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8th Grade Graduation

June 23, 2016

With heavy hearts and proud smiles we successfully ended the 2015-2016 school year. We tearfully said goodbye to 11 eighth graders as they make the huge leap to high school! Our middle school graduates are entering a variety of high schools, including Langley HS, South Lakes HS, Loudoun School for the Gifted, The New School, GW Community, and Randolph Macon Military Academy. They are all well prepared and excited for the new challenges and experiences that await. As part of our graduation ceremony, our students sang, recited poetry, and watched slideshows that presented the fantastic journey we’ve all shared. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, particularly when Mrs. Abraham said good-bye to her son Dan, for whom she started the school for in 2009. We wish these talented students the best and hope they visit in the coming years to share their experiences!

 

 


Science Fair

June 23, 2016

Ice, bread, peroxide, paper plates, and mold. What’s going on? Don’t worry, it’s just our annual science fair! After learning their grade level science standards, every student completes a standards based project, on a topic that meets their interests. Individually or with a partner, students construct a trifold display board while working through each step of the scientific method. Check out the winners below!

Kindergarten — all works together to se if temperature affected bubbles

1st grade– Lillian and Graham tested to se how different liquids affected egg shells

2nd & 3rd grade– Tyler and Adam– investigated which paper towel absorbed the best

2nd– Jahan and Victoria learned how plants eat and drink

3rd grade– Daria and Vivienne tested to se if gluten free or white bread grew mold faster

4th– Ellis and Adam– tested how fast cars traveled different surfaces

5th– Daen and Liam tested how hand dominance was affected at different temperatures

6th– Sophia learned how heating the oxygen in a marshmallow was affected by heating

7th grade– Chris and Jonathan learned how different lights affected photosynthesis

8th grade– Watson tested the pH levels of different candies. Luke investigated how thick and thin wires affected conduction of electricity. Charlie made observations to learn how magnetism helped electrical currents flow. Dan tested the cooling mint herb to see how it affected convection.

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