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Hard Class, Hard Work

Kiera S., Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Filed under Classrooms/School

In seventh and eighth grade, many students are selected for advanced classes among the middle school. French, Spanish, and math are the only courses where this opportunity is offered. Are advanced classes a lot different from on-level classes? Are they too hard for some students to keep up, ...

New Lower School Playground: Danger Zone or Fantasyland?

James H., Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Filed under Classrooms/School, Uncategorized

With the new addition of the Lower School playground, most kids really like having more to do and to climb. To some, this playground seems like a dreamland. A researcher with Duerr Evaluation Resources from Website Imagination Playground said, "Playing (on a playground) promotes brain development and helps lay...

The Tape Invasion

Quinton E., Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

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The middle school is being invaded with mysterious art projects. Tape hovers and covers nearly every wall in Clarkson Hall. Recently middle school art students have begun new creative works--one of these is the blue tape project. Seventh grade boy Carson M....

The IT Department: A Bridge to the Future

William Y., Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

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Have you ever run into difficulties with technology? When you do, it feels like the bridge to the future is burned, leaving you stranded and helpless. Luckily, Westminster has a department dedicated to helping students and staff...

Spreading Christmas Spirit in the Middle School

Vincent B., Staff Writer

December 13, 2018

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Welcome to Westminster: The Wildcat Experience

December 12, 2018

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By Westminster students give prospective families a taste of The Wildcat Experience, it shows what there school is all about. Two weeks ago, on November 30, many students and teachers had a great time. Admissions Associate Ly...

Prepared for the Science Fair?

Riley S., Staff Writer

October 18, 2018

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On November 12, the tri-folds go up. The science fair is an annual event for many schools. For Westminster, it is specifically for eighth graders. Teachers allow students to partner up or work alone, but every year, a large group of them choose to team up with a partner. Groups can consist of one, two, or th...

Heads Up; Concussions Collide with the Middle School

Zeke H., Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

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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

Filed under Classrooms/School

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

Henry C., Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

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...

What’s Up with P.E.?

Zeke H., Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

Filed under Classrooms/School

Physical Education is often a student favorite when it comes to going to class. Almost everybody looks forward to when the bell rings, and they can jet down to Turner Gym. Though there have been some changes made to the class,...

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