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Weekly Message for 4.26.19

It is hard to believe but our school year is quickly winding down. The next several weeks will be busy for our students, especially those involved in the performing arts.

 

First Friday is this Friday, May 3rd. If students would like to stay after school until the event starts they must have a permission slip signed and returned to their 7th period teacher. As a reminder, there will be no after school snacks but students can bring a snack. We will have food trucks selling food from 4-6pm. with no permssion slip turned in, students will not be able to stay after school. but are invited to come to First Friday at 4pm. 

 

Parents, please remember to take the Panorama School Survey by May 3rd. You received an email with login information a few weeks ago. The results of this survey will help us continue to improve the school-home connection.

 

Mark your calendars for the EOG/EOC/NCFE’s. We will administer end of year tests beginning Monday, May 13th and run through the end of the year. As your planning appointments, please protect the last two weeks of the school year and plan for your student to be in school every day. While we are on the topic of testing, we are seeking donations of AAA batteries, snacks and water. A link to sign up for snacks is included as a reference. Donations can be dropped off at the front office. Just let Ms. Scott know they are for testing. The tentative schedule for testing is:

 

May 13

May 14

May 15

May 16

May 17

6th ela

6th math

6th makeup

6th science

6th social studies

7th math

7th makeup

7th ela

7th science

7th makeup

8th no test

8th ela

8th science

8th makeup

8th   social studies

 

May 20

May 21

May 22

May 23

May 24

6th makeup

6th makeup

6th makeup

6th makeup

6th makeup

7th math 1/makeup

7th social studies

7th makeup

7th makeup

7th makeup

8th math8/math1/math2

8th makeup

8th makeup

8th makeup

8th makeup

 

Ms. Johnson is seeking guest speakers for her elective class. If you have a varied cultural background and would be willing to come and be a guest speaker for her 3rd Period Elective, Passages to Other Cultures, she would be most grateful!  Class is from 9:18 - 10:08.  She is looking for 6-7 guest speakers to come in throughout this quarter.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Johnson at: jjohnson23@wcpss.net.  

 

Moore Square will host a Family Academy on April 29th from 6-7:30. The topic will be Engaging Students in Learning Over Breaks. More information can be found in the linked flier. Dinner will be served at 5:30. We look forward to seeing you at the Family Academy.

 

PAGE of Wake County is hosting an event on Saturday, May 4th, focused education and advocacy for gifted education Super Saturday. This event is open to all students, regardless of AG identification.

Financial aid is available for students who would benefit from attending but need help to do so. Please complete the financial aid request form to request help.

Sign up here if interested :  Super Saturday

AM & PM: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens 

This course utilizes relevant interactive exercises, plus humor and videos, to teach students how to gain greater control of their lives and build relationships high in trust by using the methods in the famed book by Steven Covey. The second half of the class consists of a series of mini-lessons that build proficiency and confidence in public speaking and leadership. 

AM: LEGO Flying Drone Creator Adventure

Join Bricks 4 Kidz to design, build, and watch your drone creation take to the air! Students will get to create actual working drones using LEGO® Bricks and add custom motors, propellers, circuit boards, and wiring to make it take flight! 

AM: Should Nuclear Weapons Have Ever Been Used? 

The dropping of the atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki continues to be one of the most hotly debated decisions in world history. In this class, we will examine first-hand accounts of those involved in the military action, as well as civilians and survivors. 

AM: Internet of Things

Students will more deeply explore how people, processes, data, and things connect through the Internet of Things (IoT) to teach the next generation of global problem solvers through combing technology and social change. Students work in small groups, brainstorming about objects or items in their homes and lives that already connect to the internet and those that do not yet. 

PM: Electronic Piano & Circuit Bending

Students will learn to build an electronic piano kit, play music on the kit, and spend time "circuit bending" music-making toys, opening them up to see how they work and (safely) altering their sounds & functions with a damp sponge over the internal electronics. 

PM: Mean, Median, & Mode/Estimation

For the first part of the workshop, the students will be able to define and compute mean, median, mode, and range and be able to draw an accurate box-and-whiskar plot.  For the second part of the workshop, students will learn how to describe data from M&Ms using range and various measures of central tendency.  

Please direct any questions to info@wakepage.org. We also invite you to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

 

From Student Services: 

6th and 7th grade students who missed registration should see Mrs. Estes or Mr. Wray to complete their registration. Students can also go through PowerSchool to select electives or make changes.

The following classes require applications. Students who are interested should complete the application to be a part of the class. Clicking on the link will take you directly to the application. 

 

A “STEAMY” Summer Is On Its Way!!

You don’t want to miss Summer at the WELL! Our summer camps will cater to rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. The overall theme for each week will be STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Students will visit various STEM related businesses to see how they integrate science, math, literacy, and engineering skills within their day to day work while solving real-world problems. Curious about robotics? Get hands on experience building and programming robots. Calling all creatives!! Come unleash your creative beast with creative writing, music, spoken word, and improv. Love math? Love food? We are tying these two great things together for a fun-filled weekly workshop!

Sign Up Here https://www.wade.org/2019-summer-camps-well/  For more information email: Shiona Caldwell, at scaldwell@wade.org

 

The City of Raleigh offers a free after school program--Teen Outreach Program (TOPs)--for ages 12-18. TOPs runs at 10 community centers across Raleigh. Click on the link for more information. 

 

Camp Braveheart Bereavement Camp is now accepting applications for its 2019 camp. This camp is for ages 6-16. Click on the link for more information.

 

NC State is offering a Study Skill Summer Camp in July and August for grades 6th-8th. They will also have a session for rising 9th graders as well. The focus of the camp is on organizational skills, learning/memory strategies and test taking skills. If you want more information you can contact Mrs. Estes or contact the program at 919-515-1713 or at theclinic@ncsu.edu.

 

WCPSS provides free parent workshops on a variety of topics. Check out some of the upcoming sessions:

Preparing Your Child for the End of Grade (EOG) Test(3rd–8th)

Monday, April 29--Apex United Methodist Church at 5:30 pm (Spanish Only)

 

Communicating with Your Teenagers Effective (in English and Spanish)

Wednesday, May 1--Wake Co. Millbrook Human Services Center at 6:00 pm

 

From the PTSA:

The PTSA will hold a general meeting on April 30th, prior to the Dance Concert. Please plan on attending both the concert and the PTSA meeting. The meeting is at 5:45 and the concert begins at 6:00.

From the Arts:

April and May will be busy for our Arts students. Studio Theatre will perform an original play on April 25th at 6pm. The dance program will have a Spring Concert on April 30th at 6pm. The band, orchestra and chorus students will be at Carowinds on May 2nd for a performance. Our school wide First Friday will be on May 3rd from 4-6pm. We will have a chorus and orchestra concert on May 7th at 6pm and band concert on May 9th at 6pm.

For 6th Graders:

No new announcements.

For 7th Graders:

No new announcements.

For 8th Graders:

You still have time to check out the 8th grade exhibit at Raleigh City Museum.  The installation will be open through June, so you have time to stop by the museum and see our students’ stories.

Summer Driver Education class registration begins April 1st and goes through April 12th. Students must be 14 ½ years old on the first day of class. You can pick up a registration form from the box on Mrs. Estes' door. Students should either scan/email the forms to the Lead Teacher of their first-choice school or drop the form off at a local public high school during the registration period.

 

Afterschool Activities This Week:

Monday          Family Academy                                 5:30-7:00

                     Softball vs East Garner                        4:00

Tuesday         Soccer vs Daniels                                4:00

                     Baseball vs Durant Road                      4:00

                     Intramurals                                        2:30

                     Dance Concert                                    6:00

Thursday        Softball @ Carnage                             4:00

                     Intramurals                                        2:30

                     Lioness Club                                       2:30-3:30

Friday            First Friday                                         4:00-6:00

Saturday        Baseball vs Pine Hollow                       11:15

                     Baseball @ Salem                               6:00