With Spirit shirts, club shirts and College days, it’s often confusing to know what to wear and when. Please check out our guidelines below!
iPads will be distributed Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th during PE classes. Parents, please view and read the policies before signing your child’s iPad agreement.
“A Healthy Me, A Healthy We”- Math Restaurant Projects in full swing
Seventh grade buccaneers are hard at work on their semester expedition focusing on nutrition and fitness as part of a larger central theme, which concentrates on the energy input and output that occurs within our bodies. Science has been focusing on different types of nutrients, how they affect our bodies and provide us with energy, as well as working on solutions for common public health problems.
P.E. has been working hard on fitness grams and creating personal health plans to make sustainable life changes.
Math students have been creating bakeries that provide customers with nutritional information in order to make informed decisions.
In World Cultures, the focus has been on the diets of the Aztec and Maya and how the diets of ancestral American compared with those of the modern American. Have our diet changes and choices become healthier with technology or less so?
Spanish students were hard at work to engineer stress ball and calculate the cost benefit of their products.
English students have been focused on what type of diet might be best to maintain an active lifestyle.
We are looking forward to showcasing our final projects at an Expo night early next Semester!
click here to take the student Gallup poll on hope and engagement!
Humans to Colonize Mars and Establish a Representative Democracy
In a 54% vote by the Southwest Middle School 8th grade student body on Tuesday, August 30th, a Representative Democracy won as the preferred form of government for our proposed Martian Colony, receiving just over 60% of the votes. Other possible forms of government included Monarchy, Dictatorship, Oligarchy, Theocracy, and Autocracy.
The 8th graders are involved in a semester long STEAM project, titled “A Birth of a New Nation”, in which students are learning various elements involved in establishing a new colony after Earth has become inhabitable due to global warming. Students were first asked to research and generate proposals for colonies in science class, using their understanding of various scientific principles, including gravity, temperature, sustainability and astronomy;Mars received overwhelming support as a location for our new colony. US History introduced students to various forms of governments and the 8th graders were asked to vote on which form of government should be established on our new colony. Students will continue to work in Math, English, PE, Computer Science, Spanish, Music and AVID to develop their colony, diet, culture, fitness in low gravity, sustainability and sketch out what a day in the life might look like on Mars.
The culminating project expo will be displayed in two sessions at the beginning of Second semester, TBD. It will be exciting to see what our Martian future holds!
To see more about the Mars Vote, click on the presentation by Mr. Conrad, Mr. Marroquin and Ms. Zaragoza
Our first school-wide Expo was a success! Please help us improve for next year by leaving your comments and feedback! Please take the post Expo survey here!
Schedule A:Regular Block Schedule
8:00 – 8:25 ELP 25 min.
8:30 – 10:15 X 1:45
10:15 -10:25 NB 10 min.
10:30 – 12:15 X 1:45
12:20-12:50 Lunch 30 min.
12:55 – 1:15 Advisory 20 min.
1:15 – 3:00 X 1:45
Schedule B: Minimum Day All Periods
8:00 – 8:40 X 40 min.
8:45 – 9:25 X 40 min.
9:30 – 10:10 X 40 min.
10:15-10:45 Lunch 30 min.
10:50 – 11:30 X 40 min.
11:35 – 12:15 X 40 min.
12:20- 1:00 X 40 min.
Schedule C: Regular Day All Periods
8:00- 8:20 ELP 20 min.
8:20- 9: 15 X 55 min.
9:20- 10:15 X 55 min.
10:15- 1025 Nutrition 10 min.
10:30- 11:25 X 55 min.
11:30- 12:25 X 55 min.
12:30- 1:00 Lunch 30 min.
1:05- 2:00 X 55 min.
2:05- 3:00 X 55 min.