West Wilkes Middle School Weekly Faculty Newsletter
WOW! What a Week!
Industrial Revolution STEAMPUNK
Ms. McGlasson Science- STEM Innovations-Boat Float &Catapult Launcher
Mrs. Hurley Math- STEAMPUNK Fashion Clothing Design and Similarity
Mrs. Lyalls Language Arts-The Adventure of the Speckled Band (Sherlock Holmes)
Mrs. Blackburn-Science-The Morse Code
Ms. Newton & Ms. Stotler-Social Studies-STEAMPUNK Industrial Revolution Bodgery Masks & Industrial Revolution Symbols and Jewelry Making
Mrs. Rhea Math-STEAMPUNK Scale Drawings
Mrs. Yount Language Arts-The Titanic & The Industrial Revolution
K.Lyalls & T. Newton
GEAR UP for the Career of a Lifetime
Clockwork Worlds -Buy, sell & trade in the American Wild West
Green Steam- Mad Scientists control the world food supply
Elementary My Dear Watson- Crime Scene Investigation technology available to Holmes
Automatons & Mechanical What-Nots- Automaton design and construction
HeiBluftballon- Build your own hot air balloon
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-Early ocean exploration
La Contes Philosophiques- Create your own STEAMPUNK Video or comic book
STEAMPUNK Emporium- Create your own googles, hats, and jewelry
Forevertron to the Raygun Rocketship and Beyond- Career Fair
A. Johnson, B. Cole, J.Stinson & R. Watts
On March 18 and 19, 2016 West Wilkes Middle School presented the play Peter Pan. Students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participated in this production that was complete with scenery, costumes, and props. The students took us on a journey to Neverland where they introduced us to pirates, indians, mermaids, and even a crazy crocodile. Rehearsals for this production began in September and ended with the students performing a total of four performances of the play. On Friday, the students performed to over 1000 elementary and middle school students during three performances. They gave their final performance on Saturday evening for their families, friends, and community. Mrs. Joanne Schwab, the chorus teacher, directed this production. She collaborated with Mrs. Becky Cole, the art teacher, to create the set, props, and costumes for the production. Mrs. Becky Cole and Mr. Michael Dorman ran the backstage area with the students for each performance.
Participating students will share a bus with NWMS GU Ambassadors. While on the campus of ASU, students will also tour the college and have dinner in the dining hall.
Participating students need to turn in their permission forms to Mrs. Roark.
Career Interest Project Updates
Begin the updated GU 101 Lesson # 23 this week, even if you were unable to complete lesson 22 last week. The final Career Project research and product will take the remaining GEAR UP time.
Please submit final student products on or before April 15, 2016.
Thanks for all you do to create a college going culture within our school!
Grade Level Meeting Items
I will be off campus this week.
Requests for GU reimbursement for workshops, educational field trips, and STEAMPUNK units must have principal approval, meet the requirements of the GU district work plan, include all required back up documentation, and be submitted to Donna Absher through Lisa Whitley for processing within 60 days of the purchase or event. If requests for reimbursement are not received within those time requirements, they will be returned unpaid. Please seek prior approval from Mrs. Pam Huffman and remember to cc a copy to Jody Freeman of your reimbursement request upon submission.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please come see Lisa Whitley or Jody Freeman. We want to be sure everyone receives reimbursement.
Upcoming Dates & Events
Juntos Family Nights at CWMS
April 5, 12, 2016
7th G Heritage Theater & WFU Tour
April 5, 2016 (First Team)
April 6, 2016 (Second Team)
6th Grade Biltmore House & Careers
April 14, 2016
Roadmap to College Stone Center
April 26, 2016
Stone Center 6:00pm
GEAR UP Club ASU Tour & Luis Rodriguez Presentation
April 28, 2016
Tutor.com Class Access Form
It's a new semester and a great time to remind students of this great resource they have available to them to get homework help. As a reminder, teachers who want to introduce this to their entire class and have the class log on all at the same time, we now have that option. Just make sure you fill out the request form PRIOR to having a class log on.
Below is a visual reminder of how students log in. Please review how to use tutor.com/appstate with students.
All teachers have administrative right for their school.
Teacher Login: your school email address
Teacher Password: email user name
Student Login: Student ID/Lunch #
Mrs. Stinson and I are working to be sure all students have access to their accounts before the GU lessons begin.
Student ID/Lunch #
Student Birthday (no "0" placeholders)
Example:08/28/1992 would be entered as 8281992
Please Join Us!
GEAR UP UCAN Council Meeting
Monday, April 11th, 4pm
North Wilkes Middle School Media Center
Please join us!
GEAR UP District Coordinator
North Wilkes Middle School/West Wilkes Middle School
Central Office Phone: 336-651-7049
Monday and Tuesday: West Wilkes Middle
Wednesday and Thursday: North Wilkes Middle
Friday: Central Office