On Friday, February 14th 2014; we participated Leon County Regional Science Fair. She’kinah, Ethan and Marshall represented our school at the fair. Marshall got 1st place with ‘Has Tallahassee’s Weather Changed?’ at Computer Science area. Kids have fun all day especially when they had two fields trips to Antarctic Research Facility and Flying Class at FSU. Students experienced how scientists survive in Antarctica by getting in two cold rooms which are 35 F and -20 F. By the way -20 F is the summer temperature for arctic region. They had a chance to meet Barrington Antonio Irving, who was the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo at Flying class.
Stars Middle School Science Olympiad Team has been FIRST PLACE TEAM in North Florida Regional Competition held on Saturday, February 1st in Lake City ,FL. Students received 9 gold medals, 5 silver medals, and 7 bronze medals in 21 events. The team will be moving on to the state finals which will be held at UCF on March 15th, 2014.
We are very proud of our students, and we are already excited about the state competition. Many thanks to the parents and teacher coaches for their commitment and great effort.
Please check the placements and pictures!
Last Saturday, we participated in an Invitational Science Olympiad competition in Tampa and our team got 4th place. They will practice harder and will get a better placement at Regional Science Olympiad on February 1st . Here is the list of the students got placement at the competition;
Crime Busters: Marshall and Charles 3rd place
Disease Detectives: Charles and Gage 3rd place
Dynamic Planet: Khelee and Jessica 2nd place
Meteorology: Marshall and Thomas 4th place
Rocks and Minerals: Thomas and Christian 1st place
Mr. Aktas's Computer Class students made posters for Big Bend Immunization Coalition Poster Contest managed by Big Bend Immunization Coalition and supported by Leon County School District. They used Microsoft Office Publisher and some other imaging programs.
Jordan Sutherland has been 'Regional Winner' in Big Bend Area, Joseph Jones and Jacob Gregie got first and second places in Leon County. They also won $100, $50, and $25 gift cards. They were given their certificates and money prices by the Big Bend Coalition chair Fred Williams and Colleen Putnam during our school award assembly on Friday.
Also Jordan's 'Regional Winner' poster will be replicated and displayed throughout the big bend region!(ex. Physicians offices, local health departments, public libraries, and/or local participating schools).
Congrats to our kids!
7th Grade: Students have been reviewing concepts and vocabulary from the 1st semester. Also, students had the opportunity for a make-up day . Many students took advantage of this in order to boost up their grades for report cards. Please make sure your student submits a ‘Science/STEM Current Event’ . It is the last one of this 9-weeks.
8th Grade: 8th grade students have been reviewing the solar system, and will be completing a moon phases lab next week J Also, students had the opportunity for a make-up day Monday, 12/9/13. Many students took advantage of this in order to boost up their grades for report cards. Please make sure your student submits a ‘Science/STEM Current Event’ this Friday, 12/13/13. It is the last one of this 9-weeks.
7th and 8th Grade Advanced: Science Fair is done, well for most students anyway. Some students did not submit their log books, project board, and/or research papers!!! These items are worth a 50 point quiz grade and two 100 point tests grades respectively. So, be on the lookout for the alternative assignment that HAS to be completed by Monday, 12/16!!!!
The sixth grade music class performed the musical play, "Character Matters II" to a great audience on Tuesday of the last week of school. All of them had worked hard to create a good presentation for the school. The Fairy Tale Advice Council shared songs, and humorous dialog with characters that needed help with life situations. The whole class deserves highest praise for our best production, yet at Stars Middle School!
Merv Mattair and others taught our physical & health education students sex abstinence. They were taught through a program called Promoting Health Among Teens or P.H.A.T. sponsored by the Department of Health. The program lasted six days, and after enjoying a positive experience, our students were sad to see Mr. Merv depart.
Stars Soccer Team played 2 games against the School of Arts and Sciences in past weeks. The team won both games by 3-0 and 5-0.
Our students played with a great passion and had a real temwork . There was also a big parental support.
Congratulations to the Cheetahs and thanks to all supporters who came to Tom Brown Park!
The Cheetahs won their last basketball game of the season last nights. STARS defeated the School of Arts & Sciences 24 - 11. Rebartray Murray led the team with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Dawon Hale and Jose Salazar produced the most steals with 4 a piece. Congratulations on a successful season.