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Moving Up to the Upper School

Ella F., Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

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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

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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 ...

SSR: When and Why Middle Schoolers Read

Toby L., Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Bienvenidos a Atlanta, Welcoming the Exchange Students

Cate S., Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

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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...

Exchange Students: When Cultures Come Together

Skylar P., Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

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Every year students from around the world visit Westminster while being hosted by middle school students. They come from countries such as China, Spain, and France. The Spanish students will be arriving this Saturday, the Chinese...

Sports and School: A Balancing Act

Kensington Z., Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

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  With only 24 hours in the day, and over seven hours dedicated to school, many students have issues getting their homework done and going to sports practices. Balancing schoolwork with club sports can be a daunting task, as the workload from teachers and the practice ...

Electives Top the List of Favorite Classes

Caroline B., Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

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  Have you ever wondered what classes middle schoolers look forward to the most during their day? What makes students most excited when they see their schedules? Middle School students have a total of seven classes each semester and attend five or six of them every day with the rotating schedule. In a recent a middle schoo...

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