Preview of New Hampton High School graduation Congratulations to our 2020 seniors!! https://youtu.be/KaDWyO5mryg
Part of the PBL process is expanding your understanding and learning skills specific to a project. In October our 7th graders embarked on a PBL project about the September 11th attacks. One of the resources they used to kick off the project was a video piece called The Man in the Red Bandana. The students determined that it would be helpful to talk with the author of such a powerful video. We reached out to Tom Rinaldi with ESPN to see if he would join us. He graciously accepted...except fall wasn't going to work well due to his commitments during the college football season. So with our impromptu distance learning opportunity, we decided to revisit the idea and May 5th was the day we were able to have him join us. Mr. Rinaldi provided the students with what amounted to be a very interactive and interesting journalism 101 lesson. Tom gave the students a few tips, with the first one being "Listen". He pointed out that the interview is happening to hear from the subject, so listen to what they have to say and then be curious. He also spoke about using open ended questions and not being presumptive, reminded the students that we are hear to listen to what our interviewee has to say. Mr. Rinaldi did an outstanding job of giving basic pointers about interviewing while modeling them for the students by asking them questions, and then follow up questions. At least four of our students can now say that they've been interviewed by an ESPN reporter! We thank Mr. Tom Rinaldi for his time, as well as Derek Volner, who handles PR requests for their time in both setting up the session and conducting it.
On Monday May 4th there will be 150 more! New Hampton students, come get a free lilac bush donated from the Chickasaw County Soil and Water Conservation District and Morris Landscaping tomorrow on the Elementary Playground from 11:30-12:30! Thank you for the donation and looking forward to seeing pictures of families planting these around Chickasaw County! Planting a bush will help students develop an appreciation for one of our most important natural resources.
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