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Heads Up; Concussions Collide with the Middle School

Zeke H., Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

Concussions throughout the middle school have been widespread. With 14 concussions in the middle school since August, head injuries seem to be on the rise. Eighth grade students have accounted for twice as many as seventh grade,...

New Learning Strategists Help Students Unlock Their Learning Potential

Allie R., Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

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Middle schoolers sometimes feel like they are not studying or learning the right way. Students have their own, different strategies for studying, which is a very important skill because students have many quizzes and tests...

Reading in the MS: So Little Time, So Many Books

October 11, 2018

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Reading is a big factor at schools throughout the world, especially at Westminster. Teachers encourage students to read so they can be better learners and even have fun while doing it. There are some students that love to read; however, there are some that hate it. Assistant Librarian Addie Matteson l...

Renovations for Success: The New Third Floor

George M, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

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Imagine a hallway, fully carpeted, whiteboards and windows used as walls, and workspaces down the whole space. It has an open feel, and students flow in and out of the classrooms. This is the newly renovated third floor in the...

Students’ Favorite Classes and Electives

Riley S., Staff writer

September 17, 2018

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Most students in the middle school have a favorite class. From U.S. History to drama, they can easily name which one and why. The top three most frequent answers from students are P.E., math and science, but these aren’t the...

Money, Money, Money at MS Stores

Henry C., Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

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The Campus Center and Bookstore are exceedingly popular for middle school students. The campus center is a hangout spot mainly used by upper school students while the bookstore is a place for students in the middle and upper school...

Eighth Graders Put their Own Spin on Shakespeare

Jack R., Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

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Every year, eighth grade students spend months reading and studying one of Shakespeare's greatest stories, Romeo and Juliet. After finishing the play, students make a short film out of a scene of their choice. Tyree Simon,...

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...

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