The faculty and staff at Whitsitt Elementary will soon dedicate the school’s gymnasium to Ray Whittaker, a 35-year member of the Whitsitt family. Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m., the Whittsitt community will gather to celebrate at a special dedication ceremony.
Whittaker dedicated more than three decades to the students, staff and families of Whitsitt Elementary. During his tenure, he served as physical education teacher and principal designee. He also served as a mentor, friend, and father figure to many. He encouraged and inspired countless young people including their family. Even after retirement, Whittaker remained active in the profession serving as a substitute teacher. Whittaker passed on August 28, 2011.
Deborah Shull of Antioch Middle School is this week’s News 2 Teacher of the Week! See why she is such an asset to Antioch during News 2’s 10pm newscast Thursday, April 12. You can also catch a replay Friday morning, April 13, during the 6am newscast.
New Levels in 162Gd
We’ve measured prompt gamma rays from the fission fragments of the spontaneous fission of 252Cf in Gammasphere. The data from the experiment have high statistics with 5.7*1011 triple and higher gamma coincidences. We examined levels in 162Gd in this data set which shows very consistent I(I+1) level spacing in the yrast band. This demonstrates consistency with a rotational nucleus that has a large quadrupole deformation. this is common for nuclei in between closed spherical shells. To find new levels and gamma transitions, we looked at triple coincidence gates in the Radware software in which we see population of yrast states up to 16+. We found new evidence for proposed collective bands in this isotope. Results will be discussed.
The Academy principal Michael Flushman is being featured by the Simon Youth Foundation! See why Principal Flushman is making news.
To learn more about The Academy, now located at Hickory Hollow Mall, check out the school's newly redesigned website!