McMaster Middle School
The McMaster Middle School is located on the Toledo Campus for levels 7 and 8. Mary Brandon and Tom Strong are the classroom’s co-teachers.
Ace Adventure Day 1
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Day One at ACE
The day started off at 4:45am or earlier for most of the middle school students and teachers. Tired but excited, we all climbed aboard the bus and waved goodbye to our families as we settled in for the long drive. While on the bus, we entertained ourselves by playing cards, watching movies, and chatting with the people around us. Just over 6 hours later, we arrived at ACE. Promptly upon arrival, we did the first activity, rock climbing and rappelling. Many climbed up the steep face of the cliff, and others rappelled down a different section of the steep rock. Stay tuned to see what happened on day two of ACE!
Posted by Sarah, 7th Grade Student
Come to Celebrate and Hear the Exciting News!
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Sweet September Sundae Begins at 2 p.m.
West Side Montessori is excited to share its 40th Birthday surprise with ALL its families at Sweet September Sundae today. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. at the Toledo Campus (7115 Bancroft) with fun activities for the WHOLE family – bouncy houses, games, student-led trail walks, music! Bring your folding chairs and blankets to picnic on pizza, watermelon, ice cream sundaes, and, of course, BIRTHDAY CAKE.
At 3 p.m., Lynn Fisher, WSM’s founder and head of school, will gather everyone on the McMaster Middle School porch for her surprise announcement! Following the announcement, the activities will continue until 4:30 p.m.
The weather looks perfect, so plan on joining us for the annual fall tradition!
Beginning of the Year
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Blog Post By: Shereen (7th level student)
So far the middle school students have had a good start to the school year. After coming back from ACE Adventure, the students began their usual work. In Language Arts, the middle school students are beginning to read the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, working on vocabulary, and practicing writing skills. In Social Studies, the students are researching many revolutions like the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and many more. In Math, the 7th graders are learning Pre-Algebra and the 8th graders are working on Algebra and Geometry. On Wednesdays, the students either go help out in the Lower Elementary Classrooms, Children’s House Classrooms, or Little House Classrooms. Or the students might go to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality Kitchen, work on Business Committee, plan Friday Lunch, or promote our theme for the year, Balance. Usually for the Friday Lunch, the Friday Lunch Planners decide where they will be ordering food. Then, the students choose if they would like to bring in money to order or if they will bring a lunch from home. In Music since it’s West Side’s 40th Birthday this year, the middle school students were separated into groups and chose a band from a genre of music in the 1970s like Disco, Hip-Hop, Rock n’ Roll, and more. The groups are working on a project about the band and can dress up like the band too. Also, sometimes the class might go outside to do team-building activities, writing, or reading. Stay tuned for more info about middle school!
WSM Middle School Update
Posted by WSM Middle School
In the Classroom
Social Studies – Revolutions: American, French, and Russian
Group presentations – September 18, 28, & 29
Theme Test – Wednesday, October 7
Language Arts – Animal Farm: quiz at the end of each chapter
Vocabulary Units 1 & 2: quiz normally every other Friday
Creative and Expository writing practice, daily grammar and editing
Math – 7th level: Variables, 8th level: Numerical Patterns, Factoring, and Foiling
Mid-chapter and end of chapter assessments
Community Outreach – Classroom Assistants, Volunteers at Our Lady of Lourdes, Business
Committee, and Promoting Balance Team
Study Hall Begins Monday, September 14, 3:30 – 4:30
Tuesday, September 15, 8:00 – 8:30
MS Picture Day – Tuesday, September 15
Sweet September Sundae – Sunday, September 20
8th Level High School Visitation Days – September 30 – October 1
MS students are always hungry
MS Snack Break – every day 10:15 – 10:30 Lunch 12:15 – 12:45
Please be sure your student is packing a healthy lunch AND a healthy snack
If your student stays after school, packing an after school snack is a great idea
Friday Lunch Option – each week or every other week students will have an option to
buy lunch; this is facilitated by MS students
Parents, we hope to have each of you observe MS this year!
Please consider: volunteering as an Outreach driver on Wednesday, signing up to work with students in the kitchen as a Parent Chef, driving and helping with the Student Watershed Watch collection day, helping with the Buy Local Sale, or sharing your talents in the classroom as a guest speaker!
Do you love STEM or have a student that does?
Here is a link to a STEM competition for students in grades 6-9.
Be a coach; start a WSM team!