There have been plethora of snow days and early dismissals during Specials, and yet, the students are still managing to do amazing things in their art, music, p.e., and other elective classes!  Walk down the halls on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon and you will find: 
The Clay/Sculpting class painting pots they have pieced together carefully over the last few weeks (after first sketching their designs out to make sure they knew their piece would be what they wanted once it dried!)  Monsters, animals, robots- each piece is as unique as the student that created it!  
Writing of robots, just outside the clay class are the Pumabots, the Robotics team, hard at work on the FIRST Lego League Animal Allies challenge.  The class is gearing up for a regional competition in Johnstown comprised of three parts: the Robot Game, to test their programming and engineering skills, the Project, challenging them come up with an innovative solution to a real-world problem, and the Core Values-a test of teamwork!  The Pumabots recently took a field trip to PAWS Animal Shelter to interview an expert about their project.  You can see pictures from their trip below.
A little further down the hallway you'll find students working on beautiful creations in the Tiffany style in Stained Glass, or independent drawings focusing on character design, storytelling, and emotion in Advanced Illustration. You'll also smell students woking on delicious creations in Cake Decorating class!  
You might run into the Student Council anywhere-planning a spirit day for the school, meeting with a CLC board member, or doing community service in the library.  
Meanwhile, Health class students are learning how to improve their wellness and sharing their personal values while the 8th Grade class make plans for their End of Year Presentations and Trip!
You can catch an improv performance in the Drama class, watch a Fencing match, do a stretch with the Yoga students (or curl up with a good read in Book Club!)  No matter where you turn,  you don't have to go far to hear music.  Rock Band, Borchestra (band plus orchestra) and Show Choir will make you want to dance and sing the winter blahs away!
And that's not all-the Volleyball class is serving it up across town at C-3 Sports and the Gymnastics class is tumbling away down the street at Centre Elite gym (see pics below!)
So, in spite of the snow, CLC students are managing to accomplish awesome feats in Specials when school is in session.  We've heard they've managed to enjoy their unplanned days off as well.  So, we'll call that a win-win for winter so far!


 


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