Coronel talks about the events during the Revolution of 1932

On the first of April, the students from the 9th and 10th Grades received a visit from the president of Sociedade M.M.D.C. (M.M.D.C. Society), Cel. Mário Ventura, during a lesson of Brazilian Social Studies. The lecturer´s contribution fits into the context taught to the students in the classroom about the ‘1930 Revolution’ and ‘Constitutionalist Movement of 1932’.

The abbreviation M.M.D.C., which today characterizes the upheaval, is the acronym of the initials of the names of the activists from São Paulo, Mário Martins de Almeida, Euclides Miragaia, Dráusio Marcondes de Sousa and Antônio Camargo de Andrade killed by the federal troops in a confrontation that took place on May 23, 1932, in the center of São Paulo. This confrontation marks the beginning of the constitutionalist epic.
The abbreviation M.M.D.C., which today characterizes the upheaval, is the acronym of the initials of the names of the activists from São Paulo: Martins, Miragai, Dráusio and Camargo.

According to the teacher, this explains why in the “heart” of the city of São Paulo, in Vale do Anhangabaú, arose two of the city’s largest avenues : 23 de Maio (May, 23th) and Nove de Julho (July, 9th), the latter to honor the day the confrontation began.

Another curious fact that is attributed to the constitutionalist movement and to the M.M.D.C., besides the holiday in honor of the revolution, is that in almost all the cities in the State of São Paulo there is a street, square or avenue with the name “Nove de Julho”.

The president of the M.M.D.C.’s visit brought the topic of the Revolution to life in the classroom giving color and emotion to the facts stated in the textbook.

Chapel teacher celected to present at largest IB Conference in European region
Alisha Feitosa, English Teacher
Chapel School is proud to announce that Mrs. Alisha Feitosa, High School English Teacher, has been selected by International Baccalaureate Africa, Middle East and Europe (AEM IB) to present at the group’s regional conference in The Hague, Netherlands, in October 2013.   AEM IB selected Mrs. Feitosa’s professional development seminar, “Using Google Drive to Improve Student Writing,” from a highly competitive group of submissions.    Her presentation will focus on how Google Drive makes it easier for teachers to give timely, effective feedback and facilitates organization and collaboration.  Mrs. Feitosa previously gave this presentation at the 2013 Association of American Schools in South America Conference in Buenos Aires..

The AEM IB Conference, which represents the largest IB gathering in the region, is expected to host more than 800 attendees from more than 50 countries.  Mrs. Feitosa will join other esteemed presenters, including Mr. Andrew Hargreaves from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
Professor Susan Krause visits Chapel School for an lecture and workshop with the students
A reflection of Chapel’s growing relationship with Savannah College of Art Design (SCAD), was symbolized by Professor Susan Krause’s visit to Chapel on April 25. Prof. Krause is the Chair of Sculpture at SCAD and has been teaching for more than 20 years. She received her M.F.A. from Yale University, where she graduated with the Blair Dickenson Award, and her bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph after attending the Ontario College of Art and Design where she received the Emanuel Hahn Sculpture Award and the Art History Award.

Krause's work has been shown in Canada, Europe, and South America, as well as the United States. She lives part-time in a historic community in Alamos, Mexico, where she is involved in community art education and serves on the board of a bicultural ecological community. She is currently collaborating on an off-the-grid, with a post-foreclosure house project in Lakewood Heights, with artist Steve Jarvis. Last year, Krause was named the 2012 Georgia Higher Educations Art Educator of the year, for her service and contributions to art education over the past two decades.
Prof. Krause is the Chair of Sculpture at Savannah College of Art Design (SCAD)
Prof. Krause conducted a workshop for nineteen juniors and seniors enrolled in the IB Art program at Chapel. Students learned about and experimented with the basics of one and two points perspective, in a way they can apply to future studio works. Also, they really enjoyed having a class taught by a college professor and reported, "it gets us excited about college". Additionally, last year, SCAD invited our IB Art teacher, Sylvia Almeida, to participate in a Summer course for educators in Atlanta. She says it was an amazing experience for two reasons: the incredible structure provided by SCAD, and for the opportunity to learn with other Art Educators from all around the globe.

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