National Library Week
The Innovation Center celebrated National Library Week in April by playing Bingo. The winning students took home new books and Merge Cubes.
Students who read 3 or more SSYRA books voted for their favorite book. At Warrington, the winning book was How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer. The state winner was The War That Saved My Life.
Admin vs. Admin
Dr. Lipnick crushed Mr. Thomas in a round of pool! Isabella and Michael's pool table was a big hit at the Upcyclothon. It won first place from the judges and first place in the 6th-grade student choice competition.
National Library Week
Students used markers and spray paint to decorate their projects, and then they prepared a Google Slides presentation for five judges. Thank you to Turnaround Solutions for judging. Community members also contributed to the judging with guest judges Karen Prichard from Read to Me (canine therapy/reading group) and Ildi Hosman from Junior Achievement. Students were judged on design & craftsmanship, use of materials, creativity, decoration, and presentation. The winners won cardboard ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Isabella and Michael won 1st place for their fully functional pool table. Darrel won 2nd place for his body armor and sword. Ayden, Chyann, Zalinda, and Katie won 3rd place for their two-story dream house.
Mrs. Wiggins and Ms. White also brought their classes by for students to see the projects and to vote on a student choice winner. The student choice winning projects were the pool table, winged monster, basketball game, and the two-story house. Hopefully, even more students and teachers can participate in the Upcyclothon next year.
If you are interested in forming an instructional partnership with Ms. Ratliff but were unable to this year, next year is the perfect time to start! The Warrington Middle School Innovation Center was just awarded a Cox Communications Innovation Grant to do a project with Story Corps. The goal is to challenge our students to become better listeners, conversationalists, and informed citizens. Ms. Ratliff can't wait to share more information about the project with teachers in the fall. Until then, if you are unfamiliar with Story Corps, you can stream the Story Corps podcast, listen to Story Corps interviews on NPR, and visit their website: https://storycorps.org.
Calling All Faculty Members!
- The new SSYRA lists for 2018-2019 are out! Ms. Ratliff made the reveal video with Adobe Spark: https://youtu.be/hp4R2T3jXkY
- For an annotated SSYRA 6-8 list, check out the SSYRA resources: https://www.floridamediaed.org/uploads/6/1/4/2/61420659/6-8_2018-19_ssyra_annotated_list_final.pdf