Carlisle 10th grade DI team places third in state

The 10th-grade Carlisle Destination Imagination (DI) team consisting of Jamie Moore, Justin Delgado and Matt Brewster competed in the DI State Tournament on Saturday, March 26, at WPI in Worcester. The team won third place out of a field of eight teams for their creation and performance of an improvised skit involving Viking culture and mythology. The appraisers were impressed with their very funny and entertaining skit and called them “a small but mighty team.”

Jamie, Justin and Matt have been competing in DI Improv since the 8th grade. They have won regionals and moved on to the state level twice. This is the first time they have placed in the top three at the state level. Their team managers were John and Diane Delgado.  ∆

 LITTLE ACROBATS. On Saturday, March 20, the Carlisle Parents Connection sponsored a Gym Party at The Little Gym in Littleton. Practicing their balance are (left to right) Owen Grant, Ian Grant and Thijs Mooiweer. (Photo by David Atkins)

Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The following Carlisle students at CCHS won Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards:

Emilie Carr – Honorable Mention

Arri Du – Honorable Mention

Lauren Herbst – Silver Key

Julia Makivic – Honorable Mention and Gold Key Portfolio

Isabel Materne – Gold Key

Maggie Prentice – Honorable Mention

Cameron Reid – Silver Key

Lauren Tocci – Gold Key and Honorable Mention

Jordan Ursch – Gold Key

The following CCHS students from Concord won National 2011 Scholastic Art Awards:

Mark Grande – Gold Medal, Ceramics and Glass

Edward Pioli – Gold Medal, Digital Art

Sara Delong – Silver Medal, Photography

The three national winners are particularly noteworthy as only 1,500 high school students in the nation receive this distinction.  ∆

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HERE’S THE BEEF. Mill Iron Farm’s Carolyn Shohet (left) and her grandson Tim West hand a portion of a 120-pound donation of ground beef from their grass-fed, Carlisle-pastured herd to Carlisle School Food Services Director Susan Robichaud, to benefit the school lunch program.         (Courtesy photo)

Carlisle School student art exhibit at Gleason Library

submitted by Courtney Longaker

For the months of March and April, the Gleason Library is hosting an art show highlighting artwork done by Carlisle students from grades K-8. With the help of Andrea Urban, Jean Jasaitis Barry and Library Director Angela Mollet, the show will be on exhibit through April 29.

The show features over 400 works of art including drawings, paintings and sculpture created by students during the 2010-2011 school year.

This is the fifth consecutive year for the student art show. The displays are grouped by grades throughout the entire library. With community outreach as both a visual arts and school district goal, the location of the exhibit allows for not only students and parents to see the work, but also for other members of the community who visit the library.

Rachel Levy is the elementary school art teacher in her sixth year at the Carlisle School teaching grades kindergarten through fifth grade, once a week. Middle school art teacher Courtney Longaker teaches grades six through eight twice a week. Rachel Levy also teaches both an elementary and middle school art club that meets weekly. With the addition of art club, students are given the opportunity to explore their creative ideas and talents through projects that are an extension of the visual arts curriculum. It also allows students to work more independently on a specific project for weeks at a time, in order to create a high-quality, developed work of art.

The visual arts curriculum is vertically aligned to ensure that the students move effortlessly from one grade to the next, building on the materials, methods and techniques they have learned the previous year. All projects meet the Massachusetts state framework requirements. Examples of both historical art and integrated projects are on display, including folk art weathervanes, Inuit and art prints and self-portraits. With a wide range of student drawings, paintings and sculpture, the show offers a good representation of the entire elementary and middle school curriculum. The Carlisle Public School has been recognized for the past six years by the Boston Globe’s Alliance for Young Artists as having an award-winning visual arts department.  ∆

Dean’s Lists

Eric Stengrevics and Krista Stengrevics of Westford Street were both on the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester at Syracuse University.

• Andres O’Laughlin of Maple Street was on the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester at Tufts University.  ∆

Private school award

Nicholas Reichheld of Hutchins Road received the Henry B. Sawyer Sportsmanship Award for Alpine Skiing at Belmont Hill School where Reichheld is a senior.  ∆