7th Grade Mousetrap Car Tournament

The Mousetrap Car Tournament champion was Hally Johnson, followed by Toby Scherbarth in second place, and Mia Skinner coming in third. The object of the lesson was for students each to create a vehicle that was solely powered by an unmodified mousetrap. The vehicle was to be no longer than 18 inches and no wider than 10 inches. Students were encouraged to decorate their vehicles but the mousetrap couldn’t be decorated or altered in anyway. Students were able to earn points based on how closely they followed the project guidelines; those winning the tournament earned extra credit.

6th Grader Reader’s Theater

During December the sixth graders practiced on three different Reader’s Theater Plays: “Christmas Truce”, “Reindeer Names”, and “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. On Tuesday, we performed the plays “Christmas Truce” and “Reindeer Names” for the elementary students.

The “Christmas Truce” is a play set during World War I. A group of German and Britain soldiers agreed to a truce. They decided that there would be no shooting over Christmas. During the truce they exchanged items. The British soldiers were writing letters describing the truce to their families back home. Next we performed “Reindeer Names” by Kathryn Reedy. “Reindeer Names” is a play about how Santa’s Reindeer got their names.

Wednesday, we performed “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss. The Grinch was played by Jordyn Anderson. This play was about a Grinch who tried to steal Christmas but did not succeed. The Grinch realized that Christmas is about giving not just receiving and about the people who we celebrate Christmas with.

We would like to thank the classes who attended and everyone who helped make our plays a success. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

by Alexa, Ava, Gabby, Abbey, Anthony, Gage, Jarhett, Noah K, Noah Y, Taden, & Jordyn

Electrifying Halloween Cards

The sixth grade created Halloween cards as part of a unit on circuitry. The students learned about how to make open, closed, series and parallel circuits; using single and multiple LEDs, and troubleshooting their circuits. Every card was different, highlighting their creativity in design and circuitry. Of course, nothing goes right the first (or second, or third) time but the students persisted until things worked out. Sometimes they had to change the initial plan to make things work.

JUNIOR HIGH PANCO VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKET

 

MATCH #                   GYM               TIME           HOME TEAM                     VISITOR

MATCH #1           ELEM         9:00 am                 St. Agnes    vs     Hay Springs

 

MATCH #2          ELEM         10:00am                Sioux C.      vs      Crawford

 

MATCH #3          High S         10:00am                Hem            vs      Edgemont

 

MATCH #4          ELEM         11:30    Match #1 Winner  vs   Match #2 Winner

 

MATCH #5          High S         11:30                        Morrill   vs Match #3 Winner

 

 

15 Minute Break

 

 

MATCH #6 at Elementary School Gym

1:00PM

Championship        Match #4 Winner(H)      vs.     Match #5 Winner(V)

JH Track meet for tomorrow 4/4 in Bayard, has been postponed

JH Track meet for tomorrow, 4/4 has been postponed due to weather forecast, a later date will be announced.

Saturday, February 18th – JH B/BB Gordon/Rushville Invite Bracket

JH B/BB Gordon/Rushville Invite Bracket

Junior High Boys Basketball PANCO Bracket for Monday, January 30th in Crawford

JH Boys Basketball PANCO Bracket 

JH G/BB PANCO Bracket in Hemingford, December 12th

TOURNAMENT BRACKET

GAME #1 9:00 am Crawford vs Hay Springs

GAME #2 Sioux County vs St. Agnes

GAME #3 Morrill vs Edgemont

GAME #4 GAME #1 Winner vs GAME #2 Winner

GAME #5 Hemingford vs GAME #3 Winner

15 Minute Break

GAME #6 Championship             GAME #4 Winner vs.    GAME #5 Winner

Crawford

GAME #1            __________

Hay Springs

                                GAME #4                    __________

 

Sioux County

GAME #2            __________

St. Agnes

                                                                    Championship                    __________

Morrill                                                  Warm-up will start 15 minutes after GAME#5

GAME #3            __________

Egdemont

                                 GAME #5                     __________

                                Hemingford

JH G/BB game from Nov. 17th has been rescheduled to Dec. 5th

JH G/BB vs. Gordon Rushville at home has been rescheduled to December 5th at 5:00 pm – (Previous date – Nov. 17)

Bees – by the 6th Grade Class

On Wednesday, September 29, we listen and learned about bees. Our speaker’s name was Chris McDonald. He brought in an observation hive of about 1,000 bees out of a hive of around 8,000 bees.

We learned that if a bee larva is not fertilized it becomes a male bee, if it is fertilized it becomes a female. With that being said the males will get kicked out of the hive at the beginning of winter because they don’t work and can’t feed themselves.

After hatching, the larva automatically becomes a nurse bee. A nurse bee feeds all of the baby bees royal jelly. Then they become a worker bee, who puts the honey in the honeycomb which is in the shape of a hexagon. Finally, they become a field bee which gets the pollen and nectar from the flowers.

Our favorite part about the bees was observing what they do in the observation hive and watching the baby bee pop out of the holes. We also thought it was cool when he showed us pictures of the bees.

In conclusion, it is pretty incredible that all those bees can have that whole thing running and making honey and it was awesome learning about it!

 

By the 6th Grade Class

 

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