Last Friday, Kino held its annual Art Auction and Sale. Jennifer Shelton spent many months collecting and organizing student artwork, and the students made so many beautiful pieces that were for sale! We also had donations from local artists and businesses up for auction. Our teacher/alumni/student band, Las Vacas Muertes, provided entertainment during the silent auction. It was a lovely evening that raised over $3000 for our school! Thank you to everyone who came to support the community and the arts.
This week, we welcomed two new members to the Kino community: lambs! Lisa, along with student volunteers, spent the weekend introducing them to their new home at the Animal Center. They are Painted Desert Sheep, which means they won't ever have to be sheared. The students have been holding tryouts to decide who will be the new lamb animal trainers--there's one open spot left! They also voted on their names this week, and after student submissions and several rounds of voting, have decided to call them Cinnamon and Nova. They were a little shy at first, but have warmed up! If you have a chance, stop by and say hello.
This week, students have been hard at work on a variety of different projects! Project week is a chance for students to take a break from their normal classes to pursue an independent project, make community art, or attend a workshop to learn a new skill. Students did so many fun, amazing things this week that it's hard to keep track of everything! Some of the neat things students did this week: made slime, dissected squid, sheared sheep, crocheted, threw pottery on the wheel, designed and painted a mural, made paper airplanes and balloon animals, ran a D&D campaign, made chromatography butterflies, cooked a meal for a picnic in the park, and turned the library into an oasis of paper vines. Did I miss anything? Is there a project you would have liked to do if you were in school for project week? Is there any workshop you'd like to run next year? Tell us in the comments!