Here we are at the 100th day of the school year. Can't wait to see 1st graders doing their 100 steps and all the other 100 things that go with it. Always a fun day!
This week 8th graders have been signing up for their high school classes. So far it has gone well. They have had an evening presentation on how to enroll in classes and we have taken a few classes since then to go over it on a more individual basis. Some of us have finished and some are still trying to determine their best options for next year.
We are in the midst of getting things ready for the formal dance tonight. Great excitement about this event!
Here is an preview of an upcoming Premiere that looks interesting. What is it that our children are able to do with the digital tools that exist in the world that they are growing up in?!
As I sit here this afternoon we are watching the roof glaciers inch over the edge and crash to the snow banks below I am reminded of the tremendous forces of nature that we witness everyday. Speaking of forces of nature, 8th grade has a test on glaciers tomorrow, today 6th grade had a great discussion about the creation of elements within a supernova and 7th grade has completed an engineering challenge to get our tanks to feed each other with out flooding the classroom. They also have their webcam set up to monitor the class tank, very cool. (and the plumber got the water system back online this morning so that we could be here for the day) All this after a 1 hour delay!
Tonight the 8th graders and their parents will be meeting with the high school administration about signing up for their freshman classes. Very exciting. And now more snow is coming down. Crazy times!
Last night the student council group got together for the first newspaper meeting. Thanks to those who could stay and were outstanding in their leadership, organization and ability to get started on a task independently. See you all again next week.
Well here we are halfway through this school year and I have to get this writing thing cranked up again. I guess that I have been stuck on these stairs to the moon. I don't know if there are many reading but over the last few week I have heard from some of you that "there wasn't much happening on that site of yours"! Enough said. With more than two people asking I will see what I can do to get this brain back in gear.
We have weathered the Patriots loss and now just have the Super Bowl to go which reminds me that this Friday there will be a Super Bowl party here at AVS from 5-7. There will be games, movie clips, fun, food, food, and more food for the event. All are welcome and 8th grade and Mary Hyland will be hosting. Hyland+football= fun time.
There are carnations going on sale this week as an 8th grade fundraiser. They will be delivered on Feb 14th. Do not miss this annual opportunity!
Spelling Bee is this Friday 9:30am.
8th graders will be beginning to sign up for their high school classes on Feb. 8 @ a meeting here at AVS for parents and students. There is a dinner before hand (5:30) and meeting to follow to introduce the class sign up procedure. High school experts will be here to answer your every question.
Speaking of 8th grade, they are working on their Million Dollar Speeches that they will present on Feb. 14th. The time for that is still to be determined. In math we have finished the algebra unit and have started in on a geometry based measurement unit. We are working with boxes and finding areas, volumes and the relationships between them. In science we are finishing up with some research on glaciers.
7th grade has been planning and designing a few experiments for the tank. We have purchased a small pump to expand our tank system and have contacted Dave Munson to assist with some organisms for the experiments. In math we are continuing our work on probability. We also have the Monday morning stock market game that is keeping us looking at the stock reports.
6th grade has been and is ready to be finished with the periodic table. They have down some great work in their investigation of the elements.
The AVS Council is off to a great start and are in the process of getting a school newspaper up and running. There was tremendous interest within the group and from the school community. We are hoping that this next monday we can get a first issue out on the streets. Look for it! The council is also working on a possible Winter Carnival festivity some time in March.
And finally the end of March be looking for Shakespearian Pirates on the premises! Could be interesting.
So what is on your mind? What could I be telling you? Let me know, leave a comment!!
Peace and here comes February.
December 20, 2010
IMPORTANT CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, WE ARE FORCED TO RE-SCHEDULE OUR WINTER CONCERT TO A DATE AFTER OUR RETURN FROM THE HOLIDAY BREAK.
WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON A NEW DATE AND TIME. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES THIS MAY CAUSE YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Gary Bosk, MEd.Principal
For 8th grade parents and students the math comp test will be on Dec. 9 from 9:20-10:50. Students are working on reviewing their math skills for the last week and need to continue to work on it on their own until the test date. 8th grade worked with their little buddies last week to put together a short recording about the components of bullying and a possible solution. It is always great to have them work with their little buddies as they begin to develop their skills at working with and teaching these younger students. They rise to the occasion and do some amazing things with these kids. Well done 8th graders!
7th grade is finishing up their work on algebra and has a take home test that is due Nov. 29. We are also working on designing a science project with the tank and crabs. Lots of ideas and questions have come out of that work.
6th grade is moving into a study of the periodic table and are trying to figure out what elements, compounds and mixtures are.
Wishing you all a festive Thanksgiving this week.
Finishing up with Little buddies and the meeting presentation for Friday. Concluded a introduction for the 7th and 6th grade about Migrations that will relate to tomorrow's presentation from the planetarium. Working on getting the food drive wrapped up tomorrow with 7th grade help and 8th is working on math comp test preparation.
Basketball game tonight in Woolwich and then another on Friday here against Vinalhaven. Busy times!