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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...

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...

Middle Schoolers Look to Next Chapter: High School

Ashley V., Staff Writer

December 4, 2017

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The school year is halfway through and eighth graders have started to get ready for High School. Listen to find out more!

Welcoming the Winter Exams

Sue J., Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

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As the Winter Exams are quickly approaching, students and teachers are beginning to get ready. Listen to find out how the students and teachers will prepare, and how the students hope their exams will go.

WordNerds in the Middle School

Hunter W., Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

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Photos by Hunter W. Membean and Quizlet Logos Membean, a new vocabulary website, is sweeping the Westminster eighth grade and Upper School, with its fun and interactive way to learn new words. In Clarkson Hall, learning vocabulary is a major part of the curriculum for English and Language classes. Teachers and students have di...

Around the World in 92 Days: MS Global Programs Take Off

Josie N., Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

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Where do middle school students and teachers go over the summer? Do they travel out of the country, visit other states, or relax at home? The middle school offers students many different trips to exciting destinations, including...

Standardized Testing-Worth the Time and Effort!

Ann Wright G., Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

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  Standardized testing has been a part of life at Westminster for over twenty years. Having just been administered in the middle school, testing is different from grade to grade. Sixth and seventh graders took the ERBs (Educational Records Bureau), and eighth graders the CogATs (Cognitive Abilities Test). Bec...

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