March 29, 2024

Posted by Audrey Sofianos on 3/29/2024

It has been a beautiful week of arts at Morningside!  Chorus, Orchestra, Band and Drum Team performed in our auditorium this week.  Ms. Relyea and Mr. Gillot both love showcasing our amazing students' talents.  Much practice and preparation went into these evening performances, with packed houses both nights.

chorus

orchestra

No Place for Hate Pep Rallies 

Today, our students attended one of two pep rallies! Our No Place for Hate activity was led by Counselor Oseni and team with a message of embracing, appreciating and acknowledging differences - our students' superpowers!   Also, each child received a wristband I love myself, and were also reminded to do that so that they can love others.   These school-wide activities help to unify our community and make it even stronger.

pep rally

It is Friday!

Ms. Warren's class has a fun Friday ritual - a special Friday song!  What a joy to watch the kids sing and share together.  The song has quite a catchy tune and each student adds his or her own part to share weekend activities.  "It's Friday, It's Friday, it's the end of the week, it's the last day!"

Whatever you do over Spring Break, I hope it brings you relaxation, builds memories and includes beautiful time with family and friends.  We return on April 8th, and see more information below from APS Science Department on the Solar Eclipse we will be viewing on our first day back.

From APS K-12 Science Department:

Experiencing an eclipse can be a fantastic way for students to connect with the scientific concepts they have learned in class. It can offer a unique chance to observe and understand the impact of astronomical events on our planet. It can also serve as a source of inspiration and curiosity for students.

 

Georgia is expected to experience an 81% partial eclipse. The partial eclipse is forecast to begin at 1:45 p.m. and end at 4:21 p.m. The maximum visibility is predicted to be at 3:04 p.m., which is after or during  dismissal for some APS students. Therefore, please review and adhere to the viewing tips below to ensure a safe experience.

Viewing Tips:

• Adult supervision is imperative while viewing a solar eclipse. The recommended safe method for students to directly view the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is by using the provided safety solar eclipse glasses.

• Prior to using, please check your solar eclipse glasses for any scratches or damage.

• Avoid looking at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.