkle W

7th grade winner: This is a heart-warming pencil sketch.
"Mommy & Me" by Melinda G and Doris C

You can see pictures of all the winners receiving their prizes at our flickr photo set:
Thank you to everyone who participated. We'll see you next year!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Edition 2012 #12 - The 2nd Annual Eagle Way Art Contest

Fame. Fortune. Artwork!

Yes, it's the...

2nd Annual St. Ethelreda
Eagle Way Art Contest

Last year's artwork was really great. Remember?
1st Annual Eagle Way Art Contest Results
Here are the contest rules for this year:
  • Who - The Eagle Way Art Contest is open to any St Ethelreda student from kindergarten to 8th grade.
  • What is art? - You can submit any form of artwork you like: photo, video, short story, painting, haiku, drawing, sculpture, poem, etc.
  • Theme - The theme this year is LOL. Submit your artwork on people, places, or things that make you laugh, smile or feel good.
  • Winning - A winner will be chosen from each class. Winners will receive a prize package worth many many $$$. Also, the winner's artwork will appear here on The Eagle Way!
  • Judges - All entries will be judged by The Eagle Way staff and other (yet to be determined) celebrity judges. Entries will be judged on how they follow the theme, creativity, originality and quality.
Good luck to all!
yow, bill

PS - Here's an example of my own. I like trees. I like honor's students. I like honor's students pretending to be trees.

"Honor's students as trees"

Friday, May 4, 2012

Edition 2012 #11 - 6th Grade Debate

by William K.

The Eagle Way visited 6th grade as they were debating global warming.

Sister Bruno's lessons is in this exercise: critical thinking and public speaking.

Students on either side of the room contributed their comments to the debate. As I prepared to leave, the next group of students began to debate solutions to gang violence.

We decided to something a little different than the usual class picture. Here is Sister Bruno and her 6th Grade class... in stick figure form. Each student drew him or herself as a stick figure. Ha! Click on the picture to make it full-sized so you can see all the individual drawings and names.

Thank you to Sister Bruno and 6th Grade. It was a wonderful debate... educational and a lot of fun!

PS - All the photos from our visit are available here: