Thank you to Edmund Middle School parents who spent Valentine’s Day helping to spread love around the school. Supplies were brought in and all students were encouraged to make Valentine cards for people they care about. It was really fun for so many of us! Thank you!
On Wednesday, February 5th Edmunds Middle School raised the BLM flag! A ceremony preceded raising the flag filled with music, activities and speakers. It was a cold but sunny day and a beautiful day for our school community.
EMS 6th graders participated in a bread baking demonstration in the library/makerspace!
Several students met in the library/makerspace with Kevin Plette, the GeoBee Coordinator and entered the contest! We had three top winners!
Learn Science and Math by creating mittens to donate! Quest team worked in the library/makerspace to sew insulated mittens. It involved measurement, temperature, data collection, writing and sewing skills!
Dear EMS Families,
Here are a few of the powerful and creative learning moments at EMS these last few weeks.
- On Quest, students began making mittens with the sewing machines in the MakerSpace by applying their skills of research, hypothesizing and mathematics, resulting in thoughtful designs which they’ll also need to justify to reflect deeper understanding.
- Seventh/eighth-graders in Design Tech completed their cars – showcased on the 1st floor – designed and built to share with children currently in the hospital to spread a smile and act of kindness.
- Students in Mr. DeMink’s 7/8th grade history class created more equitable Sumerian civilizations in the MakerSpace after problem-solving how to address the inequities of the actual ancient civilization.
Additionally, check this out: a few of our teachers and classroom communities were celebrated and recognized outside EMS recently.
- Quest was showcased in the Boston Globe this weekend as a classroom partnering with engineers to provide design feedback for stools that can support students with a means to battle “the sitting disease.”
- Kathy Gallagher was awarded the KidSafe Award for her tireless work to create a culture and climate in her classroom where all feel seen, heard and understood AND by facilitating a student leadership group that is helping our community increase student voice, advocacy and support.
This week was also marked by our Black Lives Matter Flag raising ceremony. As a community, we literally joined hands and acknowledged the systematic racism that brought us to this day and the work ahead of us to be a community where all feel connected and safe. The voices of the YPAR students whose tireless work brought us to this moment rang with pride, confidence, and conviction. What a powerful message of hope and common humanity.
There has been a desire by some families to strengthen their own learning of the why behind the Black Lives
Twenty EMS students submitted Lincoln essays to Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester Vermont last week. There will be a celebration for all 8th-grade participants in April. This year’s prompt for the writing competition was…
Identify one issue facing Vermont that you think your state government (the Scott administration and/or the legislature) should address. Describe the challenge and its negative impacts. Then explain why governmental action is appropriate, suggest one or more actions that state government should take, and explain why you think such action would improve the situation.