Paola Middle School Newsletter
April 4th- 7th- State Assessments 8:00- 9:45 a.m.
April 12th- Track Meet @ Wheatridge Middle School
April 14th- NO SCHOOl- Teacher Inservice
April 18th- Track Meet @ Baldwin Middle School
April 25th- Track Meet @ Pioneer Ridge Middle School
April 26th- Music Bingo- 6:00- 7:30p.m.
April 27th- Track Meet @ Wellsville
Students get creative in Ms. Husted’s ELA class
Students in Ms. Husted’s ELA classes recently got creative with their writing. They first completed a paper airplane activity. This allowed students to make their own paper airplanes; and yes, they even got to fly them in the classroom. Then, students reviewed various parts of speech by following a specific sentence structure to describe the flight of their airplanes. The students commented that it was a really fun activity.
After the paper airplane activity, students worked on paragraphing skills to write an essay about what kind of insect they would be if they could (or had to) choose. They had to research the insect and describe (in first person) what their day would be like if they were that insect. Then, they described what advantages they would have as a human if they had some of the same abilities as that insect. The students really seemed to enjoy contemplating the life of an insect.
It's Mask Time in 8th Grade Art!
Summer Sports Camps
23-24 Season Camps
Non-contact, no pads or helmets.
Girls Basketball (7th/8th)
June 12th- 15th
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Paola Middle School
July 10th - 13th
10:30 - 12:00 a.m.
Paola Middle School
PANTHER BOOK CLUB MEETING A HIT!
Panther Book Club met on March 29 with over 30 students in attendance after they read the dystopian fiction book, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. When asked what students thought of the book, several students said the book was suspenseful and was like a rollercoaster ride of emotions going from happy to sad.
The highlight of the meeting was having teams of students try to get through all the challenges of a digital escape room that was designed especially for the book. Students had to solve different puzzles and work together. The first team to escape were given mini notebooks as prizes.
The meeting concluded with refreshments brought by many of the students/parents.