LSD Writing Day
The 2nd annual LSD Writing Day was recently held in the Student Center. This year's theme, "The Writer In Me", was carried out in 12 different stations where Elementary and Middle School students were able to visit and take part in activities. Following is a list of the workshops and staff members (current and former) leading the activities in each:
- Pumpkin Adjectives (Mary Smith, retiree)
- Surprise Bag: Similarities and Differences (Beth Forester, retiree)
- Name Crests (Barbara Messina & Carrie Hebert, retirees)
- ASL Poetry (Chip Stirling, retiree, & Amanda Scobel)
- Thanksgiving Paragraph (Marcia Kirk, retiree)
- Thanksgiving Turkeys (Reechia Kaiser & Jennifer Maxey)
- Wounded Warrior Project (Lorraine Loup)
- Block Print (John Jarrett & 8th grade students)
- Writing with iPads (Joyce Pourciau)
- Laptop Writing Station (Debbie Anderson)
- Sports Reporting (Mike Owens)
- Braille Writing (LSVI teacher, Gwen King, and LSVI student, Donavan Doughty)
A special guest at this year's event was Mr. Danny Heitman, editorial writer for the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate newspaper. ELA teacher BB Stirling, organizer of the LSD Writing Day, had extended an invitation to Mr. Heitman after reading an editorial he wrote on one of her former English teachers. Mr. Heitman was so impressed with BB's project that he mentioned it in an editorial he wrote following the event. Click here to read the article.
The pictures below tell the story of how entertaining the morning was for everyone, while at the same time, broadening the writing experiences of these young students.