Basketball Tryout Schedule 2020
7th Girls Basketball Tryouts
Monday, October 26 from 5:30 - 7:00 at the HS Fieldhouse
Tuesday, October 27 from 5:30 - 7:00 at the HS Fieldhouse
8th Girls Basketball Tryouts
Monday, October 26 from 6:30 - 8:00 at the HS Fieldhouse
Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30 - 8:00 at the HS Fieldhouse
7th & 8th Boys Basketball Tryouts
Monday, November 2 from 2:00 - 4:00 meet in the Middle School Gym
Tuesday, November 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 meet in the Middle School Gym
Wednesday, November 4 from 2:00 - 4:00 meet in the Middle School Gym
***You MAY NOT tryout without an updated physical on file in Final Forms***
Students Getting Ready for Rocket Launch
Eighth grade STEM students are getting ready to launch handmade rockets.
Before building their rockets, they worked with a virtual rocket launch simulator to see how thrust and launch angle affect how a rocket travels. They also analyzed data from the previous year's launches. This helped students decide on important factors like length, mass, number and shape of fins, PSI and launch angle.
Learning and understanding important vocabulary words like drag, thrust, and lift was also a part of the pre-building lesson, same with learning about different parts of a rocket, such as fins, nose cones and body. Having an understanding of the different parts of a rocket was a critical lesson because it allowed students to know why each part is important and how it affects flight path.
Students will do a test launch, and collect data so adjustments can be made before the final rocket launch. Mrs. Marconi, Eighth Grade STEM teacher at PMS, will launch rockets made by remote students.
This hands on class project meets the requirements for the Next Generation Science Standards in Engineering.
PMS Reading Goals
All students at Poland Middle School are setting first quarter reading goals. Students wrote out their goal and how they will achieve it.
One student's goal is to read more at home. To make the goal happen, the student is going to set aside time to read, and set a goal of reading so many pages a day.
Another student is aiming to read 20 pages, five day a week. To make it happen, the student is going to record pages with sticky notes.
One student wants to read books with a higher vocabulary/comprehension level. To make it happen, the student plans on selecting from genres she likes, all while making sure the reading comprehension is more advanced.
Students are also sketchnoting in classes. They have to draw something to match the genre they are learning about.
USDA Announces Free Meals
The USDA announced that all students attending the Poland Local Schools are eligible for free meals, whether they are attending in person or remote. Families with children who are not yet school-age are also eligible to obtain meals under this program, so please share this information with family members and friends.
All In-person students can obtain a free lunch and any meals previously purchased this week by in-person students will find their funds credited to their account.
For remote learners or non-Poland School Aged Families with children, orders can be placed via email to Megan Roemer at email@example.com or by phone at (330)757-7000 ext. 5. Orders must be placed by 12 Noon each Friday to arrange for Monday pickup.
Meals will be available for curbside pick-up from 9:30am-10:30am every Monday outside of the District Offices facing the stadium.
Breakfast items will include a cereal bar, fruit, juice and milk.
Lunch items will include sandwiches, vegetables, fruit and milk.
Distribution will take place in a drive thru fashion in order to promote social distancing and limit contact.
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