Category: Thrasher

Thrasher Wins!

We’ve had loads of students involved in all kinds of competitions lately, and they’re doing quite well! Check this out: Thrasher Design Team  competed against 31 elementary and middle school teams to design a playground. The competition was created by PlayCore and Bright Spark to encourage the integration […]

Thrasher Chess Team Heads to State Tournament

Thrasher’s Primary Chess Team earned 3rd place in our region, and our Elementary Chess Team earned 2nd place. That qualified both teams to compete at the State level in Crossville, TN. (The Stone family even cut their spring break vacation short to get Julia to the tournament!) Good job, […]

Volunteer at Dash ‘n’ Bash for Thrasher!

Thrasher supports MEF because MEF supports Thrasher. MEF raises funds for the mountain schools so we don’t have to sell wrapping paper or popcorn. Not only do we hope that you support Thrasher through MEF financially, we hope you will volunteer (and wear a Thrasher T-shirt if you […]

Kindness Matters

Mrs. Welch headed up a Kindness Matters movement at Thrasher last week. 5th Grade students held signs to greet kids in the morning. All students write down kind things other students have done and put them in a Kindness box in the lobby. We have some great kids!

What Stems from STEM

Mrs. Mies has had several and various groups of students busy lately working in and out of the STEM lab. She and Mrs. Johnson helped Mrs. Sutton revitalize the rain garden (with $1000 in donated plants!) Not only that, she had Mrs. Spino’s fifth graders bring the keyhole […]

Collaboration

First, you’ve got to watch this video. I promise, it’s short, it’s entertaining, and you won’t regret it. (Watch it to the end; in the age of testing madness, there are some really fantastic ideas that emerge in this presentation.) Then, imagine our delight when we walked into Mrs. […]

3D Printing

You know what’s exciting? Initiative. As in, several 5th grade girls approached Mrs. Mies, the STEM Lab teacher, and asked if they could start a girls’ after-school 3D-Printing Club. Mrs. Mies, who already spends tons of personal time on school-related work, said yes. It turns out, 3D printing is […]