Southern Middle School Enrichment Days

Last Updated on Dec 7, 2017 at 2:34pm |

Southern Middle School implements Enrichment Day while students are at school during each scheduled three hour early dismissal day. During this time, cross-curricular grade level lessons are presented to groups of students. The students also have opportunities to hear from guest speakers, special guests, and community volunteers. All students rotate in groups through the different presentations to discover and learn about the day’s topic. So far during the 2017-18 school year, the enrichment opportunities have covered a variety of extension activities and units of instruction. For example:

· Community Spirit and Autumn Glory

· Constitution Day 

· Career Exploration

· Real Deal

· Student Service Learning (SSL):  Walk-a-Thon – FV Memorial Fund and Blankets for Boo-Boos

· Veterans Day:  History; Flag Etiquette; Veterans Celebration - lobby display, posters, letters, ceremony

· Festival of Trees: “Dream, Create, Believe”

· PBIS:  Respect, How to be a RAM, Organizational skills

· I Can Swim

· Forensic Science Exploration: Investigation, Iceman Discovery

 

The most recent Enrichment Day at Southern Middle School was Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  The focus was aligned with the school system’s character traits of the month: Caring and Giving. Several guest speakers addressed topics and various projects were completed as part of Student Service Learning requirements.  The activities are below:

· Speaker - June McCloskey – Samantha Funding the Arts: “Dangers of Drunk Driving”

· Speakers - Bill German and Eli Friend – Broken Road Associates: “Caring and Giving to Others”

· Speaker - Lisa Baker – Garrett County Animal Shelter:  “Caring for Animals”

· Project - Knitting Hats for Newborns for Garrett County Regional Medical Center of WVU

· Project – Fishing Kits & Sewing Kits for Operation Christmas Child

· Project – Making Crayons/Coloring Books for Operation Christmas Child

· Project – Making Dog Treats/Animal Posters for Garrett County Animal Shelter

· Project – A Million Thanks Cards for the Military Service Men and Women.

 

Kierra Wilson with a baby hat for the hospital

Kierra Wilson, 8th grade, with a baby hat for newborns 

 

 

Bill German from Broken Road Associates with 6th grade students

Bill German from Broken Road Associates with 6th grade students 

 

 

Students made dog treats for the Garrett County Animal Shelter

Students made dog treats for the Garrett County Animal Shelter 12-06-17e

 

 

Students made baby hats for newborns

Students made baby hats for newborns 

 

 

June McCloskey from Samantha Funding the Arts with 8th grade students

June McCloskey from Samantha Funding the Arts with 8th grade students 

 

 

Lisa Baker from Garrett County Animal Shelter with 8th grade students

Lisa Baker from Garrett County Animal Shelter with 8th grade students