On February 4th and February 6th, 2014 RCSA Elementary held assemblies to celebrate our students that made Honor Roll for the 1st semester of the 2013-2014 school year. This is an important academic achievement and we are proud of these young scholars! Congratulations to all students that were acknowledged.
President’s Day is a holiday where we celebrate the important contributions that have been made to American History by our Chief Executives. On Friday, February 14, 2nd grade students at RCSA presented their President’s Day projects. Students in Mrs. Dorrian, Mrs. King, and Ms. Tiffany’s classes created projects profiling every U.S. President from George Washington to Barack Obama. Our students learned a lot and a good time was had by all.
RCSA 3rd graders went on a fun and educational field trip to Sweet Pete’s Chocolate Store. The students learned where chocolate comes from, how it’s made and about the many varieties of chocolates the store produces. Students. At the end of the presentation, students created their own chocolate lollipops.
RCSA’s third grade class went on a fun and educational field trip to Sweet Pete’s Chocolate Store to learn and experiment with chocolate. While there, the students learned about the history of chocolate and reinforced their learning of states of matter by discussing how chocolate turns from a liquid to a solid.
Our Fourth Grade students enjoyed a fantastic opportunity to experience the instruments of the orchestra first-hand. Members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Guild came to RCSA on Thursday, October 3rd to present The Instrument Zoo. Volunteers from The Guild as well as RCSA parents and even some RCSA High School seniors were on hand to help as the fourth graders played on orchestral instruments from the string, woodwind, brass and percussion families. Students were able to fiddle around on a violin, toot their own horn with a trumpet, whistle a happy tune on a piccolo and even bang the snare drum slowly. There was certainly no shortage of cowbell! Students who might not otherwise get the chance discovered the difference between an oboe and a clarinet and found out how a trombone changes pitch. The Guild volunteers were impressed with our students knowledge and very pleased with their manners. Mr. Teears was so happy that the students were able to see and feel the instruments that he can only talk about in his music classes.
River City Science Academy Elementary is a Charter School at its finest! We are grateful to be in our newly renovated building. The teachers, students and all RCSA staff want to put our footprint in the garden. We want to put heart in it to reflect the heart of our school.
We have a blank slate and our school would benefit from these beautiful wooly pockets. All grade levels K-5th grade will be involved in our garden. We have made this project cross curricular to meet common core standards. We would love to reflect with hard work, dedication, and growth our garden to be a symbol of what we stand for at RCSA. We love our school and we would love to incorporate innovative science and hands on learning experience for all of our wonderful students at RCSA.