Hello Families

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Merry Christmas! We watched some wonderful Christmas programs the last week of our 2015 school year and all the kids worked so hard and we are so thankful that so many of you parents could come out and share their accomplishments with us. We’re in the middle of  our 2nd semester and our work with Annie Painter and her new art program was a huge success.  The art has been installed throughout the school and parents can take a self-guided tour.  Students learned how to explore and create using basic design elements which gave them freedom to create a piece of art without it having to look a certain way. If you visited the school during our Christmas programs you hopefully took notice of the amazing works our students completed.

We are also well into our 2nd quarter electives; archery, art and robotics. Our robotics class will be competing in the VRC Team Competition “Nothing But Net” February 13 at Redmond High School. The art class is not the ‘typical’ class of drawing and painting but also includes wood working where the students made wonderful wooden clocks operated by batteries that they installed as well as learning to use a screw driver to attach the moving hands. These have made wonderful Christmas gifts. The week before they learned to operate a sewing machine and made felt hats just in time for our winter snow storms!

Our after school clubs have been extremely successful. We have students enrolled in Chinese language, 4-H activities which this semester is focused on farm animals such as chickens, goats, dogs and rabbits. Next term we’ll have technology, sewing and lego clubs!

All of the Morning Star staff wishes a very Merry Christmas to you and your family and please remember as you are out shopping for that ‘perfect gift’ for your loved one that God gave us His perfect gift over 2000 years ago… the birth of our savior and HE is truly the reason to celebrate this season.

As always we thank you for stopping by our website and please feel free to call or stop by for a tour of our campus.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,

Joe Bales



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