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Thomson High Spring Fling set for Saturday

From the classroom to the cash register, Thomson High School students will be putting some of their work up for sale this weekend.

Saturday marks THS' Spring Fling, where students will be selling some of the things they made in art and shop classes to raise money for future projects.

"One of our goals for the school had been product assessment, more productive portfolios, that kind of thing. We thought this would be a good opportunity to show some of the projects students have been graded on," said THS Media Specialist Jennifer Newton, one of the fling organizers.

According to a THS press release, items for sale will include baker's racks, rocking bulldogs, wooden end tables, corner cabinets, decorative welded sculptures, bedding and vegetable plants, hanging baskets, tiled boxes, drawings, ceramics, mosaics and even music CDs produced by the THS Bulldog Brigade.

THS Principal Bill Reese said he was pleased that many students will have the opportunity to showcase their work.

"Really, this is more of a 'come out and see' type thing," he said. "Over the last four or five or six years, kids in a lot of art and shop classes have done some real good work when teachers gave them some assignments and said, 'OK, I want you to do an individualized project' and turned them loose with what they had been learning in class and applying it to an individualized situation. Here are going to be samples or examples they've done, and nobody's seen them."

Spring Fling will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the bus loading area behind school.



Web posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004


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