Assult on Middle School Bus Driver in Richmond, Virginia

school-busYesterday, November 29, six middle school students were arrested and charged for assaulting their bus driver.  The bus driver was a 55-year-old bus driver and the attack caused him to suffer face and head injuries.  A seventh student was suspended because they were connected to the incident.  These six students have not yet been identified.  The estimated time of the attack was 7:30 am on Tuesday morning.

A mother of one of the middle school students involved said that it started when the students on the bus threw crayons at the bus driver and she claims that the bus driver got mad and starting hitting her son which caused the assault to occur.  The police involved said that more information will be released when they get to the bottom of this situation and that appropriate discipline will be given to the students that were involved.

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School Recap Friday

This week has been a great week at Stanly Academy.  The students here are looking forward for December.  Next week, December 3-7, we will be having a school spirit week.  Each day, students will dress in different themes.

Monday- Tacky Day

Tuesday- Camo day/ Twin Day

Wednesday- Dress Up Day

Thursday- Sports teams/ School Spirit Day

Friday- Casual Dress/ Picture Day/ Field Day

For the rest of the month, we have scheduled to go to local nursing homes and spend time with the people there.  We hope to bring them artwork that our school has done and show them love.  On December 12,2012, we are going to go to a UNC basketball game to reward all the students of Stanly Academy for their good behavior and their great effort done at school.

Mr. Campbell said, “Very excited for our students to visit a major university like UNC Chapel Hill, my hope is that it will inspire them to further their education.”

 

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Giving the gift of Art

This year, as a school designated trip, all of our students will be visiting local nursing homes to spread acts of charity and merriment to seniors in our area. On December 17, our entire school will visit four nursing homes and spend the day brightening up the holidays for the residents. Students are already putting together art projects to give them as well as decorations for the nursing homes.

Visiting nursing homes has been a long standing tradition at Stanly Academy. Ms. Meghan Flaherty and Dede Lockamy began the tradition a few years ago and, much to our excitement, the tradition lives. This will be our biggest effort this year to spread the joy of the holidays and to do something kind for others. Not only does it build character for our students but, it also allows them to feel the happiness that comes from doing something nice for someone.

Below is a gallery that features many of our students working on projects for the nursing home. There will be more to come as we approach the 17th.

Artful Thursday

This week in art class, many of our students finished their shoe projects. You may remember from last week that they were working on shoe designs inspired by Andy Warhol and, under the direction of Ms. Meghan Flaherty, they were able to finish them this week. The assignment was for each student to take a basic shoe outline and design their own version of that shoe. Some of the shoes were based on boot designs, Nike sneakers, and TOMs loafers. Each of our students did a great job with the product and we are very proud of them. Check out the gallery below to look at the shoe designs.

Release Sheet Tuesday

Hello fans!  We would like to thank everyone who has been reading our website and has commented on it.  We really appreciate it when we hear back from our readers.  A new movie coming out this week is Men In Black 3 with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Broilin.  In this movie, Will Smith is trying to save planet Earth by traveling back in time.  Another movie coming out this week is The Apparition with Ashley Greene and Tom Felton.  This movie is about a couple who is terrorized at a school.  The last movie we are recognizing today is Step Up: Revolution with Ryan Guzman and Stephen Boss.  The movie is based on wealthy girls who fall in love with a boy on the dance crew.

Movie Review Monday; Brave

New from Disney on DVD is the animated jaunt, BRAVE. Brave stars Kelly McDonald, Billy Connolly, late night host Craig Furgeson. With stars like this and the stunning visuals, this is a must see film.

In this film, Merida, the teenage daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor, is determined to live out her own life.  As she turns to a wise women who she doesn’t know very well, she is granted with a wish. After making her wish, her world turns upside down and she has to figure out how to change the curse before it’s too late.

Check Brave out on DVD and Blu-ray where movies are sold or rented.

Artful Thursday Gallery

This week, inspired by Andy Warhol, the art classes designed their own shoes. Ms. Flaherty and her art classes are very proud of their designs as are all of us. Check out the below gallery to see the first half of the gallery. The second half will be available in a followup post, next week. Have a happy holiday!!