Thursday, March 23, 2017

Science Fair

      This year our seventh and eighth grade students did a school wide science fair. There were many projects and many more people. Setting up the science fair took quite a while, we worked hard to complete the projects over the course of 2-3 months. All the students were given grades on there presentation and work ethic and many exceeded in these standards. We were encouraged to wander in our spare time to see what everyone was doing and we were even allowed to go down to the other teams. The 5th and 6th grade joined us in our wanders and we had kids from other schools come over to checks these projects out too. Over all the science fair was a great success.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sirius Student Of The Month

      Every month on team sirius we choose one student to be our student of the month. 
We choose them by finding the student who best displays the Sirius qualities, which are Spirit, Introspection, Responsibility, Imagination, Ubuntu, and Service. This student is announced monthly at the "All Team Meeting" and then the dog mascot, Star will live in the students home room for the rest of the month. Star was given his name because the sirius teachers give out stars to any student who has really shown one of these special characters in a superb way. Star is our mascot because he stands for all of these and is given to a student who has shown these characteristics in more than one way. This month Erin was chosen as our student of the month. Congratulations Erin!

                          


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Star Student

The star student award was given to Will for his Spirit, Imagination, Respect, Introspection, Ubuntu, and Service.

Dog Star Drama



Our most recent Dog Star Drama was a reflection of our civil war unit. It was all about the Gettysburg address. We had Abe Lincoln recite it and soldiers exchanged views. It was an great play!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Civil War Projects

We have been learning about the Civil War for the past couple of weeks. Now we are starting projects on a topic we choose and how it affected the war.  

Science Fair Update

Students have come up with topics, and testable questions for the science fair.


See You at Harry's

Students have been reading the book See You at Harry's during SST, and in April the author, Jo Knowles, is coming to visit.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Winter Festival!

On the last day of school before winter break, team Sirius celebrated by having a winter festival!  This meant that we were able to wear pajamas, were put into different groups (with friends usually), and rotated through all of the rooms with fun activities in the first half of the day.  In the second half we had an all team meeting and watched a movie or hung out.

Dog Star Drama

Once a month at our all team meeting, a few students volunteer to put on a play.  We call this "Dog Star Drama".  This past month 5 sirius students took on this commitment and performed a play called The Battle of Song.  This is a short play described as A finished Tale of Magic.  

Student of the Month

    Every month at our all team meeting we choose a student of the month.  A student is chosen based on his/her actions and impacts on our community.  SIRIUS is an acronym standing for, Spirit Imagination Responsibility Introspection Ubuntu Service.  This month Sadie was chosen as our student of the month because of her actions.  Congratulations!