Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Aris Editor S. S. T.

In one of the student support time class periods you could be grouped in the aris editor programming S.S.T with Mr. Rosenberg. Aris is a online programming system. On Aris you can create games, choose your own adventures and even story walks. In the S.S.T you create your own. When your Aris is finished anyone can play. Aris can be used to to give information in museams or just to have fun on a weekend story walk.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


The Sirius students in Mr. Maguire's SST are hard at work making a video all about PLPs. In a quick interview with Lila Markow, she informed me that this video is being made to help students, teachers, and parents understand the PLP and how we are going about applying them in curriculum more often in classes. She said that they are trying to make an informational movie that entertains everyone in their audience. Olivia Hennessey told me that their process was first to decide on a theme. They went with
the now popular TV show The Office. In the movie you will hear The Office theme song playing and some of the interviews will be themed like the office for comedy relief. The interviewees are 8th graders in Team Sirius and Summit, asking what they know about the PLPs, what they like or dislike, and how they want the PLPs to change. Mr. Maguire's SST is now editing the video in Imovie and I personally can not wait to see the final product.

Mythical God, hero and monster poster

 Past week or two team sirius has been studying greek mythology in humanities class. One of our assignments was to read a greek myth about a god, hero or monster after that we wrote a paragraph that rewrote and told the story in our own words. After we had done that we drew a picture of the hero, god or monster we chose and then we drew a picture and made a poster of the two. here are some examples

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Rocket Launch

Sirus seventh and eigth graders recently made and launched homemade bottle rockets. We were put into groups of three or four people, we had a few class times to plan and make our rockets. The rockets were made out of 1 and 2 liter plastic bottles, constrution paper and mylar. The design and overall structure was up to the group to decide. Next we went and launched our rockets. We launched them with 1/2 full of water, 1/4 full, 3/4, and all the way full. We collected the data to see which made the rockets go further. We figured out that having the water filled up half way made the rockets go the furthest. what a great time.

2015 Craft Fair

Guess what, MSMS. We're having a craft fair on Saturday the 14th! They're will be a cafe with a whole bunch of treats from our F.C.S, lots of stuffed animals, jewelery, and more! It goes from 9am to 3pm, so help support local businesses and our school by coming to the craft fair.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

7th and 8th grade straw rockets coming soon

     Starting today in science class we are planing our straw rockets. Straw rockets are a fun indoor activity made of straws that our launched out of an air pressure cannon.  The first thing we did to build these rockets is to make a plan.  We planed our rockets to a pre determand measurement of centimeters. Finaly when planing was over we could build. We built the fin the nose the body and when your finaly done you can have the trouble of putting cut up q-tips in your rocket to act as astronauts.. Keep reading and dont miss a step of theway.

Friday Parent Teacher Conferences

Last week school was let out two days early due to parent teacher conferences. Students throughout thursday and Friday would come to school and meet with a teacher of their choice and talk about their goals. However there was a water main brake and Thursdays confrences were canceled! So this week, on friday the 13th 11:15am, school will be let out early and the second half of the day will be spent making up the missed parent teacher conferences. Also between the time of dismisal, 11:15am, and 11:45am lunch will be available for any student.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Halloween Dance

                 On Friday, October 30th, the night before halloween there was a 7th and 8th grade dance at MSMS. People dressed up in a variety of costumes including cats, witches, Kermit the frog and gonzo, vampires, a traffic light, skelotons, minions, a harlequin doll, a yeti, and many more. There were awesome decorations and a costume contest. The winners were the yeti and the traffic light. Everyone had a great time!    By Havvah