7th graders are finishing up their ELA unit on "Brain Science." Students created a model of the brain based on the informational texts they read. Then, they used the model to observe the effects of Phineas Gage's accident on his brain, which was another informational text read.
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Brain Science
At Wednesday's Board of Education Meeting, Mokena Junior High School students presented their projects from our Project Lead the Way exploratory STEM classes. We were very impressed with their design, coding, engineering, and public speaking skills.
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PLTW
PLTW
Tinsel and Flurry are at it again!
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elf
elf
elf
elf
elf
elf
elf
MES students in Mrs. Barr's class created gingerbread houses last week!
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gingerbread making
gingerbread making
gingerbread making
gingerbread making
gingerbread making
gingerbread making
gingerbread making
6th graders in Dr. Albon's class have been working hard on their catapults! The 2nd annual catapult challenge is Friday!
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students smiling
students with their catapult project
students with their catapult project
students with their catapult project
students with their catapult project
students with their catapult project
students with their catapult project
Kindergarten students held a "Weather Expo" with their second grade buddies this week. Kindergarteners presented the writing they accomplished throughout their Weather Wonders ELA module. We are "snow' proud of their hard work!
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reading buddies
reading buddies
reading buddies
reading buddies
Rocket Reward Winners were treated to some fun in the hamster balls at MIS! Great job to the student winners for your efforts in demonstrating our school wide expectations!
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winners
winners
Join us for the winter concert tonight at MJHS!
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winter concert
Last week, the MJH Orchestra got to meet and rehearse their concert music with Mrs. Stacy Williams-Jackson, the Orchestra director from Lincoln-Way Central and West!
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orchestra
orchestra
orchestra
orchestra
Congratulations to our DARE graduates! We are so proud of you! And congratulations to the DARE essay winners: Grazia Aquite, Gavin Collins, Madison Janik, Julia Klepacki, Mia Rhodes, Claire Roberts, and Madison Varnado!
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dare graduation
dare graduates
Mokena police with a dare graduate
dare essay winners
dare graduation
dare graduates
dare graduation
This morning the first grade team had breakfast with the winners from the Fall Swing fundraiser. The breakfast was provided by the PTA. Thank you, PTA!
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breakfast with teachers
breakfast with teachers
breakfast with teachers
breakfast with teachers
breakfast with teachers
breakfast with teachers
breakfast with teachers
breakfast with teachers
breakfast with teachers
breakfast with teachers
MES Student Council boxed up all kinds of supplies for foster kids & teens in Will and Grundy County. They were able to pack a van full of socks, games, coloring books, art supplies, lotions, chapsticks, diapers & more! Thank you to our amazing MES families for their generosity!
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student council
6th grade students are learning to analyze dialogue and narration to interpret characters and determine an author's point of view. Today, they used this learning to "act out" a section of their text as a way to deepen their awareness of how dialogue and narration work together.
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acting out text
acting out text
2nd graders in Ms. Matt's and Ms. Lagunas' classes had their 50 States Celebration last week! Students dressed up as their chosen state, conducted research to create posters, and took visitors through a variety of activities!
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students dressed up for 50 states celebration
students dressed up for 50 states celebration
students dressed up for 50 states celebration
students working on an activity
student and parent
students dressed up
student showing off their poster
student posters
students work with their parents on matching activity
students work with their parents on an activity
Wednesday is the winter concert at MIS! We can't wait! 🎄
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winter concert mis
Today MIS students participated in a live author presentation through Storyvoice. They heard from author Gordan Korman and heard an excerpt from his newest book is Mixed Up. Thank you to MIS librarian, Ms. Spasojevic, for organizing this for our students!
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author visit
author visit
Thank you to everyone that came out to the Grinch themed basketball game last night! Our athletic boosters are the best!
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basketball
basketball
basketball
basketball
Thank you to everyone that came out to the Grinch themed basketball game last night! Our athletic boosters are the best!
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basketball
basketball
basketball
basketball
Kinderbuddies wrote letters to Santa and made an elf craft this morning!
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Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Friendly reminder: tomorrow is an early dismissal day!
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early dismissal day