Friday, May 30, 2014

Pool Social

Freshman Insect Collection

Next year students will be required to make an insect collection during the first-nine weeks. You can get started collecting specimens over the summer!

Read more here.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bridge Exposition and Test Day!

8th grade students tested their bridges today during the Bridge Exposition, part of the Bridges to STEM Careers project. Twenty-nine bridges were tested by adding weight to the span until it collapsed. The winner, yet to be determined, is the one that holds the most weight and costs the least! In math and science class, students will be creating graphs, analyzing ratios of bridge cost to live load weight, and attempting to conclude which bridge was the winner of the competition. A special thanks to our guest experts, bridge engineers and architects from the Pittsburgh Region. Representatives from HDR, Inc. and Penn Dot District 11 used their insight and expertise to help enrich this learning activity. Bridge designs can be seen on the classroom website.

Links: Bridge Gallery     Bridge data analysis assignment
Penn Dot Engineer Cassie Lloyd during the bridge exposition and test day.
Testing the bridges at the exposition.

Cross Country

Cross Country pre-season conditioning concludes next week with practices on Tuesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 at the High School Track.

Also, on Tuesday, June 3 from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Middle School Cafeteria! there will be an informational meeting for all parents and athletes who plan to join the Cross Country team.  Please plan to attend.  If you cannot attend the meeting but would still like to be included in future emails about the team, contact Coach Jason Smith at

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lemonade Sale fundraiser

The 8th grade will have a Lemonade Sale fundraiser.  Cans of lemonade will be on sale for $1.  Proceeds will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.  The sale is sponsored by the Red Cross. If you have questions, please see Ms. Costantino in room 117.  For more information about Alex’s Lemonade Stand, go to .  

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

The 8th Grade Team honors the sacrifices of the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. It's because of their bravery and dedication we commemorate this day.

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