Welcome to the Stratton MicroSociety Project

The Stratton Leadership & MicroSociety® Magnet School (SLMMS) has a unique learning environment that includes six strands: Technology, Academy, Humanities & Art, Citizenship & Government, Economy, and HEART (giving back to society). Look to this website for our stories as we build our MicroSociety. Read more about our project.

Monday, June 01, 2015 ~ Comment (0)

“Watch Me (Whip Nae Nae)” Stratton Teachers Send off the 5th Graders in Style

by Ms. Denis

A video made by the Stratton Teachers for the 5th Grade Promotion to Middle School

Friday, April 17, 2015 ~ Comment (6)

MICRO Think Tank: April 17, 2015

by Ms. Denis

The MICRO Think Tank is Strattonville's venue for venture reflections every Friday. Students and Facilitators may choose to write reflections in Micro Journals or in the comments that follow the post.

Please write in complete sentences.

The MICRO Think Tank thought prompts this week are reflections on Opera for the Young's presentation of Beauty and the Beast for Stratton Academy of the Arts.

1. What was your favorite part of the Opera version of Beauty and the Beast?

2. What kinds of activities do we do at Stratton that could help you grow up one day to be a singer, musicianactor, dancer or artist like the actors who performed for us today?

3. BONUS QUESTION: If you have seen the movie, Beauty and the Beast, how was it similar or different from the Opera we watched this morning?

(P.S. Mr. Kashnig's class did a great job performing today!!)

Friday, March 13, 2015 ~ Comment (7)

MICRO Think Tank: March 13, 2015

by Ms. Denis

The MICRO Think Tank is Strattonville's venue for venture reflections every Friday. Students and Facilitators may choose to write reflections in Micro Journals or in the comments that follow the post.

Please write in complete sentences.

The MICRO Think Tank thought prompts this week are:

After discussing our new "Strattonville Behavior Report,"

1. What do you feel are 3 important expectations of employees?

2. What do you think is the hardest to follow? Why?

Friday, March 06, 2015 ~ Comment (13)

MICRO Think Tank: March 6, 2015

by Ms. Denis

The MICRO Think Tank is Strattonville's venue for venture reflections every Friday. Students and Facilitators may choose to write reflections in Micro Journals or in the comments that follow the post.

Please write in complete sentences.

The MICRO Think Tank thought prompts this week are:

1. Define the word integrity.

2. If you saw a friend from Strattonville taking something such as money or items from your venture, what would you do?

Thursday, February 12, 2015 ~ Comment (7)

Micro Think Tank: February 13, 2015

by Ms. Denis

The MICRO Think Tank is Strattonville's venue for venture reflections every Friday. Students and Facilitators may choose to write reflections in Micro Journals or in the comments that follow the post. In February, the MICRO Think Tank prompts coordinate with African American History month.

Singing Songs of Sadness and Hope 

​Blues, Jazz, and R&B (Rhythm and Blues) are deeply rooted in the songs of African slaves' work songs, gospel, and Negro spirituals. 

~ More on Micro Think Tank: February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015 ~ Comment (32)

MICRO Think Tank: February 6, 2015

by Ms. Denis

The MICRO Think Tank is Strattonville's venue for venture reflections every Friday. Students and Facilitators may choose to write reflections in Micro Journals or in the comments that follow the post.

In February, the MICRO Think Tank prompts will coordinate with African American History month and introduce an innovative visual artist, musician, or performer.

The image below is an oil painting by John Biggers. Here are some cool facts about him:

  • John Biggers was most famous after the Harlem Renaissance and toward the end of World War II. 
  • John Biggers studied African myths and legends and liked to paint stories that connected the American South with Africa.
  • He was the first African-American artist to receive a fellowship from UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) and became one of the first African-American artists to visit Africa.
  • His paintings were often large murals that covered walls in public places or at art museums (We have a few murals in our school! Do you know how many there are?).

Please answer the questions by looking at the painting. 

1. What do you see in the painting?

2. What do you think is happening?

3. How does it make you feel?

4. Do you have any questions about the painting or John Biggers?

Thursday, January 29, 2015 ~ Comment (22)

$5 a Day for Positive Behavior

by Ms. Denis

The MICRO Think Tank is Strattonville's venue for venture reflections every Friday. Students and Facilitators may choose to write reflections in Micro Journals or in the comments that follow the post.

Please write in complete sentences.

The MICRO Think Tank thought prompt is...

Starting Monday, February 2nd, all Strattonville citizens will have the opportunity to earn $5 a day in their classrooms for positive behavior. This means following classroom and school rules such as coming to school on time, wearing your uniforms, turning in your homework, and respecting yourselves and others. 

1. What other expectations do your classroom teachers have for you?

2. Why do you think we have rules?

3. Do we have the same rules during MicroTime?

Friday, January 23, 2015 ~ Comment (24)

MICRO Think Tank: January 23, 2015

by Ms. Denis

The MICRO Think Tank is Strattonville's venue for venture reflections every Friday. Students and Facilitators may choose to write reflections in Micro Journals or in the comments that follow the post.

Please write in complete sentences.

The MICRO Think Tank thought prompts this week are:

1. What did your venture do differently this Market Day to make it better?

2. Did it work? Why or why not?

3. What ventures do you admire and why? 

Thursday, January 22, 2015 ~ Comment (0)

Market Days captured by the News-Gazette

by Ms. Denis

Check out the great photos captured by the News-Gazette yesterday! Great Market Day to share with the local community, Strattonville!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 ~ Comment (0)

Calendar of Events

by slinder

The 21st Century Media Center has made a calendar of events for Micro Time. Listen to our podcast for more explanation of how we made the calendar and how to add items to the calendar. You can view the calendar by clicking here. Please leave any activities you want added to the calendar in the comments. 

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