Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Dear Families in the Middle,

The weather has been wildly misleading; it doesn't feel like winter and it most assuredly doesn't seem possible we're already into second trimester of our 2015-16 learning year! However, our students' work demonstrates progress. Check out the links and information below for marvelous examples of some of our students' learning:

STEM Sisters - 8th grade students advised by Mr. DeLeon
Cool Tool created collaboratively students advised by Ms. Goebel
Science Olympiad - advised by Mr. Anderson and Mr. Vanden Heuvel:
Our Hudson Middle School Science Olympiad Team competed in their first ever competition Saturday, December 5th in Boyceville, WI with 39 Middle school teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.
The team competed valiantly in 16 different events, achieving FIVE top 10 finishes:
-“Crave the Wave” (Charlie Iverson and Evgenia Roth) achieved a 10thplace finish.
-“Invasive Species” (Isabel Brown and Julia Ginsback) achieved an 8thplace finish.
-“Reach for the Stars” (Julia Ginsback and Emma Akenson) achieved an 8th Place finish.
-“Anatomy and Physiology”(Avery Richardson and MacKenzie Korent) achieved a 7th place finish.
-“Write it do it” (Abby Olson and Lauren Chukel) brought home the 4th place medal.

This week's Green Tip:
Turn off the water while showering and brushing teeth.
Esme and Ella, Sustainability Club, advised by Mrs. Conklin

Beginning in January, we hope to provide our middle families with a quick link to House Communication - a collaborative endeavor between student leaders and teachers! (See the second tab at the top of this blog.) We're looking forward to your feedback when we launch this effort!

We're celebrating the Habits of Mind illustrated by characters in Star Wars and we're looking forward to students finding their own clips and illustrations of these important Habits of Mind! 

A break filled with family, peace, and joy may you have...(in Yoda speak),
Mrs. Ann Mitchell

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