Social studies teacher Howard Hewlett coaches students in the Weeks chess club, which is growing strong and now has 50 members. Practices are held in the classroom three times a week, but they also play outside of school through the phone app Chess with Friends. He says the club promotes intellectualism and friendship between students. Click on the headline to see photos.
December 6th marks our 4 annual Science Fair at Weeks. Students who place at our Science Fair will move on to compete at the DMPS District Science Fair and hopefully onto State Science Fair! Need Science Fair resources? Check out helpful links under the Resources Tab.
Whirlygigs were flying at Weeks! Students thought like engineers to design a helicopter-style whirlygig that would fall to the ground the slowest. The challenge had students thinking and trying new strategies to solve the problem.
The end of the school day is set aside for Advisory and Success Time. During this time, student work on growing their academic and interpersonal skills. Ms. Finken’s advisory was working in teams to problem solve with found materials. The students led the activity and learned valuable lessons in cooperation and communication.
Weeks Middle School started the school year off right by soaking up the beautiful weather and enjoying great company during our school-wide picnic. Staff and students ate lunch with one another on our shady front lawn. A great way to begin the new school year!
Beginning this Fall in the new school year Weeks’ start time moves to 7:40am. Also, mark your calendars for special Weeks no school days on January 3, 2017 and March 20th, 2017.
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