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Woodstock Students Win Art Awards

Woodstock Students Win Art Awards

 

Each year, the National PTA sponsors the Reflections Program as a way for students to explore their creativity.   Carmel Elementary School proudly submitted 18 entries to the County level for judging and seven of our talented students received awards.  This year’s theme was “Diversity means…” 

A reception was held, honoring all Cherokee County Reflections Program winners on November 17, 2011, at Woodstock High School.  All seven of our winners along with their families, were able to attend the ceremony and represented Carmel with great enthusiasm, poise and pride.  Entries that received first and second place have been forwarded to the Georgia PTA for state level competition.  

Students Experience Life in Colonial Times

Students Experience Life in Colonial Times

 

Carmel Elementary School’s 4th graders jumped back in time in late November to get a glimpse into Colonial Life.  Colonial Times typically refers to the period between the late 1500s and 1776 when independence from Britain was achieved. The students got to experience several common activities from the Colonial Times as well as hear from a storyteller representing an American Colonist.

Walk Like an Egyptian.....in Woodstock?

Walk Like an Egyptian.....in Woodstock?

 

The Woodstock Middle School’s Art Club didn’t have to head to Egypt to learn about King Tut up close-in fact, they just had to go a few miles away in Woodstock to see hundreds of Egyptian artifacts.  The Arts Alliance of Georgia, Inc. sponsored “Carter’s Quest for Tut” with original artifacts on loan from Dancentre South owner, Marcus Alford.  In addition to touring the exhibit, students each got to create their own cartouche, a traditional Egyptian oblong figure that usually contains a sovereign’s name in hieroglyphics.

LOCAL PROFILE: Steve Stoute, founder of Transition

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Recently, Steve Stoute stopped by Spelman College to chat about his revolutionary take on the marketing world and a concept he calls “tanning”. Stoute started off as a road manager for hip-hop group Kid 'n Play and has since founded his own marketing firm, helped coin the McDonald's theme song and created his own firm, Translation LLC.

He has consulted for many of the top names in the music business and, a number of Fortune 500 companies, and he stopped by Spelman College to spread the word about his new book, “The Tanning of America”, which explains his theory on the redefinition of marketing. 

Award-winning Author Ted Dunagan Visits Local Elementary Schools

Award-winning Author Ted Dunagan Visits Local Elementary Schools

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Ted Dunagan heard his first story as a five year old boy, the story of Hansel and Gretel, and was hooked on books ever since.  Fast-forward six decades later, and Mr.Ted Dunagan is an award-winning author having twice won the Georgia Author of the Year Award in the young adult category.  In 2009, his debut novel, A Yellow Watermelon, won the award and in 2011, his second novel, Secret of the Satilfa, earned him the award again.  A Yellow Watermelon was included on the 25 Books Every Young Georgian Should Read list compiled by the Georgia Center for the Book.  Dunagan’s third book in the series, Trouble on the Tombigbee, was published this past August.

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Weekend Activities in Atlanta

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Weekend Activities in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- If you're stuck in Atlanta for the Labor Day holiday, don't worry, there are plenty of events to make your weekend unforgettable. The Where U Live team has compiled a list of things to do for familes, foodies, runners and many more.

Families:

There are a number of things for families to do, this weekend, around Atlanta. At the Chastain Park Amphitheatre HLM Worldwide and Soul Headphones by Ludacris will host a concert called “The Reunion” with The Isley Brothers, El Debarge and Carl Thomas. The concert will be hosted by Idris Elba on Saturday afternoon.

Take your family to see one of the greatest spectacles, presented by the Cirque de Soleil Company. Dralion infuses the “ancient Chinese circus tradition and the avant-garde approach of Cirque du Soleil production”.