7th Graders anxiously watch Mitchell in the First Round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee!

The 7th graders came to school today extremely excited for their classmate Mitchell Robson’s participation in the National Spelling Bee.  They knew the details such as being number 114 and it started at 8am and desperately wanted to watch their classmate.  Around 9:25 am students watched anxiously as Mitchell took the stage.  They were amused by his commentary with the judges and were thrilled and relieved when he got the first word, Implement correct.  We can’t wait to see how he will do in round 2!  Keep up the Great Work Mitchell, MCCPS is cheering you on and is so proud of your accomplishment!

Spelling Bee Round 1

Spelling Bee Round 1


An Adventure Awaits


As the 7th graders prepared to return to Project Adventure, they reflected on their previous trip. In the Fall they wrote letters to their future self, to remember the “take aways” and prepare for the adventure that awaited them. After reading those letters students were asked to complete the following sentence “I am ____ about Project Adventure because___.” This is what they wrote:

“I am ecstatic about Project Adventure because it is a time where I can connect with my friends.”

“I am excited about Project Adventure because we have a unique experience to use life skills on ropes courses while being out of school.”

“I am excited about Project Adventure because we had the change to get to know our classmates in a different way.”

“I am nervous about Project Adventure because I am scared I am going to chicken out of everything fun again.”


Stop Motion Science Success!

Seventh graders worked in teams of 2-3 to create stop motion animations to teach viewers key concepts of varying biological concepts.  They took their time planning by creating a story board, prepped their materials, figured out how to position the iPad so it wouldn’t move, captured images, edited, and added audio.  Take some time to watch and learn from their animations!