Spring Fling 2012

Spring Fling – Blast from the Past

Investigating the 60’s and 70’s

In the United States major trends included:  advances in civil rights, increased influence of the women’s movement, a heightened concern for the environment, upheavals in government, and increased space exploration.  Many of the “radical” ideas of the 60’s gained wider acceptance in the new decade, and were mainstreamed into American life and culture.  Amid war, social realignment and presidential impeachment proceedings, American culture flourished.  Indeed, the events of the times were reflected in and became the inspiration for much of the music, literature, entertainment, and even fashion of the decade.

Leading up to our Spring Fling, the students researched various aspects of this era, and then presented their findings to a receptive audience of students, staff and parents.

Ms. Jennie’s class:  Space Explorations during the 60’s and 70’s

Ms. Natalie’s class:  Innovations since the 60’s and 70’s

Ms. Greta’s class:  Artists of the 60’s and 70’s

Mr. Wendell’s class:  Watergate

Ms. Marcie’s class:  Martin Luther King

Mr. Obi’s class:  Civil Rights Movement and Women’s Rights

Mr. William’s class:  Music of the 60’s and 70’s

Following a wonderful lunch, put on by Gus Guerrero, the students, staff and parents enjoyed activities such as:  Tie-Dying, terrarium building, headband making, and the usual Spring Fling activities:  water balloon toss, shaving cream tug-a-war, and an awesome dunk tank.

A huge thank you to all who helped make our Spring Fling such a wonderful time!!

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