Grade 7 science students tour Drumheller trails

Last month at Stettler Middle School, the grades 7 and 8 shop classes completed markers for Stettler’s Community Gardens.

The Grade 7D class from Stettler Middle School gathers for a photograph during a class trip to Drumheller. The visit to the historic dinosaur town was part of the students’ “planet earth” studies in science.

The Grade 7D class from Stettler Middle School gathers for a photograph during a class trip to Drumheller. The visit to the historic dinosaur town was part of the students’ “planet earth” studies in science.

Last month at Stettler Middle School, the grades 7 and 8 shop classes completed markers for Stettler’s Community Gardens.

The high school students made the markers and our shop classes painted them. It was a great joint effort to make our schools look great throughout the summer.

The Grade 6 classes have been doing some great activities for their Crime Scene Investigations unit.

With the assistance of a crate filled with activities and lessons called “The Griffins Inquest,” the students have been learning some amazing crime-fighting techniques. They’re learning about fingerprinting, casting foot and tire prints, fibre analysis, chromatography and many other cool things.

The Grade 6 fine arts class is participating in a drawing contest to help promote the Tim Hortons Camp Day programs. They have been working on posters that are on display this week in the Stettler store.

Today is Tim Hortons Camp Day, and the students plan to walk to Tim Hortons to view their posters on display, and then will have an opportunity to buy treats.

The Grade 7 students had their Drumheller trip for their “planet earth” topic in science on May 15 and 17. They had a great time and came back with an abundance of knowledge on the lifespan of dinosaurs.

The students not only got to tour the museum, but they did a one-hour trail hike through the Badlands, where they got to view the different rock layers and sediment. It was indeed a great opportunity!

The school track meet was held Tuesday. All grades were busy training during their gym periods in preparation for their events.

The school meet determined who advanced to the CARA track and field meet being held next Tuesday, June 12. Good luck to all the participants!

Some of the Grade 7 classes have been reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner. The book is about a young man named Thomas who wakes up in a metal box to see himself surrounded by boys about his age — yet no one knows how old they really are. They spend every day looking for a way out of the maze and they have to be careful.

When the sun goes down, the stone doors will close, and you will have to survive the night in the maze with bugs called grievers that sting you, bring horrible hallucinations, and in severe cases they can cause death.

It’s an exciting adventure that the students are thoroughly enjoying.

On Friday, we will be have our final evening dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission will cost $4 with a food donation or $5 without one, but students are strongly encouraged to bring one, because it’s for a worthy cause.

“Night of the Bands” is a big event that goes on every year. This year it will be held on June 14, starting at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Centre. The evening will include the middle school bands, the high school bands and even the Jazz Cats!

So, be sure to come out and enjoy music played at the festival, as well as some new material. Admission is free of charge.

NOELLE PEDERSEN AND KIANA COTTAM – Stettler Middle School SCOOP