In preparation for reading The Outsiders seventh grade language arts classes researched the 1950s and 1960s and presented that research to their classmates. As a culminating activity for the research and a kick off to the novel the entire school was invited to dress up as a Soc or a Greaser. We had excellent school wide participation! The seventh grade classes previewed a book trailer for The Outsiders made by the language arts department, and our students are so excited to start reading the book!
It's (almost) summer time! Keep up with your summer reading by downloading eBooks from the LMS library. You can read the books on your computer or you can download them to your personal device. The instructions are easy to follow and are attached to this post.
Don't forget. . . If you have a WCPL card, you can also download books from their library.
May 20 marked the end of an Olympic Journey with Mark Bathum, Two-Time Silver Medalist in the Sochi 2014 Paralympics. Dr. Boyd’s classes have been following Olympic and Paralympic athletes before the start of the Winter Olympics. Students researched athletes, created profiles and bio videos with Animoto, and developed relationships with their athletes through Twitter and Facebook. Kyle Kuhn had some questions for his athlete, and that is how our relationship with Mark began. The students followed Mark throughout his preparation and training. They watched him and his guide Cade Yamamoto win two Silver Medals in Sochi, and supported the two of them with Tweets and well wishes during the competition. The students continued their support through Mark’s win of Best Male US Athlete through voting. Yesterday, he held a Skype session with each class, sharing his personal story, Paralympic experience, and a question and answer session. Mark’s inspiration story gives real meaning to “overcoming obstacles” and the courage to pursue their dreams and enrich the lives of others.
Mark Bathum, 2014 Winter Paralympian, and two-time silver medalist, lends some words of advice to Lakeview Middle School Eighth graders on their participation in the 12th annual LMS Triathlon. Students at LMS supported and followed Mark and his skiing guide Cade Yamanito on their journey to Sochi. Mark returns the favor by sharing some words of wisdom on Triathlon preparation and encouragement on pursuing dreams and achieving goals.