Principal: Russ Olsen
Assistant Principal: Cindy Vann
Students in Mr. Allemang’s class have been working nearly everythis past quarter to determine who is the greatest scientist of all time. During the first round of the tournament one scientist is matched against another. Students must find five facts about each scientist and then write five complete sentences about each. Based on their research, each student votes for the scientist they felt had the most important contributions to science. The winning scientist moves on to round two of the tournament. Students have completed the first six match-ups.
During round two student will create trading cards for the scientist they like best. During round three students will create a social media page for the scientist they like best. Finally, during the championship round, the class will have a debate and vote for the greatest scientist of all time.
This project was designed to integrate reading, writing, research, debate, product creation, and awareness of major scientific contributions.
Sra. Schulz recently hosted an Encuentro (meeting night) for her students and their families. Families came to her classroom to build strong school-home connections, discussed what works best for their own student, had pizza from "Hawk's", and saw students' work thus far. It was a great night of families interacting and engaging with one another.
In partnership with the Durham Heritage Museum and their "Scholars in Residence" program, WMS has the opportunity to host Mexcian-American artist Simón Silva. He'll be speaking to the students about Hispanic Heritage Month, overcoming obstacles and sharing his artwork in a piece titled, "Cultivating A Creative Mind".
In Math 8, students are learning about ratios and proportions. Students had to set up proportions to determine how many sugar packets were in some of their favorite drinks: Starbucks Frappuccino, Arizona Tea, Mountain Dew Kickstart, Amp, Fruit Shoot, etc. They considered grams of sugar in the entire the can, serving size, and had to know how many grams were in a single packet of sugar. After their predictions and calculations, students were able to taste test!