Lamar Middle School
Preparing Leaders-Shaping the Future-Impacting the World
Weekly Events & Reminders
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
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
Choir Cluster Concert @FBC Lewisville 9:00am AND 7:00pm
Homework Haven 4:15-5:15pm
8th VB @Hedrick 5:30pm
Pink Out Parade @Marauder Stadium 5:30pm - Come out and walk!
Food for Thought
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!