On October 17th, the MS Athletic Department celebrated our fall student athletes and a successful season for all teams at the MS Fall Athletic Awards Night. Congratulations to all our student athletes on a fine season.
Congratulations also to those players who received the following individual awards:
Congratulations to Velan Manivannan, grade 7, who was presented a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of his scholarly achievement by the Mayor of Hoffman Estates, Mr. William D. McLeod, for being an integral part of the Hoffman Estates community Monday, October 21st at City Hall.
The Eighth Grade students are trying something new in English class: Socratic Seminars. Socratic Seminars are (simply put) student-led discussions on a text or idea. Students take charge of their learning in this activity, demonstrating their thought processes while reading, asking each other questions, and formulating ideas regarding the text.
You don't need cable TV to witness courtroom drama. Today in Ms. Brown's 7th grade English class, tensions were high for the trial of The People vs. Johnny Cade (aka The Outsiders Trial). While Ms. Brown served as judge the students served as Prosecuting and Defense Attorneys and witnesses including Pony Boy, Soda Pop, the coroner, the arresting police officer and members of the Socs and the Greasers (the rival gangs).
Recently, Ms. Ryan's fourth grade class studied the work of Lydia Cortes, a poet from Puerto Rico. The class specifically studied Ms. Cortes' poem entitled "I Remember" a semi-autobiographical piece recounting memories from Ms. Cortes' childhood and early adulthood. The students then wrote a Part II to the poem imagining what happened to the girl after the first poem ended.