Green Schools Quest

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This year the seventh graders at Crossroads participated with 45 other schools in the Green Schools Quest and won 3rd place! We have a LEED Platinum building, but few of the students and staff knew about all of its green features. All 32 seventh graders researched and became experts on the sustainability aspects of our school then educated their peers …

Science Fair at Queeny Park

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Seven middle school students exhibited their science fair projects at Queeny Park on Wednesday April 27th. All of our students earned ribbons for their projects (and not the participation ribbons)! Congratulations to  Kyle Tomasula (Blue, Special Award), Catherine Birch (Blue), Quinn Cage (Blue), Meg Corbett and Maya Gregory (Red), Laya Young (Red) and Jena Denney (Green).

Middle School Science Fair 2016 Winners

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The Middle School Science Fair 2016 winners were presented with prizes and certificates last Monday during morning announcements. Congratulations to all of them, and all of our Middle School, for their hard work! Quinn Cage “Set in Stone” Grand Prize 1st place, 7th grade Best Environmental Science Project Best Logbook “Set in Stone” Kyle Tomasula “Plants Need Soil to Grow, …

Middle School at Crossroads

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Friends, As you scroll through today’s Wednesday Notice, you’ll notice three posts about recent winners at Crossroads: Mock Trial, Middle School Chess, and American Mathematics Middle School Winners. You’ll also see an invitation to Middle School Authors’ Evening. In recent weeks, we’ve also announced Poetry Out Loud winners and other successes. I am very proud of these successes and seeing …

Middle School Authors’ Evening

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Please join us for an evening to celebrate the artistic voices of our middle school students. We will transform our theater into a cafe with music, candlelight, cafe snacks, and excellent authors for an evening of creative writing by our own middle school students. Come, relax, and enjoy! Students, siblings, friends invited for free; cost for adults is $2. Tuesday, …

First Lego Robotics League

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On Nov. 14, six Crossroads middle schoolers completed in a First Lego League Robotics qualifying match.  The competition has several aspects: the Robot Game, which involves programming a Lego robot to accomplish specific missions on a playing field; the Project, which involves researching a problem related to this year’s theme (Trash Trek) and coming up with a solution; and Core …

Middle School Advisory Retreat: Camp Lakewood

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  This year’s middle school held up the high standard set by middle schools past and should feel proud of the way they began to build their new community.  Time together at Camp Lakewood helped form new friendships and strengthen old ones.  In the process of working together, eating together, staying up late, and bunking in the cabins, our middle school bonded and headed …

Middle School Explore Concentrations

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All middle classes with the arts department are an introduction to various possibilities within a specific medium. For the concentration classes, students and teachers will have the opportunity go beyond the introduction and work with projects and experiences that are designed to not only build skills but reinforce those skills. If your middle school student has not chosen a concentration, please do so …

Land for Learning: Into the Woods

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Last week the middle school students spent four days in the Shawnee National Forest hiking, canoeing, and observing the landscape around them. Excursions were made under the guidance of Land for Learning outdoor educators. It is the ninth year the middle school has traveled to this unique biosystem in southern Illinois, home to the largest variety of animal and plant …

Middle School Lock-In: Thank You!

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The 2015 MS Lock-In was a grand success!  Thank you to all who participated and volunteered.  When students sat down at the beginning of the lock-in, Blair Williams, 8th grade StuCo rep, addressed the MS and described the activities for the night.  Then Mark Norwood spoke with them and outlined three goals/rules for the night: Make choices that deeepen and …