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Exclusive: Spring Sports Preview!

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Spring sports have started and here is a video of some of Sutherland's athletes giving you an inside scoop to their teams.  Enjoy!!

Wacky and Tacky

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Students and faculty broke out their finest attire today to show their school spirit.  Check out some of the highlights of today!


Talent Show 2012

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Here is a video show just some of the amazing acts of this years talent show. Many have said that this year was one of the best talent shows that Sutherland has ever had. Congratulations to all of the performers and mc's!



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Sprout Film Festival

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The whole seventh grade went to the sprout film festival, on Friday March 9th. The festival's theme was "making the invisible visible." They watched different videos, one was "my turn, your turn," which was about saying hello to different people thought the day, and how good it makes them feel. Another video was about the students in the enrichment program at Ivy Creek. "Champion" was about Special Olympics Swimmer, and was a video of his amazing talent for swimming. "Deedah" was a sweet story about a brother and sister who love each other very much. The brother, Jonathan, has down syndrome, and when he was little, he nicknamed his sister Deedah. It tells about Jonathan's learning disabilities and his relationship with his family and friends. "Q & A" was an animation story about a young boy with a disability, who asked his mom about his life, and how other people see him. "How's your news" was about a disabled…

Art Club

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The Sutherland Art Club, headed by Ms. Schnieder, has been working on paintings. One group has repainted the tables in the art classroom, and on the tables are dragons, mushrooms, people, and a whole lot of other things. The other group has been painting a mural in the front hallway. Stars, sea life, and a tree will be incorporated into the walls that they will use. The whole group hopes to finish by the end of the year, so come check out the work that they have done so far, or keep watching for a post on the finished projects!




Pi Day!

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Today is March 14th, and that means pie! 3.14 is the mathematical term for Pi. There were celebrations in all grade levels and plenty of pie to go around!


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Talent Show

Tomorrow is the Sutherland Talent Show! At 2:00 teachers, students, and parents will all be joined together in the gym to watch as fellow Sutherland Sharks perform their talents on stage! Come one, come all! There will be a variety of acts from singing to dancing to musical instruments to the comedy skits of the MC's!


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Tom Sawyer Presentations

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Ms. Harris' classes read The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer as a class project. They picked groups, and within their groups they made a schedule that they could all agree to, instead of the teacher picking the groups and the deadlines. Some students liked this new learning style, where they could go at their own pace, but some felt that they weren't as motivated to do work when they did not have the due dates. Ms. Harris did this style to "help kids learn how to learn. These real life skills are to set deadlines, plan, work together, and pull their own weight."
They had a lot of work to do. Besides reading the whole book, they had to finish a figurative language sheet, quotation class work, vocabulary and context, character trait work, weekly jobs such as discussion leader or summarizer, chapter assignments, concept read aloud's, journal questions, and quizzes after every couple chapters. All of the students wanted less work, but admitted that they would not have under…