Middle School Synergy Newsletter
A very busy month indeed!
Minnesota on the Map
National League Contest WINNERS!!
The content area test student’s factual knowledge in a particular subject. Students’ got to test their passion about language arts, science, geography and/or social studies, while building their critical thinking skills and nurture their pride and sense of accomplishment with this fun challenge! As teachers it's fun to see their faces light up when we call names and all their classmates cheer for them.
Check out the Winners below!
Global Day of Design
- Each group had to create a base with axles and wheels
- Based on a budget, decide which materials to purchase and design a mast and sail that propels “sail car” forward
- Be creative and don’t give up!
Check out these fun, creative car designs below from our Global Day of Design!
Learning Through Baseball
Mrs. Case's and Mrs. Albrecht's 6th grade Advanced English students had the wonderful opportunity to attend a one-day event at Target Field called “The Language of Baseball.” This educational field trip took a look at how baseball enters our life through the language that we speak, read and write. Baseball idioms were explored, and visualization of the sights, sounds, smells and emotions of the game were brought to the forefront. Further, some of the greatest stories in American literature and movies, and the most common phrases in our language come from baseball and were discussed. Students had a chance to explore Target Field to learn and write about the game we call America's Pastime.
The Minnesota Twins "Learning through Baseball" Program, presented by Target, is an educational experience that incorporates the beauty of Target Field with tours, a knowledgeable staff, and a well-designed curriculum. The structure of the experience is adjusted to the levels and needs of the students and is designed with the Minnesota State Standards in mind. Their goal is to translate the love of baseball into an appreciation, understanding, and passion of the education underlying the sport.
Honoring our Vets
One of the ways the staff & students stress the importance of remembering and honoring U.S. war veterans is to invite local veterans to share their stories with students. We were lucky enough to have Veteran Mr. Ed Speiker and our very own student resource officer, Mr. Matt Nardo. Students from Mr. Wabbe and Mrs. Welch's Global studies class, Brendon Jore & Raynell Hong, read their patriot pen essays about "What Freedom Means to Me" expressing their views on the patriotic theme. We were also lucky enough to have the Hidden Oaks and Twin Oaks band and choir performed patriotic music to add to this special event.
Your Partner in Education,
Ms. Missy Short
Synergy Program Coordinator
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
Hidden Oaks & Twin Oaks Middle Schools
HOMS (952) 226-0291 TOMS (952) 226-0535
“Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best they can possible be.”
- Rita Pierson-