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Daily Announcements
April 2014


04/23/14:
What is STREAM?!
STREAM stands for: Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math
Kingsport City Schools is excited to offer a Summer STREAM Camp for rising 4th grade - 8th grade students the week of June 23-27, 2014. The camp is designed to spark interest in STREAM learning through hands-on, project-based learning in the areas of Chemistry, Digital Media, Engineering, Environmental Exploration, and Exploration of the Arts. Campers will work to search for solutions, discover new learning through exploration, design their own creation and learn about STEM careers. As a concluding project to demonstrate the application of student learning, students will develop a digital portfolio focused on key projects within the camp. Utilizing the 21st century skill of communication, campers will present their portfolio to an audience of peers and supporting stakeholders.

04/22/14:
The varsity softball team defeated Sevier yesterday in their last regular season home game. Baylee and Sam both had doubles, while Allie, Sam, and Lauren each had 3 hits.  Baylee, Griffin, and Chloe had 2 hits each, while Whitney, and Maggie had 1 hit each.

The JV softball team also defeated Sevier. Whitney pitched a great game for the Lady Redskins.  Allie and Kimberlee had 2 hits, while Morgan, Alison, Riley, Makayla, and Sarah had 1 hit each.  Good job Lady Redskins!

04/21/14:
Have you heard about the visitor coming to FCA this Wednesday morning?  It’s former DB football star Cory Sensabaugh, who plays for the Tennessee Titans now.  Coty will be at the FCA meeting this Wednesday, April 23
rd at 7:15 am in room 205.  We hope to see you there!
04/18/14:
The Lady Redskins JV Softball team took a lead early against the TA Dugger Cyclones by scoring 2 runs in the 1
st inning. They kept the lead the rest of the game and claimed a 3-2 VICTORY over the Cyclones.
Griffin pitched for the Redskins and had 7 strike outs, while Sam led the offense by going 2 for 2 with 1 RBI in the game. Kaela, Griffin, and Makayla each contributed hits as will.
The ladies’ last game will be on Monday against the Sevier Lady Warriors. Come out and support your Lady Redskins.

Bennett Loparo and Chris Lowe won their direction in the middle school bridge tournament.  Bridge will be canceled Thursday, April 24th but will meet the rest of the year.

04/16/14:
The Builders Club will meet Thursday, April 17th in room 109 at 7:15 am.

04/15/14:
No Varsity Game today vs Sevier.
No practice for the JV team
Varsity will practice from 5-6:15 at DB cages

The Redskins Varsity softball team refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Church Hill, recording a 12-0 victory in game 1.  Baylee had a RBI triple, while Allie, Whitney, Meg, and Chloe had RBI singles.
In game 2, the Redskins beat Church Hill 13-3 in five innings after a seven run explosion in the fifth inning. Sam racked up 5 RBI’s on 4 hits.
The Redskins will be back in action today playing Liberty Bell at 4:30 at Sevier.

04/14/14:
Robinson’s Science Olympiad team won a 3
rd place trophy at the 2014 State Science Olympiad tournament on the campus of the University of Tennessee on Saturday, out of 18 teams across the state. 
Competition this year was fierce!  Our team brought back 14 medals in the 23 events.
 
1st place State Medals were earned by:
Hannah Jackson and Lauren Williams in “Can’t Judge a Powder”
Justin Chastain and Matt Espeland in “Robo Cross”
Lydia Helton and Jessica Winkler in “Write It, Do It”
 
Thanks goes out to the coaches, mentors, parents, and friends who supported our team this season.  Science Rules!
 
Students!  How would you like to put your engineering skills to use and earn some money?  Enter the Pringles Engineering Challenge!  Design and build a package that will successfully transport one Pringle potato chip via standard snail mail from your home to Robinson Middle School.  The goal is to have the lightest and smallest container that will successfully accomplish the task! 
The first place winner will receive $25 and cash prizes will be awarded for the top three designs.
Packages need to arrive at Robinson between April 21st and May 2nd.  Cash prizes will be awarded at our school’s STEM night to be held on May 6th.  You can pick up the necessary details and instructions in the front office.  Good luck and may the best engineer win!

04/10/14:
Attention 2014-2015 RNR cheerleaders: 
Spring practices begin on Thursday, April 10th from 3:00-4:30 pm.  Meet in room 217 dressed out and ready to start at 3:00!

ATTENTION any 8
th grader interested in Dobyns-Bennett Cheer Tryouts for the next school year:
There will be a MANDATORY parent and participant meeting on Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 pm in the Little Theatre at DB.   For further information please see Ms. Sewell or Ms. Williams.


04/09/14:
The Lady Redskins softball team beat Greeneville yesterday 10-7. Griffin, Baylee, Sam, and Chloe each had 2 hits for the Lady Redskins, while Lolo, Camryn, Whitney, Allie, and Meg each had 1 hit. The Lady Redskins will play Vance Thursday at 4:30 at DB. Good job softball team!

04/08/14:

Tonight at 7:00 pm, the Dobyns-Bennett Band will host an informational meeting for auxiliary tryouts for the color guard and dance team.  If you are interested in trying out, you along with your parent should attend this very important meeting.

Any girl interested in playing soccer at DB for the 2014 season should attend an informational meeting on Thursday, April 17th at 3:00 pm in the DB cafeteria.  Discussion will be on the preseason schedule, workouts, summer camp and team camp.

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