It is finally summer! Everyone is ready to party and burn their books...but before you start the parties and chillaxing just remember that burning your books releases toxins into the air, which harms the environment. So just recycle, and give back to the Earth instead of harming it. To learn more about being green, hopefully we'll see incoming 7th and 8th graders in Green Architecture class taught by Mr. Kallin next year! But other than learning in the summer, hopefully you're having fun. Go to our comments page under the Off-Topic forum, then the Summer! topic, and tell us what you have done and what you will do this summer. Post pictures if wanted!
Milwee staff is very happy about how much effort the students have put into their tests this year. The FSA tests are much more challenging than FCAT, and the students were prepared for it. In Milwee's math classes, students answered FSA styled questions to get them used to the type of questions they will encounter. In language arts classes, students read passages and answered questions on sources like Nearpod. Most Milwee students think the writing FSA was the hardest, but worked with prompts and claims to create phenomenal writing pieces.
Mrs. Van Dyke will be teaching a yearbook class this coming 2015-2016 year. Many kids signed up for it, got interviewed, but only the best 6th and 7th graders got the job. They are committed to doing the work it takes to make an awesome yearbook, even though it takes one of the electives they might have wanted really badly. They learn many different skills, not just the obvious, how to make a yearbook, but also teamwork and sportsmanship. They have to be open to all ideas thrown out there, even if it seems like the worst idea ever. They have to work in a team to make the yearbook, because it is not just a one-man (or woman) job. Everyone has a different role, as an editor, photographer, or maybe even an advertiser. What ever part they choose to play, it will play a big role in the challenge they want to accomplish. Comment about what you would like to see in 2015-2016 yearbook (on the comments page and then under news).
Clubs. should we keep them?
Mr. Kubis has a hard decision on his shoulders. Should we keep clubs for the upcoming year? There are numerous teachers who don't want their club, so they don't do anything. And what about the clubs that actually do things, like Yearbook and Survival Skills? For example, Ms. Wofford's club is Dance and Fitness, but she doesn't want to do it because it's not her thing. She wants to starts a health club for students who want more from her Health class. In Yearbook, they actually create the school's yearbook. The students sacrifice their homeroom period to come and work on it in Mr. Lucas' classroom. They love their club, what about if we take away that other 45 minutes of club time? The yearbook wouldn't get done fast enough, and then they will have to stay after school to accomplish the job. This would cut into the time of the students' after school sports or activities. What about the survival skills club? They have started a recycled garden made out of old tires. If they don't keep this up, the plants will overgrow and get out of hand. Students really like club, and don't want to give it up.