Lamar Middle School

Preparing Leaders-Shaping the Future-Impacting the World

Weekly Events & Reminders

TUE 10/13

8th Grade RtI during Teaming

Homework Haven 4:15 - 5:15pm

7th FB Div 1&2 vs. Huffines, Div 3 vs. Killian @Purnell 5:00pm

WED 10/14

SPIRIT DAY - "Make the Huskies See Colors" wear... 6th - green, 7th - blue, 8th - yellow

6th and 7th Grade RtI during Teaming

8th FB Div 1&2 vs. Huffines, Div 3 vs. Downing @Purnell 5:30pm

7th VB vs. Hedrick @Lamar 5:30pm

THU 10/15

Choir Cluster Concert @FBC Lewisville 9:00am AND 7:00pm

Homework Haven 4:15-5:15pm

8th VB @Hedrick 5:30pm

FRI 10/16

Pink Out Parade @Marauder Stadium 5:30pm - Come out and walk!

Food for Thought

Learning Spotlight

This past week 7th graders were able to experience the great outdoors at LLELA. They explored a variety of habits and ecosystems within a deciduous forest and both native and non-native ponds. Students learned about succession and erosion and a variety of plant and animal species including different birds, squirrels, frogs, snakes, tadpoles, whirly gigs, dragon fly nymphs, water scorpions, and many more fun critters!

Students channeled their inner scientists, gathering data such as dissolved oxygen, pH levels, turbidity, and water and air temperature. They also classified animals and insects that they found. They experienced a little local history in the Ritter Cemetery and learned about weathering and how it affects different materials. There were some close encounters with wildlife. Ms. Weaver saw a bobcat, and found a car to relax in. Coach Fields channeled his inner Steve Irwin to deal with a water moccasin a little bit closer than he wanted.

This is a unique hands-on learning experience that just can't be duplicated in the classroom. Thanks to all the 7th grade teachers, science teachers, and other volunteer staff who make this possible!

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