Pi Day!

On March 14th (3.14), the middle school students celebrated Pi Day with various activities. Students in all 3 classes tried to memorize as many digits of pi as they could. They all did an amazing job. The top 10 were:

Marissa D :105
Coye S : 80
Maria L: 63
Ty B:  56
Peyton T: 54
Victoria T: 52
Kara T: 38
Kayla B: 38
Claire M: 30
Harley O: 29

The 8th graders also created a 3.14

Basketball

The middle school students attended an OKC Thunder basketball game. They even got caught on the dance cam!

 

Science Projects

The 8th graders created rubber band powered cars and raced them down the hall.

 

As part of a How It's Made project the 8th graders visited/toured Factory 233 and printed their own shirts.

 

 

Helping the Homeless

The Student Council served a breakfast to raise money for lunches at a homeless shelter. I am so proud of the work they do!

 

 

Catholic Schools Week 2018

We have officially begun Catholic Schools Week. 8th grade themed their door to "Smurf Village" with smurfs being named after virtues that each student picked. They also dressed up for "We are all on God's Team!

8th Grade Service Project

Friday, January 12th the 8th grade class took a field trip to Inter Faith Ministries Homeless Shelter in Wichita. They delivered the hats, gloves, socks and mittens to a very worthy cause. The students received a tour of the shelter and lots of information about how the shelter works and the kinds of needs there are for the homeless in the area.

 

The Student council will be hosting a breakfast on Tuesday, January 30th to support this cause as well. The money raised will be used to pack and deliver lunches to the shelter in early February.

Middle School Collaboration

This last week, the middle school spent some time together as a whole participating in several subjects. They did a two day project involving science, English, social studies and religion. The basis of the science was to construct two of the three objects with only their given materials.

There choice were:

A net that holds the most amount of "bugs"

A bridge that holds the most candy corn

A tower that stands the tallest without leaning

 

I was very, very impressed by their hard work and creativity!

Pictured below are a few of the bridges.

 

 

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week Consisted of "Boot Out Drugs", "Be A Hero, Don't do Drugs" , "Your Future is Key, be Drug Free" and "Drugs will Throw You Back Decades"

 

 

 

Day 4 of Respect Life Week

Thursday (September 21) was "Respect for Each Other". The 8th graders started the day serving breakfast to raise money for World Hunger Day. After that they paired with the kindergarten class to read with them.

 

 

8th Grade vs Parent Kickball Game

The 8th graders played against their parents in an exciting game of kickball, ending in a tie.

Day 3 of Respect Life Week

Wednesday (September 27) was Dress Like Your Parents Day

 

 

 

Day 2 of Respect Life Week

"A person is a person no matter how small" Today's (Tuesday, September 26)  dress was in Dr. Suess characters

 

 

 The students also worked on posters for the Life Chain this coming Sunday (October 1st)

Day 1 of Respect Life Week

Monday, September 25 kicked off Respect Life Week with "Respect for the military/veterans". The Student Council led an all school assembly which involved a prayer, the flag salute and a few games.

The 8th grade class showed off their outfits.

Problem Solving with Brainteasers

On Fridays the Middle School students try to answer a brainteaser using their problem solving skills. Here is what we have done so far:

August 18
A man was born in 1955, how is it today is his 18th birthday?

August 25:
What gets wetter the more it dries?

September 1:
I have a large money box, 48 cm base sides and 42 cm tall. Roughly how many coins can I place in my empty money box?

September 8:
What is yours to own, yet others use it more?

September 15:
Jack tells Jill, “this isn’t the $5 bill you left on the table. I found it between pages 15 and 16 of Harry Potter.” Jill replied, “you’re lying and I can prove it.” How did Jill know?

September 22:
What is correct to say, “the yolk of the egg is white” or “the yolk of the egg are white”?

October 6:
A little girl kicks a soccer ball. If goes ten feet and comes back to her. How is this possible?

October 13:
A girl went over to the U.S. on the 4th of July and partied for 3 days. She came back on the 4th of July. How did she do it?

November 3:

Phil asked his friend Stan when his birthday was. Stan replies that he was 32 the day before yesterday and next year he will be 35. When is his birthday and how is this possible?


November 10:

Larry's father has five sons names Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty..Guess what would be the name of the fifth?

 

December 1:

An old man wanted to leave all of his money of one of his three sons, but he didn't know which one he should give it to. He gave each of them a few coins and told them to buy something that would be able to fill their living room. The first man bough straw, but there was not enough to fill the room. The second bought some sticks, but they still did not fill the room. The third man bought two things that filled the room, so be obtained his father's fortune. What were the two things that man bought and was able to fill the room with?


December 15:

What starts with a P, ends with an E and has thousands of letters in it?

 

January 5:
How many 2 cent stamps are in the dozen?

 

January 19:
A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?

 

 

 

Beginning of Year Science

The first month of school, middle school students have done several hands on science projects. They learned how to "Save Sam", watched the eclipse and finished their first Junk Box competition. 


Ms. Fisher
Middle school math and science
afisher@stpatskingman.org