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Moving Up to the Upper School

Ella F., Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

Many people fear the thought of high school, and others just cannot wait for it to come around. Moving to the Upper School comes with new responsibilities, exciting opportunities, and much more work. As this year is coming to an end, many eighth graders are starting to think more about next year. Sixt...

Nine MS Students Win Big at Regional Science Fair

Victor H., Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

On November 28, 2017, students from all grades explored science as they roamed the halls gaining insight from two months of research by eighth graders. A survey of seventh graders found that three out of four students were inspired by the exhibition, and 70 percent are looking forwar...

SSR: When and Why Middle Schoolers Read

Toby L., Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

Silent Sustained Reading, or SSR, is self-explanatory: it is a period of silent, sustained, reading that many teachers give their students during class. According to Pearson UK, children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also d...

Helpful Study Tips When Doing Your Homework

Helen S., Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

When it comes to studying at the Westminster Middle School, sometimes a lot of homework is assigned after a long day of learning. Students in the middle school spend on average an hour or more on homework every night of the...

Challenging Classes in Clarkson Lead to Success

Jacob F., Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

The slogan at The Westminster Schools is Love. Challenge. Lead. Change. Students in the middle school are quite familiar with the second word because plenty of challenging classes exist in Clarkson Hall. Every once and a while students will come across a particularly difficult class, in whic...

Advisement: Looking into the Future

Jack R., Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

Advisement has been an important part of the middle school for many years and is a bonding experience between the advisor and the students. During the school year, it meets on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. Additional...

Greaser vs. Soc Day in MS

Helen R., Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

In the novel The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton compares the Greasers with the Socs to provide a lesson for readers about not judging others by their looks. The sixth graders not only read the book but have a dress up day that allows them to experience what it’s like to be an out...

The Ghost that is Melting the World

Victor H., Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Filed under News

  All students on the Westminster campus are in the possession of at least one device that is able to be exploited and have personal information stolen via two recently announced bugs. On January 3, 5 p.m. EST, every bit of research regarding Spectre and Meltdown was released one week before t...

Bienvenidos a Atlanta, Welcoming the Exchange Students

Cate S., Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

Every year, foreign exchange students from Spain visit at the start of February, but this year Westminster is also welcoming a group from China. On Monday, February 5, all of the students introduced themselves during Monday Morning Meeting, telling everyone about their hobbies. As the new ex...

How To Avoid Catching The Flu

Jordan S., Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

Filed under National/World

The flu is here, and it seems like the sickness isn’t leaving anytime soon. Some students have been missing multiple days of school, so to protect oneself from catching the virus, follow these simple tips. An important step...

What Does MLK Day Really Mean?

Ryan T., Staff writer

February 7, 2018

Filed under National/World

Every year on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day is celebrated, and most people get a day off from school or work. But what does that mean? Who was Mr. King and what is this day all about? This American...

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