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over 2 years ago, Marie Robinson
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Largest Polygon Build … Happy Tuesday, I hope that this email brings a smile to your face today. I was really impressed with the imagination and creativity that the 8th graders displayed with the challenge I posed to them Friday. I asked for them to build the largest polygon they could off of only 6 different pieces. They had to keep their starting piece in the middle and build a larger piece around it. Of course, some got off on tangents, and I allowed them to continue because it was beautiful. It did add a challenge to me at the end to try and find the total surface area of it to see who won. We did that part on the board and got a little surface area practice.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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Students in forensics have been studying blood and the patterns it leaves. After studying how the height that blood drops changes the spatter pattern, today students looked at how the angle of impact changes the spatter pattern. Using trigonometry forensic scientists can calculate the angle a blood droplet hits a surface, so students will be measuring their droplets and making calculations to verify that the angle can be calculated using these equations.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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Financial Literacy students were working on a Project called "Buying a House". They had to research the costs of two homes. One a dream house and one a more realistic home. They had to calculate interest, payments, closing costs etc. and then prepare a presentation for their classmates on whether or not their homes were affordable for either a 25 or 30 year mortgage.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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Katahdin Schools continues to offer enrichment courses for our communities. Recently a Snack n paint was heads. If you have a request or want additional information please contact the Adult office at the Middle High school.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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Weekend Warriors was a flag football program that I established for 8 weekends on Sunday afternoons. During each 3 hour segment, one hour was used for skill development to establish safety and broad development of knowledge of the game of American Football and its unique requirements. Then I officiated a 2 hour game each time. At any secession we might have 7 to 18 young men of high school and late middle school age. We played two games: One against a team from Presque Isle on a regulation NFL flag field which was created on a filed in back of the Softball Field at KMHS and one in E.Machias. Thanks for sharing Mr. Karnas!
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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Middle school students are studying figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms, personification, etc.) is important in the comprehension of language. Figurative language is used all the time—in fiction, nonfiction, music, movies, and everyday speech—to make the communication of ideas more interesting. Like the special effects in movies, figurative language is the special effects of words. Thanks for sharing Mrs. DeTour!
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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over 2 years ago, Marie Robinson
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Katahdin Schools Update~ https://5il.co/11sv9
over 2 years ago, Marie Robinson
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Ken Ervin, our new TRIO Talent Search Advisor, met with the middle school students in 2 groups for a 30 minute presentation about the TRIO program and what benefits it provides to our students. He gave a Powerpoint presentation, showed a brief video and left time for student questions. He currently meets with a number of Katahdin TRIO participants on a regular basis, often during lunch or study halls, and he is looking forward to adding more middle school students to the roster. The TRIO program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to continue on to complete their postsecondary education after graduating from high school while assisting them in the postsecondary application process.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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If you ever wondered what staff do on early release days here’s what we’ve done recently. Team building, content conversations, mentor mentee training, and putting the finishing touch on plans to take us through the holidays. Students will have opportunities to participate in fun events and support local families. Watch our posts for pictures and explanation of real world application of learning.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
science nerds
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Mrs. Schmidt’s students practice mental math creating equations to collect the most cards to win the game. Hands on activities to support mathematical concepts. Creative problem solvers at work! Critical thinkers….. creating solutions.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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This week grade 6 prepared their own cheek cells to study under a microscope. Each student was able to look at their cell membrane and their visible organelles. Lots of great learning to connect to real world learning.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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More participation in our projects around school……. Thanks to everyone who helps make this work ! More updates as we go…. We see math, science, civic duty, practical problem solver, squencail steps all in doing what you might say is normal routine work around a house.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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Students are getting a feel for contributing to their school. Students who have their work done ( mostly as reported by themselves) are sanding, staining, drilling and installing benches in the middle school. Others are working to stain benches for KES outdoor classrooms. Thanks to everyone!
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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Students in Forensics have been studying the properties of blood and the spatter patterns they can leave, and how forensic scientists use them to recreate crime scenes. In this activity students are looking at how blood drop sizes change when the height they fall from changes.
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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November 1st, Day of the Dead or as we call it in Spanish class, Día de los Muertos was a wonderful day of decorating, sharing stories, and having a Mexican meal catered by Flatlander’s Catering, a local business. Our students filled their plates with Mexican food such as: chimichangas, tamales, arroz con pollo (rice with chicken), frijoles negros (black beans), carnitas tacos, and for dessert, flan. For many, it was the first time experiencing those flavors and textures, which is a brave thing to do! Some loved the new flavors and others noticed how important texture is in our food. A big “Muchas Gracias” to the KMHS community, Flatlander’s (Christine, Christine, and Carlyn) and all of the students who participated in this event!
over 2 years ago, Shelley Lane
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Meeting Agenda November 18, 2021 School Committee Meeting https://5il.co/11pcg
over 2 years ago, Heather Hale
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Mrs. McLaughlin's 5th grade class enjoyed an incredible learning experience with our KWW friends! They discussed the most essential items to take if you were to be spending some time exploring the woods and what you may need essential to survival, just like our favorite story of a local named Don Fendler who was forced to survive on one of our most beautiful and challenging mountains in Maine. The kids got to explore the land Don Fendler was eventually rescued on after his 9-day survival adventure of his own. They talked about the importance of an appropriate shelter and how a good shelter increases your chances to survive in the wilderness. The last part of the day was dedicated to the 5th graders learning how to create their own fires using cotton balls and nothing more than a spark from a ferro rod. They discussed the best materials to use even when you find your surroundings to be quite wet. It was a great learning experience, and they can't wait to revisit in the spring! #wearekatahdin #katahdinstrong #outdoorlearning
over 2 years ago, Marie Robinson
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over 2 years ago, Marie Robinson
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