At Blair Moody Elementary School, Mrs. Holstein’s class has been busy learning the procedures and parts of Daily 5. They have built their stamina to 20 minutes. They are excited to learn all about reading. They enjoy Reading to Self and Reading to Someone. They will be learning about the other 3 parts of Daily 5- word work, work on writing and listen to reading.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Hoover Hawks and West Cardinals took to the Griffin Football Field recently. A great game was played by both teams. However, the Hawks took the victory over the Cardinals 34 -0. Go HAWKS!
At Hoover Middle School, eighth graders are taking pride in writing their personal narratives in Mrs. Scrivner's class. They are enjoying using Google Classroom on their Chromebooks.
Taylor Parks Elementary School had the Taylor Fire Department and the Taylor Police Department in honor of Fire Prevention Month. The firemen gave the students a lesson on fire safety as well as learning about the equipment on the fire truck. Police officers let the students sit inside the patrol car and explained what all the equipment in the car is used for. Thank you to the Taylor Police officers and the Taylor Fire Fighters.
Recently two representatives from DTE Energy spoke to sixth grade science students at West Middle School. The representatives, Patty and Bridget, explained how energy is produced and sent into our homes. The representatives told us electricity is generated mainly using coal, nuclear power, natural gas and biomass.
In addition, Patty and Bridget gave our students several safety tips including staying 25 feet from power lines and when you smell natural gas in your home, leave immediately and call 911.
Finally, the DTE Representatives presented great money saving strategies to the sixth graders. They told the students that changing to LED bulbs could save their household $10 a year per bulb. Also, using power strips will cut down on phantom loads. The representatives encouraged the students to take five-minute showers to save on natural resources, electricity and water.
We are grateful to the DTE representatives, Patty and Bridget, for partnering with West Middle School. They did an amazing job interacting with sixth grade students and answering their questions. Their presentation was informative and entertaining. By putting their suggestions into practice we will help save the planet and our money.
Submitted by Sara Bochenek
Recently gentleman from the Ford Motor Astronomy Club made the annual visit to West Middle School. The club interacted with eighth-grade science students from the classes of Mrs. Pasek-Colley and Ms. Gibson.
Club members brought with them four high-powered telescopes, a variety of valuable meteorites and a wealth of information to share with our students.
Thankfully, the weather cooperated and the clouds parted. Students were able to see the sun and at times a sliver of the planet Venus. The club members did a wonderful job of explaining and answering student questions.
These gentlemen gave of their time and expertise to further the education of eighth grade students. West Middle School is very grateful and looks forward to partnering with the Ford Motor Astronomy Club in the future.
Submitted by Sara Bochenek
Saturday, October 13, 2018
*10/16-Varsity Soccer District- Home v. Monroe @ 6:00 p.m.
*10/17-Staff Meeting @ 2:45- Little Theatre
* 10/18- Picture retakes
*10/19- Youth in Government Fall Conference @ EMU
*10/19-Final Varsity Football Game- Home v. Allen Park 7:00