From rockets blasts at Bailey STEM Magnet Middle to hands-on learning at the Farmer's Market for Buena Vista Enhanced Option students, Metro School's first intersession was a success! Students throughout the county volunteered throughout the community, took ACT prep courses, participated in poetry sessions and even learned how to shoot and edit videos with the help of NPT!
Enjoy the pictures -- we'll see you back in school Monday morning!
Much to the delight of hundreds of 7th and 8th graders, Tennessee Titans tight end #89 Jared Cook made a surprise appearance at Madison Middle School today! The pro athlete made the trip on behalf of the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign, sponsored by SUDIA and the American Heart Association. Cook talked about the importance of studying hard, persevering, eating healthy, and getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
The special visit came right in time to celebrate Child Health Week. This year marks the 84th anniversary of Child Health Day, originally started by President Calvin Coolidge. Check out the video.
Five MNPS students have been named semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program! Congratulations to MLK student Mustapha W., and Hume-Fogg students Rukayat A., Jeremy C., Dayja T., and Teaira W. These students are among roughly 1,600 seniors across the country who scored in the highest percentile for the region. They will now compete for more than 800 Achievement Scholarship Awards worth more than $2.5 million. Good luck!
McMurray Middle School's eighth grade students are getting "Money Smart!" The school has been chosen to participate in FDIC's Money Smart for Young Adults. Megan Polk, FDIC Supervisory Examiner, is teaching the class along with two of McMurray's teachers, Anne Marie Desruisseau and Beth Haggard. This program is based on the award-winning Money Smart adult financial education curriculum that assists graduates with money management practices and financial confidence. It is also aligned with educational standards for all 50 states.
The students at McMurray will learn the basics of handling their money and finances, including how to create positive relationships with financial institutions. This will equip them in their formative years with the basics of financial education and can give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to manage their finances once they enter the real world.
Money Smart for Young Adults consists of eight instructor-led modules. The materials also include an optional computer-based scenario that allows students to complete realistic exercises based on each module.
Sixteen Metro Nashville high school students have been named 2013 National Merit Semifinalists. These students are among 16,000 others nationwide who will now vie for one of roughly 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million.
Congratulations to the following students:
Hume-Fogg Magnet High
Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High
Congratulations to John Early Museum Magnet Middle School for being the top winners in the SUMDOG district Math competition with an overall score of 4,755 points! JEMMMS students won every round, and eight students placed in the top 10 for the entire district. These students will be presented with a certificate for their respective ranking, and every student who participated will be rewarded with a pizza party.
The school will receive an engraved trophy and a site license for Yenka Mathematics software, worth $750. Again, congratulations to JEMMMS students for their outstanding performance!
New Levels in 162Gd
We’ve measured prompt gamma rays from the fission fragments of the spontaneous fission of 252Cf in Gammasphere. The data from the experiment have high statistics with 5.7*1011 triple and higher gamma coincidences. We examined levels in 162Gd in this data set which shows very consistent I(I+1) level spacing in the yrast band. This demonstrates consistency with a rotational nucleus that has a large quadrupole deformation. this is common for nuclei in between closed spherical shells. To find new levels and gamma transitions, we looked at triple coincidence gates in the Radware software in which we see population of yrast states up to 16+. We found new evidence for proposed collective bands in this isotope. Results will be discussed.
Want to learn more about the state's increased academic requirements? The Tennessee Department of Education launched a new website, ReadTennessee.org, aimed at helping teachers, parents, and community members understand new state curriculum standards.
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools has tapped Emily Munn as the district’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme coach. Munn will provide professional development classes and workshops to teachers and coordinators in the district’s IB Diploma Programme, Middle Years Programme and Primary Years Programme. She will also work with schools that are going through the IB authorization or reauthorization process as well as marketing IB programs throughout the district and community. She begins her new role Friday, July 8.
Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School was recently named one of the nation's top-rated high schools by Newsweek Magazine. The school rank 33rd in the nation and was one of just six schools in the Tennessee to make the list.