Students on 8 Red recently completed an Introduction to History project. Students chose a historical topic that they were interested in. They did research on their topic (we went to the library as a class for a few days). Then, thjey put their information on a poster and wrote an essay. Their essay answered the essential question: “How did my topic/event affect or change history?” Each student or group (students were allowed to work alone or with a partner) presented their information to the class. Another component to the project was to make something unique or creative that relates to your topic. Below you will see some example of the work the students created.
Math Club will be starting up again Friday, October 13! We meet every Friday after school in Ms. Daniels’s room (room 203) from the end of school until 3:30. There is no cost associated with the club and it is open to grades 5-8. Students just need to be sure that their parents know they are staying for math club and be sure that they have a ride home at 3:30.
During math club, students work to solve problems and puzzles varying in difficulty. They often work in groups to help lower grade students master more difficult topics. The problems do not follow any grade-level curriculum, but focus on problems that require a different type of out-of-the-box thinking as well as the use of logic. We occasionally have in-house competitions where students can compete against their classmates or work with them to try to beat other grades of students.
Math Club students decide upon school-wide activities to celebrate Pi Day. Last year, they decided on a questionnaire that all students could complete for prizes as well as creating a script for a NMS news presentation on pi.
6th-8th graders will have the opportunity to try out to be a part of the MATHCOUNTS Competition team. We will go to one meet in February, competing individually and as a group against other schools in the area.
Both our field hockey and cross country teams are off to a great start! The weather has been beautiful for practices, meets, and games. The camaraderie this year is amazing! Our students are out there cheering each other on! Check out some pictures!
The district unites! All middle school field hockey players from NMS and HBMS.
The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health will host a Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic at Nissitissit Middle School. Please bring your insurance card as most companies cover the cost. Otherwise, a fee of $20.00 will cover the cost of the vaccine. Everyone 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop full protection against the flu. For more information please visit www.nashoba.org