A collaboration between the dance students of Kjelene Deakin and choral and orchestra students of Joe Lim, "Voice Dance" was a remarkable performance that you had to experience in person to truly appreciate. Students dressed in Renaissance-inspired costumes greeted our unsuspecting audience to a "flipped" concert venue, where the students performed in the back and center areas of the multi-purpose rooms, and audience members sat on the stage, where there got to nibble on crackers and cheese. The talented media arts students of Colin Dean filmed the event live - check it out!
LVCP's Math classes led by Department Chair Anthony Anderson and Ms. Ward Kelly's Graphic Design class are taking part this year in a National initiative to bring coding skills to high school students. This spring, all students enrolled in math or graphic design will complete an online, self-guided, introductory coding course. And thanks to a partnership with DonorsChoose.org and Google, each participating CLASS will earn $1,000 or more in project funds for completing the courses. Each student gets a certificate for $100 toward a class project fund and a class that has at least ten students who are traditionally underrepresented in computer science (girls, or boys who identify as Black, African American, or Latino) will receive a bonus $1,000.
Not only will students have this fantastic opportunity to learn skills directly related to our course content and the 21 century learning skills we teach at LVCP, but these funds will directly help fund the very project supplies students will work on this year.
For more information contact Anthony Anderson at aanderson [ at ] lvcp.org or visit the sites below:
Essential Question: What do we use Geometry for? And how do small changes result in large differences?
Purpose: To design a toothpick bridge with maximum load capacity by using critical thinking skills about how geometry can be used in real life applications.
The final speaking component for our Lord of the Flies unit involved all students in different mock trial roles. With a strong prosecution and defense team, characters from the book giving testimonies, and an impartial jury taking notes and reaching a verdict, the class was able to bring one of the biggest and unanswered dilemmas in the novel to a final conclusion. Jack Merridew, the antagonist of the story, was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to 3 years in jail.
Students create a blog with multiple different post on how to "hack" your stress. By looking at different ways to relieve your stress our students begin to understand the consequences or stress and what helps them release stress in their own lives.
It is always a challenge to connect mathematics to real life situation. Connecting mathematics calculations with the influence of gravity is a mystery to students, but when they have to calculate the time of travelling or trajectory and check if eggs will not break when box hits the ground, then it is a real thing.
English 1: Livermore Mythology Film Festival Features Student PBL works at The Vine Cinema 2/19 @ 7 pm
For this project-based learning initiative focusing on research methodologies and creative writing, students first researched local experts on elements of Livermore's landscape, its landmarks, and its institutions.
Based on this research, they then created a mythological story explaining the origins of their topic, and filmed the result to be shown at The Vine Cinema.
Some topics spotlighted include:
The Lawrence Livermore Lab
The Vine Cinema
The Lizzy Fountains
The Altamont Windmills
Blue Door Antiques
The Duarte Garage
The Livermore Hills
Charlie Horse from Baughman's Outfitters
The Tesla Ghost Town
Livermore Valley Charter School
Los Vaqueros Watershed
The Livermore Vineyards
This event is FREE and open to the community!
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