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Hemby Bridge Raises Money for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte photo

Hemby Bridge Raises Money for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte

Ms. Rainey and her ACC students, along with Team Hemby Bridge, participated in the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk on October 11th to honor their classmates with Down syndrome.  Although they were unable to complete the walk due to rain, they were proud to raise $400 to support the DSAGC.   The mission of the Down Syndrome Associaton of Greater Charlotte is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with Down syndrome by providing information and support to individuals, families, professionals, and the community through educational and social activities. 

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Hemby Bridge Students Share Their Artwork with the World! photo

Hemby Bridge Students Share Their Artwork with the World!

 Move Over Famous Artists!  Hemby Bridge Elementary artists are taking over the spotlight!  Jason Basden, the school's Art Teacher, has teamed up with Artsonia, www.artsonia.com -- the world's largest online kid's art museum -- to display the students' artwork.

Recently  fifth graders at Hemby Bridge studied art made by the Ancient Mayans.  Students learned that the Mayans occupied part of what is known today as Mexico.  The students had the opportunity to view buildings and other work produced by Mayan stone carvers.  They also learned about the beliefs of these ancient people and how it related to the first ever played team sport.  They learned about their system of pictograph writing called glyphs.  The students rendered their initials using value to imitate the relief surface of glyphs that were originally carved in stone.

To view these and many more amazing works of art, anyone can view the school gallery online at: www.artsonia.com and search Hemby Bridge. Visitors can browse the artwork in the school gallery by grade level, or by specific exhibits. Hemby Bridge students join thousands of students from over 130 countries whose artwork is showcased on Artsonia. "This program is a wonderful way to get parents and family members more involved in Art Education," said Mr. Basden.

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