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ATF Visitors/ 100th Day of School!

posted Feb 12, 2014, 5:51 PM by Regina Sargent   [ updated Feb 12, 2014, 5:54 PM ]
A special visit from the ATF Boston Division- "A law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Justice. The ATF enforces the Federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol, tobacco, ..."

The Special Agents Frank Tortarella, Debora Gufert, and retired Special Agent Laurie Horne brought with them equipment and a trained K-9 dog, Lucky.  They explained to the students and demonstrated how k-9 dogs are used to detect firearms, explosives, and drugs. Among the equipment they brought was a battering ram, helmet, bullet proof vest, and protective shield.

Keith Horne aides Agent Tortarella in hiding an object from Lucky that had the scent of gunpowder. 

Marcus Martin dons a bullet proof vest!

In celebration of the 100th Day of school- even though it was the 99th (worries about the upcoming storm) Dianna Cuhna, an instructional aide at West Parish, created a monument of a cake that would serve at least 400 people! She posed questions to the students such as :

So... if one sheet cake feeds 36 people, how many sheet cakes are needed to feed 400 people? 
Each sheet cake requires 14 cups of batter? How much total batter is needed for a cake to feed 400? 
Each cake recipe yields 4 cups of batter.  What do I need to multiply my recipe by in order to make the required amount of batter to fill 2 sheet pans, of 14 cups of batter each? 
To frost a two layer cake it requires 10 cups of icing. How much icing will I need for this entire cake?

The end result? Delicious!