On Monday, the middle school traveled to Feed My Starving Children to prepare meals for children in Haiti. We were able to pack 103 boxes, 22,248 meals, and feed 61 children for an entire year. Thank you to all the chaperones who spent the morning with us. The kids really enjoy this field trip and it wouldn't be possible without all of you! The student reflections speak for themselves:
“I like how we all come together to help other kids that don’t have food or clothes like we do. I also like how FMSC helps those kids and makes their lives better.” –Diego Olivares
“I like that I am able to help others in other countries without going there”. –Bella Martinelli
“Everyone comes together to do something nice and special for people they don’t know and it's fun. People are just doing it because it's nice and it's for a good cause. You get to see videos of people who have flourished and grown from this organization and it makes you feel good inside.” –Fola Ilori
“I like FMSC because not only is it fun to pack the food, but it goes for a really good cause and it’s a really enjoyable program.” –Hannah Wyatt
6th Grade is using their knowledge of adding fractions to discover the lengths of sections of the Pacific Crest Trail on the West Coast and the Appalachian Trail on the East Coast. Some of our 6th graders may hike these trails in the future!
7th Grade is reviewing area of two-dimensional figures. As part of this review, they had to design posters that have irregular shapes and an area of exactly 150 sq inches. They made some great slogans for Feed My Starving Children!
The eighth graders tackled the controversy surrounding the Electoral College this week. In an in-class debate, the students argued whether or not we should abolish the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote. Ultimately, the majority of the class preferred a direct election of the President by the people.
This week in I&S, the sixth grade students investigated the death of Julius Caesar. These dedicated detectives examined primary and secondary sources to determine how Caesar was killed, as well as the motives for his assassination. On Friday, they will present their cases to the class and we will indict the guilty parties.
6th grade engaged in an special double block of science this week to design, build, and evaluate instruments to measure the wind. Their favorite part was taking the anemometers and wind vanes outside to measure the wind -- thank goodness spring arrived in time! Eighth grade also enjoyed spending some time outdoors as they tested their instruments.
Seventh grade also took science outside this week to spend some time in the sunshine. They modeled the flow of blood through the body as different students took on the roles of organs and blood molecules. This helped them better understand the function of blood, plus they got to enjoy the fresh air!
Happy birthday to our very own Ms. Scheiber! She was so kind to bring treats for EVERY junior high student. We love our science teacher!
- March 11th: Come cheer on our 6th and 7th graders at the Dance-Off held at DePaul College Prep! They will be dancing from 6:00pm-7:30pm. Participants should arrive at 5:30pm.
- March 12th: St. Patrick's Day dinner event held at St. Matthias. Come join in the St. Patty's fun from 6-10pm in the SMS gym.
- March 14th: Please have report card envelopes signed and returned to your child's advisor
- March 17th: Hot Dog Day!!!
- March 18th: Student Council hosts a St. Patrick's Day dance. Junior high students are welcome from 6:30-9:30pm in the SMS gym.
Merritt Prinzivalli and Jamie Denten