2017 - 2018 Braves Blog

Math Camp                                                                                                                                        August 14, 2017
Shikellamy held it's annual Math Camp for area students last month.  A record 135 students attended the week long camp this year.  The theme of this year's camp was Think Like a Scientist.  Students performed various scientific experiments that incorporated math concepts.  Seen below are a few of our student scientists in action!


Brag Tag Parade!                                                                                                                                    September 8, 2017
Students in Mrs. Tilford's class proudly parade the halls displaying their brag tags.  These tags are given by Mrs. Tilford to students that following classroom expectations and practice good manners.  Each Friday, students walk the halls showing off their tags!


Boy Scout Presentation                                                                                                                                     September 21, 2017
Our Oaklyn boys recently learned about the Boy Scout organization.  Evie Bartholomew, met with all boys to talk about some of the fun and exciting activities the Boy Scouts has to offer.  She also explained how often the boys meet and the different locations offered throughout the area.

Fall Fundraiser Kickoff Assemby                                                                                                                       September 22, 2017
Our PTA kicked off their fall fundraising efforts with a program for the students.  Students are selling Cherrydale items and Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies.  A representative from the company explained how to sell the items safely and the prizes that could be earned.  Prizes are awarded based on the number of items sold.  Students were especially excited to work toward a limo lunch!  Orders can be made online or by turning in an order form to the office.  The last day to turn in orders is October 16.  Below, teachers and students played Minute to Win It in which they had to get a cookie in their mouth from their forehead without using their hands.  Mr. Zeigler was the winner!


PP&L Energy Conservation Program                                                                                                            October 2, 2017
Representatives from PP&L recently presented an energy conservation program to students in second grade.  Students were given helpful hints to save on electricity and water consumption.  Each student received an Energy Efficiency Education kit containing fluorescent lightbulbs, shower heads and a night light.


Kindergarten Problem Solvers                                                                                                                        October 6, 2017
Students in Mrs. Vovakes class spent some time working together to solve a problem.  Using a variety of materials students were asked to build a home for a Lego figurine.  The students worked collaboratively constructing their home using such things as paper cups, popsicle sticks, clothes pins, straws and yarn.  When construction was complete, all students did a museum walk to view their classmates' project.  Some of their ideas included a castle, complete with flags and cup towers.