Davison Named Teacher of the Quarter
Tammy Davison, a seventh grade science teacher at Waynesville Middle School, was named the Teacher of the Quarter for May 2016 through the Project Teach Recognition Program sponsored by Sellers-Sexton.
Mike Freeman of Sellers-Sexton presented Davison with a $100 stipend during the May Waynesville R-VI Board of Education meeting. Sellers-Sexton, which recognizes teachers who have designed creative classroom learning projects, selected Davison for her project, “Save Olaf – Engineering Design Process Challenge Using Thermal Insulation.”
Students built shelters to protect blocks of ice that they nicknamed Olaf from the movie “Frozen.” The students could use cardboard, cotton balls, Styrofoam plates, aluminum foil, white computer paper, black construction paper, pieces of white t-shirt, pieces of a black t-shirt or bubble wrap to attempt to preserve their ice. The winner was the one with the least amount of weight loss, which proved to be a team that used aluminum foil.
Waynesville Middle School members were recognized for their work during the May 2016 Waynesville R-Vi Board of Education meeting.
WMDS Students Learn about Careers at Lunch
More than 14 community volunteers participated in the Waynesville Middle School 2nd Annual Networking Simulation, which was developed, planned and executed by AmeriCorps members.
The simulation is designed to encourage young people to think about relationship-building in the modern workplace and creatively consider how one career field might link to another.
Volunteers, including a physical fitness trainer, civil engineer, counselors, mayor and many others, spoke with students on May 18 at the middle school.
Participating professionals sat down with students during their lunch period to discuss their career field, the skills and/or schooling necessary for their position, and provided a window into the daily life of someone in that field of work. The professionals asked students to share their personal interests and professional aspirations to discover what connections exist between their career fields and the students’ inclinations.
“I felt that bringing the professionals into the school gives us a real chance to find what that career really looks like and you can ask questions directly to the person who works in that field everyday,” said Chris Bohannan, a middle school student.
While it was a great opportunity for students to have first-hand interactions with professionals, the professionals felt that the experience was eye-opening for them as well.
“One student I spoke with had their plan laid out before them with what classes to take in high school, the best college for there profession – which was home finance,” said Shawn Cordry of Flat Branch Mortgage. “When I asked her why she was interested in this field, she mentioned that her family was helped by someone to move into their home.”
More than 800 students had the opportunity to interact with a cross-section of local professionals.
CSI Student/Parent Night
On Thursday, April 28th, Students and Parents worked together to solve a crime by visiting various stations examining clues from the crime scene and tactics to solve the crime. Please view the slideshow at the bottom of the page for pictures of the investigative activities.
Student of the Month for May: Cassandra Bernard
Cassandra Bernard, an eighth grader, has been named the Waynesville Middle School Student of the Month for May and was honored May 10 at the monthly meeting of the Rotary Club of Pulaski County.
Cassandra, the daughter of David Bernard and Joan Lenahan-Bernard, is an ‘A’ student. She is committed to academics and her teachers describe her as being a very diligent student. Bernard is a member of National Junior Honor Society and the WMDS choir. She loves science and is a past Science Fair winner. In the future Bernard’s goal is to attend college and possibly become a business manager.
WMDS Students Participate in Art Show at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City, MO
Representative Steven Lynch is Pictured with Our Students' Projects
On Thursday, Gabriel Golinghorst, Mykenzie Parker, and Hannah Wolfe traveled to the Capitol Building in Jefferson City to view their artwork which has been on display for the past month. These students represented WMDS awesomely and were joined by students from across the district and state.
WMDS Advanced Choir Earns Top Ratings at Festival