MS Blazer Buzz 15 Dec
This week's highlight: Preterite March!
Eighth graders in Señora Laine and Señorita Morgan's classes are studying the past tense in Spanish, which has a lot of irregular verbs. In order to help students remember all the irregulars, they learn a chant repeating the irregular, first person verbs! Watch the video of the Preterite March here!
MS Blazer Buzz 8 Dec
This week's highlight: Treats and Toys
MS Blazer Buzz 24 Nov
This week's highlight: Fall Trimester Portfolio Viewing
This week, middle school students invited their parents to class for portfolio viewings, culminating presentations highlighting their work from fall trimester. They shared the many projects, essays, art pieces, and videos that they produced. 6th graders shared some tasty greens straight from their own gardens and a garden plot project in math. Highlights included communication with their German pen pals, Perfect World essays, composition projects with garageband, and observing the aqueduct built in the gardens. 7th graders entertained their guests with a skit about the process of making a movie as they described their work with producing stop motion animated films in LA, Art and Music. Mitch narrated an incredible video explaining a rather complicated chemical reaction in science and Jesse discussed the atomic bomb debate. 8th graders demonstrated their impressive Rube Goldberg machines in science, Old Salem films produced in math, and original pieces of artwork from their Choice-Based Art Class. Our Woodlawn middle school students never cease to amaze us!
MS Blazer Buzz 17 Nov
This week's highlight: Budding Filmmakers
MS Blazer Buzz 10 Nov
This week's highlight: Duke TIP
Fourteen seventh graders qualify for the 7th Grade Talent Search sponsored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search is the largest program of its kind in the nation. Over 2 million students have participated in the Talent Search since its inception in 1980. Duke TIP's 7th Grade Talent Search identifies academically talented 7th graders based on standardized test scores or IQ tests achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Candidates are then invited to take the SAT or the ACT college entrance exams as 7th graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. We are very proud of our ‘Blazers for their academic achievement!