Monday, April 29, 2013


On Friday, May 17, your student will be walking to BFA for
Freshman Orientation. This is an annual event to introduce eighth graders to
the wonders of their upcoming ninth grade year. This is always an exciting
day. The students will receive a mock schedule for next year and get to meet
teachers and fellow ninth graders from the other sending schools.
Lunch on that day will be provided by BFA. Your student will
be dismissed from BFA at 2:00 P.M. to walk home. If you choose to
do so, you may make arrangements to pick students up at approximately
2:00 P.M. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to give us a call.
Renaissance Teachers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

IBM Visit

Students worked with IBM engineers to explore and investigate electrical circuits. 
  • I learned that if you have a solar panel  you will get more energy based on how much surface area is showing to the light.
  • I learned about electrons, electrical current, and voltage. I also learned about how the electrons move and what prevents them from moving. What prevents the electrons from moving are called insulators. The path the electrons follow when forced are called conductors. They allow easy movement of electrons through them. Another thing I learned was that if the voltage it high enough, the electricity will pass through it anyways.
  • They gave advice like even though you don't like math or science you should still do it because it opens up more opportunities in the future. 
  • Also they said that math and science are the two main school skills you should have to become an engineer.

All About Me books

Seventh grade students have started working with their buddies on their All About Me books.  Students mentor and act as an editor for second grade students during their Language Arts class.  They seem to be enjoying this opportunity, and demonstrates their leadership with younger students in the use of technology, classroom behavior, and the importance of valuing their education.

Wondering how the formula came to be?

Check out why the formula for the area of a circle makes sense!