WC Middle School

Ben and Zech 

 

Pictured above are Blake Erdmann, and Zach Pokinghorn WC 8th grader

 

By Jeff Walker

            Mrs. Hubert’s eighth grade language students are researching information for their Life Reports project. This project helps them understand the changes in the world from "back then to the present day." Students first ask one of their relatives, 70 years old or older, what they did when they were about the same age as the students are now.  Then students compile this information into a Prezi to present to their classmates.

            The students benefit from this project by learning what life was like in the past, and how life was different without the technology we have today.

            They have been working on this project for about a month.

            “I actually learned where my family really came from and how cool my family actually is,” says Blake, son of John and Lisa Erdmann.


Spotlight

 

 

Mrs Hubert middle school

 

Cutline: Students from left to right, Stephanie Havlicek and Eathan Copeland.

By Austin Thompson

 

The semester has ended, and those students who just entered middle school for the first time last fall found it to be a big change from their elementary school years. Luckily, Woodbury Central has teachers like Mrs. Hubert.

Mrs. Hubert teaches middle school English, and also a computer class to sixth graders. In English they read short stories such as “The Rat Catcher.” Currently they are writing short stories about their favorite person and place; they read these stories in front of the class while sitting on the “Author’s Chair.”

“It gives them a chance to express themselves in front of their peers that they normally wouldn’t have,” says Mrs. Hubert.

In Computer class, students learn how to create an email, how to send attachments, and how to type correctly and rapidly.

 


Alexis

 

By Austin Thompson

Middle School Student of the Week

 

            Mrs. Gallagher, a WC Middle School teacher, has chosen Alexis Strachan to be a “Student of The Week.”

            Strachan was the only sixth grade student to “ace” Mrs. Gallagher’s quiz over electricity. “Alexis is a very hardworking student that is willing to participate in class and help others if they want to understand,” praises Mrs. Gallagher.


MS spotlight

 

 

By Ben Erdmann

In picture: (Back row, left to right) Seth Even, Alexis Strachan, Autumn Weaver, Jake Kuntz, Wade Mitchell, Seth Mattioda, Devin Tylee. (Front row left to right) Abigail Collins, Lexie Foley, Gracia Widman, Hanna Stratton, Jo Leslie.

 

For the past eight weeks Mrs. Dandurand’s sixth grade social studies students have been working on the Ancient Egypt Interdisciplinary unit. They made eight projects during eight weeks; each project they produced took about a week to complete.

The projects that students created consist of a coffin, a story about their pharaoh, a sarcophagus from a shoebox, a plastic mummy, a canopic jar of clay, and a curse they wrote. Then they placed five objects into the sarcophagus that they would take with them to the afterlife. The students’ favorite part of these projects was “drawing the mummy” and “the five things to bring into the afterlife.”

“Students gain an understanding of the importance of pharaohs in Egyptian society and about life in Ancient Egypt,” Mrs. Dandurand says. While studying Ancient Egypt, the students are taught about the mummification process and the purpose of pyramids. The students also get to learn about sarcophaguses and hieroglyphics. “Students have an opportunity to be creative,” Mrs. Dandurand says.


MS spotlight

 

Students from left to right, Stephanie Havlicek and Ethan Copeland.

By Austin Thompson

Middle School Spotlight     

Middle school is a big change and can be scary. Luckily Woodbury Central has teachers like Mrs. Hubert.

Mrs. Hubert teaches middle school English, and also a computer class to sixth graders. In English they read short stories such as “The Rat Catcher.” Currently they are writing short stories about their favorite person and place; they read these stories in front of the class while sitting on the “Author’s Chair.”

“It gives them a chance to express themselves in front of their peers that they normally wouldn’t have,” says Mrs. Hubert.

In Computer class, students learn how to create an email, how to send attachments, and how to type correctly and rapidly.

Wright
By Jeff Walker

 

            Through the “WC Movement to Promote Avid Reading,” Mrs. Wright is helping seventh and eighth grade students to “Read 80 Minutes”; that is, read 80 minutes over a four-day period each week. As a middle school campaign developed personally by Mrs. Wright, this “Read 80” project is for middle school students to develop good reading habits outside the school day to help them now and in their futures. “This is something I came up with as a gimmick for the kids to learn to make reading be a part of their everyday lives,” Mrs. Wright explains of the project that is formatted similar to the “NFL Play 60” which encourages people to stay active for their good health. Mrs. Wright adds that many students seem to “use their social groups to encourage them to read.” This campaign runs until Christmas break.

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