Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day - Monday, May 30 - No School

Monday, May 30

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.

  Read more about Memorial Day:

Bridge Exposition held Today

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 to build! 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 Michael Baker International used their insight and expertise to help enrich this learning activity. Bridge designs, results, pictures, and videos can be seen on the classroom website.

Videos on YouTube:   TEAM FF and TEAM CC 

Update! End of the School Year

All books are due back to the library by Tuesday, May 31

Civics Final Exam
June 1

Textbook Return

  • Algebra – past due 

  • English & Reading - June 2 

  • Science – past due

  •  Social Studies - June 2

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Reminder! Grade 8 Commencement Wednesday

June 1, 2015
7:00 PM
Middle School Auditorium

Students must be at school no earlier than 6:20 PM, but no later than 6:40 PM. Students must be dressed in formal attire:

- Must wear a shirt with a collar and a tie- Must wear dress slacks - no blue jeans

- Must wear dress, skirt, or dress pants- Must wear appropriate footwear - no flip flops

Students must follow the directions of the teachers during the rehearsal and the night of the ceremony.

Pool Social

Sunday, June 5th
Avonworth Community Pool
  • $5.00, pizza and concessions will be available at an additional cost
  • All middle school students and upcoming 6th graders are invited

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Middle School Olympics

Friday, 5/27 is the Middle School Olympics! Some important reminders! 

Tie-Dye  (read more)

  • White T-shirt
  • 1 gallon zip-lock bag  

Outside Events
  • Be sure to bring sunscreen and water! 
  • Wear clothes for athletic events! 
  • Be sure to wear athletic shoes! 
  • Bring a sweatshirt to school (cool in the AM) 
  • A hat for in the afternoon is suggested (sunny and high in the upper 80's)