Mr. Bogran’s World Studies Classes are creating Ancient Egyptian Death Masks as they study the African Continent. Death Masks were made to give a face to people entering the after-life. Wax or plaster was often used to make a cast from the corpse’s face so that the mask resembled the actual face of the dead. Both men and women were given masks. King Tut’s tomb was one of the most famous because it was one of the few tombs found virtually undisturbed.
Mrs. Trevino’s Science Classes have been busy building models that display the Layers of the Earth’s Crust. Challenged to use any medium they wanted, students have shown their creativity. Marshmellows, paper plates, clay, paper mache, styrofoam are just some of the materials students have used to demonstrate their knowledge. These models are on display in the Losoya Library and are attracting lots of attention. Take a look at some of the models pictures here.
Mrs. San Miguel started out as an English, Language Arts, Reading Teacher just a few years ago. This year, however, she is teaching what she loves most, World History. But her love of reading is still contagious and she has her students super excited about reading books by famous author, Caroline Tung Richmond. Ms. San Miguel has been in contact with Ms. Richmond who will later be visiting students via SKYPE. Ms. San Miguel also made an appeal to family and friends asking for help in purchasing books for her classes to read and they responded! A Champion of Literacy, Ms. San Miguel has ignited a fire in her kids to read books: The Only Thing to Fear, and Live in Infamy. #LiteracyRocks #LosoyaStrong #LosoyaReads
Mrs. Canupp’s Pre-AP classes, 75 students, got to meet famous author, Nikki Loftin on March 6. Ms. Loftin is a famous Texas author who lives near Austin and gave students in Mrs. Canupp’s class the gift of her time via SKYPE to discuss writing, publishing, story-telling, and to share powerful and personal experiences that have shaped her as a writer. We were honored to have her as a guest and look forward to reading all of her books. Students in Mrs. Canupp’s class are finishing the novel: Wishgirl.
Losoya held Literacy night on February 7, for Losoya students and their families. Mr. Olivares, drama club sponsor, ended the evening with an original play. Other activities included, Book Bingo (Donated Books from Book Drive – Thank you, Mrs. Emeric), book mark making station, poetry cafe, projects on display from completed novels. Everyone enjoyed celebrating Literacy! Thank you to Mrs. Aldrich – Instructional Coach and all ELA Teachers and Reading Teachers!
This Thursday, Feb. 7, Mrs. Trevino’s 4th period science class visited an Elephant Seal Rookery in Hearst – San Simeon State Park in California. That’s right… we went all the way to the beautiful beach in San Simeon to view hundreds of Elephant Seals nursing their pups and protecting their territory. These Seals can reach 5000 pounds when full grown and our fantastic Park Ranger: Robyn Chase answered many students’ questions as she gave us a tour. Mrs. Zarsky, Certified Librarian for Losoya, arranged this virtual field trip through Microsoft in the Classroom’s free virtual skype field trips. This is one of many field trips that Losoya has taken this year. Other visits this year have included an excavation site in Greece, Hearst Castle, Point Lobos State Park via Kayak, California Red Woods, and an author visit from Stacey Horan. Losoya Loves Virtual Field Trips!!! Strong Libraries = Strong Students
Take a look at some of our outstanding STEAM project winners for Losoya MS. These students placed top in their category locally at their school and went on to compete in the district-wide STEAM Fair. Winners from district will advance to a regional STEAM Fair. Best of luck, Losoya Students. #ScienceRocks
You are invited to a night of family fun, book bingo, maker stations (make and take fun literacy crafts for home), and a special drama club presentation. Literacy is at the heart of all school and life success… Come celebrate literacy with us on Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30-7:00 “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” Jim Rohn
Losoya Administrators : Mr. Gaines and Mrs. Blackmon joined forces this Friday, January 25, in kicking off Losoya’s First Annual Cowboy Breakfast. Teachers were served a variety of breakfast tacos as they continued with lessons on this cold Friday morning. Such a kind gesture and welcome treat for Losoya teachers who work so hard every day. Thank you, admin!