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Civil War Reappears at SVMS photo

Civil War Reappears at SVMS

 Antietam. Bull Run. Gettysburg. These are words that students learn when studying the American Civil War. But 8th grade Social Studies teachers are trying to make these words have more meaning. The 8th graders have had an immersive experience thanks to artifacts provided by the Civil War Trust.

Students were able to see and put on both Union and Confederate uniforms. They were able to see how the kits that soldiers carried were assembled and how cannon canisters were constructed. They were able to compare a Civil War-era toothbrush to their own toothbrushes. Students didn’t just learn about the battlefield. They also got a glimpse of domestic life. They were able to play with a Jacob’s Ladder, a toy from that era and and try on dresses appropriate to the time period.

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SVMS Animal Care Club is the Cat's Meow photo

SVMS Animal Care Club is the Cat's Meow

Since its inception last year, the SVMS Animal Care Club has become one of the most popular clubs at school. Membership tops fifty students who learn about the care of all types of animals at their monthly meetings. The faculty sponsors, science teachers Sally Burroughs and Gina Gardner, have brought speakers from the Union County Humane Society and the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue organizations, among others.

Additionally, however, the club is active in providing service to the community, both locally and globally. The club held a drive for pet supplies for the Union County Humane Society in November. The students’ efforts resulted in many boxes of supplies making their way to the animals fostered through the Humane Society.

 

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