• Students in Mrs. Lettow’s Spanish 3 classes are writing and publishing a children’s story. Her Spanish 4 students are doing a comparison project on two Hispanic artists, and her Spanish 5 is finishing their poetry unit on the Modernism movement.


• The second grades had a program called “Rainforest Links” put on by McFarland Park on Monday, Jan. 15. They each got to act out a specific part of the rainforest on a sheet so they could see how the rainforests are in danger of shrinking in space and how things are interdependent on each other. They also learned that many products or foods we use come from the rain forest. What a fantastic hands-on learning experience for the second graders.


• The 7th/8th Grade Band, under the direction of Ms. Kara Bader, has been working hard for their upcoming winter concert! The 7th/8th Grade Concert Band, the 7th Grade Jazz Band and the 8th Grade Jazz Band will be performing on Monday, February 26, at 7:00 at Roland-Story Middle School. Jazz Band students have been working on improvisation techniques and are excited to share their solos during the performance!


• Da dum. Da dum. Da dum. Did you just hear the music from “Jaws”? If you did, come join us in Communication Lab 10! The sophomores watched and reviewed the 1975 classic thriller “Jaws” in preparation for a research project. Some students are looking at facts relating to the actual behaviors of sharks, while others are researching the process of creating a film of that magnitude and how it impacted the director and actors.


• Mr. Dedic’s chemistry students are experimenting with spectra and calculating different wavelengths, frequencies, and energies of different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Using the Bohr model of the atom, students should be able to explain how atoms emit light and why the light will have different colors based on the different elements.