Thursday, April 21, 2016

PSSA Testing to Finish Next Week

 Read more about PSSA testing in the 8th grade from the blog. 

  • April 25 & 26 PSSA Science
Testing regulations prohibit the use of all electronic devices, including Kindles, Nooks, iPads or other electronic readers during testing times. All cell phones, pagers, portable listening or recording devices, or any device with photographic capability must remain at home or in a locker.

Read more about cell phones and the PSSA tests. 


Avoid scheduling doctor appointments, vacations or other out-of-school activities during testing times. Participation in PSSA exams is a state requirement.

Students should read and review the Code of Conduct for Test Takers prior to starting the PSSA tests.

Grammar Game Victors!

Congratulations to the 2016 Grammar Game Victors!

Natalie Marshall, Anna Igims, Luke Wagner,  and Tanner Blose

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bridge Design and Model Building Unit

email to students 4/20/16: 

Dear students, 

Each year we conclude 8th grade science using the skills we've learned by designing, constructing and testing a bridge. There are many parts to this project. The end result is a design that you create with the help of bridge building experts and a scale model to test for strength! 

Check out the assignments and due dates on the science website. We will also be using the score keeper and stars for extra credit! 

See you in class.


Mr. Haskins

Bridge Building Experts needed for STEM Project

Engineers needed for the
May 5 and May 26

As students in the 8th grade proceed through our bridge design and building project, we are seeking help from experts in the fields of engineering and design of bridges. This is the fifth year for the bridge building and design exposition at Avonworth Middle School! Interested experts can RSVP for our events by emailing
 Doug Haskins, Grade 8 science teacher.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Yearbook Sales continue through May 6

Students who would like a copy of the yearbook should complete the form linked below and return payment to the office by May 6, 2016. A limited number of yearbooks will be printed, so be sure to get your order placed. The yearbook will be delivered the week of May 23, which is just in time to have your friends sign it! 

Submissions to the yearbook cover contest! Digital voting ballots for students are available through Friday.