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SENIORS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON D.C.

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See the slide show HERE.

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September 30, 2010 at 3:18 PM

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9th GRADE EGYPT PROJECT PRODUCES FASCINATING OUTCOMES

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Mr. Neumeister’s  9th graders have just finished a study of ancient Egypt and after reading the pyramid texts they produced their own tomb books which show drawings of interiors and exteriors of Egyptian tombs as well as maps and profiles.  Also included are interesting funeral songs and personal essays on how they see their lives in the future which they pondered and wrote themselves. The books end with formulating their names in Egyptian hieroglyphics cartouche. As you can see the results were interesting, well executed and quite appealing.

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September 30, 2010 at 2:29 PM

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STUDENT NAMED IN NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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Brian Kimble has been named Commended Student in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2011 competition by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“Recognition of high-achieving students is essential to advancing educational excellence in our nation, ” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “As demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program, the young men and women named Commended Students represent some of the most academically talented students in our country. We sincerely hope this recognition will enhance their educational opportunities and encourage them in their pursuit of academic success.”

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September 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

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YEARBOOK FEATURED

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The Miller School of Albemarle JT (class of 2010) designed a GREAT cover for the 2009-2010 yearbook. Our publishing company must agree, as Miller’s yearbook cover is featured in their advertising materials! Congratulations, JT!

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September 27, 2010 at 9:15 AM

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SENIOR GRACE DAWSON RECIPIENT OF RISING STAR AWARD

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Senior Grace Dawson is this year’s recipient of the 2010 Arthur C. Greene Foundation’s Rising Star Award.  Sponsored by the Piedmont Council of the Arts, the award honors area high school students who excel in the arts.

Come out to support Grace when she appears at The Rising Star Award Celebration, Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 4-6 p.m. in the V. Earl Dickinson Theater at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC).

The concert will feature all 21 high school award winners, and includes a performance by Darrell Rose and the Charlottesville Ballet. The performance is free and open to the public.

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September 24, 2010 at 4:32 PM

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MR. ROSS HOISTS HIGH THE GREATER CHARLOTTESVILLE GLITTERING GOLDEN APPLE

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AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING IN 2010!

Here is what Headmaster France had to say about Mr. Ross:

Christopher Ross has been at Miller School for just over 11 years. In that time he has become part of the fabric of Miller School by providing students an excellent experience in their study of English. In his early years Mr. Ross worked with middle school students and eventually, became the lead teacher for Grade 12, both in the standard English 12 and in A.P. English Literature and Composition. He has a passion for poetry and has inspired countless students to explore their lyrical, measured talent in using the written word. Nevertheless, Mr. Ross’ greatest strength is his ability to help students learn how to think critically, an essential skill that serves them well in the nation’s top universities. The nuance of a word, the subtlety of style, the meaning behind the obvious are all emphases of his work with students. Over the years an increasing number of graduates return to compliment their learning experience with “Coach” Ross.

When we say that Mr. Ross is part of the fabric of Miller School, we mean that he is present or exudes a presence in every aspect of the program, having enabled the School to initiate such programs as our weekly poetry broadcasts, our Senior Speech program, and our Spring Honors program which highlights competition in the recitation of classical and original poetry. He coaches lacrosse and works countless hours with students outside the class day. The key description of Mr. Ross is “inspirational.” He manages to elicit in all who pass through his classes both original thoughts and the courage to express them eloquently.

Congratulations Mr. Ross, Miller is lucky to have you!

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September 24, 2010 at 3:04 PM

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FORMER STUDENT FEATURED

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Former Miller class of 2010 student, Mychal Parker was included in an article about the most anticipated freshman basketball players in the ACC. Here is what they had to say:

Mychal Parker, SG, Maryland: Parker is always thinking about scoring and he does it well in a variety of ways. He likes to attack the rim and will dunk over defenders if need be. He can rebound and start the break, hit pull-up mid-range jumpers and even knock down spot-up 3-pointers. Parker competes and has the skills to be a scoring threat from anywhere on the floor.

View the whole article HERE. Notice that in the photo that was used he is wearing his Miller jersey!

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September 23, 2010 at 1:26 PM

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