Williamson County Schools weekly notes – Heritage Middle School
Sandy Ratajczak and Renee Winter write:
Students in Corrine Dowd’s Theatre Arts classes at Heritage Middle School are learning about story development through the creation of their own stories. Sixth grade students used handmade puppets while seventh and eighth graders performed skits based on Fractured Fairy Tales.
The Heritage Middle School Robotics Club is hard at work in their second year of the annual BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Competition. BEST is a national six-week robotics competition held each fall and is designed to develop students’ interest in engineering careers. Students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade combine efforts on Power Mondays and after school to create a robot that will complete a specified task. This year’s competition will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Lipscomb’s Allen Arena.
Students from Heritage Middle School recently competed in a Cross Country Medal Run held at Page Middle School. This last run of the season showed significant improvement in JV runners speed by at least one minute from the beginning of the season.
Joy Bowes placed second, Alexandra Coberly placed third, Sarah Fly placed fifth, Cami Vollmer placed 10th, Cole Jameson placed ninth and Collin Monohan placed 10th.
Sarah Honett’s and Kelley Loveless’s Language Arts class at Heritage Middle School have been working on a project to design a new middle school. Students had to create a building layout, participate in a panel discussion, and design press information for their school. Students were given different “jobs” to complete, including a designer, an engineer, a project manager, a construction foreman, and an accountant. Each job title had a different role and responsibility within the group project. The students wrote an argument to defend their decisions made for those individual roles. This project related to other subjects as well. Students worked with positive and negative decimals, linked the structure of a plant cell to a school building, and identified rural, urban, and suburban locations for their school.
Posted on: 10/4/2012