Scientists, Philadelphia, and The Lion King

March 17, 2016

Have you ever been sitting at your desk, tackling some serious work, when a drone flies over your head? Well, that’s just a typical day in the middle school and it could only mean one thing: we are getting ready for the Science Fair. The MS Science Fair will take place next month, but each grade is busy deciding on a project, getting supplies together, posing a hypothesis and doing all sorts of interesting projects and experiments. Many sixth grade students are working with soil, worms, erosion and pH balance. Seventh grade students are working with plants and living things. They are investigating the effect of gravity on root systems, the effects of light on growing mushrooms and how ice cold water affects the functioning of our hands. Eighth grade students are investigating the chemistry of making soda, how different preparation methods effect cracks in cheesecake, and the physics of bridge building and rockets. The final projects will be presented to families at our annual Science Fair on May 3.

The seventh grade history trip to Philadelphia was a great success! We enjoyed the inspiring presentation of “We the People….” at the Constitution Center, and the Ben Franklin Museum is always interactive and engaging. No trip to Philly would be complete without a run up to the top of the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a photo op with the Rocky Balboa statue. The cherry on the cake was the delicious cheesesteak sandwich from Tony Luke’s. It always takes your breath away to see the place where our American history has taken place and to see history come to life.

Curtains up! Light the lights! It’s SHOWTIME!! The Lion King Jr. will be presented on the middle school stage on April 20th and 21st. The middle school productions are always a delight. We listen to the students rehearse each week and see the sets being created and the costumes being put together, but when it all comes together and the students are on stage, it is truly something to behold. It’s a real treat!

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