News From the Middle School- June 12, 2017

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The last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year is Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  Students will be dismissed at 11:02 am.

 

Fun in the Sun!

As the school year comes to an end, we have many successes to celebrate.  In order to celebrate student accomplishments, both academic, personal, and  social, we have planned our 3rd  Annual “Fun In the Sun” event.  Students will have the opportunity to earn a full-block outside to enjoy activities such as kickball, capture the flag, crafts, etc., as well as to have some well-deserved fun with their classmates and teachers.  

 

We had originally planned on having Fun in the Sun for grade 5 students today and grade 6 students Tuesday.  We decided to postpone the activities for students in these grades because of the heat. We are in the process of working with teachers to identify a new date/time.  Fun in the Sun for students in grade 7 is scheduled for Wednesday and for students in grade 8 on Thursday!  

 

Unique Opportunity

Tomorrow the zSpace mobile classroom promotional tour will be stopping by Medway Middle School. This  will be a unique opportunity for some of our students to experience interactive virtual reality and augmented reality. While we wish all students could have this experience, there is a limited time/space frame available.  Students in some of Mrs. Porter, Ms. Conner, and Mr. Davidson’s classes will have the opportunity to see how art and technology can virtually come together.

 

Differing Abilities: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital  

Today,  fifth grade students participated in Differing Abilities, sponsored by Spaulding Rehabilitation Center of Framingham.  Students participated in a series of centers designed around understanding differences. Students engaged in discussions and activities centered around disability etiquette, universal design, adaptive games, and adaptive equipment.   

 

Drinks in Schools

As the warmer weather approaches,  we encourage students to stay hydrated by carrying water bottles with them throughout the day.  Recently, we have seen an increase in the number of students who are bringing other drinks, including iced coffee and energy drinks, to school with them in the morning.  These types of drinks do not assist with hydration and students will not be allowed to bring them into classrooms. Thank you for your support and assistance.

 

Late Bus- reminder

There will be no more late bus runs for the remainder of the year.  

 

Making a Makerspace!

The Makerspace movement is coming to Medway Middle School! Approximately one year ago the Medway Public Library launched their makerspace. A great write up on page 13 of the Medway & Millis Local Town Pages can be found here. With the success of the town library space and the necessity to develop 21st century skills that include the 4 C’s (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking), the development of a school based Makerspace allows for an engaging and student centered learning environment.

 

A makerspace is the tool for redefining the educational experience. The tools and resources that are present in a makerspace environment allow student expectations and lesson objectives to be easily redefined.  Traditionally, the library is a location that supports the learning process taking place in the entire school. It does this by providing access to resources of different kinds, be it various texts, digital resources, technology, or collaborative learning spaces. The library is and should be the hub of student learning where all students and faculty can go. The addition of a makerspace is simply an extension of what the library already provides.

 

Medway Middle School would like to ask the community to donate any supplies to help support this effort. Some of the desired supplies include: Legos, cardboard, crafting sticks, straws, rubber bands, batteries, toothpicks, duct tape, glue guns and sticks,  Play Doh, K’Nex, Lincoln Logs, Keva planks, Electronics, and more. Any supplies can be dropped off at the Middle School main office, care of Ryan Camire.

 

In addition to the donation of supplies and materials, in the fall, we will asking community members to volunteer their time and share their expertise to come and assist students in using the tools and resources in this space.  Thank you!

 

Summer Reading

Medway Middle School teachers want to encourage students to read 3 to 5 books this summer and  have put together a list of summer reading recommendations! Information about Medway High School’s summer reading program are included at the end of the linked document.

Lost and Found

Medway Middle School’s lost and found is overflowing!  Please encourage your child to look through the items on the tables in the lobby for any items that they may be missing.  Parents are also welcome to look through the items after 2:00 pm.    

 
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