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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.
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
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.