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Content Area Highlights
Think Through Math Journal Contest
Congratulations to Ms. Nyomba and our Bunche Chargers Ashley Redhead and Tynia Baker!!!!
These students’ Journal entries placed among the top winners in the Think Through Math
Journal Contest against over 100+ entries nationwide. Tynia Baker’s journal entry also
came in as a Grand Prize winner! Each of the students won a $15 Fandango e-gift card and their classroom teacher won a $10 Starbucks e-gift card and a box of Think Through Math Journals.
Bunche Middle School Math Team
Congratulations to the following students chosen for the Bunche Middle School Math Competition Team: 6th Grade Team-Ja’selah Davis, Amani Bedwa, Ashley Redhead; 7th Grade Team-Madison Durr, Ronald White, Zakiyah Higgins, 8th Grade
Team- Samaya Houessou, Tyna Brown, Shania Wade. These students will participate in the APS Middle School Math Competition at MLK Jr. Middle School on March 8th at 5pm.
Our instructional focus in the ELA department this quarter is on academic vocabulary. Academic Vocabulary is defined by The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as “words that are traditionally used in academic dialogue and text.” They are also words that help students understand directions, classroom instructional dialogue, and to comprehend texts across different content areas. The following is a list of some of the more popular terms: develop, context, details, determine, argument, explain, demonstrate, evaluate, and structure. Present these terms to your child and have them review their definitions. Challenge them to create novel ways to study and learn these terms.
Chef VisitBunche Middle School welcomes the world renown Chef Daryl Shular, sponsored by the History Makers Speak Out Assembly. Students from the drama club sat down with Chef Shular on the Whats Happening In Charger City talk show.
Social Studies Fair
Sixth Grade Student Amani Bedwa, advances to the West Region Social Studies Fair. Amani's project entitled, "How Does NAFTA Affect America's Economy?" was awarded a first place ribbon the APS district fair. Wish him luck as he moves on!
A special shout goes to 6th graders Amani Bedwa and Amir Johnson from Mrs. Hendon¹s class and 7th grader Kyle Tory, Mr. Mapson¹s student. These students were Bronze Key Winners in this year¹s District Science Fair.
Way to go students and teachers!
Bunche Middle School was recognized at the High Performing Healthy Schools luncheon at the capitol on 2/3/16. A group of students participated in Green Apple Day of Service during the fall. During Green Apple Day of service, students decorated recycling bins and created sustainability posters. 8th grader Maya McQueen was the platinum poster contest winner. Maya attended the luncheon with Mr. Watkins (principal) and Dr. Banks (science instructional coach).
Ralph J. Bunche Middle School's IB Initiative is off to a great start! The Bunche IB Implementation team is currently reviewing the programme standards and procedures for the MYP Programme. The team will make presentations regarding these programme standards and procedures in the near future in an effort to help build awareness. This information as well as our initial IB overview sessions will be included in the feasibility study.
I have attached a teacher fact sheet for your perusal. I am excited about the foundation that is being established that will pave the way for building a strong and successful MYP programme at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School.