The sixth-graders on Team 6 Central reenacted President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination for their classmates and parents on Friday, March 7. The students in April Fulstone’s social studies class adapted their play from a Readers’ Theater version of the assassination. Click on the headline to learn more and view photos.
What’s in a mask? You might be surprised with the answer when you ask a Wydown Middle School seventh-grader in Brian Engelmeyer’s drama class. Engelmeyer implemented a new mask curriculum into his drama classes this year as part of a grant he received from the Clayton Alumni Association and Education Foundation in the fall of 2013. Click the headline to learn more.
Outside of his “day job,” Wydown Middle School Eighth-Grade Literacy Teacher Rob Maesaka is a successful playwright and actor. Maesaka’s latest play, “White to Gray,” will have its world premiere during St. Louis’ Mustard Seed Theatre’s 2014-2015 season. Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School students at every grade level excelled in this year’s Missouri Mathematics League contest. Students in the extensions math classes at WMS competed against their grade-level peers from across the state on the annual standardized math test and earned impressive individual and group results. Click on the headline to learn more.
Nearly 150 Wydown students are enjoying their last week of this year’s Making It Happen program, a special tutoring and mentorship program offered through a partnership between WMS and Washington University in St. Louis. For the past 23 years, WMS students have been paired with WUSTL students for a weekly afterschool academic support session. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Wydown Middle School Sixth-Grade Teacher Kathryn Mitchell Pierce has been named the recipient of the 2014 Reclaiming the Joy of Teaching Award by the Executive Board of the Whole Language Umbrella, which is a subset of the National Council of Teachers of English. Pierce’s national award honors her for inspiring authentic progressive literacy learning. Click on the headline to learn more.
WMS has been hosting a special visitor for the past several weeks who is working with the school’s sixth-graders to create a lasting impact on their new building. The school welcomed Artist in Residence Robert Fishbone on Jan. 27 as they began designing and painting a mural on the wall between the doors of the art teachers’ classrooms. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Wydown Middle School sixth-graders performed a reenactment of the 1846 trial of Dred Scott v. Irene Emerson in St. Louis for their classmates, parents and teachers on Friday, Feb. 7. The performance helped the students and their audience more thoroughly understand the circumstances surrounding the trial. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Wydown Middle School sixth-graders in Suellen Slais' math class repurposed their desks for a recent math lesson. Using dry erase markers, students practiced their skills of determining tax, tip and discounts by writing directly on their desks. Click on the headline to view photos.
Wydown Middle School sixth-grader Emilio Rosas Linhard wanted to do something special to honor his two friends who are fighting leukemia. Through the development of Caps4Kids, Emilio is not only helping other children who, like his friends, are battling cancer, but he also incorporated a powerful gesture of his support. Click on the headline to learn more.
Wydown Middle School sixth-graders on Team 6 East recently spent time preparing to lead a conference with their parents about their work during the first half of the school year and the goals they are pursuing in the coming months. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Nearly 60 Wydown students are taking part in a new extracurricular activity this school year, Science Olympiad, thanks to a special collaboration between their school and two local higher-education institutions: Washington University and Concordia Seminary. In only its first year, the WMS Science Olympiad Team has already qualified for the state tournament. Click on the headline to read the article.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM B DAY WYDOWN
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM PTO BRUNCH FOR BOOKS -MRS. TAMSKY'S - 40 CRESTVIEW DR.
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Chamber Ensemble & Vi Bravo Orchestra lv 1:00 pm
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM Chamber Ensemble & Vi Bravo Orchestra - back in evening
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jekyll parent mt. 7-9P - THEATRE
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CLAYTON JAZZ NIGHT
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM WMS Orchestra Concert