Loudon County Schools will graduate college and career ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
The Redskins finished the District Tournament as runners-up and will play Monday night, May 13 at Gibbs in the Regional Tournament. Congratulations to the Redskins and Coaches Yoni Espinoza and Eduin Garcia on a great season so far.
Graduation is next Saturday at 2:00pm. See you there.
Talent Show Winners
This years talent show featured 6 great acts. This show was organized and put on by Mrs. Alisa Inman and students to help raise much needed funds for the Drama Department at LHS. Superman hosted the show and select faculty members of LHS sat on the judging panel to pick the winners. Students from Photography class made textured backdrops and setup the stage lighting for the show. Here are the winners.
1st Place: Savannah Moua and Kristi Correa singing a duet "Irreplaceable"
2nd Place: The Last Chance Jam Band playing "Attitude Dance"
3rd Place: Acapella Singing Duet by Autumn Padgett and Vicki Bratcher of "Amazing Grace"
The line up also included:
- Sergio Lopez singing "Since You've Gone"
- Caleb Arp and Maddy Nichols playing guitars and singing A mash-up of several old tunes
- Junior Medina singing "Love is Never Lost"
On Saturday night, May 4th Savannah Moua competed in the Distinguished Young Women of Loudon County and won!! In addition she won 3 out of the 5 categories: Interview, Talent, and Self-Expression. She receives a $3600 scholarship and an additional $100 cash scholarship for each category, totaling $3900.00. We are so proud of her! She did a fantastic job representing LHS and Loudon!
Feathery Fatouse Wins the Video Game Contest
by Kris Peterson
This week the first Video Game Design Class accomplished a huge goal; build an original video game with a team of 4 classmates, present it to the student body during lunch for playing and encourage players to vote online for your game. Well the results are in and it was a close one. On Thursday it was a 3 way tie between Feathery Fatouse, Kiddie Kingdom and Zelo's Dark Descent. On Friday more people played and voted to make the final choice and the winner is "Feathery Fatouse". The game team who built it are Program Manager, Dustin Littleton, Art Director, Shaye Berry with assistants Jacob Lynn and Dustin Littleton and Programmer, Devin Johnson.
Dustin, Shaye, Poster holder Daryl, Jake and Devin
This event came about due to the students hard work and a new computer lab that was put in place in October of this school year. CTE Director Tom Hankinson labored diligently to write a grant for $90,000.00 made available thru the Federal Carl Perkins fund to purchase the lab for the new class. The first Video Game Design class was offered this Spring of 2013. Below are photos of the other teams and the evolution of the Graphic Arts classroom. Thank you Loudon County Schools for your support and encouragement. Our students are very happy and excited about learning how to build video games.
You can still play our new games by clicking on the picture below. Thanks for playing and voting!
HOSA Hosts MEDIC Blood Drive
by Caroline Waldron
On April 25th, 2013, LHS HOSA hosted a MEDIC Blood Drive. This year, HOSA showed significant increase in donations. The final total on blood units was 76. That is by far the best LHS HOSA has done since April of 2010, when we got 83 units. MEDIC was only projecting to raise 62 units, so they are very happy to get so much more!
Did you know that 85% of the blood collected at MEDIC Regional Blood Center comes from blood drives set up at companies, churches, high schools and communities? Each whole blood donations are divided into components. So, one donation can help up to 3 people
Photographs by Caroline Waldron
LHS HOSA encourages eligible community members to go out and make a difference!
Spring 2013 End of Course (EOC) Testing Schedule
- Thursday, April 25 - Chemistry
- Monday, May 6 - English I, II, and III
- Tuesday, May 7 - Algebra I and II
- Wednesday, May 8 - Biology I
- Thursday, May 9 - U.S. History
Don't Miss the DRAMA!
"Imperfect Proposal" Presented this Saturday at 7:00pm
by the LHS Drama Class, in the School Auditorium
Ben, a young man in love, has invited his girlfriend to a romantic picnic in the park to pop the question. But as soon as Kate arrives, his hopes of happily ever after are dashed as anything that could possibly go wrong does — he says the wrong thing, she misunderstands, followed by a parade of other mishaps. To top it off, a nosey old couple spends the afternoon eavesdropping and commentating. By the end of the picnic, it’s more like a death knell than wedding bells for the young couple’s relationship.
William - Mark Rupinski
Ella - Madison Smith
Ben - Chase Whitmire
Kate - Destinee Bolt
Football Player 1 - Tyler Wombles
Football Player 2 - Tyler Ferguson
Football Player 3 - Michael Stanley
Socialite - Kara Brummitt
Dog Walker - Tyler Wombles
Protest Leader - Diego Vega
Protester 1 - Junior Medina
Protester 2 - Chloe Kunkle
Protester 3 - Maritza Cuevas
Andrew - Brandon Ellison
Attractive Girl - Maria Nicolas Vasquez
Lexi - Herself
Maria Nicolas Vasquez, Reyna Rojas, Maritza Cuevas, Madison Smith, Chloe Kunkle
Kara Brummitt, Maritza Cuevas, Diego Vega, Reyna Rojas, Madison Smith, Maria Nicolas Vasquez
Destinee Bolt, Madison Smith, Chloe Kunkle
Chase Whitmire, Michael Stanley, Cicely Hampton
Tyler Wombles, Tyler Ferguson, Mark Rupinski
Please click here to see the current list of needs.
Loudon High School thanks the following donors:
- Barbara Preston
- Loudon Pediatric Clinic
- Tractor Supply Co., Lenoir City
- Amy Bennett
- United Community Bank
- Family of Kaitlin Rucker
- Carolyn Bledsoe
-Curtis Brown of Mizuno
On 04/09/13 the Nursing Supervisor of Loudon Co. Health Dept, Mickey Harchess, RN, visited Loudon High School as a Guest Speaker to Mrs. Pate's Health Science Education classes. Ms Harchess spoke to students about the services provided by the Health Dept. and the careers available in this field. She identified the major issues affecting health in Loudon Co. and compared our levels to national averages.
She explained various methods the health department uses to educate the public on these issues. She also described how the health department participates in emergency preparedness and how they plan and practice for many types of emergencies that could affect Loudon County. Students then went on to research a health care issue affecting Loudon Co and create a brochure that could be used to educate people about this problem. Students also researched various emergencies that could affect our county, including tornadoes, earthquakes, epidemics and chemical spills. They worked in groups to create and present an emergency plan.
Mickey Harchess, RN, addressing one of Mrs. Pate's Health Science Education classes
On 04/16/13, the 2012-13 TN HOSA State President, Julie Garner, spoke to current and future HOSA Club members about her experiences with HOSA and the benefits of being involved in this organization on the local, state, and national level. Ms. Garner has graduated from Heritage High School and is now a college student, majoring in a health care field. She described the many ways her HOSA experiences have helped her to achieve her dreams. About 20 students attended this meeting and were inspired to join and participate in team and leadership opportunities offered by HOSA, including State and National Conference.
Julie Garner, former TN HOSA President, speaking to Mrs. Pate's current and future HOSA club members.
Julie Garner giving a powerpoint presentation regarding HOSA and her experiences with the organization.
Julie Garner, 2012-13 TN HOSA President being given a certificate of recognition by LHS HOSA President Caroline Waldron to thank her for meeting with LHS students involved or interested in HOSA.
Special Olympics at LHS
Loudon High School was proud to host the Special Olympics Track and Field Event on Friday, April 12, 2013. Coach Lyles class dominated the awards podium this year starting with the 1st place win for the 50 meter run by Scott Baggett.
Photo by Photography student Natalie Gutierrez
Jorge Zavala won 1st place in the 100 meter Run, Division 9. Brian Whitaker placed 3rd in the same event. For the Division 2 100 meter Run 1st place went to Khalif Clifton, 2nd to Sam Gilbert and 3rd to Kyle Hopping. In the 200 meter Run Divison 2 Matthew Kellar took 1st place, 3rd went to Sam Gilbert and 4th to Chris Rosati.
Photo by Photography student Lake Ridenour
Photo by Photography student Natalie Gutierrez
In the 4x100 2nd place went to Matthew Keller, Khalif Clifton, Chris Rosati, and Sam Gilbert. Congratulations and thank you to all those who worked the field that day to make it a memorable event.
On the podium receiving their ribbons (photo by Lake Ridenour)
Crossing the finish line (photo by Lake Ridenour)
photo by Lake Ridenour
photo by Bailey Lawhon
Awards ceremony area (photo by Natalie Gutierrez)
photo by Lake Ridenour
photo by Natalie Gutierrez
photo by Natalie Gutierrez
Video Game Design Class Virtual Field Trip
by Kris Peterson
Monday, Video Game Design students had a chance to meet and talk with a professor who teaches animation and game design at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio. Students learned about the career field, what education is required and where the best places to work in the field are at this moment in time. In addition students learned about the structure of a game design team and the various concepts and requirements that go into building a successful game as a team. The professor showed several different student demo reels by graduates from their program.
Part 2 of this field trip series will be presented to students in May. They will speak with a different professor from the same program and play and review video games made by their college students. We will also share our original game builds for feedback from the professor. We learned from this field trip that Tennessee is on the leading edge of this field of study in secondary education. This year Animation and Video Game Programing where added to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) State curriculum standards. We are one of the first states to do this in public secondary education.
Video clips from Virtual Field Trip day in Game Design Class
Important Information for Next Years Seniors
Juniors will have their formal and casual Senior pictures taken on Thursday, April 25th. There is a $25 sitting fee. More information will come from McEachern's. You must have both of these to appear in the yearbook.
Attention Junior Parents
Senior Ads for the 2014 Yearbook are ON SALE through May 1st! If you are interested in purchasing one-pay now and design later! WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE FOR ADS.
Size of Ad Cost after May 1st Sale Price
Full page (3-8 pictures) $225 $175
Half Page (3-5 Pictures) $150 $125
Fourth Page (2 Pictures) $ 80 $ 75
Bring cash or check made to LHS to Mrs. Cassie Watson. We will contact you in the fall for pictures, etc. Remember- these prices are only good through May 1st! Don’t miss out!
"“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” -Albert Einstein
With a record crowd of nearly 1000 guests the Loudon County Fine Arts Showcase finished out the day with an art exhibit and musical concert. Thank you to all who attended for supporting the arts in our schools. The event was organized by LHS Band Director Jennifer Conway, Choral Director Alisa Inman and Fine Arts Teacher Tiffany Martin. Students in band, chorus, art and photography from all schools in Loudon County participated in the day long event on Friday, March 22. Art students painted murals, took photographs and made cyanotypes while the singers and musicians rehearsed their selected pieces with the various schools band and choral directors. That night the concert started at 6:00pm. The artwork put on display in the gym and main hallway. See more photos above.
Below is a photo of the High School Art and Photography student group that participated in the Showcase. As part of their workshop experience they went on a photo scavenger hunt in downtown Loudon. Congratulations to all the winners.
Division IV 9-12/Medium I-Watercolor, oil, acrylic, and mixed media
1st place Austin Hall - GBS
2nd place Nicole Wilkerson
3rd place Kisha Likes
Division IV 9-12/Medium II-Charcoal, pen, pastel, pencil, and crayon
1st Bethany Poff - GBS
2nd Brittany McCarty
2nd Chelsea Hall
3rd Nicole Wilkerson
Division IV 9-12/Medium III-Sculpture
1st Chelsea Hall
2nd Trent Elliott
3rd Nicole Wilkerson
Division IV 9-12/ Medium IV-Photography
1st Jessica Dunker
2nd Nicole Wilkerson
3rd Natalie Gutiernez
3rd Chris Dotson
Job Shadow Day
Tuesday, March 19th
9th and 10th graders.
Slideshow from Job Shadow Day
Here are some of the places students job shadowed at on Tuesday while Juniors where taking the ACT test at the high school. Thank you to all of the businesses who opened their doors to share the world of business with our students.
Sign up for this day was taken care of by Mrs. Cindy Lockett 2/28-3/1 thru 3/6-3/8.
Parent permission forms were due by Monday, March 18th
For more information about job shadow day CLICK HERE
From the Ground Up
Auto mechanic students in Mr. Bivens CTE class are building a 1923 T-bucket from the ground up. Here is their progress so far.
Students Receive CPR/First Aid Certification
Mrs. Smith's Childhood Development students learning CPR
Nikon Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame
in Santa Barbara, California
We are very proud to announce that out of 16,000 entries nationwide Chely Claxton's photograph took 4th Place in the Photographer Forum Magazines Annual High School Photography contest. The magazine sponsors a national contest each year for College and High School students. This year Chely submitted her rodeo photograph into the contest. She will receive prize money, and have her photograph published in the next quarterly issue of Photographers Forum Magazine. The photo will also be published in their hardcover book "Best of College & High School Photography 2013". Nikon, who co-sponsors the event will induct the photograph into their Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame at the Brooks Institute, Gallery 27 in Santa Barbara, California.
The winners for the 33rd Annual Contest have not been posted on the Forum's website yet, but if you would like to keep track and see it when it is offically announced you can use this link to see the winners.
The Pride of RedskinLand!
Senior Band Students Honored in Gatlinburg
Loudon County 8th Graders Visit LHS
CTE student tour guides
Loudon county middle school students visited LHS today for a tour of Career and Technical Education classes. The tour is designed to help students make choices for their electives when they start attending classes next year at the high school as 9th graders. Ft. Loudon Middle School students arrived at 9:00am and where greeted by Principal Ms. Cheri Parrish and CTE Guidance Counselor Cindy Lockett. After a brief video introduction they were sent out in groups of 10 guided by LHS students to the various CTE classrooms. Philadelphia students arrived at 12:30pm and stayed until around 2:00pm. Some of the highlights are pictured here and include Health Occupations with Mrs. Holly Pate, Culinary Arts (and fresh doughnuts) with Mrs. Teresa Layman, Marketing with Mr. Jack Hewitt, and Machining with Mr. Fritts.
Machining students display
Mr. Hewitt's Marketing class
Ft. Loudon Middle Schoolers arrive
Mrs. Holly Pate and the old lady.
Mrs. Layman in Culinary Arts
LHS Teachers Chosen as State Common Core Coaches
Loudon County Schools is pleased to announce two exemplary teachers from Loudon High School have been selected to serve as Common Core Coaches for the State of Tennessee's Department of Education this summer. Melissa Haun will serve as a Math Core Coach and Cassie Watson will serve as an English/Language Arts Core Coach. Core Coaches will play an integral role in supporting students, teachers, and schools in Tennessee as the state transitions to the Common Core State Standards. This is an excellent leadership opportunity for educators to strengthen their own instruction and instruction across the state, in support of Tennessee’s goal to become the fastest improving state in the nation for student academic achievement. Core Coaches participate in extensive training regarding instruction in their grade level and content area, facilitate training for teachers in their regions during summer 2013, and provide ongoing support in their schools and regions as peer leaders.
Ms. Cheri Parrish, Loudon High School Principal, was thrilled to hear that both teachers from Loudon High School were chosen to be a part of the quantum transition and implementation of new educational standards and will have the opportunity to train their peers across the state of Tennessee. Dr. Watson and Ms. Haun are exemplary teachers and the Loudon High School faculty are proud of their selection!
The selection process for the Core Coach position was highly competitive, with more than 1,300 applications for a limited number of positions. The application process included submitting applicant information, a letter of intent, a summary of student growth, completing a practice instructional task exercise, creating a PARCC Model Content Presentation, and a formal interview.
Mr. Jason Vance, Director of Loudon County Schools, stated, "I am proud of Dr. Watson and Ms. Haun for their hard work and dedication to the students of Loudon High and Loudon County as a whole. I believe it is a great honor to have two teachers chosen as Common Core Coaches for the state of Tennessee. I know their work will prove to be beneficial to everyone in the Loudon County School System".
Fine Art Competition Winners Revealed
by Kris Peterson
This morning the 10 winners of the Fine Art contest where announced. The artwork, photography and poetry created by these students will be published in the yearbook. In addition the 1st place winners also received a $15.00 cash prize. There was a surprise in the Poetry division with a tie for 3rd place between Shaye Berry and Jessica Dunker.
1st - Brittany McCarty
2nd - Victoria Morgan
3rd - Chelsea Hall
1st - Nicole Wilkerson
2nd - Chely Claxton
3rd - Hunter Kington
1st - Jackie Holzer
2nd - Dustin Littleton
3rd - Shaye Berry and Jessica Dunker
Congrats everyone. Plans are in the works to publish a book by the end of the year that will feature these winners plus other submissions from the competition. We had a great turn out. Thank you to all who participated.
Top 25 Class of 2013 Assembly
Thursday at 11:00am the Top 25 of the graduating class of 2013 where recognized in a special assembly for the student body, family and friends. They are listed here in numerical order by grade point average.
Kaylor Denise Kelley
Zoe Marie Grimes
Kaitlin Taylor Giles
Chase Vincent Freeman
Madalynn Elizabeth Miller
Cody Lee Morris
Christopher Chase Scott
Jacob Arthur Richesin
Logan Lyle Joiner
Danielle Hope Kizziah
Jonathan Augustus Dorsett
Sadie Laekyn Massey
Kayla Joann Brown
Cody Lynn Manis
Jonathan Taylor Morris
Brittany Nicole Gentry
Jose Miguel Aguilera
Ryan Dalton Moore
Kallee Deann Harvey
Logan Allen Kennedy
Dylan Keanu Savage-Everett
Cassidy Joyce Talnagi
Kourtni Tanner Giles
Painting with Light
by Kris Peterson
In Photography class students are learning how to control the shutter speed of their camera to create certian special effects. Our first project in this series is to capture a trail of light in a dark space by leaving the camera shutter open for up to 6 seconds. This creates the illusion of ghosts in the room and allows the subject to literally paint the air around them with a stream of light. We used glow sticks and old Christmas lights for some of our light sources. Visit our webpage for the class and look at student portfolios to see more photos of this project.
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Join The RED OUT This Friday Night!
The Key Club is promoting a “Red Out” for Friday night’s basketball game against Kingston. This event is to raise money for the American Heart Association. The Key Club will be out in the front hall during lunch selling “RED” American Heart Association shirts for a price of $10.00. Buy a shirt and come to the game to support your Redskins and the American Heart Association. Also, it’s a good time to catch up with former Redskin Coach Narramore when he brings his Yellow Jackets to town.
Former Redskins Make National Finals!
See the class play online at Ms. Peterson's YouTube Channel.
On Friday, December 14th at 7:00 PM the LHS Theater Arts class presented “Hex Marks the Spot” in the Loudon High School auditorium. It was a one-act comedy about a typical 16-year-old girl who discovers she has gained the power to grant wishes. Sounds great, right? Watch the 3 part video on YouTube and see what hilarious results occur when everyone gets their wish.
Jean Destiny Criswell
Aunt Bernice Rosario Gonzalez
Tom Ed Adame
Heather Skylar Guy
Rich Austin Pizano
Amber Faithlyn Jones
Stephanie Ruby Nicolas
Mike Adam Ham
Karma Olivia Johnson
Liz Katie House
Dexter Jordan Keith
Zack John Stone
Karma’s dad Shawn Geiger
Karma’s mom Dreama Torres
Makeup Selena Morales
Lights Catie Morgan
Belvin Scores 1,000th Point
Jordan Belvin was honored Friday night, December 7, at halfcourt for reaching the 1,000 point milestone as a Redskin. Jordan has been a four-year starter for the LHS Boys' Basketball team. He was presented with a basketball that commemorates his 1,000th point scored versus Wartburg on November 29, 2012. When Jordan's career ends at LHS, a ball with his career point total will be placed in the trophy case in the school's main lobby. Later in the evening, Jordan led LHS with 29 points to a 69-47 victory over Lenoir City
From left to right: Coach Trae Watkins, Jordan Belvin, Bryan Belvin, Reagan Belvin, Tonya Belvin, Athletic Director Ronnie Roberts
And the Winner is.....
7th Annual Academy Awards Show picks are in!
See the movies from this years show here!
This year the Academy Awards show had a gangam style theme and was hosted by Seniors Jon Dorsett and Beau Sellers. A stellar dance team lead by singer Savannah Moua and dancers, Carla Castro, Ruby Nicholas, Rolando Gonzalez, Diego Garcia, Jake Lynn and Katy Reeves took the show to an entirely new level.
A panel of judges from the faculty including Marvin Feezell, Carter Haun, Heather Waldron, Laura Degnan, Alisa Inman and Kristi Correa made the final decisions for first place winners. The big winner of the day was Savannah Moua who took home four awards including Best Short film for the "Battle of the Bridge" documentary, Best Music Video, Best Commercial (editor) and the coveted Student Choice Award.
Hosts Beau Sellers and Jon Dorsett
There was a tie for Best Short Film and the 2nd winner was the Sinescape Film team for their PSA on Bullying called "You are not alone" that included Maria Gonzalez, Carla Castro, Rolando Gonzalez and Diego Vega. And the coveted Best Picture award went to film newcomers Take 24 that included Editor Lake Ridenour, and Producers Brenna Eubanks, Anna Underwood, Amanda Reese and Scott Lewis, who also took home the only trophies for the event. It was a great show and once again showcasing all of the awesome creative talent at Loudon High School. Go Redskins!
Best Commercial "Doritos Pirates" starring Lake Ridenour and Caleb Arp, filmed and edited by Katy Reeves and Savannah Moua
Best Short Film was a tie between "Battle of the Bridge" and "Bullying". Pictured here is Hunter Kington, Katy Reeves, Diego Vega, Samantha Brubaker, Carla Castro, Savannah Moua and Rolando Gonzalez
Best Music Video and Student Choice Award winner for her music video "Laserlight" Savannah Moua
Best Picture Winners for the music video "Some Nights" team Take 24. Editor Lake Ridenour, Producers Brenna Eubanks, Anna Underwood, Amanda Reese and Scott Lewis.
The judges: Laura Degnan, Heather Waldron, Marvin Feezell, Kristi Correa, Alisa Inman and Carter Haun
The stage photographer Yarisa Saldana Judges trying to choose
The fabulous show crew - Thank you for making this the best show ever!
How Many Freshman have brown eyes?
by Laura Degnan
As an introduction to database concepts, Ms. Degnan's class compiled information about themselves using index cards. Holes were punched across the tops of the cards. Each hole represented an answer to a question. Students answered questions about themselves regarding eye color (holes 1-4), hair color (holes 5-8), and grade (holes 9-12) by tearing out the tops of the corresponding holes. They then stacked the cards and took turns asking questions such as "How many sophomores are in this class?" or "How many Freshmen in class have brown eyes?" To find out the answers they put a string through the hole of the corresponding characteristics and shook the string. The cards of the students who answered yes to those characteristics fell to the floor. The class then discussed how the information on the cards represented fields; the cards represented records; and, when we strung the cards, we were creating a query.
Yearbook and Photography Club Field Trip
Tennessee High School Press Association Workshop
by Kris Peterson
On Monday, Nov. 19th sixteen students from the Yearbook and Photography clubs of Loudon High School attended a full day workshop at Lipscumb University in Nashville, TN. The event was hosted by the Tennessee High School Press Association. Topics included yearbook design, creative writing, art journal publishing, school newspaper publishing, broadcasting, and news photography. Over 300 students from across the state of Tennessee attended the 6th annual event. Our groups plan on participating in their annual publishing contest in March 2013 which includes awards for best yearbook, best news photography, best fine art journal, best school newspaper and web/broadcast media.
Guest Speaker Ian Reitz, morning anchor for WSMV-TV, spoke on the influence social media is having on the press.
Lipscumb campus area Attending a InDesign workshop
Advanced Art Student Field Trip
Mrs. Martin's advanced art students got the opportunity to take a pottery throwing class at The Knoxville Fine Arts and Crafts Center. This was made possible from a grant Mrs. Martin was awarded from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
General Music Class Rhythm Circle
See it on YouTube... Click Here
In Mrs. Conway’s general music classes, students have learned how to read music, both treble and bass clef, and to play simple melodies on a piano keyboard. Using the IPOD lab, students were able to use a 1 octave piano keyboard to play their music. Students are also learning about rhythm, beat, pulse, tempo, and being able to play as a group or with a partner, not just alone. All of these criteria fall under State Standard 2.0 which is: 2.1 demonstrate the ability to perform instrumental music, in an ensemble, with an understanding of pitch, rhythm, and dynamics, and 2.2 Demonstrate the ability to perform instrumental music, alone, with an understanding of pitch, rhythm, and dynamics. Students also fulfilled State Standard 5.0 which is: 5.1 demonstrate an understanding of notation including rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics and 5.2 Demonstrate accurate use of standard notation including rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics. This demonstration shows the class using Orff method to feel beat and pulse, using specific rhythms and motions performed with plastic cups. (and it was fun.)
Election Day at LHS
On Friday, November 2, LHS students had the opportunity to cast their votes in a mock election in the main hallway. Below, Tyler Elliot (left, blue shirt) and Chris Chenault (right, yellow shirt and suit) posed as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. The final results of the election were:
Feezell 1% (write-in candidate)
El Día de los Muertos
LHS students in Heather Lowery's classes celebrated cultural heritage in connection to their academic studies. They created a traditional altar (pictured below) for the remembrance of passed family members and gathered at lunch to share the experience with others outside their classes.
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
On Saturday, October 27th, Mr. Bivens and students in Mrs. Callais' and Mrs. Watson's English IV classes hosted a free Car Care Clinic as part of the their community involvement for Senior Projects. Offered in the clinic were free oil changes and tire rotations. The students spent their afternoon working on cars for community members and LHS faculty and staff.
On Thursday, October 18, students from Mrs. Pate's Diagnostic Medicine and Honors Anatomy & Physiology classes were able to attend a "Virtual Field Trip". Students seated in the LHS auditorium were able to see and be seen by, as well as speak with Ray Vollmer at St. Louis University. This Sports Medicine and Injuries "field trip" involved observing a dissected cadaver to learn about commonly injured muscles and joints, including shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, and brain. Students were able to ask questions and receive answers live, as well as be quizzed by the expert. Prevention and treatment of injuries such as sprains, strains, dislocations, and concussions were also explained. Students were excited about this opportunity; as Junie Mendez said, "It makes more sense and makes it 'stick' more when you can really see the muscles and joints and what happens to them." Additional Virtual Field Trips are planned for Mrs. Pate's students, including a forensic autopsy, open heart surgery, and an interview with a CSI expert.
Two LHS Volleyball players were honored today in the library for their accomplishments on the court this season. Senior Kallee Harvey (top), Loudon's first four-year volleyball player and Team Captain, was named to the District 4AA All-District Volleyball Team. Addie Willis (bottom), LHS freshman, was also named District 4AA Rookie of the Year. These girls are Loudon's first ever representatives for the district in the four-year existence of the Volleyball Program at Loudon High. They are pictured below with District 4AA Coach of the Year Kent Russell (Left) and LHS Athletic Director Ronnie Roberts (Right).
Join the LHS Cheerleaders this Friday night, October 19, at the LHS vs. Sequoyah football game in a Pink Out. Shirts, as seen below, are on sale through Tuesday, October 16 for $20 each. Contact Ms. Haun or any cheerleader to place your order.
We have copies from years past on sale now!
(865) 458-4326 ext. 4060
The Science of Making Ice Cream
Ms. Jessica Moore
Our class has been studying heat and temperature. On Friday, we saw first-hand how heat transfers from areas of higher temperatures to areas of lower temperatures and the phase changes that can occur.
After learning the effects of salt on the crystal lattice structure of ice, we were then able to apply this practically to ice cream. Students worked in groups of two to collect data on the changing temperatures of our milk mixture. As the ice/salt mixture absorbed the heat from the milk, a phase change occurred.
After the phase change was complete, our milk mixture changed into ice cream. Students were then able to taste their delicious creations!
Culinary Arts Baking Contest Winners
Mrs. Teresa Layman's Culinary Arts students recently baked a variety of sweet treats to enter in the baking competition at the TVA&I Fair. Once again this year they received high honors with their baking skills. Below are the students who won 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in the competitions.
1st Place Winners
Kimberly Tadlock - No bake cookies, Kelcie Bivens - cookies, Alli Montooth - decorated cookies
2nd place winners
Left to right: Chris Rosati – trail mix, Chelsey Cook - brownies, Kailee Burris – decorated cookies, Edwardo Olvera – cookies
Front: Katy Reeves – no bake cookies
3rd Place Winners
Left to right: Nick Wright - cereal squares, Brittany Shubert – no bake cookies, Kayla Lennex - brownies, Vanessa Rios – trail mix, Nicole Whitmire – Decorated cookies Not pictured - Nicole Whitmire
Not pictured - Nicole Whitmire
4th Place Winners
Back row left to right: Tyler Lynn – cereal squares, Janet Gryder – decorated cookies, Diana Rojas - cookies, Rayna Rojas - brownies
Mrs. Cassie Watson took the Journalism class to a Yearbook Blowout Workshop held at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The student's made plans for this year's theme as well as decided on what the cover of the 2013 Lou-Hi-San will be. To pre-order your yearbook, bring $80 to Mrs. Cassie Watson. This price includes personalization!
John Cox, Brittany McCarty, and Nicole Wilkerson
Tiffany Martin's Advanced Art and Kent Phillip's Construction Core classes joined together for an interdisciplinary lesson on using wood to create abstract sculptures. The sculptures will be on display in the main hallway at Loudon High School for the next two weeks.
Kisha Likes, Trent Elliot, and Chase Freeman
Michael Coggins & Alex Silvey
Johnny Marin & Jesus Lopez
LHS IS EXEMPLARY!
Redskins Win 8th Consecutive Good Samaritan Food Drive
Loudon Redskins rocked the house last night taking home the Battle of the Bridge Trophy for the Good Samaritan Food Bank Canned Food Drive with a record $9,530.00 in donations and 5880 lbs. of food collected. This was equal to 49 lbs. per student verses Lenoir City High Schools 27 lbs. per student. A heated collection competition amongest several teachers made this years win possible. Here were the 3 top placing teachers:
1st Place: Ms. Haun with 6,700 lbs.
2nd Place: Mrs. Brewster with 5,525 lbs.
3rd Place: Mrs. Correa with 4,427 lbs.
This year was Loudon's turn to run the pigskin across the bridge to Lenoir City High Panther territory. A bus full of runners braved the trip and finished the run by handing off the legendary football to Lenoir City Alumni and Olympic Gold Medalist Clair Donahue. Seniors won the coveted chief statue for best school spirit at the peprally. Film crews from Graphic Arts classes will be producing a documentary about the day so stay tuned for more. Here are a few more photo highlights from the day.
English Students Step Back in Time
Cassie Watson's senior English students took a virtual field trip to The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life in Sheffield, Ontario, Canada. Marty Pullin delivered the program, titled “Meet the Medieval Peasant”. During the interactive session students learned about daily life in the Middle Ages and even danced to music played on instruments of the time period. Mrs. Watson and her students are already looking forward to future "travels" around the world.
Flu Mist Vaccination this Fall
The Loudon County Health Department in conjunction with the Loudon County and Lenoir City School Systems is once again offering FREE FluMist vaccination to all eligible children in the two school systems.
Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to vaccinate your child for free against the flu this year. Fill out the consent form and turn it in to your child’s school nurse NO LATER THAN 9/14/12.
Once we get all permission slips in, we will set up a vaccination schedule for each school. Approximate start date will be October 1st. If you have any questions feel free to call the Loudon County Health Department or your school nurse.
Art Students & Technology
Advanced art students in Tiffany Martin's class visited the library computer lab and learned how to use Pinterest (an online pinboard) to save images, ideas, and inspirations for future art projects. See more at this website http://pinterest.com/