8th Grade Service Elective: Asheville Greenworks





A group of our 8th graders worked with Christine Brown and Forest Tapley of Asheville Greenworks. They are working on removing non-native species from trees on the Francine Delany Nature Trail.  They also dug out some privet which takes valuable nutrients from our beautiful trees.  They learned how to identify different types of non-native ivy as well as bittersweet a vine that chokes trees. Thanks Christine and Forest.

Session 2 Electives Fair: Dance

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We ended our Electives Fair with our Dance Elective which was also led by one of our 8th Graders. Great job teacher Alanna. The choreography was well planned with lots of nice lines and levels throughout the entire piece. What a great end to Session 2. Great job dance students and to all our electives teachers and students.

Session 2 Electives Fair: Poetry

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Our Poetry Elective was led by one of our 8th Graders. Elective teacher Nicolai did an amazing job teaching his students the art of poetry and the poetry slam. These poets created and shared some beautiful, moving, and very insightful spoken words. Great job Poetry Elective.

Session 2 Electives Fair: Tae Kwon Do

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Our Tae Kwon Do Elective was also very exciting and informative. Thank you to Master Morris of Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do. This Class is such a positive influence for Francine Delany students.

Session 2 Electives Fair: Chinese

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The Chinese Elective students demonstrated their new language skills with a game and a dramatization of a conversation in Chinese. It was very informative and entertaining. Great job Teacher CJ.

Session II Electives Fair: Claymation

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The Claymation Elective created some very entertaining movies. Great job friends!

Session II Electives Fair and the BagMonster

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Greenworks Environmental 101 Elective class created an acronym for Greenworks. It explained all they learned about in this class. They learned positive environmental responsibility, and about the many environmental resources we have in our community such as Greenworks. “The BagMonster is made of the amount bags a single person uses in a year….. It must be in the hundreds! Friends please recycle your bags by bringing them to Ingles Grocery Store and switch to re-usable cloth bags. : )

Electives Friday

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This Friday was our last Friday of our second session of Electives. We were just getting ready for our Electives Fair. Let’s do this!

Dance Elective

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Our student led Dance Elective is very energetic and passionate about dance. They have choreographed a fun piece. They are very synchronized in their movements and have a lot of very nice lines. We are very excited to see the finished piece at our Electives Fair. Nice movin friends.

Poetry Elective

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What a great Elective our student led poetry class is. All students have crafted very visually and intellectually powerful poetry. The school is in for a super treat when they here Poetry Electives poems. Great job friends.