Step One: Know Your School
Step Two: Be in school every day
Step Three: Know how to get good grades
Step four: Set Goals
Step five: Get Involved
Step six: Make Good Choices and Decisions
Step seven: Deal with Stress, Anger, and Bullies
Step eight: Get Along with Your Parents
Step nine: Understand the Social Scene
Step ten: Plan and Prepare for Your Future
MARCH 21, 2019
Expo interactive Experiences:
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming.
Apple Swift Programming using EV3 Lego Robots Learn the Swift programming language by playing Lego on your iPad!
Swift was initiated from Apple a few years ago and is now an open-source project under Apple’s guidance. It bridges between fast coding languages like C but still supports readability and has easy to learn features like Python. Apple’s Playgrounds app makes it easy to dive into the language. To make this even more fun we will show and practice how to control a Lego EV3 robot directly from the iPad platform. As this is done from the Playgrounds app, students are able to understand basics, structures, data management and control mechanism within the Swift language.
Robotics fun for everyone 1. Arduino Radar/Sonar demonstration. Students will have an opportunity to observe a sonar demonstration on a computer screen. The screen will look like a sweeping sonar/radar screen much like that used in the military or air traffic controller. It is controlled with an Arduino Uno R3 Microcontroller and uses an ultrasonic sensor.
Lisa and Norm Dwyer:
Fun with Web Development
Making Cool Stuff with Raspberry Pi and other mad tech skills
Fix an iPhone
– take apart and replace screen and battery on an iPhone5. I will be allowing students to participate directly in this. Showing instructions from ifixit, using special tools and discussing organizational skills required.
Retro Gaming Systems
– showcasing 3 different retropi assemblies.
A). A console based system kit with an RPi 3B+ that comes with wired controllers.
B). An ultra small version of the previous console that minimal handheld version with a build-in controller, using a Raspberry Pi Zero.
C) A mobile handheld gaming system witnessed built in screen, controller and battery using a Raspberry Pi 3B+.
Raspberry Pi speaker system. Turn any speaker into an Airplay or Bluetooth speaker.
Think you need an expensive electric guitar to make good music? Think again! We’ll show you how you can make a simple, one string electric instrument in minutes with scraps from the garage! You’ll be playing the slide blues in no time!
Ham Radio? What is it?
“Things you can do with amateur radio”:
Talk around the world without the internet or cell phones. Use your own “Internet” when the “other one” is down.
Send your voice, text, and pictures to unusual places, both near and far.
Create your own network of ham radio friends and send instant text messages without cell phones.
Meet awesome people from all over the U.S. and around the world, on-the-air and in person at ham radio events.
Talk through satellites or with astronauts on board the International Space Station.
Plus student demonstrations and fantastic door prizes including, a Raspberry Pi, wireless headphones, robotic sphero-bot and many more!
Please click this link and log in to complete a short survey about an 8th grade ski trip! The form was designed by Kalley May and Colter Petre
Our first unit will focus on adding and subtracting negative numbers.
|I can order negative and positive numbers|
|I can explain and make use of absolute value|
|I can explain and make use of difference of opposite numbers|
|I can Add positive and negative Integers|
|I can Subtract positive and negative integers|
|I can Add Positive/Negative fractions&decimals|
|I can Subtract Positive/Negative fractions&decimals|
This is the Rubric for grading this unit. It has book pages and other assignments listed:
Hello! Helena Middle School Students and Parents!
Helena Middle School is a place where everyone can belong! Our universal expectations explain our philosophy:
HMS students engage in a great variety of learning experiences in a safe and respectful environment.
HMS prides itself on being a community school. Everyone in our school family will find opportunities to contribute and participate in the positive educational experiences. Our parents are crucial partners in our learning environment. Students and parents at HMS can work together with us in shaping the best educational outcomes for our students.
The Middle School years are exceptionally important for students. During this time, students hone learning skills, study habits, school behaviors, and decision-making skills in preparation for the high school. The relationships they make at HMS will be a solid foundation for success in middle school and beyond. Middle School is vital to the successful completion of high school.
Best wishes to you and your families in the upcoming year. My door is always open. I value student and parent input and involvement. At HMS, it’s all about kids. Have a great year!
Cal Boyle, Principal
The Book Fair is coming! November 7 – November 17. Preview Books and Pre-order here! http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3773850
Wonder Tickets Click here to purchase tickets to Wonder to benefit HMS Library!
OPENS Nov. 17 Purchase tickets on Nov. 17, 18, 19 to Benefit HMS Library