Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cab students excel at BPA

Cab Calloway School of the Arts middle school brought home top honors and recognition for the Red Clay School District and the State of Delaware at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference held in Dallas Texas June 17-21. Nine State Winners attended conference workshops and competed against over 3,000 students nationwide. They were accompanied by teacher Jenn Peters and parent coach Angie Barker.

The BPA Club at Cab Calloway is dedicated to developing professionalism and leadership through club activities, competitions and state and national leadership conferences. Club advisor is Business teacher Nancy Cleveland and the chapter president is Noah Henry.

Cab winners at the National Conference were:

Business Math: Finalist Reilly Megee
Business Communications: First place Samuel Katz, Finalist Reilly Megee, Finalist Sharnelle Anthony
Computer Literacy: Third Place Samuel Katz, Finalist Reilly Megee, Finalist Nik Eastburn
Prepared Speech: First Place Sarah Barker
Extemporaneous Speaking: Second Place Natalie Lane, Finalist Sharnelle Anthony, Finalist Veronica Hanus
Web Design Team: First Place Reilly Megee, Brianna Jefferies, Nik Eastburn
Career Research Team: Second Place Sharnelle Anthony, Miranda Garrett, Veronica Hanus

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Senior Portraits Info

Due to construction, senior portraits scheduled for August 22 at Cab will now be taken at AI DuPont Middle School located at 3130 Kennett Pike.

Scheduled sitting times remain the same. The August 29 sittings will take place at Cab.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Odyssey of the Mind

Come and have fun by joining the Odyssey of the Mind program at CCSA!

Odyssey of the Mind is a program that encourages students to find solutions to open ended problems by utilizing creative problem solving methods.

Each year, five new competitive problems are presented and teams up to 7 students spend months working toward solutions.

During the competition in early March, teams present their solution in the form of a performance to a panel of volunteer judges. Part of the competitions also requires the team to solve a spontaneous problem, in which they are given an issue to resolve on the spot, which is also part of their score.

Teams are lead by parent volunteers and they worked for several months toward their solution. The solution to the problem is usually presented in the form of a performance and may involve any of the following activities: building hand made props, designing and building a backdrop, design and building technical devices, developing and writing that will represent the solution to their problem, making costumes for the performance.

The skills learned by the students while preparing for their competition includes brainstorming ideas, compromise and working with limited resources, thinking out of the box, team building. It teaches things student don't always learn in a classroom setting.

For more Information on this program, you may contact Joslyn Morris at, who is the Odyssey of the Mind teacher coordinator and HS Spanish teacher at Cab and/or Helga Kuhlmann at, who is the Odyssey of the Mind parent coordinator.

This program is open at Cab for MS and HS students.