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THE KALONA NEWS, MARCH 28, 2013 i i Education PAGE 63 Kalona Elementary Spring Music Program Thursday, March 21 Third graders and I's the B/and Great Big House. Fifth gradl=s sits Unde 14m and iwiy Day I Ilave the Blues. ......... ! The fourth grade class sang A La Puerta and UI Liza Jane. My Fatllm'S House and Mail Mys to You m sails by til sc:om:l gratis clm kJmJergarten class sang My Little Poppy, Step Into the Spotlight and Of Foreign Lands and People. Iowa Mennonite School Third-Quarter Honor Roll First Honor Rol] 3.5-4.0 Grade 12: Justin Boiler, Kellah Broka Cam- eron Gingerich, Hannah Gingerich, *Laura Hochstetler, *Sanmntha Messe *Naomi Mill- er, Cody Miller, Anya Sisbangh, Nikhil Thack- er, *Nicholas Yoder Grade 11: *Alaina Beatty, Kristin Davis, Shay Durflinger, Reggie Hcetetler, *Sohee Kim, Jameson Lammer, *Alvard Mamikonyan, Te- resa Miller, Rudin Mucaj, Casey Perez, Nicole RoetUn, Lane Schrock, Lanren 8wantg, Larisea Wyse, Lavinia Xu, Olivia Yutzg, *Vesna unic Grade 10: C. Bai, Cassidy Bontrager; ILy- Un Brokaw, *Jacob Bruns, *McKayla Bzsh, *Anne Buckwalter, *Renee Buckwalte Mi- chaeia Gingerich, *Michael HershbergeK Ivy Lin, Hannah Miller, Kaycee Miller, *Riley Schmieder, Breana Stout *Summer Schredk Grade 9: rimothy Bender, Tobyn Bender; *Jenna Boiler, Natalie Graber, Olivia Marshall Sydney Moreland Second Honor Roll 3.2-3.499 Grade 12: Camila Segar, Peyton Thompson, 11reddens Yoder Grade 11: Tyler Messer, Dallas Nye Grade 1. Andy Fang, Stasia Majerick, Jacob Valor Grade 9:. Jory Conrad, Natalie Earnest, Mi- clmel Martens, Rosina Ropp * Denotes 4.0 Camp Invention summer camp returns to Washington Invent Now, Inc., a non-profit or- ganization dedicated to honoring and fostering invention and cre- ativity, is pleased to announce that its nationally-acclalmed Camp Invention summer program is re turning to Washington for 2013. Camp Invention is a week-long summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program engages children to discor their own innate creativity and inven- tiveness through hands-on Sci- ence, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content. "Based on feedback from the country's finest school districts, Camp Invention has earned a rep- utation as a leader in high-quality summer programming. This has helped the organization grow to a national program serving over 77,000 children," explains Michael J. Oister, Chief Operating Officer for Invent Now. "Parents tell us Camp Invention improves their child's outlook on learning and increases their chUd's interest in using science to solve pmlblem" Lincoln Elementmry is lmsting Camp Invention during the week of June 3 and June 7.  year's Camp Invention Im'egzmn is Geo- uest, whlch fetm the I Can In- vent: Launchitude module, where children combine physics and re-ensineered ho items to create the ultimata Duck Chuck- ing Device Each day children rotate through integrated modules that employ creative thInking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and team- work through imaginative play. Even if a child has participated In Camp Invention In the past, he rshe will benefit from brand new adventures throughout the week. To register a child for these programs or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit or call 0.96.4332. Elementary Tech Club begins Middle School Science Fair becomes virtual Amber Bridge Middle School Science In the past, I have hosted an evening science fair at the middle school to celebrate science achievements of my students. This year, I'd like to collaborate with others and open the doors past the walis of my school building. I am inviting people in virtually to view the top scoring eighth grade science projects to help us decide on a winner! Those who would like to participate will be asked to view and evaluate student science fair projects - seen in a short (2:30 minute max) video the students created to explain their proj- ect & complete a short evaluation form for each video. Let's break it down: Who: Anyone who is interested in student science fair projects, could be people working in the science field, people who are pas- sionate about science, teachers, or even students at other schools What: review up to 10 videos created by students explaIning the project they explored and complete a short evaluation form for each video during a two-week period Where: At your home! The videos will be posted on an online site that I will give you access to and I will email you the evalua- tion form. So, you can do all of the work from the convenience of your home. Why Would I Do This? To help give students an outside per- spective on their projects that they have created and encourage stu- dents who participate in science inquiry! How Do I Participate? If you would like to participate, please just send an email to Amber Bridge (abridge@mid-prairie.k12. telling me your name and location and if you are a teacher who wants your class to participate - what age group will be par- ticipating. The videos will be posted online April 14- 26th I would ask you view the projects during this two-week window and complete evalu- ation forms by April 26th. On March 15 nine fifth graders from Kalmm and Wellman Elementary schools lmrticilmted in the first session of Tech Club. Students learned some tips and tricks of photography and then shot pho- tm and created a photostory using iPhoto Miranda Kral and Phyllis Casper look forward to next two sessions, scheduled on  6 and 13. The fifth graders will be using iPads apps and then creating an iMovie Students interested can contact Casper - pcasper@mid-prairie.k12. ius/. kck row are: Tristan Now, Jaselyn BMxmlscm, Abe Bender and Austin Fana- tin. Secmml row are: Mar/Fisher, Mason HulleF aKI JEIk DdJck. Front row are: jm  and Co Sugaush. With Our College Students Raus of IHCC honor roll Lacey Raus of Kalona was named to the Indian Hills Community Col- lege's academic Honor Roll for the 2012-13 Winter Term. To be included on the Honor Roll, a student must be enrolled fuiltime and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the term. Audrey Yoder gives senior voice recital at University of Iowa Audrey Yoder is a senior pursuing her bachelor of music at the Uni- versity of Iowa in Iowa City. Audrey will give her senior recital Satur- day April 6, 2013 at 8:oopm, at 1670 UCC Recital Hall, Iowa City. Matt Smart who is a Masters student studying composition at the University of Iowa, will be accompanying Audrey. Everyone is welcome to attend. Audrey is a 2008 graduate from Mid Prairie High School. She is the daughter of Steve Yoder of Iowa City and Charlotte Yoder of Musca- tine. Audrey currently studies with John Muriello at the U of I. Audrey sang the role of Buttercup for the University Oprah Theater production of H.M.S Pinafore, and Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw. This year she sang the role of Trouble In Tahiti. Audrey has participated in ..... and performed solos with the University Choir and now is a member in the Kantorei Choir at the University of Iowa.