I hope you’ve all had a restful, fun holiday. Here’s what happening in science/zero period algebra I this week:
Progress reports go home this Thursday, April 27
6th graders will continue to learn about the causes and possible consequences of anthropomorphic climate change this week. Families, if you have concerns about this topic, please contact me.
7th graders, your astronomy test grades have been posted online. However, I cannot return tests to you until everyone has taken it. This week, we’ll begin one of my favorite units, on biological evolution.
8th graders, we’re moving into inheritance and genetics this week. As a subject, it’s a little more challenging than cell processes, so remember to stay focused for six more weeks!
Zero Algebra I students, please remember that we’ve transitioned into geometry for the next few weeks. This doesn’t mean we’ll get very far into it, however; all of you will need to take geometry in high school.
All of the middle school students will be taking the final MAP of the year next week, from Tuesday-Friday. If you can, plan to be at school from 8:30-10:00 on those days.
Over the last three months, the 6th graders have raised and then, last Friday, released 266 chum salmon into Piper’s Creek in Carkeek. The very inclement weather on Friday held off long enough for us to have a pleasant and successful outing, and it was nice to see the salmon get to the stream where they will, if they’re very lucky, someday spawn and die. Thank you very much 6th grade parents, for stepping up and driving and supervising the students.
The 7th graders have an astronomy exam this Friday, April 14
8th graders continue to learn about cell processes this week.
The entire school will celebrate our last Stations of the Cross at 2:00 this Friday. The 7th graders will be leading.
Have a blessed Holy Week and a nice Easter vacation.
Congratulations to the 7th and 8th graders for once again creating a successful science fair. The projects looked very solid this year, and I received very positive comments about your presentations from many of the judges.
Congratulations are especially in order for 7th graders August and Nicholas, who successfully participated in this year’s Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.
The 7th graders have an astronomy exam on Friday, April 14. (Start studying now.)
The 6th graders are going on a field trip this Friday, April 7, to release our salmon into Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park. We will leave at 9:20, and return at 1:30. We need drivers/chaperones for this trip. If you can drive on this trip, please let me know: email@example.com
8th graders, you don’t have anything big coming up in science for a while, but don’t get too relaxed; you’re not done yet!
Welcome to the Vernal Equinox! Here are this week’s announcements:
The middle school science fair takes place on Thursday, March 30, from 1:00-2:30 and 7:00-8:30. Students, at this point I expect you to have completed your data collection; you should be working on organizing that data, figuring out what it means, and working on your lab report and display board. Parents, if you are interested in being a judge at the science fair, and I hope you are, you can sign up here: