Wydown Middle School students, staff and parents were invited to tour the sixth-graders’ museum, “The Nation’s Transformation: Post-Civil War America,” on Tuesday, May 20, to learn about how the U.S. changed following the Civil War. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Wydown Middle School students discovered this year a way to play video games during class – by building their own! The seventh- and eighth-graders enrolled in Computer Technology Teacher Dawn Weber’s Computer Explorations and Web Technology courses designed and built their own video games from scratch. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Several Wydown Middle School students convened at the school on Tuesday, June 10, to build new bookshelves and select several books to add to their summer reading lists. The students will meet at WMS three times throughout the summer to share with each other what they have been reading. Click on the headline to view photos.
Two talented groups of Clayton musicians have been selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators’ Association’s 77th annual In-Service and Conference in January 2015. The two groups include the Clayton Chamber Ensemble, featuring Clayton elementary and middle school students, and the Symphonic Orchestra, which is comprised of students from Clayton High School. Click on the headline to learn more.
Summer math packets provide opportunities for continued practice and help maintain computational fluency and problem solving throughout the summer. Click the headline to download the summer math packets and answer keys for students entering sixth through ninth grade.
WMS students enjoyed sampling produce from every color of the rainbow on Tuesday, May 20, in conjunction with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Rainbow Day initiative. Students were encouraged to take fruits and vegetables of at least three different colors with their lunches. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School students hosted two special visitors on Friday, May 16, in conjunction with their work on raising awareness about hunger in the U.S. Congressman William Lacy Clay and Brendan Fahey, field representative for Senator Claire McCaskill, visited the sixth-graders in Social Studies Teacher Sarah Miller’s class to discuss the topic of hunger and food insecurity. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
With their own immigrant identity, the sixth-graders at Wydown Middle School traveled through Ellis Island on Friday, May 9, to experience what it might have been like for the immigrants who arrived in the U.S. in the late 1800s. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
Wydown Middle School sixth-grade students attended a presentation on Monday, May 12, by Tina Meier of the Megan Meier Foundation. During the presentation, Meier spoke with the WMS students about bullying, cyberbullying, the students’ digital footprint and appropriate use of electronic communication. Click on the headline to learn more.
Sixth-grade advisory students have been spending time with the residents at Sunrise Senior Living this spring. During their three visits, the students enjoyed talking with the residents, playing games and even performing a few songs for them on the piano. Click on the headline to view photos.