Grade 6 = four days/week as part of the related arts schedule rotation
Grades 7 & 8 = four days/week as 2nd ELA block of the week
Field Trips & Activities
Booklet Writing Sessions – After-school and in-school sessions where students complete competitive writing booklets as individuals or in teams of four using their knowledge of a specific topic and applying the FPS Problem Solving Process.
½ Day Seminars – students learn more about the topic they are studying. Normally in person, this year they will be over zoom.
Evaluation of Booklets – some 7th & 8th graders, along with a parent or two participate in the evaluation of booklets and special components.
Special Component Workshops - these are held during the school day as a pull-out for those participating in Scenario Writing, Scenario Performance & Art
FPSP State Conference – many of our students have qualified to participate in this futuristic competitive writing problem solving challenge.
FPSP International Conference – for many years we have had students qualify and attend this prestigious event involving students from all over the world.
Professionals in the field of the topics we are studying.
Parents and families
State FPS Organization - where Laura Hipp & Jeff Spivey are on the Board of Directors
CNH Morning Show
Grade 8 = Show Directors (4) – meet several lunch blocks during the week to plan the weekly show.
Coordination & scheduling
Creating special segments & script writing
Filming & video editing
Communication with faculty and students
What are you thankful for?
Interesting Facts shared with students
Birthday Celebrations – shared in scrolling video format
Introduction video & ending credits – all designed by students
Library Media Specialist
All Teachers in the Bldg. that need announcements
World Language Teachers
Veterans Day Assembly
Grade 8 = 2 students that function as masters of ceremony and organizers of the assembly
Crafted the entire video for our pre-recorded Virtual Assembly.
Grade 7 = 2 students that assist with the organization of the assembly – these students will become the masters of ceremony for the next year.
Grade 6, 7, 8 = Students from all grades contributed letters, posters, poems, & videos for our veterans.
Students also had the opportunity to participate in physical challenges through their Physical Education classes, including the 22 Push-up Challenge.
Video through FlipGrid
Letters to our service men & women
Sweat for our Vets - 22 push-up challenge & other physical challenges
TAPS trumpet players
Donate money to Wounded Warriors
Donate socks to Soldiers Angels
Dress nicely on Veterans Day in honor of our Veterans.
Library Media Specialist
Physical Education Teachers
Social Studies Teachers
Grades 6-8 ELA Teachers
Teachers that are Veterans themselves
Grades 6, 7, 8 = These opportunities are available to a few students as a pull-out once or twice a week, but the majority of the students that participate in video editing require time after school to work on their projects.
Weekly Morning Show
Veterans Day Virtual Assembly
8th Grade Promotion Video
6th Grade Orientation Video
Meridian Stories Digital Storytelling Competition
Fox 61 Student News Segments (competitive program)
8th Grade Students & Parents
6th Grade teachers and students
Other teachers and professionals that become involved with the Fox 61 student news project.
Grades 6-8 = 3D Printing is offered as an independent project in the spring through the CEP program.
This year’s staff meets once a week on Thursdays (most students meet B block, but 2 students meet during E block)
Grade 6 = 6 students contribute regularly to the layout, design, writing and art
Grade 7= 5 students contribute regularly to the layout, design, writing and art
Grade 8= 3 students contribute regularly to the layout, design, writing and art
Grades 6-8 = Opportunities are made available to all students to contribute to the school newspaper.
Book & Movie Reviews
School-wide surveys and contests
Short Stories/Games – word searches, crossword puzzles, sudoku
Calendar of events: Town & School
Teacher, Student & Community Interviews
Birthday lists and Horoscopes
NPR Student Podcast Competition
Grade 7 = Small group of students working on this
Students learn how to write, produce and combine segments of a podcast to create a short submission for an NPR competition.
Stock Market Game
Grade 7 = Small group of students competing in this option as a year-long project.