Riley Egan (sixth grade) and Chloe Pesqueira (eighth grade) have been honored by the Living River of Words contest — Riley for her art, and Chloe for her poetry. The contest is coordinated by the Environmental Education division of the Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, and it celebrates natural watersheds and wetlands habitats. More than 800 submisions were received for the contest. Riley and Chloe will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Saturday, April 7th. Congratulations, girls!
Prizes for the fifth Eagle’s Quill contest of the year (“Back to the Past”) were awarded in All-School Chapel on Monday. The writers recognized were Adriana Blair (fourth grade), Jackson Tirrito (fifth grade), and Serena Hsu (eighth grade). The winning artists were Emilio Olmedo (second grade) and Linden Solgonick (eighth grade).
The final writing and art contest has a miscellaneous theme: Anything Goes! This is the last chance for students to submit their work this year. The deadline for this contest, and for all submissions except for cover submissions, is Wednesday, April 4.
Additionally, the staff of the magazine announced the theme of this year’s edition: “Lost in Life’s Library.” Cover art submissions tackling this theme are due by Wednesday, April 25. The winning student not only has his or her artwork included on the front cover of this year’s issue but will also receive a gift card to the craft store Michael’s. Vertical, colorful drawings, paintings, and photos are sought.
Let’s get writing and drawing!
The fifth Eagle’s Quill contest of the year, “Back to the Past,” wraps up on Wednesday, February 28. Students are encouraged to use the Rodeo Break to work on writing or artwork that delves into personal history, family history, U.S. history, or world history.
The deadline for all submissions, no matter the topic, is Wednesday, April 4. The one exception is the front cover contest, which will extend until Wednesday, April 25. The theme of this year’s magazine is “Lost in Life’s Library.” The staff of Eagle’s Quill is looking for colorful, preferably vertical artwork or photography to illustrate this concept. The winner gets his or her artwork displayed on the front cover of the 2017-18 edition of the magazine, and receives a gift card to Michael’s (the craft store, not the school!).
A reminder that the Eagle’s Quill contest “Back to the Past” is ongoing. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 28. Any writing or artwork related to ideas of the past, including personal history, family history, or regional/national/world history, will be considered!
The winners from the fourth Eagle’s Quill contest of the year (“Contest from the Costco”) were announced in All-School Chapel this past Monday. The winners of this food-themed contest were Erin Even (first grade), Victoria Moncada (fourth grade), and Riley Egan (sixth grade). The next contest, “Back to the Past,” covers the themes of personal and/or world history. Its deadline is Wednesday, February 28th.
Students who had contributed to the 2016-2017 Eagle’s Quill (“Critter Kingdom”), which was recenty ranked as “Excellent” by the National Council of Teachers of English’s literary magazine contest, were also recognized in chapel. Our school’s magazine has been honored by NCTE now twelve years in a row. Last year’s edition was one of only three student magazines recognized in the State of Arizona, and the only one from a K-8 school, as the contest mainly honors high school publications.
Eagle’s Quill seeks to publish work from all grades and from a wide variety of genres and media. The upcoming Rodeo Break offers a perfect opportunity for students to embark upon a fabulously creative work of writing or art, whether on the topic of history or any other topic, before the final deadline for this year’s issue in early April. Let’s keep the tradition going!
The editors of Eagle’s Quill presented prizes for the winners of the third contest of the year (“Contest from the Cosmos”) during All-School Chapel on Monday morning. The winners for writing were Bobby Smith (sixth grade), Teagan Smith (sixth grade), and Scarlett Street (sixth grade). The winners for art were Anthony Son (third grade), Chris Lundin (fifth grade), and Riley Egan (sixth grade).
The deadline for the fourth contest of the year, “Contest from the Costco” (on the topic of food), is Thursday, January 18. Remember, though, that students can turn in writing and artwork on any topic at any time up until the final deadline for the magazine in early April. Simply submit!
Please contact Mr. Hawes or Ms. Burnson with any questions about Eagle’s Quill.
The winners of the third Eagle’s Quill contest of the year (“Contest from the Cosmos”) will be announced when we return from winter break. In the meantime, students are encouraged to work on writing and art to keep busy through the holidays. The fourth contest (“Contest from the Costco”) covers the theme of FOOD. The deadline is Thursday, January 18. So sip some hot chocolate, nibble a Santa cookie, and get to work!
The generosity of the St. Michael’s School community is overwhelming. As we look to wrap up our annual Food Drive, we want to thank everyone for supporting this community outreach. Bake sales, car washes, pickle sales, and more–including personal cash donations that have come from emptied piggy banks–have made a significant difference. Cash donations will go to the Community Food Bank. Canned food products help to stock the church food pantry for distribution to those who come to the church for assistance. Thank you for sending in your cash donations and canned food items to support our outreach in the Tucson community.
Cash donations received by this Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. will be matched by TEP. Please bring all canned food donations to the School Office or your child’s classroom by Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. Thank you for making a difference in our community.
A reminder that the current Eagle’s Quill contest, “OUT OF THIS WORLD: Creativity from the Cosmos and Stories from the Stars” is ongoing. The contest covers space and science-fiction topics, and the deadline is Wednesday, November 29.
During our morning and afternoon arrival and dismissal, our parking lots are very busy places on campus. Cars are coming and going. Students and parents are crossing the travel lanes on the way to and from classrooms. Please be aware of students and parents walking in the parking lots, particularly if they are crossing in front of cars. If you are simply dropping off or picking up students in the carpool line, please do not leave your car. Also, if you are stopping your vehicle, please do not block the brick walkways in front of the gates. This will allow a safe walkway for students and parents entering from the parking area. We appreciate the vigilance of all drivers as we keep our campus safe. Drive slowly as you enter the parking lot and follow the safe flow of traffic around the school. Many thanks!