Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Sept. 3 was Orientation Week for the Middle School. Each day, the students posed for First Day of School photos before starting their classes. See photo galleries of the incoming 6th Graders on Sept. 1, the 7th Graders on Sept. 2, and the 8th Graders on Sept. 3. Welcome back, Dragons!
The 5th through 8th grade students shared their Student Showcase projects on June 1, 2020 via Microsoft Teams. Students from different grades shared their PowerPoints in one of 13 groups. Each of the groups lasted over an hour, and their presentations are loaded onto the SGS YouTube Channel. Watch them to see a variety of student presentations!
Group 1 - Coordinator: Cassey Buchmann
Group 2 - Coordinator: Shane Kangas
Group 3 - Coordinator: Joelle Neiwert
Group 4 - Coordinator: Jim Tuck
Group 5 - Coordinator: Meghan Kilgore
Group 6 - Coordinator: Kathy Johnson
Group 7 - Coordinator: Rick Petrini
Group 8 - Coordinators: Paulina McGougan & Jennifer Davenport
Group 9 - Coordinator: Melanie Mildrew
Group 10 - Coordinator: Brian Hutchinson
Group 11 - Coordinator: Francesca Mulazzi
Group 12 - Coordinator: Kristie Slattengren
Group 13 - Coordinator: Rachel Hildie
The annual Middle School recognition videos -- one of the Teachers Announcing Awards and a MS Full Year Slideshow -- will go live on the SGS YouTube Channel at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9th. Be sure to watch the awards video all the way through to the end for a surprise from the teachers!
The Student Showcase Extravaganza (formerly known as Genius Hour) on Monday, June 1st, will consist of live presentations from 10-11:30am in a virtual format! All 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, as well as their parents and siblings, will be invited to present their projects on Microsoft Teams in cohorts of 9-10 students. Each student will give a 3-to-8 minute presentation, based on their grade level, to the other students in the virtual room, their families, as well as other community members and staff. These presentations will hopefully display what they have been working on, how the project went, and allow the student to reflect on the process and what they learned. See More Information on the Student Showcase event.
With this year's 5th graders unable to participate in the traditional Transition Day to Middle School, the 6th grade teachers and Middle School Head Joelle Neiwert have created an informative, and humorous, video for the fifth graders to prepare them for next year. You can watch it too and see what Life in 6th Grade could be like this fall!
The 6th graders watched their teacher Kristie Slattengren separate out DNA from strawberries on May 14. Then those who had the materials at home performed their own DNA separation! Here's a Photo Gallery of them mashing up a strawberry, adding soapy salty water and continuing to mash it, then filtering it with a coffee filter, then slowly adding isopropyl alcohol and watching the DNA precipitate so they can scoop it out with a coffee stir stick.