Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Great American Solar Eclipse

Students and Parents:

Check out this video that we viewed today in class to help us learn more about the upcoming eclipse on Monday.  It was taken during one which happened in Veranasi, India about ten years ago:

Getting excited yet?

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Welcome Back!

Students and Parents,

I hope you all have had a great summer!  I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with you all this year.  If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email here at school: donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us and I will try to answer it as quickly as possible.

Looking forward to getting to know you all this year!

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Have a Great Summer!

Students and Parents,

Thank you all so much for a great year.  It's flown by, and I have loved seeing you all grow since August.

I'd like to end this year with some advice:

Take care this summer; Play outside and explore the world; Have fun;
Keep working hard, being nice, and staying humble with all your accomplishments.

I think Bob Dylan said it best:

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
May you stay Forever Young.

Enjoy your summer, kiddos!  Here comes Middle School!

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fifth Grade Graduation

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Fifth Grade Graduation is next Thursday, May 18th at 7:00PM in the Eminence Schools’ gymnasium.  Here are some important things to know about the event.   Please read this CAREFULLY:

  1. All fifth graders are required to attend graduation and will be meeting in the Lower Cafe at 6:00 that evening. Please make sure they are here BY 6:00PM since we'll be taking the whole class photo prior to graduation.
  2. As part of graduation, we’re asking all of our students to wear their “Sunday Best”.  Boys: think tucked in dress shirt, nice pants, tie, etc.  Girls: dresses, nice shirt, or dress pants.  The rumor is Mr. Piercey may even be wearing a tie.  If you have any questions about this, or need any help at all, please contact one of us here at school!  
  3. While we will have light refreshments following fifth grade graduation, it won’t be a full meal.  It would be a good idea for your child to eat dinner before arriving at school that evening.
  4. Graduation will begin promptly at 7:00PM and should last no more than an hour.  
  5. There will be an official graduation photo of your child receiving their 5th grade diploma.  
  6. We’ll be practicing all next week for the event, and we’ve been really trying to stress with our students the importance of the ceremony.  
  7. IMPORTANT! If you haven’t sent in a baby picture of your child yet, please do so ASAP.  If we don’t receive them by MONDAY there is a chance that your child will not be in the graduation slideshow!  
If you have any other questions, please send us an email or write us a note here at school.  
Looking forward to it!

Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Dotson, Mr. Piercey

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

20Time Project - Final Demonstration

Students and Parents,

So… what’s the deal with your child’s 20Time Project?  My original due date for completion was going to be May 1st.  Well, let’s just say that we’ve had a more than a few unique occurrences and opportunities for our Fifth Graders over the past month that have pushed that date back a bit!

With that in mind, I’m asking that every fifth grader completes and demonstrates their project to me by Monday, May 22nd.

What that completion and demonstration looks like, however, will vary depending on the project.  It’s up to your child!

  • Maybe your child wanted to build a garden for their church, and they have photos of them working on the planting boxes. 
  • Maybe they wanted to design a prototype of a robot, and they actually bring it in to show me what they made. 
  • Maybe they wanted to organize a trash pickup around town, and they wrote up a quick paragraph explaining why they wanted to help the community in this way. 
  • Maybe she or he worked in a group to create something, and the group created a video showing what they made in action.  

On the day the project is done, they must show me whatever best “demonstrates” their project, either by bringing it to school or emailing it to me at donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us.

I’m then going to ask them THREE questions:

1. Why did you want to do this for your 20Time Project?
2. What was the biggest challenge you faced while working on this project?
3. What are TWO lessons that you learned while working on this project?

Important - Once it’s done - Bring it in! Don’t wait until May 22nd!  

If you have any questions, please email me at donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us.

~Mr Piercey
Eminence Independent Schools
Follow Me on Twitter @MrPiercey