Students in Mr. Ruiz's middle school science class started the year off strong with inquiry week. Inquiry week had students learning and working together, through experimentation, to complete a given task. Students started the week off with the "Marshmallow Challenge." Using only a meter of tape, a meter of string, 20 pieces of spaghetti, and a marshmallow, students worked to build the tallest tower they could with the marshmallow on top. On the second day, students worked together to design a tool that could pick up and stack cups in a tower. The catch, they could never touch the cups with their hands. The third day brought with it a teambuilding challenge. Students worked to transport a marble around in a circle and into a cup using only a foot long piece of track. If the marble was ever dropped or touched, they started back at the beginning. Inquiry week concluded with boat building. Students had 15 minutes to design a boat out of cardboard, aluminum foil, tape, and a cup that could hold the most mass. One boat held 395 grams before sinking!
Mr. Biggiam and Mr. Juhola's PE students had a blast with 'bubble soccer'.
As we begin our first year with 1:1 Chromebooks, we are happy to see the students ability and sucess utilizing technology in the classroom. We are grateful to work in a district that can provide Chromebooks for every student. These devices better prepare children to succeed in a competitive technological world, and they make learning fun!
Greetings, hard to believe it’s a new school year!
Based on input from school nurses, the health department will provide school immunizations this week on a walk-in basis beginning tomorrow, Tuesday and running through this Friday. Hours are 8-4:30; closed for lunch from 12-1.
Please remind parents that they must bring their immunization records and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or designated proxy.