2014-03-12 / Community

News from MAS

The Third Annual Glee Club performance will be held in the middle/high school auditorium this Saturday, March 15, at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. Come early as seats will fill fast!

The fifth grade classes at Emerald Elementary have been learning about animal adaptations and survival in Science class. Students explored how the behavioral characteristics of animals and the physical characteristics of all organisms help them survive in their environment. The classes participated in a hands-on activity to explore animal adaptations, namely the shape of a bird’s beak in relation to its food source. Students explored the variability in bird beaks, and saw how the beak affects feeding ability, food source, and survival.

To celebrate National Reading Month, Emerald Elementary participated in the Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day on March 7. Students and staff curled up with a good book from 1:05 p.m. until the end of the day.

Time to support YETI and their Walk for Warmth project. Starting March 17, YETI members will be selling Walk for Warmth certificates for a donation of $1 during all lunch hours. Your certificate will be displayed on the middle/ high school cafeteria windows to show your support. The public is welcomed to participate.

The U.P. Blood Bank is in critical need of blood! HOSA will be sponsoring a blood drive with Marquette General Hospital’s Blood Bank from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on March 28. Any student or staff member willing to donate please contact Mrs. Demers are any HOSA student. Public is welcome to donate by “walking in”. To donate blood it is required that you are 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated in the past eight weeks, and have not had a tattoo or piercing in the last 12 months. You must bring a picture ID when donating. If you are under 17, you must have a parent sign a permission form prior to donating (pick one up in the HOSA Room).

The Lions International is offering a District 10 Scholarship for students who have a learning and/ or physical disability, and have acumulativeGPAofaC(3.0)or better. The application deadline is April 15. See Mr. Rochon for an application or to ask any questions.

Who says girls can’t weld? Mr. Wagner, eighth grade exploration teacher, says he has been supplementing his lessons with some basics like electrode choice, and weld symbol reading. Of course the student favorite is “burning metal” in the shop. As their skill sets evolve, many have already performed repair services for local community members. In the future, we look forward to providing the community a place to find fire rings, small wood stoves, and other small projects that our students can create. Mr. Wagner also says he has tried to give them some other basic skills that will help around the house: sweating a copper pipe joint, changing out a spare tire, checking the oil, and washing and waxing a care. Thanks to modern technology and video games, STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) based applications are used to design, test, and build a mousetrap powered car in a virtual world before building the physical model and drag racing it against classmates’ creations in the gym.

Looking Ahead:

March 25 and 27: Senior Class Play with performances starting at 7 p.m. HS auditorium

March 26: Band Concert starting at 7 p.m. HS auditorium

March 31 – Apr. 4: Spring Break. Students return on April 7.

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