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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This Week in Pictures at Normandin

Normandin Scientists
Students in Ms. Teixeira's room 170 class having been working extremely hard on their science projects. They created the solar system out of paper mache. Well done kids!




NBHS Academy of Engineering Visits Normandin: 
In an effort to involve more females in STEM opportunities at NBHS, Academy of Engineering Coordinator Mr. Bob Gadbois coordinated an amazing event for our 8th grade girls.  Thank you to Ms. Aungst and our outstanding students for taking part in this event.  Mr. Gadbois said about the event "I just wanted to extend my gratitude for allowing us to speak with your 8th grade girls Monday about the Academy of Engineering. Your staff, especially Ms. Aungst, were most gracious and cooperative and as a result, the event was a huge success. The girls were most attentive and had a great time making their little "Bristle Bots".  Thanks again and I look forward to working with your staff in the future."  Mr. Gabois has been extremely involved in working with Normandin and our students, thank you!

Intramural Basketball Championship:
Our students were fortunate enough to take part in a basketball intramural program run by Mr. Griffin and Mr. Cornaglia.  Students were on teams and played weekly, culminating in an amazing champions match up between the Celtics vs. Thunder. Great game kids had a ball. Celtics won and received "we are Thunder" t-shirts which were donated to the intramural program.  Thank you Gear Up for sponsoring the program! 
Future "College" Hoop Stars

Student of the Week: Alfredo Loya

Most Improved Academically & Behaviorally in 128/129
Doing the right thing- Going the extra mile to ensure that he succeeds!


6th Grade Band & Chorus Rocks the House!
Chorus
The future is bright for our amazing band & chorus program.  Hundreds of parents and families packed our cafetorium to hear the beautiful music performed by our students during our "A Little Spring Music" 6th grade spring concert.  Thank you to Mr. Chambers and Ms. Melberg for their hard work and effort.  Thank you to Ms. Lauren Aubertine for performing with our new strings performers.  Join us June 5 at 7pm for our 7th & 8th grade concert
Band
Strings

Earth Day Clean Up:  Team Stellar doing an amazing job recognizing Earth Day by cleaning up the Normandin grounds- thank you!!







Saturday, April 12, 2014

What's Cooking?

Students in Ms. Santos' 21st Century Cooking class have been busy making recipes, preparing delicious meals and blogging about their experiences in the kitchen.  Enjoy the pictures of our top chefs in action preparing pizza and mac & cheese plates.  Check out the class Blog:  Kids Who Cook Blog




Inquiring Minds

Sixth grade students enjoyed applying in class experiences in an authentic setting during their field trip to Boston's Museum of Science.  Thank you Team Stellar teachers Ms. Braun, Ms. Grandmont, Ms. Nightingale, Ms. Farland, Ms. Farland, Ms. Longo and Ms. Latessa.









Sunday, April 6, 2014

7th Grade Spring Dance

Thank you to all the teachers and administrators who made our successful 7th grade dance a huge success.  A great deal of work went into transforming our cafeteria into a spring time dance party with food, good music and great company.  Our kids had fun and were responsible and respectful, nice job everyone!







Friday, April 4, 2014

Surprise Visit from Country Singer Taylor Swift

Normandin student Joseph (JoJo) Seda and his paraprofessional, Dani were surprised to see country singer Taylor Swift walking in to pay a visit.  Ms. Swift was visiting Hasbro Children's Hospital and stopped in and spent some time with JoJo and Dani, pausing to have photos taken.  Thank you Ms. Swift, class act!