Thursday, May 10, 2018

This week's Navigator News is chocked full of lots and lots of information!

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Navigator News Network has completed this week's newscast with a focus on Mother's Day as the Hot Topic by Kendall this week.  Making with Mira finds Mira creating a delicious Mother's Day treat while Eliot introduces us to one of our most popular robots in the Northside library, Dash.

This week also offers our first Special Report on how to make a book trailer using iMovie. This segment is hosted by 3rd graders Ann Hoberg, Fiona Cooney and Tess Reynolds. Their technology skills are strongly evident as you watch their delivery of an instructional presentation a good mix of technology tools platforms like Google Drive, iMovie, Quick Time, and iPad photo editor.

This week's weather promises to be a stormy one according to our weather reporter, Savannah. Make sure to keep those umbrellas and rain jackets handy!

Finally, our librarian, Ms. Cole interviews Godi Godar with Go Conscious Earth, a not-for-profit organization working hard to save rainforest areas of Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa while combating poverty and protecting animals. Donations from supporters have helped save one million acres of rainforest and provided clean water to over 10,000 people. For more information, please visit

Friday, April 27, 2018

Find a Summer Challenge! This week's Navigator News is out!

Mrs. Sharla Coleman, our Staff Spotlight is featured on this week's news program.
This week's Navigator News segment spotlights Mrs. Sharla Coleman, 3rd grade teacher here at Northside Elementary School.  You'll enjoy a lively conversation and the invitation to "Find a Summer Challenge!"  Mrs. Coleman shared some of her past challenges with our crew inspiring them to begin thinking about theirs for this upcoming summer.  What's your summer challenge?

This week's program also features a Tech Talk segment about the current hottest video game, Fortnite. Eliot offers information about the game and an overview.  A link to Common Sense Media parent reviews of the game may be found by clicking this sentence. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ms. Athey shares her NASA experience

Ms. Sandy Athey, one of our amazing teachers here at Northside Elementary just returned from watching NASA launch a satellite named TESS, (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) that will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. Please enjoy her blog post that she has shared telling of her once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You may also view a short video pictorial presentation posted in our hallways to give our students the opportunity to see the launch by clicking on this sentence

Friday, April 13, 2018

Navigator News this week features a spotlight on Sandy Athey, NASA Social Media Correspondent

Ms. Sandy Athey, ACC Teacher, NASA Social Media Correspondent
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Imagine being able to watch NASA launch a rocket into space live in person! That's exactly what our own Ms. Sandy Athey will be doing on Monday, April 16.  Ms. Athey is this week's Northside Elementary School's news program's Staff Spotlight. She applied and was accepted as a Social Media Correspondent for their upcoming TESS, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. If you would like to share in Ms. Athey's excitement, she's created a Facebook page, with books, videos, links and other resources to support our students and staff learning. You may also watch the launch live at

Safe travels, and thank you for sharing your adventure with all of us, Ms. Athey!

Friday, April 6, 2018

4-6 Navigator News Episode with Nurse Julie Vogel, Staff Spotlighted

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This week's episode includes a Staff Spotlight segment with our very own Nurse Julie!  She shares with our interview crew some important tips for our viewing population.  Included too this week in our Making with Mira! segment, Sharpie Tie Dye T-shirts,.Hot Topics topic, is Emojis with Kendall, and a Tech Talk segment introducing Part 1 of Scratch coding is offered by Eliot. The weekly Weather segment is presented by Savannah with Ceci behind the iPad directing the program.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Northside Elementary receives national attention for its love of READING!


TumbleBookLibrary, a curated database of children's e-books, available by subscription to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries around the world that we use here at Northside Elementary to support literacy recently shared the wildly successful fundraiser we just completed.  Here is a portion of the post shared with their worldwide audience,

"When the students at Northside Elementary of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District in North Carolina set their mind on reading... Well, you ‎had best not get in their way!
Northside's awesome students logged 532,254 minutes and read a total of 13,420 books during the school's TumbleBooks Read-A-Thon earlier this month. Their dedication and love of reading helped raise over $16,000 for their school! 
This was, by far, the best showing of any school who had participated in a Tumblebooks Read-a-Thon and sets the bar really high for any school up to the challenge."

Way to go, Navigators!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Episode 9 Navigator News Network shares Mrs. Fox as our Staff Spotlight this week.

Mrs. Fox, our NES Counselor is spotlighted in this week's episode
This week's broadcast hosts an interview with Mrs. Fox, our school Counselor.  Mira's segment, Making with Mira shows how to make a PomPom pencil topper, our "What's New in the Library" with Kendall offers us a lovely book called Moon Over Star. We're missing our 3rd Anchor, Eliot who will return next week.