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8th grade Science students designing instruments to learn about sound waves

Posted December 11, 2019 Over the last 3 weeks, students in 8th grade Science have been designing instruments to demonstrate their knowledge of sound waves and then learning how to modify their instrument to play a tune.


WMS Students Visit the RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit at Durham

Posted December 8, 2019 Students from WMS recently visited the RACE: Are We So Different? Exhibit at Durham Museum. The American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, developed this exhibit to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.


WMS July 2020 Newsletter Now Available

Posted July 17, 2020 Check out Mrs. Eymann’s July Newsletter here.  


Creating Stop Motion Movies in Digital Media & Literacy

Posted December 5, 2019 In Digital Media and Literacy, students are learning about stop motion animation, a filming technique in which objects are moved in small increments between individually photographed frames. When the frames are played back at a fast rate, the objects appear like they’re moving on their own. Students are now brainstorming and filming their own stop motion movies.


Programming MicroBits and LEDs in Business and Technology

Posted December 5, 2019 Seventh grade students in Business and Technology have been learning about physical computing. They have been programming Microbits, a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations. They even learning how to program an LED light strip using the MicroBit. Students had a blast hooking up the LED lights to show off what they’ve created!



WMS Quiz Bowl: Competition Update

Posted on December 5, 2019 The Quiz Bowl team went to the ESU3 tournament on Dec. 2.  Although they did not win, they did place 6th out of thirty-two teams.  Team members that went to this tournament include Owen Schafer, Simon Sanchez-Soto, Cooper Stiles, Sophia Martin, Piper Zatechka, Cat Fonda, Rachel Dowd, Alex Fitch, Jake Neumeister, and Wilson Munsterman.


What are student learning in Ms. Schultz’s Spanish class?

Posted December 4, 2019 In Spanish, students were introduced to a new unit through stories, where they had to read the second language, look at the photos for context clues, and listen for understanding to generate a new vocabulary list. Self-pacing, listening for comprehension, and use of visuals help students navigate and use critical thinking skills in Ms. Schulz’s Spanish classes.


WMS LTAB team perform at the November Lettuce Turnip the Beet poetry slam

Posted November 17, 2019 The WMS LTAB team had nine poets perform at the November Lettuce Turnip the Beet poetry slam at the B-Side in Benson. Sean Simmons, Champagne Joynoosaeng, Tyler Ronk-Oliver, Tatum Cox, Qinn Farrington, Eloise White, Kyle Stonerook, Hannah Waltemath, and Aaryn Beck all performed, with Sean and Champagne reading during open mic, and the remaining poets competing in the slam. Every poet performed well, and many received scores of nine or better…


German Students Learning About the History of the Berlin Wall

Posted November 14, 2019 In Ms. Limbach’s German classes, students recently learned about the history of the Berlin Wall. Students then created their own Berlin Wall in the classroom and posted pictures and sayings to the wall to commemorate 30 years since the Berlin Wall came down.


Senator McCollister Visits with Current Events Students

Posted November 12, 2019 Senator McCollister visited Mrs. Madsen’s Current Events classes and spoke with students about the function of the State Legislature and how bills are passed.  Students also had the opportunity to ask questions about current events in Nebraska and suggest possible future legislation.

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