Tuesday, May 12, 2015
It's hard to believe that the school year is almost over. Despite all of the standardized testing, wild winter weather and all of those virtual makeup days, it's been a great year. I've truly enjoyed this year and I will miss the students and the relationships I've formed with them this past year. I wish everyone the best of luck at NJHS or whatever school you plan to attend next year. I hope you have learned not only a lot of math and science this year but also how to be a respectful, responsible, organized person along the way. Take care and I wish you the best of luck in the future!
Sunday, April 12, 2015
We haven't had much luck with field trips this year. Our Toyota tour was cancelled due to snow and Astronomy Night was cancelled due to rain. Hopefully, we'll have better luck with your next scheduled field trip. We plan on canoeing on Pigeon Creek in late April as part of the Canoe Evansville program. We will be going on two different days (April 29th & 30th) with 30 students going each day. Be on the lookout of the permission slip and medical waiver release form needed to take part in the canoe trip. We are asking for $4 per student to cover the cost of canoeing and bus transportation.
We have two more exciting field trips that will go on regardless of the weather. We will be visiting North Junior High School as part of the "Welcome to the Pack" program NJHS puts on each May for incoming seventh grade students. This is always a fun day as students get to meet their seventh grade homeroom teacher along with other incoming students from Vogel, Scott, Evans and Oak Hill. Once again, students will be divided up over the course of three days to attend this trip (May 12th, 13th, & 14th).
On Friday, May 15th, we will be traveling to Bloomington, IN to visit Indiana University. We will be taken on a tour by current IU students. We will get a tour of the campus and students will see college through a student's eyes. That afternoon, we will be visiting the WonderLab hands-on science museum. Our students loved this trip last year. For many, it was the highlight of their year and a trip they'll never forget. More details on this trip will be coming home in the next couple of weeks.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Due to rain and cloud cover, we had to postpone Astronomy Night this past Thursday, March 20. We hope to reschedule sometime in April and have better weather. Please be on the lookout for information about the new date and time. You won't want to miss out on this fun night of activities and sky watching!
Saturday, March 14, 2015
As we wrap up our science unit on Earth and Space Science, we are capping it off by hosting an Astronomy Night at Delaware School on Thursday, March 19 beginning at 6:30 PM. Representatives from the Evansville Astronomical Society will be here with a couple of high-powered telescopes that will allow us to view distant objects in the night sky. We hope to have a clear night so we are able to view the planets Jupiter and Venus, the Comet Lovejoy and more! We also plan to have some fun activities in the cafeteria while we wait for the sun to set before looking at the night sky. We hope you will join us on what is sure to be a fun and fascinating evening!