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FLIP students gain education
away from school at SciWorks
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
On Saturday, March 14, the students of the Family
Love and Involvement Program (FLIP), their
parent7guardians and FLIP staff visited SciWorks for a day
of fun and science exploration.
"Have Fun & Learn" was the theme of the day.
The day at SciWorks began for the nonprofit organiza
tion and group with a viewing of a show called "Sol &
Company" at the SciWorks Planetarium.
The planetarium is a multi-media theater with a sim
ulation of the night sky as observed from any place on
Earth, which made the show even more fantastic. This
show gave a very realistic look at the eight planets in our
solar system that orbit the sun (sol). The students and par
ents were in awe of the beautiful planets that were project
ed on the ceiling and surrounding walls of the planetari
um. Not only did the show display the eight planets in all
their beauty and glory, it also gave detailed information on
each planet, such as the size, color, atmosphere, etc. in
comparison to Earth.
Immediately after the show at the Planetarium, the stu
dents and parents enjoyed a pizza lunch in the SciWorks
For the remainder of the trip, the families were free to
visit the many exhibits, animals, learning labs, traveling
exhibit hall, sound works. Millennium Ball Patio and
many more attractions and play areas.
The animal of the day was the River Otter in the
Native Gardens. Students were encouraged to read the
exhibit labels and discuss it with their parents, each other
and the FLIP staff.
The entire SciWorks outing was made possible by a
generous grant of $300 from the Winston-Salem
Foundation, with funds provided by the A. F. Clement
Trust for Youth.
FLIP was started by a group of relatives who were
reared in the housing projects of Winston-Salem. It is an
after-school tutoring and summer enrichment program
committed to reaching out to youth in first through fourth
grades and their families, in the Cleveland Avenue Homes
FLIP meets on Monday and Thursday each week from
5 to 7 p.m. The program is an academic intervention and
enrichment program designed to give children extra sup
port with homework, literacy and math and to incorporate
enrichment activities such as technology and science
The program helps students work to their potential in
core academic subjects, such as reading and math. FLIP
offers students an array of enrichment activities that will
complement their regular academic programs. The organ
ization aims to help the students realize their dreams to be
productive students ? academically, socially and emo
tionally for a better future in the 21st century. FLIP is
committed to providing services that will enhance the stu
dents' school curriculum, as well as challenge and extend
the students' pursuit of knowledge.
Family involvement is crucial in obtaining these goals
and the families are encouraged to actively participate as
partners in these programs on a regular basis.
Teachers volunteer to help with the students, jonae' Hana, left, has worked for
the WSFCS for nine years and is a third-grade teacher at Griffith Elementary
School. Diedra Howie is a retired teacher who worked for the WSFCS for 36
Performing Arts wins big
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE .
In Concord last month. Positive Image Performing Arts competed against
dozens of dance studios from around the state and area for prestigious top honors at
Showstopper, the largest dance competition in the country. Their entries placed as fol
? "Cannibal" received seventh place overall in Teen Advanced Small.
? "Can You Feel It" received ninth place overall in Teen Advanced Large.
? "Orange is the New Black" received first place overall in Teen Performance Super.
? "Fancy" received third place overall in Mini Performance Small.
? "Candy Girl" received third place overall in Mini Performance Large.
? "I Am One" received sixth place overall in Teen Performance Duet/Trio.
? "Did That" received third place overall in Junior Advanced Duet/Trio.
? 'Tamara Williams" received seventh place overall in Teen Advanced Solo.
? "Dive in the Pool" received second place overall in Teen Advanced Duet/Trio.
? Jalena Roseborough received first place overall in Teen Advanced Solo.
? Zakaiya Harvey received sixth place overall in Junior Advanced Solo.
? "S.O.S." received ninth place overall in Junior Performance Duet/Trio.
? Shaqwaun Stanley received seventh place overall in Senior Advanced Solo.
? Faith Powell received sixth place overall in Senior Performance Solo.
? Kay la Williams received 10th place overall in Junior Advanced Solo.
? "Girl Power" received 10th place overall in Junior Performance Duet/Trio.
? "In This Shirt" received first place overall in Teen Advanced Small.
Positive Image Performing Arts received 11 double platinum awards,nine plat
inum awards and seven gold awards.
This qualifies the group to go to the Showstopper National Finals in either Sandusky,
Qhio; Myrtle Be^ch. S.C.; Anaheim. California^ Galveston, Texas, this summer.
Family Love and Involvement Program (FLIP) stu
dents, their parent/guardians and FLIP staff visited
SciWorks on March 14. From left to right are
(Front Row) Monquie Carpenter, Davon Styles,
Khizia Bristow, (Second Row) Vivian Allen, Kaileah
Joyner, DreQuan Wilson, Nancy White, (Third Row)
Mrs. Flossy Jackson, Antoine Joyner, Ashley Perry,
Dashawn Walker, A Nqjah Williamson, Zakieyan
Allah, (Fourth Row) Kenneth Wilson
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