Jackson hosts German convention

  • Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:43pm

A rubber boot contest and a yodeling contest are just two of the activities that will be on tap Feb. 9 as Jackson High School’s German club hosts the annual German student convention, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German, or AATG.

During the day-long event, hundreds of students of German from as far away as Yakima converge to go to seminars where they make crafts, learn slang and play games. They also learn German dances and dance to the music of the traditional German band, Alpenfolk. They eat a German lunch and compete with other schools in events like the yodeling contest and the Gummistiefel (rubber boot) kicking contest.

The winners of the annual poster contest will walk away with a gift certificate to Amazon.de, courtesy of Northwest Student Exchange.

Student technology exhibition

Everett Public Schools will host its 12th annual Student Technology Exhibition 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5 at Cascade High School, 801 E. Casino Rd to showcase student technology.

For information, call 425-385-4200 or see www.everett.k12.wa.us/everett.

Father-Daughter Dance at Jackson

Fourth- and fifth-grade girls can bring their father, brother, grandfather, uncle or guardian Feb. 8 for the Father-Daughter Dance, held in the Jackson High School commons. The dance floor opens at 6:30 p.m. and dancing goes until 9 p.m. Pictures, a-make-your-own-frame activity, and sundaes with ice cream will be available.

Dress is fancy or casual. Cost is $12 for the father/daughter pair and $5 for an additional guest.

For information, e-mail Carol Barnes at cbarnes2@everettsd.org or call 425-385-7039.

RSVP’s to Barnes are helpful, but not required.

Student art work displayed

The Everett School District’s administrative center will soon show the work of students in three district-sponsored shows titled “Imagine…Design…Create.”

Middle school student art work will fill the center Feb. 5 to March 4, the high school art show will be up March 24 through April 24, and the school year ends with elementary students’ artwork April 28 through May 27.

A reception for the middle school artists and their families will follow the school board meeting Feb. 26.

A reception for the high school artists will follow the school board meeting April 15. At this reception, Superintendent Carol Whitehead will announce which piece of art she has selected to remain on permanent display as part of the Superintendent’s Purchase Award.

That selection, paid for by the Everett Public Schools Foundation, will join other student art pieces dating back almost 10 years which hang in the district headquarters. During the April 15 reception the foundation will also announce the winner of its annual $1,000 art scholarship – going to a senior pursuing visual arts after graduation.

Applications for the foundation scholarship are due Feb. 28. The application form is available on the foundation Web site.

Squeezed in among the four art shows, the district is hosting a fifth regional high school art show by hosting the Educational Service District 189 art show for the first time this year. This juried show brings together area high school artists and will be on display at the educational service center from March 10 through March 21. Winning pieces from this show will advance to the state’s 35th Annual OSPI High School Art Show in April.

The shows are open to the public free of charge at the educational service center at 4730 Colby Ave. in Everett from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during business hours, weekdays.

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