MS Update November 6-10

Hello Parents,

We have had another wonderfully busy week in the Middle School. This is a big post so scroll away to find out more about:

  • Reminder: Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Next Week: Visit From TASSS Arts Program Representative
  • New Science Unit
  • Visit to Circle Organic Farm
  • Remembrance Day Events

Reminder: Parent Teacher Interviews

This is just a reminder that parent teacher interviews take place the week after next. If you have not already done so, please sign up for a time slot here.

Next Week: Visit From TASSS Arts Program Representative

Cydnee Hosker from the TASSS Arts Program will be coming to the Middle School on Tuesday, November 14th at 2pm. She will give a detailed description of the program and go over the application process. All Middle School students will attend and parents are welcome to join. Please let me know if you would like to attend this information session.

New Science Unit

This week the Middle School students challenged themselves to build the highest possible structure that could support a golf ball for 2 minutes. The students are still working on these structures so the competition is still on!  Like all engineers and architects, they were required to create a plan first. We also listened to a video that shows the construction of a skyscraper in China- 57 floors in just 19 days! The secret: Panels built in advance in a factory-a bit like LEGO bricks. Students also explored pros and cons of skyscrapers. We discussed what we needed to have to create a stable construction: A solid foundation, a symmetrical structure, and precise measurements. Here are a few photos of the beginning of this challenge – to be continued…

Visit to Circle Organic Frost

The recent cold snap was cause of concern for many farmers in our area. Friends of the KMS community, Circle Organic were at risk of losing much of their root vegetable crop if they weren’t able to get it out of the ground before the temperature plummeted last night. This provided us with the perfect opportunity to visit the farm and give some of our time to a community members in need of a little muscle power! Here are some photos from our morning yesterday.

Remembrance Day Events

We hosted two representatives from the Legion for lunch on Wednesday. They shared their knowledge of war and the importance of remembrance. Today the school gathered for our own Remembrance Day ceremony. The Middle School was tasked with the responsibility of organizing and running the event. They did an excellent job in setting the tone for the seriousness of the event and the rest of the students followed suit. We were lucky to have Mr. Murray Shadgett play The Last Post the Reveille which are important parts of a Remembrance Day service.

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