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Read180 Poets Compose, I Dream of a World
 on December 19, 2018

The sixth-grade Read180 class has been reading about three activists that worked to make the world better for children.  These three activists are Kesz Valdez, Malala Yousafzai, and James Kofi Annan. They read and analyzed a poem called I Dream a World by Langston Hughes.  Then each student created their own line about how they hope our future world will be better.  They put the lines together to create a class poem called I Dream of a World by the 2018 sixth-grade Read180 class.

Raspberry Pi is for Progamming, Not Eating, in 8th Grade
 on December 17, 2018

Ms. Ketter's grade 8 Programming students have been working on assembling the Raspberry Pi B+3 kits.  Each student has the opportunity to work on four different programming stations to get a feel for a variety of problem solving environments.  Most experts are in agreement and predicting that future job opportunities will have a strong need for employees to be able to create and solve problems.


The Bûche de Noël in French Class
 on December 20, 2018

The Bûche de Noël, or Yule log as we know it, is one of the oldest French Christmas traditions. It dates back to Celtic times before Christmas in France was celebrated. Today it is a staple dessert served at le Réveillon, the French Christmas feast.  Students in Madame Behrens’s 8th grade French classes created various scenes with their own mini bûches de Noël. Students were very creative in their designs which ranged from Harry Potter’s village to the Polar E...

Teamwork is the Dreamwork as Students Prepare for Progress Grades
 on December 18, 2018

Students at Whitewater Middle School have been busy preparing for second quarter progress grades to be completed.  This time of the year can be a challenge for many middle school students as the weather changes, winter break approaches, and the newness of the school year wanes.  Teamwork and collaboration is a great way to push through the challenges at this time of the year.  Shown below are 8th and 6th grade students working together and learning.

Student Council Toy Drive
 on December 21, 2018

Student council leaders Callie and Josie organized a holiday toy drive for Madison’s Children’s Hospital. Students made cards for the children also. Over 50 items were collected!

National Geographic Geography Bee Held at WMS
 on December 20, 2018

Whitewater Middle School hosted a school-wide National Geographic Geography Bee on Wednesday, December 19.   Special congratulations to 7th-grader, Emerson Ellenwood, for his first place finish. Marina Linos, also a 7th-grader earned second place. Third place went to 6th-grader Carson Petitt. Emerson will now complete a qualifying test to go on and compete at the state level National Geographic Bee where he has a chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship. Congratulations to all of these students!  Good ...

7th Grade Donates to Local Charities!
 on December 21, 2018

Seventh grade students baked dog treats and created various items as a part of an economic unit. Student then sold items with profits going to local charities. The seventh grade donated almost $1000 to local charities!

Welcome to Whitewater - Gingerbread Style
 on December 21, 2018

STEM Community Challenge. The objective of this project was to learn about, design, and build our community out of traditional gingerbread house supplies. Prior to constructing our community, students learned more about what is important to Whitewater. We were pleased to welcome guests from the high school and community to help us with our project. Students used the design process and skills relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics). During the project students took a virtual reality tour of Whitewater through an app that ...

Virtual Field Trip With Bees
 on November 08, 2018

Eighth grade students had the chance to take a virtual field trip through the flowers with the help of Mr. Houwers and a classroom set of virtual reality glasses. Students were able to view pollination from a bees perspective in a way that would otherwise not be possible. It was such a fun way to augment the life science unit!

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