February 2018

February 2018
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Teacher Feature
The Mayo honoree for the month of February is Jay Flowers, Social Studies teacher.  Thanks for all you do for our school and students everyday!

All-In ACT Workshop
On Monday, February 5 Guidance sponsored an ACT workshop for all the Juniors and was held in the new Conference Center.  It was an intense all-day workshop.  It is our hope that the students will practice the many strategies provided to improve their test scores on the upcoming exam on Tuesday, February 27.

Teacher Cadet Barrier Day
Teacher Cadet Barrier Day
On Tuesday, February 6 our Teacher Cadet class experienced Barrier Day (to help students understand how physical disabilities can impact learning).  The students had a sheet for each teacher to sign indicating that the cadets maintained the disability throughout the entire day.  We appreciate your help ensuring that these Cadets gained an understanding of how physical disabilities impact learning and require certain accommodations. 

Some of the disabilities represented on Tuesday were: physical injury, orthopedically impaired, visually impaired, mute, hearing impaired with speaking impairment, and deaf mute.  It was quite a learning experience for the Cadets.  Special thanks to Mrs. Jennifer Blankenship for leading these Teacher Cadets!!

NAHS, Tri-M, SHS, & NFHS Joint Induction
On Tuesday evening, February 6 Mayo will induct several members into four campus organizations:  National Art Honor Society, Tri-M, Spanish Honor Society, and the National French Honor Society.

Special thanks to Mrs. Lyn O'Donnell, Mr. Cole Davis, Mrs. Carla Doke, and Mrs. Lisa Sanders for sponsoring these organizations! 

State Beta Club Convention
Beta Club
The weekend of February 8-11, 80 members of our Beta Club attended the State Beta Club Convention in Myrtle Beach.  Kudos to Genovia Miles, Paulette Lunn and our National Beta Club Chapter for a VERY successful State Beta Club Convention.  Congratulations to our Beta Chapter - recipients of ELEVEN State Awards:
  -SC State Beta Club President - Kalyn Phillips
  -1st Campaign Skit
  -1st Character Skit (two years in a row!)
  -1st Creative Writing 10th - Natalie Hinson
  -2nd Creative Writing 12th - Mary Alice Gainey
  -2nd Speech Div 1 - Rebecca Hawkins
  -2nd Social Studies Div 2 - Noah Nutter
  -2nd Woodworking - Mac McManus
  -2nd Show Choir
  -3rd On-Site Pencil Drawing - Earl McCullough
  -3rd Group Talent
Beta awards
Invitations were extended to MyKenna Blankenship and Camille Knockemus to be Premier Dancers for the National Beta Club Convention.
Beta banner
A special thank you to Nancy Fletcher, Gina Benjamin, Jay Flowers, and Cole Davis for assisting as excellent chaperones.  Genovia Miles and Paulette Lunn served as coordinators and Paulette Lunn served as a judge at the convention.  We exceeded last year's awards by two!  Most awards we have ever won at the State Convention in our school's history.  We had over 80 individuals with students, chaperones, family and guests, proudly representing Mayo!  We had a blast! Everyone was very complimentary of our students.  Shout out to all of the students who competed.  So PROUD of these students!!  We showed PHOENIX PRIDE!!

Invasion of the Chemical Moles
They're back!!! Mrs. Ruth Taylor and her Chemistry classes made moles again this year.  You can check them out in the display case in Building 3. 
Mrs. Taylor has been using this activity to portray how one mole of every element, even though unique has the same number of particles.  One mole contains 6.02 x 1023 particles.  

They are so cute!!  Each of these moles contain 602 beans of various shapes and sizes.  Here are just a few pictures.

Valentine's Day Fundraiser
On Wednesday, February 14 our Environmental Club held it's annual Carnation sale for Valentine's Day.  The Environmental Club uses the proceeds from this fundraiser to purchase supplies we'll need for Earth Day in April.

 Parent Teacher Conferences
On Thursday, February 15 we hosted parent/teacher conferences from 3:30-7 PM.  We saw parents for approximately 90 students.  

Black History Month Program
Bravo! Bravo!! On Thursday, February 22, Ms. Paulette Lunn and the Drama Classes presented the return of our annual Black History Program.  "Riding to Freedom" with a special tribute to the Mayo Golden Bears.  We were very proud of all the participants and the time and effort needed to put this production together.  These students were AMAZING!  Kudos to Ms. Lunn!!!

Digital Learning Day
On Thursday, February 22, our school participated in Digital Learning Day.  Several of our faculty members also participated by submitting entries in the DCSD Digital Learning Challenge.

Magnet Lottery Selection
On Friday, February 23 the lottery was held in the Conference Center at 3:30 pm.  Names are now posted on the homepage and on the windows in the Conference Center. Shout out to Mrs. Jennifer Blankenship, Mrs. Bryant, and the Mayo Ambassadors for helping with the Mayo Lottery!

ACT Testing
On Tuesday, February 27 our Guidance office sponsored an ACT Testing session for our current Juniors in the Conference Center.  The testing went very well.  The juniors were very positive and focused. 

National Engineering Week
During the week of February 26-March 2, Mrs. Quanketa Davis and Mr. Bert Cook pulled together several student teams to participate in the Rube Goldberg Competition in honor of National Engineering Week.