The SBE has 11 members that are appointed by the governor. The school at present is revising the behavior policy, the financial policy and the by-laws. If you are interested in looking at the school policy once it has been updated please go to the Leggett School website at leggett.k12.ca.us/.
March 1 Madness Movie Night is just around the corner. The K-8 is planning a movie night with a nacho bar to raise money to buy new computers for the classrooms. The cost will be $5 for kids under 12, and $8 for adults for advanced ticket sales. If you buy a ticket at the door the cost will be $10 for adults and $7 for kids under 12.
Keep April 28 open on your calendar. On that date at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, Leggett School will have an art auction to help pay for new supplies for the art class. All of the class’s art will be on display on April 27 and 28 for you to view along with a community art show. There will be more on this at a later date with pictures of the students and their art.
This year’s new film appreciation class elective has gotten off to a great start. Mrs. Kelley is introducing students to the art of studying film and encouraging them to engage in active discussion on different genres.
At the beginning of the quarter the class watched films with a science fiction motif. The class watched three horror films: Cat’s Eye, Nosferatu, and The Creature From the Black Lagoon. Students compared the three films in a paper.
Mrs. Kelley’s class is watching films from the action/adventure genres and then they will begin a series on comedy. All of the films must be rated PG 13 or lower.
When asked what the students seemed to like the best about the class so far, Mrs. Kelley said that the students really liked the Stephen King movie, The Cat’s Eye, best and wanted to watch more of King’s movies.
They have also enjoyed the differences between the first Bond movie (1962) and the current Bond films. Students have found that women’s roles in films have changed a great deal over the years. They also observed that music plays a great role in setting the scene and learned how to recognize the turning points of the films in relation to this. Students should learn a new perspective from taking this class.