2012-03-29 / News

News from MAS


Pictured above: Mr. Lindstrom’s Fourth Grade class with their mousetrap cars. The students made the cars to get a better understanding on how potential energy changes to energy of motion. 
(submitted photo) Pictured above: Mr. Lindstrom’s Fourth Grade class with their mousetrap cars. The students made the cars to get a better understanding on how potential energy changes to energy of motion. (submitted photo) In anticipation of our Family Engineering Night on March 27, Mr. Lindstrom’s Fourth Grade class made mousetrap cars to understand how potential energy changes to energy of motion. Most students extended the lever on their mousetrap to get more revolutions of the axel and some added larger wheels. The goal of the competition was to get their car to go the farthest. Ryleigh Weigel’s car went the furthest at 21 feet, followed by Tony Williams, and then Mitchell Green.

Our salmon are doing quite well this year due to our move to a different classroom and our new chiller. Thank You to Schoolcraft County Sportfishing Association for helping us purchase the new chiller. Without the chiller and the new room, we wouldn’t be able to keep the tank water at the low temperatures that are needed. Thursday, March 22nd was World Water Day and we discussed the importance of clean water and the effects of run-off to our lakes and streams. The chinook salmon will soon be going through smoltification, caused by the increased water temperature and longer days, and we will be ready to release them. Our double headed fish died in December. It was disappointing, but we noted that it had difficulty swimming up to the food and eating. Once it lost its egg sac, it eventually died. We currently have 94 fish between 2 and 3 inches. As the water temperature rises, they have become voracious eaters and are growing quickly. Kudos to our Thompson Hatchery, and Randy Espinoza, we have not encountered bacteria problems with our eggs as with some downstate classrooms. We would like to thank Mr. Espinoza for keeping a clean hatchery and taking care of the eggs.


Pictured above: Middle School student JoDean LaVance practicing his reading skills with Max, one of the Linda Mason’s dogs during their weekly trip to the classroom. Below: Brandon Strom, Dayton Benish and Tony Williams observe the activity of the salmon tank at Emerald Elementary. 
(submitted photo) Pictured above: Middle School student JoDean LaVance practicing his reading skills with Max, one of the Linda Mason’s dogs during their weekly trip to the classroom. Below: Brandon Strom, Dayton Benish and Tony Williams observe the activity of the salmon tank at Emerald Elementary. (submitted photo) Emerald Elementary will host an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12.

Sixth Graders just finished an interesting project in Social Studies. Each student made a family totem pole. They chose animals that represented their family values. We have many bees which represent honesty; beavers which stand for hard work; wolves which stands for family loyalty, and so on. Ask your son or daughter what they think of their family. You will be proud!

The Middle School students in Ms. Barton’s and Mrs. Anderson’s classrooms have been enjoying their weekly visitors, Max and Chip, Linda Mason’s two therapy dogs. The students read to the dogs on a weekly basis to practice their reading skills. The dogs listen and enjoy hearing the stories!

Ms. Mulligan reminds all her current art students (and former students who had art this year) that it is that time of year for high school art students to submit their art for the First Congressional Art Competition. This is an annual two dimensional event. Students should see Ms. Mulligan for more information.

Mark your calendars now for a very special program in the MS/HS Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22: Debut of the Glee Club. The music promises to be fantastic as well as the costumes and dancing. The students have been practicing hard for this special event.

Spring Break begins on April 2 and runs through April 9. Students return to school on Tuesday, April 10. There are free activities sponsored by the Kiwanis Club:

• April 2: Open Gym from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

• April 3: Open Swim from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

• April 4: Movie, “The Lorax,” at Cinema I for $1.

• April 5: Open Swim from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Yooper Hooper: This Saturday, April 7. Come out and watch great basketball and support CBC!

Pigs vs. Punks Basketball Game at the MS/HS Gym is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11.

Reminder: The Senior Class Play will be held in the Auditorium on April 12, 13, and 14 beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s production is: Senior Class LIVE!

Just received today: The High School Drama production will be: Give My Regards to Broadway!

Performances are scheduled for April 26-27-28 in the Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.

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