8th grade English Language Arts students are responsible for displaying proficiency in specific areas by the end of their 8th grade academic year. A few of these standards they are required to master are: Research Skills, Persuasive Writing and Oral Presentation. Why not combine the practice of these proficiences with tasks that will benefit our community?
As a class, we hope to practice these literary skills while learning how we can make a difference in our world. We are researching local, national and world charities to find a perfect fit for each research group. Each group will develop a plan of action to benefit the charity, research the charity’s history and accomplishments, as well as it’s integrity, and bring the experience and information back to their classmates and community in the forms of oral presentations and research papers.
This past weekend Spurger HS OAP competed and advanced to District. SOAP performed “Stages” by Jerome McDonough. In addition to advancing on to area competition, three cast members earned all-star cast and another three gained honorable mention for all-star cast. We are very proud of our thespian pirates!
Mrs. Drake graduated from Lamar University in December, 1990 when she was 40 years old. When she first started teaching in Spurger, she held the position of resource content mastery, and special education teacher.
After having three kids and seven grandchildren, she now has a great-grandchild. Mrs. Drake shared some inspirational advice quoting, “You’ll never stop learning. Even after teaching for 22 years I continue to learn something new everyday.”
Journalism would like to congratulate Mrs. Drake on her award, hard work and dedication to Spurger school.
This past weekend Spurger HS held the Junior/Senior Prom. This year’s theme was “Dancing in the Dark”. It was a great success and everyone had a good time. The Prom King and Queen were Sam Sutton and Brandy Racy.
Spurger High School’s robotics team, PIRobota, competed in the First FTC State Qualifier for Southeast Texas this past friday. As a first year team they had an amazing run finishing 3rd overall in the tournament of 18 experienced teams. They made it to the semi-finals and only fell short one match away from the final which leads to the world championship. As well as being 3rd overall they also won the Judges Award. This is the beginning to a fantastic start into robotics and engineering at Spurger ISD. PIRobota is proud of their accomplishments and will keep progressing. The team also wishes to thank everyone who supported them along the way.
Here are two examples of us in competition. One is regular qualifying match and the next is our last big victory in the semi-finals. Just look for the robot with blue lights and the number “6678″