STORY BY JALEN GREEN, JAYLN WRIGHT, DAVIYAH MULHERON, & KENNED'E BANKS, FNN REPORTER, PHOTO BY JUAN AVILA & GREGORY GRANBERRY, CHAMBERLAIN BUREAU
JAN. 7, 2014. Throughout this quarter, Chamberlain Academy has been doing a lot with academics and after school activities such as drum core attendance in the Thanksgiving Parade, majorette and flag performances, winter program, Reading Partners recital, field trips, PK weather broadcast, a robotics competition, basketball practice for December games, dance performances, cheerleading competition, Math Club, and a first quarter awards ceremony. A few highlights include the Honor Roll Awards, first place earned for a cheerleading competition and the 2013-2014 basketball team.
Chamberlain was recently awarded Tier 1 recognition. Schools are measured in different categories to measure growth. Tier 1 schools are the high performing schools. To read more about Tier 1, look in the Washington Post.
Honor Roll students were given certificates for their academic achievement at the Chamberlain Awards Ceremony. One student said, “We were in the gym when I got my award, I was so excited. Little did I know that only a few get an award for honor roll. Every single one of my friends got an award and I cheered all of them on so I was the loudest one in the gym.”
The cheerleading competition took place on November 23, 2013. It was at Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC. We Won 1st Place. Ms. Robinson said, “Do your best, have fun and if you mess up, keep going.”
The dance team has been practicing for months. Ms. Lily and the dance team had a performance on Dec.12, 2013. The students performed at Collegiate. The performance was incredible. The crowd screamed, shouted and clapped. The whole thing was a time to remember.
The holiday basketball tournaments were held at the Kelly Miller Middle School. Admission is $5.00 and tickets are good for one day for one admission, from December 27- December 29.
Jalen Green is an 8th grader, Jayln Wright is a 6th grader, Daviyah Mulheron and Kenned’e Banks are 5th graders at Friendship Chamberlain Academy.