Eva Brettler, 2,500 miles away in Los Angeles, shared her courageous journey during one of the incomprehensible times in history. During this Skype meeting with eighth graders, Eva recounted her experiences in the ghetto, horror of the concentration camps, heartbreak of losing family and friends, glimmers of hope that existed in the human spirit, and how she rose from the unthinkable to become a dedicated wife, mother, and social worker. Her message to students was to stand up for others, and to intervene when someone is being treated unjustly, because small acts make a tremendous difference. Her story and message will undoubtedly stick with students and adults forever. Thank you to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California for helping us to organize this learning opportunity for our students and to Eva for having the courage to share her story so our students can learn from the past to create a better future.
Sixth graders in Mr. Kulpa's Logic, Thinking, and Reasoning (LTR) class hosted a showcase event last evening in the Zi3 space for parents and families to share their innovative, inspiring, and imaginative robot designs. They followed up this morning by inviting fifth graders and teachers to see their work, and both students and adults were amazed at the level of thinking, sophistication in design, and coding/program ideas from our students. We are proud of our students for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to being innovative learners and leaders!
Find out more about student's work with robots by clicking here!
If you've been into the Main Office over the last few weeks, you've likely seen the amazing Popular Culture icons that are proudly displayed from Ms. Tarasiewicz's seventh grade artists. For this project, the Art 7 students picked an iconic Popular Culture character and replicate it in the form of a miniature sculpture. Proportions, physical features and trademark colors were to be duplicated. Students used a white polymer clay called "Sculpty" to create the form, and later added color using acrylic paints.
Out of respect for our talented artists, we gave them the option of having their image posted with or without their names. I think that you'll agree, that each is a creative interpretation of some of the most well-known iconic characters! Thank you to Griffin Catello for being our photographer for these sculptures.
The Zone for Imagination, Innovation, and Inspiration is offering evening classes for Westmoreland Central School students, parents, staff, and community members! Space is limited so register early.
You may register for ZI3 classes in the following ways:
1. Click here to visit the ZI3 registration page;
2. Contact Lisa Davis, Coordinator, by phone: (315) 557-2705 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Builders Club sponsored a "Campus Clean-Up Day" on Thursday May 12th. Students and teachers worked together to clean the area surrounding the school. We were successful in collecting seven garbage bags full of trash in the area surrounding the Middle School in just over half an hour. A special thank you to all those who participated, especially the modified boys and girls track teams. It would have been impossible without your support. We hope that by showing how much can be done when many people are involved, we have inspired others to do their part in keeping our school beautiful and our environment healthy. -Mr. Reilley
Have you ever used a QR code before? A QR code, short for Quick Response code, is a type of barcode that can contain various types of information. Sixth graders in Mr. Kulpa’s Logic Thinking and Reasoning class spent time completing a QR code scavenger hunt. With the assistance of Mrs. Davis, ZI3 Coordinator, students had to answer questions spread out around the classroom. Then using a QR reader on an iPad, students found the answers by scanning QR codes and then solved a riddle. -Mr. Kulpa
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