MS Tech Paper Structure Challenge

RCS Middle School Principal's Office

Hello, RCS Middle School Parents & Guardians!

Our Technology students have been working hard, learning a lot and having fun!


As you may know, Technology offers many hands-on activities for our students. Today, students tested their paper structure that they created.


Here are the directions that the students needed to follow:


Paper Structure Challenge

The RCS Skyscraper Company is on the cutting edge of skyscraper technology and they are having a problem designing/building a structure that can hold weight. Below are your requirements.

Goal:

  • Build a structure that can hold the most weight possible with the materials given

Time:

  • 3 class periods - 1 to design/research - 1 to build - 1 to test

Materials:

  • 50 sheets of paper

  • 20 paper clips

  • 6 feet of masking tape

  • 2 pieces of cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

Rules:

  • Has to be at least 13” tall

  • Can only use 50 sheets of paper and 20 paper clips

  • Can use scissors and ruler

  • Can bend/fold/modify the paper and paper clips

  • Has to be free standing (can’t be attached to any other objects)

  • Must be completed in the time given

Record:

Final Height: ____12.5____ inches

Winning 7th Grade Team

Congratulations to Haiqua U., Alexa A. and Maizey B. who designed a structure

that was able to hold 25 pounds!!!

Calendar Events

  • Lifetouch Fall Pictures - October 4, 2022

  • Lifetouch Fall Retake date - November 22, 2022

  • Q1 Honor/Merit Roll Recognition Ceremony - November 28, 2022

  • FastBridge Mid-year check in Reading and Math (all students) - January 17, 18, 19, 2023

  • 3-8 ELA Testing - April 19, 20, 2023

  • Q2 Honor/Merit Roll Recognition Ceremony - February 13, 2023

  • 3-8 Math Testing - May 2, 3, 2023

  • Q3 Honor/Merit Roll Recognition Ceremony - May 8, 2023

  • 5th/6th Grade Carnival/Dance - May 12, 2023

  • Lifetouch Spring Pictures - March 14, 2023
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  • FastBridge End of Year Testing in Reading and Math (all students) - June 6, 7, 8, 2023
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  • Algebra I Regents Exam - Thursday, June 15, 2022 12:00 PM start time
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  • 8th Grade Moving-up Ceremony - June 21, 2023

MS Concerts and Performance Dates

Location for all performances: HS Auditorium


  • MS Musical (Frozen Jr.)

    • Friday, November 18, 2022, 7:00 pm

    • Saturday, November 19, 2022, 7:00 pm

    • Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2:00 pm

  • 7th/8th Grade Band and Chorus Winter Concert

    • December 6, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

  • 6th Grade Band and Chorus Winter Concert

    • December 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m

  • MS/HS Select Ensembles Concert

    • January 12, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

  • 6th-12th Band Concert

    • March 16, 2023, 7:00 pm

  • 6th-12th Chorus Concert

    • March 30, 2023, 7:00 pm

  • MS/HS Select Ensembles Concert

    • May 18, 2023, 7:00 pm

  • 6th-8th Band and Chorus Spring Concert

    • May 24, 2023, 7:00 pm

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Aerobics - Heather Billington hbillington@rcscsd.org

Anime Club - Kathy Durivage kdurivage@rcscsd.org

Art Club - Tim Meservey tmeservey@rcscsd.org

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Best Buddies - Daria Carusone dcarusone@rcscsd.org, Patti Stockman pstockman@rcscsd.org, and Maria Semenick msemenick@rcscsd.org

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Drama Club - Casey Kobylar ckobylar@rcscsd.org

FACS Club - Cheryl Richardson crichardson@rcscsd.org

French Club - Joseph Coryea jcoryea@rcscsd.org

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Girls’ Intramurals - Anna Davies adavies@rcscsd.org and Majel Baker mbaker@rcscsd.org

Hiking Club - Jen Fisk jfisk@rcscsd.org

Jazz Ensemble - Kermit Wamsley kwamsley@rcscsd.org

Jr. National Honor Society - Steve Colon scolon@rcscsd.org and Bethany Losito blosito@rcscsd.org

Natural Helpers - Kathy Durivage kdurivage@rcscsd.org

Photography Club - Cara Buckley cbuckley@rcscsd.org

Science Olympiad - Jen Fisk jfisk@rcscsd.org

Select Chorus - Elizabeth Diaz ediaz@rcscsd.org

Ski Club - William Cook wcook@rcscsd.org, Steve Schultz schultz@rcscsd.org, kdurivage@rcscsd.org

Spanish Club - Alex Dinzey adinzey@rcscsd.org

Stamp Club - Jen Fisk jfisk@rcscsd.org

Stock Market - Erin Sawyer esawyer@rcscsd.org and Kristi Kemmer kkemmer@rcscsd.org

Student Council - Daria Carusone dcarusone@rcscsd.org and Karen Waddingham kwaddingham@rcscsd.org

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