Bloomfield Middle School Newsletter
January 20, 2017
Middle School Events
General Middle school information....
Pre ordering of yearbooks will end as of January 31, 2017 when the price will go up to $50.00 so order your's now for $45.00 in the Middle School Office.Camp Bristol Hills scholarship - If you are interested in sending your child to the 4-H Camp at Bristol Hills this summer and could use financial support, please let Mrs. Conklin know. We have the opportunity to nominate students for a campership. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you are interested.
8th Grade field trip next Thursday! The 8th grade class will be attending the Finger Lakes Tech and Career Center "Taste of Tech". All students will have the opportunity to visit three classes that are offered as well as learn about related careers. There are still a few permission slips that we are waiting for, so please check to make sure your child has returned theirs.
Middle School Dance - Calling all middle schoolers- the next middle school dance is tonight! 7-9 pm, $5, music, basketball, dodgeball, and refreshments for purchase. Come have some fun.
ATTENTION CHESS PLAYERS: our next match is Monday, 1/30. We will be traveling to Dundee. If you have not already done so, you must turn in a completed permission form in order to attend.
NHS Mentor Meeting - The next meeting of the NHS middle school mentor program will be on Tuesday, January 31st, 11th period in the small cafeteria.
News from the classroom
Recently in Social Studies, the 6th grade had a special visitor come in and teach us about the Silk Road. We sat under a tent with silk blankets and robes made with beautiful materials and vivid colors. The Silk Road was an ancient trade route that started in Chang'an, a Chinese city, and lead to many other cities in China including Damascus,Tyre, Alexandria and the Ganges Delta. We also learned that along the silk road, many traded goods like animals, food, religion, even ideas. Another thing we learned is that the “secret of silk” was very sacred. It was such a big deal that even if you told one person the secret of how to get silk from a cocoon, you could be put to death! A little harsh? Silk was produced from a cocoon of a silkworm. You then put the cocoon in boiling water and thread off the silk on a wheel. Natural silk and cultivated silk feel very different. The other 6th graders and I learned so much about the Silk Road and had a really fun time learning about it!Written by Charlotte Beerens
In Social Studies 7 this week, the students will be examining how the Constitution splits up the power of the national government into three branches. We will also be discussing the Presidential Inauguration.
Sci 7 - Midterm review all week
Midterm will be Wed Jan 25th (constructed response) & Thurs Jan 26th (multiple choice) in class.
In English 7, students have finished their own original short stories and celebrated with a "story-thon" of readings. Students will begin reading the exciting historical fiction novel The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi and will be examining the role of aspects like class, gender, and race in Charlotte's and our world today.