On March 3 the Lockwood Middle School celebrated Read Across America with many fun reading activities in all classes. "You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book." Dr. Seuss
Read Across America challenge winners are listed below. All winners will receive a Dr. Seuss themed bag filled with a wide range of items - all relating to a Dr. Seuss theme in some way.
(There were 178 entries in the drawing)
Jaiden Big Man
Match Teacher with Favorite Book
Jayde Goodell & Olivia Baewer
*They got 39 out of 40 correct
Guess the Fish
Ashton Anderson - missing the actual number by only one!
Thank you to Mrs. Freivalds for all her help with the "Guess the Fish" and the drawing box placement in the library. Thank you to all the staff for the support and making Read Across America a fun reading-focused day for the students.
On Monday, the 6th of March, there was a motivational speaker at Lockwood School. His name is Gus Chancy, and Lockwood School was his first stop in his motivational tour. Chancy graduated from high school in Helena 2 years ago and attends Carroll College. He stated that it was his dream to become a motivational speaker since the seventh grade. Chancy, and his friend Trent, spoke to the middle school in the Sturdivant Gym, telling them that you should follow your dreams and do not be afraid to be who you are. He also said, "People either 100% believe in you or they don’t. Don’t waste your time preaching to a deaf crowd."
He was very interactive with the crowd, telling the students and teachers to bring out their phones and hop on social media to ask him questions on social media like Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook. Chancy brought students from sixth through the eighth grade down to the gym floor to demonstrate what it looks like to face your dreams. He brought a sixth grade boy named Lucas down to answer those questions the crowd sent to Chancy. Chancy was very cheerful and very inspiring to all the students and teachers. The students were very excited to join Chancy on the gym floor, and the crowd convinced Chancy to lip sing to his favorite singer, Bruno Mars. Many students video-taped this event and later posted the video on social media so Chancy and Trent can see how much the students enjoyed the speech they provided.
Many students thanked them for speaking to them and saying they hope to see them again at Lockwood. That is the wonderful day the Lockwood Middle School students and staff enjoyed with Gus Chancy and Trent Treadway. Chancy and Treadway are always welcome back to speak to the students and staff of Lockwood School.