Ms. DeWitt’s students were assigned an at home experiment—a lab about density. In this lab pancake syrup, oil, and water were poured into a glass jar to see which liquid was the densest. They discovered that pancake syrup is the densest, and oil is the least dense. A bobby pin dropped into the concoction sunk, but a plastic hair clip stopped at the syrup level. Danae R.
Girl Up Lady Rays, a new club at Palm Springs Community Middle School, held their first car wash fundraiser last weekend. The club raised nearly $130 which will fund future events and serve as proceeds towards Girl Up, an organization founded by the United Nations which empowers women around the world. Way to go, girls! Shayla Z.
Ms. Simpson’s classes created their own Preambles on Constitution Day, outlining goals to increase learning and promote fairness in their classes. One student commented that it was “a logical way to all of us to agree upon how the class is run and what everyone can expect.”
Mr. K. Mancusi’s first hour class helped to unload a semi-truck full of chocolate this week to kick-off our annual “World’ Finest Chocolate” fundraiser. Last year we raised over $12,000 that was put into the students’ account to purchase things for students, like Honor Roll shirts and pizza parties. Thanks to Mr. K. Mancusi and the Social Studies department for organizing this event. Haley W.
In Mr. Williams’s class, students received pride tickets for doing the right thing. Pride tickets are rewarded for perfect attendance for two whole weeks, and for showing respect, and stingray pride. Students put the pride tickets in the box for drawings at lunch. Then forty five students’ tickets were pulled from the box and those students will receive a pizza party from Little Caesars. Taylor C.
The Lady Rays defeated L.C. Swain School Friday 15 – 0 with pitchers Elizabeth R. and Tatiana D. They set their record to 1-0.
Hitting singles for the Lady Rays were: Yesinia R.(2), Madison D., Tatiana D., Elizabeth R., Kadeisha D., Diana S.(2), and Caitlyn K.
Hitting doubles for the Lady Rays were: Kadeisha D. and Caitlyn K.
Hitting a home run for the Lady Rays was Elizabeth R.
The Lady Rays next game is Tuesday September 16, at 4:30 at Lake Worth Middle. Come out and support the Lady Rays.
Way to start the season, Coach Liliestedt!
If you’re interested in a fun time getting and giving a manicure, meet after school in Ms. Simone’s room on Mondays for Nail Painting Club. It’s a great way to socialize with friends, and Ms. Simone and Ms. Pritt are most welcoming. Check it out!
Ms. Hartman delivered thank-you cards to Palm Springs firefighters yesterday in honor of September 11th and the firefighters who were an integral part of the tragic events. Sixth grade students handmade cards of appreciation which were gratefully accepted.
Mr. Dowling is leading the Equations Academic Game team to a great start. Academic Games is a collection of games: Equations, Linguistics, and Presidents and Current Events, that takes place all throughout the school year. Equations is a math game in which players make equations out of numbers and symbols cubes. Tournaments take place every Tuesday afternoon. See Mr. Dowling in room 1-206 for more information. Good luck team Equations! Laura D.