Sixth grade fully embraced National Engineers Week by designing and constructing anemometers and wind vanes. They utilized the skills of an engineer as they planned, tested, and improved their instruments in an iterative process. Next week we'll take them outside and see what kind of wind we have -- let's hope for a windy day!
In I&S, the seventh grade students curated exhibits for the Field Museum. Each built an interactive, student-friendly exhibit that showcased their knowledge of either the American or French Revolution. Additionally, they researched a revolution we did not study in class and drew parallels between the two revolutions.
Eighth grade explored passive solar heating as they investigated how best to heat a swimming pool. Sadly, our sunny, warm days were gone by the time we got around to this, but they made the best of it by using heat lamps.
Seventh grade dove right in to their newest science unit: the human body. They spent a few days determining how to match the organs, organ functions, and body systems, and then they applied their newfound knowledge to building a clay model of our organs.
-Junior high students must be dropped of at the main campus on Wednesday, March 1 for Ash Wednesday Mass.
-8th grade Confirmation retreat on Thursday, March 2. Please meet Ms. Kanaley & Ms. Denten at the main campus!
-Wear BLUE for colon cancer awareness on Friday, March 3 with $1 donation.
-The second trimester ends on Friday, March 3. Report cards will be sent home on Friday, March 10.
Ms. Denten & Ms. Scheiber