Greendale Middle School
May 21, 2013
On Thursday, May 16, noted author Amy Timberlake, came to Greendale Middle School. Ms. Timberlake took time to sign students’ books after meeting with the 8th grade classes. She spoke about her passion for “birding” and told how that evolved into her book One Came Home.
May 21, 2013 Filed in: Greendale Middle School
On Friday, May 17, the 6th grade science students presented their Rube Goldberg projects to parents and community members at Greendale Middle School. The Rube Goldberg project is a part of the Project Lead the Way Engineering Unit. The students test forces, motion, and energy concepts while constructing the device out of the six simple machines.
May 21, 2013
On Thursday, May 16, 7th graders from Team Integrity at Greendale Middle School participated in the 6th Clean & Green service-learning opportunity. There were 60 students divided into teams of four to six along with a parent volunteer. They set out to help Greendale senior citizens with spring cleaning projects like raking, cleaning garages, moving mulch and removing debris. They also got the chance to spend time visiting with the seniors.
May 20, 2013
Eighth grade students at Greendale Middle School toured the Village of Greendale on Friday, May 17, in search of the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. After reviewing the history of how their community was planned, built and developed into the town it is today, students hunted down traces of the past.
May 9, 2013
The Greendale Middle School Tobacco Fighters took their tobacco prevention message on the road to Greendale grade schools for Drug Free Week. They designed anti-tobacco, anti-drug games and played them with 3rd-5th graders at Canterbury and College Park schools. Players who played at least 4 different games got their names in a drawing for prizes. 'The Games' is the favorite Tobacco Fighter activity of the year.
May 5, 2013
Students in 8th grade art at Greendale Middle School created their own children's picture books based on their personal favorite story from when they were younger. They studied about the different cultures of storytelling and narratives through history. They used the ideas to create their story. Books were made by using watercolor and thin line ink to illustrate. When books were completed they were shared with students in Kindergarten and 2nd grade at Canterbury. The sharing time at Canterbury was very fun, and 8th grade said this is something they will not forget.
April 29, 2013
GMS 7th graders visited BTCI Laboratory in Madison earlier this month. Students participated in an interactive presentation on bioluminence and performed a genetic transformation of the Luciferous gene into E. Coli in the lab.
April 24, 2013
GMS Tobacco Fighters brought tobacco prevention games to Canterbury for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to play. Students could choose from such games as FACT Match, 3 Question Jeopardy, Tobacco Free Pencil Tree and more. Students who played at least 4 of the games had their names put in a drawing for prizes.
April 19, 2013
In a recent collaborative effort, ten fourth and fifth graders from the Canterbury Student Council met with the Greendale Middle School PRIDE Committee to talk about Canterbury’s Alex's Lemonade Stand project, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. Eighth graders from the PRIDE committee asked the student council members how they chose the project and organized everything. The PRIDE Committee is thinking about extending Canterbury's project to the middle school.
April 17, 2013
April 17, 2013
Teens with Impact members from Greendale High School recently met with Greendale Middle School 8th graders and played a jeopardy game detailing information about the dangers of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. The TWI members work to be positive role models for the 8th graders who will enter GHS next year.
April 17, 2013
FACT students from Greendale High School recently gave presentations to the 8th grade Health students at Greendale Middle School. FACT stands for Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco and group members talked to the students about the tactics used by Big Tobacco to get teenagers to use their products.
April 9, 2013
Sixth grade Healthy Choices students at Greendale Middle School recently visited the Wisconsin Humane Society to learn how to care for animals and to see how to contribute to a worthwhile cause. The students will create fleece blankets to donate that will be used as beds for various animals.