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Propel Hazelwood After School: Halloween Memory & Costume

October 19, 2016 – 4:25 pm | 618 views
p1030740 With Halloween nearly upon us, after school students at Propel Hazelwood thought back to their favorite memories of the holiday and looked forward to what kind of excitement this year might hold. Potential costumes the year range from princess skeletons (combination ensembles are in right now) to killer clowns.

Propel Hazelwood After School: My Neighborhood

October 12, 2016 – 4:21 pm | 584 views
p1030742 After school students at Propel Hazelwood talked about their neighborhoods; what they like about the places they live, as well as some things that could be improved.

Propel Pitcairn After School: Halloween Memories

October 4, 2016 – 4:27 pm | 822 views
p1030702 At Propel Pitcairn, we figured why wait to get excited about a holiday where you get to dress up like zombies or vampires (and in some cases "zompires") and eat tons of candy? After school students reflected on some of their favorite Halloween and fall memories - then looked forward to what their costumes might be this year.

Propel Hazelwood After School: Week 1

September 28, 2016 – 4:50 pm | 606 views
img_3654 It was a great first week with after school students at Propel Hazelwood. Aside from learning about microphone technique, how to use the equipment, and the important jobs during the recording process, students shared their interests as well as how they (and others) would describe them.

Propel Pitcairn After School: Week 1

September 27, 2016 – 11:22 am | 737 views
propel_pitcairn We've just started the year at Propel Pitcairn with an after school group of sixth, seventh, and eights graders! To get to know each other better, students wrote and recorded about how others would describe them, as well as their hobbies and interests outside of school.

Propel Northside: City of Asylum’s Exiled Writers

June 10, 2016 – 1:32 pm | 468 views
p1030466 SLB Radio Productions, Inc., in partnership with Propel Northside and City of Asylum, convened a group of students to create oral histories with exiled writers from City of Asylum's Writer Residency program.

Propel East – 7th and 8th Grade – Technology Labs

June 7, 2013 – 12:24 pm | 1,731 views
IMG_9325 In Spring 2013, as part of a 12-week Creative Arts program focused on technology, Propel East 7th and 8th graders participated in several hands-on labs designed to teach the basic construction and physics that allow audio-based devices (such as microphones and speakers) to function. Over the course of 6 weeks, students learned how to build a functioning microphone using household materials, as well as how to "circuit bend" - the process of rewiring the circuit board inside an audio electronics device (such as a keyboard) to elicit modified sound.