In conjunction with Boston Strong Spirit Day, Student Council will be selling pins as a fundraiser. Pins will be on sale in the cafeteria Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning starting at 8am. Each pin will be sold for $1 with all proceeds going to The One Fund. Different style choices will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Students are encouraged to wear their pins on Boston Strong Spirit Day, May 31st. Everyone may dress in favorite Boston shirts or wear blue and yellow in support of the cause.
Siemens Science Day~
Learning by Doing
was celebrated today with a visit from 11 Siemens Foundation Learning Team Members. Mr. Todd Andrade, a Stoughton resident and a chemist for the company located in Walpole, Ma, brought the program to our fourth and fifth graders. By working in collaborative groups, communicating, decision making, thinking critically and problem solving students tested the effectiveness of different parachute designs. The activity called "Geronimo" challenged students to explore force, motion, and friction when designing their prototype parachute. Siemens team members assisted students in modifying the designs in order to make them drop slowly and within the target. The culminating activity was the "dropping of each parachute" from a ladder to record data about the time it took to hit the ground as well as the proximity to the target. Students gained an understanding of how air resistance affects the motion of an object, how important each member of a team is, and how essential math, science and technology are in our learning. Each 4th and 5th grader treasured the lab coats, safety goggles and science certificates given to them. They all intend to take their parachutes out to recess today to further test their designs. That, in a nutshell, is what great scientists do! We thank Siemens Foundation for a wonderful experience!
Students in grade 4 participated in a walking tour of Stoughton today.
Mrs. Doherty, Mrs. Murphy and many parent chaperones participated in this exciting math adventure measuring, counting, estimating perimeter, identifying geometric shapes and learning historical facts about Stoughton and its historical events. The journey began at the RailRoad Station and ended with a visit to Faxon Park. Sean is seen getting ready to measure the height of the wheels on the US Marine Corps cannon. The tour was created by retired teachers Mrs. Sheila Osborne and Mrs. Susan Zbinski.
Mazie Loayza represented the South School proudly on May 3rd at the State House. The Massachusetts School Building Authority and State Treasurer Steven Grossman hosted the 7th Annual " My Ideal School" Contest. Mazie was one of 11 winners from a field of over 2,500 drawings submitted by first graders. She received a prize of $100.00 from Sovereign Bank. It was a day of celebration with Mazie's parents, teacher, Ms. Barry and Principal Mrs. Mulvey. Be sure to stop by the office to view her winning poster. We congratulate Mazie on this special recognition.
Mrs. Mulvey will keep the community connected to various news and events through blog postings.