Author Treats Mitchell Students

Author Justin Matott talks to Mitchell Stu­dents about the impor­tance of devel­op­ing pro­fi­cient writ­ing skills and dis­cuss­es the life of an author.


Jour­nal­ism stu­dents respond:


Author Inspires Young Writ­ers

By T.J. A. and Addie M. 
On Decem­ber 15, 2011, author Justin Matott vis­it­ed Mitchell Ele­men­tary. The whole school joined him for a spe­cial assem­bly. He told us some great sto­ries. We learned he has writ­ten at
least 12 books, that a good sto­ry can take six months to write, and you need to be cre­ative with your writ­ing. He showed us how being fun­ny attracts more peo­ple to your work. He also encour­aged 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to use our imag­i­na­tions dur­ing a writ­ing work­shop fol­low­ing the assem­bly.

The Journalism Club Presents

Behind the Scenes of West­ward Whoa

By the Jour­nal­ism Club


Fourth, 5th and 6th grade Jour­nal­ism Club stu­dents sat down with Mr. Phillips to talk with him about what goes into plan­ning the 6th grade musi­cal and what Mitchell can expect for next year.

J-club: After the audi­tions, how do you decide who gets which part?
Mr. Phillips: By judges’ score and stu­dent preference.There are five cri­te­ria judges score. They are: pro­jec­tion, dic­tion, char­ac­ter, voice, and over­all assess­ment. Char­ac­ter is defined as the student’s abil­i­ty to stay in char­ac­ter, be the­atri­cal and main­tain an accent if need­ed. Voice qual­i­ty is judged by pitch-match­ing only. Con­tin­ue read­ing The Jour­nal­ism Club Presents

Cyber Bullying Speaker Comes to Mitchell

On Decem­ber 7, we had Kath­leen Kee­lan speak about cyber­bul­ly­ing pre­ven­tion.  Kath­leen is a Licensed Pro­fes­sional Coun­selor, spe­cial­iz­ing in treat­ing stu­dents that are expe­ri­enc­ing bul­ly­ing in schools.  She also does school/parent work­shops on the pre­ven­tion of cyber­bul­ly­ing and tra­di­tional bul­ly­ing.  One of the dis­tinc­tions she made was between nor­mal con­flict and cyber-bul­ly­ing.