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:
7th and 8th graders, the middle school science fair takes place on Thursday, March 30. Please plan on being in attendance in Egan Hall from 1:00-2:30 PM and 7:00-8:30 PM on that date. By now, you should have completed your actual experiment or engineering project, and be working on your finished product (display board, apparatus and lab/engineering report.
The 2nd trimester ended on Thursday of last week; report cards go home on Thursday, March 16.
Zero period algebra I students, you have a test on radical expressions and trigonometric ratios on Friday, March 17.
6th graders, you have a checkpoint quiz on Friday, March 17; the topic is energy flow and interactions within ecosystems.
7th graders’ checkpoint quiz will cover human space exploration.
8th graders checkpoint quiz will cover the structure of plant and animal cells.
The end of the 2nd trimester is Thursday, March 9. If you need to turn in late work or make up a test or quiz, you need to do it by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8.
The science fair takes place on Thursday, March 30 from 1:00-3:00 PM and 7:00-8:30 PM. 7th and 8th graders, my expectation is that your investigations are well under way if not completed at this point, and that you’re working on organizing your data.
We need parents to judge science fair projects again this year. Look for an email with a link to a sign-up during the next week.
6th graders have just completed creating board games that teach about salmon habitat needs. They did a wonderful job, creating informative and creative games about PNW salmon species.
Zero period Algebra I students were scheduled to have a test on quadratic equations on Tuesday, February 7, but we’re not quite ready yet. The test will be moved back to Thursday, February 9.
8th graders who are doing an engineering project for the the science fair need to submit a statement which describes which of their original design alternatives they’ve decided to pursue; this includes a 3-5 sentence rationale for this choice. These are due this Friday, February 10.
All 7th and 8th graders need to submit a procedure (or a design, for the engineers) for their science fair projects on February 22.
6th graders will have a test on earth science on Friday, February 24.
Have a good week, and stay warm and dry these next few days!