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Madawaska Middle School Ski Team Season

posted Mar 24, 2017, 5:10 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 5:14 AM ]

The middle school ski team had a great season!  You can view all results and photos here.  See a recap of their season in this video.

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Salmon Guest Speaker

posted Mar 16, 2017, 12:01 PM by Gina Jandreau

David Marsanskis, from Grand Lakes Hatchery, travelled to Madawaska to speak to the 5/6 grade students and to deliver about 450 salmon eggs to our mini hatchery.  See photos here.

Little Owl Press #2

posted Mar 16, 2017, 11:45 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students recorded their second Little Owl Press Report on March 8th.  They got a tour of the station after recording their news.  See the newspaper here.  The online news reports and Channel 16 broadcast can be viewed here.

Skating in Phys. Ed.

posted Feb 11, 2017, 7:21 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students in grades 3-4 went skating on Thursday, Feb. 9, and students in grades 5-6 went skating on Friday, Feb. 10, as part of their phys. ed. program with Mr. Dan Cyr, the phys. ed teacher.  Click on this link for the photos!

Madawaska Middle/High School Spelling Bee

posted Jan 27, 2017, 12:03 PM by Gina Jandreau

There was a middle school spelling bee held at the MMHS library on Thursday, January 27th at 1:00 PM.  Four students from each of the grades, 6, 7 and 8 were in the final bee.  
Justin Pelletier was the winner, with Robbie Lausier the runner-up.  Both are 8th graders.  A 6th grader, Taylor Pelletier, came in 3rd place. See all photos here.

MES Grade 5/6 Christmas Greeting

posted Dec 13, 2016, 4:18 PM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 4:24 PM ]

The 5th and 6th graders showed their holiday spirit when they shared their Christmas greeting -  mannequin style. Click on the video to check it out!

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Christmas List

posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:28 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Dec 1, 2016, 8:32 AM ]

For those of you interested, this is the class list if your child wants to send Christmas cards to their classmates. Click here to view it.

Little Owl Press Report

posted Nov 29, 2016, 10:17 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Dec 2, 2016, 8:04 AM ]

Students in 5th/6th grade language arts class worked to put together a newspaper, online news report and news broadcast of the events taking place at Madawaska Elementary during the first trimester.  See the newspaper here.  See the online news report here.  See photos of our visit to Channel 16 to record the news broadcast here.  See the Channel 16 video here or down below.

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PLTW Curriculum

posted Nov 18, 2016, 5:06 AM by Gina Jandreau

Mrs. Jenn Sirois' kindergarten class had to make casts for the PLTW unit they are working on -Structure & Function- Human Body.  She asked if the 5/6 graders would be the patients for the kindergarten “doctors”.  Of course we said yes!  They had to make their casts light, waterproof and strong.  They had a model drawn out when we arrived, paired up with a 5/6 grader, showed them their plan and got to work on building their casts.  After evaluating their casts, they made changes if needed.  It was really cute to see them working on their patients.  The photos are at the end of the Google photos PLTW album found here:
We will keep adding photos as we do units.

Bubble Wand 3D Printing

posted Oct 29, 2016, 10:20 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Nov 1, 2016, 7:47 AM by Vincent Vanier ]

Students were learning the engineering process through a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) project. They got a first-hand look at what the job of an engineer entails. Students were given the problem of designing a 3D model of a bubble wand, which meets multiple constraints, to entertain their 3-year-old cousin. This means they were able to:

•  Design a blueprint of a 3D model.

  Evaluate the model based on given criteria and constraints.

•  Revise the model according to feedback and observations.

They developed their bubble wands using the TinkerCAD software program.  They printed their prototypes, tested them and redesigned them. See photos here.  See the video here.

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