Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School
GT Report: 2013-2014
Our Mission Statement:
Develop respectful, responsible learners through a rigorous curriculum in a caring, diverse community.
6th grade: 373 students
7th grade: 373 students
8th grade: 363 students
Total enrollment: 1,109 students
2013-2014 GT numbers:
7th grade: 79 students
8th grade: 88 students
GT Assessment Data: '13-'14
Iowa Testing Data (ITP)
6th grade: 48
7th grade: 48
8th grade: 64
6th grade: 50
7th grade: 56
8th grade: 64
6th grade: 25
7th grade: 26
8th grade: 43
MAP data obtained from NWEA
6th grade: 17
7th grade: 16
8th grade: 16
6th grade: 22
7th grade: 30
8th grade: 21
6th grade: 16
7th grade: 35
8th grade: 18
GT Opportunities during the 2013-2014 School Year
Most Advanced Mathematician (MAM)
6th grade (Pre-Algebra): 19
- 15/19 met targeted growth
- 16/19 met targeted growth
- 12/12 met targeted growth
Math Counts Competition
on March 21 in Des Moines!
Wahlert Math Competition
Girls in Engineering
(Pic below) You are looking at the smiling faces of seven, future female engineers!
The day's events focused on team collaboration, designing and a little friendly competition.
Danielle, Aliana, Brady, CeCe, Molly, Sophie R, Sophie T, and Caitlin, (along with coach, Mrs. Duve, not pictured) had a great day learning and experiencing what engineering is all about!
28 students completed and submitted their Mission Folders.
They are getting ready to submit their final Mission Folder, which will be critiqued by eCyber Judges.
The girls were gracious enough to share a video clip of their work with us!!!
they look at using The Sky software by Software Bisque. Their images are usually available in 3 to 5 minutes for analysis.
First Lego League (FLL)
ERMS had two teams in the FLL competition.
Team 1: Raging Raptors
Team 2: LEGO Legends
Each team consisted of 10 students (total of 20 students competed)
Both teams advanced on to the State FLL Competition in Ames, Iowa in January, 2014.
Code Word: STEM
(Fall): Students learned about basic coding and game design, work at stations using Mindstorm Robotics, 2D and 3D animation and gaming software, 3D modeling and printing, augmented reality, and make connections with students from around the area with similar interests.
(Spring): Students will showcase projects they have created using what they learned the first day and learn more about stem-related careers.
Mrs. Rigdon took 10 students in the Fall, and the same 10 students will attend in the Spring.
Young Citizens Forum (YCF)
- Local Topic: Pet parks in Dubuque, Iowa
- National Topic: Legalization of marijuana
- International Topic: Human trafficking
pic: Emma H. (6th grader from ERMS) talks about pet parks in DBQ.
National Geographic Bee
- 10 students competed in the ERMS Geography Bee
- 1 student was named our School Bee Champ.
- This student took the grueling Geography pencil/paper exam to advance on.
- We just found out that he QUALIFIED for the STATE LEVEL competition on April 4, 2014!!!!!!!
READING & WRITING
Battle of the Books
Building Competition: April 7, 2014
District Competition: May 12, 2014
- 49 students competed
- 6 students advanced to the Regional Spelling Bee at Clarke University
Regional Spelling Bee:
- 5 students advanced to the Sectional Spelling Bee at Clarke University
Young Writers' Conference
6th grade: Olivia F., Sharik K., Carlen K., Cooper M., and Emily Z.
7th grade: Anna B., Adi C., Emma D., Courtney K., Eliza L., Trever M., Isabel P., and Sage S.
8th grade: Tasnia K., Kirsten L., Deidre P., Rachel B., and Savannah R.
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
Iowa Junior Honors Orchestra
Loras College Honor Band
Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band
Northeast Iowa String Teachers Association Invitational Honors Orchestra
Fine Arts Mentorship Experience (FAME)
This year's musical: Shakespeare Comes to Calamity Creek.
- Performances: May 1st -- May 4th
Pictures and cast updates will be added soon!