By Donald F. Gately, Ed. D - May 2016
Quote for the week of May 2:
Quotes for the Month of May:
Week of May 16-20: "You are braver than you believe, smarter than you think, and stronger than you seem." - A.A. Milne
Week of May 23-27: “Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone.”- Anonymous
Week of May 30-June 3: “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” - Nelson Mandella
Congratulations to Aditya Niwalker, Anshul Vemuri, Rishab Bhatia, Rajarshi Das and Teran Jafari, Devesh Valagolam, Aadhi Murugaverl, Davesh Ranjan and Kartik Subramanian who competed in the Long Island Robotic Competition on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Adelphi University. The Seventh Grade Team who was made up of Devesh Valagolam, Aadhi Murugaverl, Davesh Ranjan and Kartik Subramanian placed 3rd.
We are proud of all your efforts! Great Job!
Monthly SEL Theme for the Month of May: Attitudes and Values
As Viktor Frankl said, "The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes."
Team 6A is using Nearpod, a great interactive presentation and assessment tool to use in the classroom. Ms. Murphy creates presentations that can contain quizzes, exit tickets, and samples of student work that keep the students highly engaged. The children access Ms. Murphy’s presentation through a code. It is up to Mrs. Murphy to move the class through the presentation and let them interact with the media as they go. They also get a wonderful opportunity to see their own work on display. Excitement abounds!
Students on Team 6D are having fun with technology in math class! They used the iPads to create a cultural cookbook, a project in google classroom where they were able to use math calculations with fractions decimals and percents to determine the percentage of ingredients in each of the food categories and to find out how to make enough of their favorite recipes to feed the class. We are hoping for some tasty treats throughout the week! :)
During a unit on Solubility, students on Team 7B created Rock Candy by supersaturating a solution of sugar and water at close to boiling temperatures. Upon returning to room temperature, the sugar was unable to stay dissolved in the solution and started forming crystals on a suspended string. This resulted in the tasty treat that we know as Rock Candy.
Students on team 7C have been studying the US Constitution. In this election year the classes have been closely following the primary election process and are excited for the upcoming Presidential election this November! Also, team 7C is excited to show off their team spirit with matching t-shirts!
Team 8A students in Earth Science recently took a virtual tour using chrome books about the processes of weathering and erosion via a University of Kentucky Module.
Students in Integrated Science are busy finishing up their Science "Selfie" Picture Projects. This entails them taking pictures of themselves which incorporates some aspect of science being studied this year. They write a paragraph explaining how their picture shows a connection between themselves and science.
Students on Team 8B recently completed a unit on the comma. As a culminating activity, students took a comma quest which required them to place commas as well as to be able to identify in context 15 rules of the comma. Thirteen students in Ms. Scalera's ELA 8 classes were crowned Comma Kings and Queens after having received a perfect score on this challenging task.
Dates to Remember...
May 5 - MS PTSA Meeting & Principal's Coffee Hour - Family Book Talk - 9:00AM - MS Library
May 17 - MS Spring Chorus/Orchestra Concert - 7:00-8:00PM - Auditorium
May 17 - Board of Education Meeting - 9:15PM - MS/HS Gymnasium
May 19 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00PM - MS Library
May 20 - SEPTA Fundraiser - 7:00PM
May 24 - MS Spring Band Concert - 7:30PM - Auditorium
May 24 - 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Guidance Evening Hours - 7:00PM–9:00PM
Recognizing that other commitments often make it impossible for parents to find time to meet with counselors during the regular school day, we will continue a program of evening meetings this year. If you would like to meet with your child's counselor but are unable to do so during the school day, please call the counselor in order to schedule an evening appointment.
May 27 - Grade 6 Mini-Olympics - (Raindate 5/31)
May 30 - SCHOOLS CLOSED - MEMORIAL DAY