Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 18

Do We Benefit From Late Starts?

PLC Late Starts occur on the very first Wednesday of almost every month. We start school late and have a two hour break in the morning, but do students really benefit from them? Do late starts make a good learning tool? Do students engage better and are we more focused when we have breaks? Even …

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Nov 18

Eye Catching TV Shows and Movies

                                                                     (Pictures courtesy of Google Images) Have you ever viewed a TV show or movie that lures you to go back and watch the very first season and the ones after that, or puts you on edge to watch the next show? If so, what was it? What was so interesting about it? Tayah …

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Nov 18

Dreaming Up a Big Future

  Middle school can be the best, worst, and most confusing part of anybody’s life, but it can also be the time someone learns about herself and her future. Middle school is the perfect time to start thinking about your future and what you want to major in during college. You’ve probably been asked all …

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Nov 13

Bus Safety

Safety is an important part of today’s society. Bus safety is also very important because according to School Transportation News an online newspaper that is how 53% of kids get to school.   “To ensure maximum protection we need to follow a few basic rules,” says Joann Owens, bus 34 driver. “We need to stay seated …

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Nov 13

Why Not Make The Brain Turn?

  For years MESA has been collecting the brains of the school in one classroom and providing a myriad of different opportunities. This year, Mrs. Layla Bowes, 8th grade science teacher, is running the Mathematical Engineer Science Achievement club (MESA), teaching the kids about biomimicry. Most would hear that word and be thinking, “What in …

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Nov 01

The New iPads

  Courtesy of Google Images ( http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2012/10/24/314772.png) Now we all used computers at school to help with school work, but what will happen when we get our new iPad minis in February? Most of us already have enough trouble keeping our notes and carrying heavy binders. With the new iPads, we could keep all of our …

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