Eighth grade students took part in a live webcast from the Fairfax Network of Fairfax County Schools in Annandale, VA. Mrs. Eubanks' English I class submitted video clips in which they asked questions and paraphrased portions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Their video clips were integrated into Meet the Author: Discover Shakespeare. Members of Bill's Buddies, a professional acting troupe from the Folger Shakespeare Library, addressed their questions and discussed textual clues in Shakespeare's language.
STEMology II students investigated packaging engineering by designing and constructing a package to safely ship a single potato chip. The product was required to protect the chip with a package design that would have the least mass and volume to reduce cost. Students' packages were mailed to Greenville and inspected to determine whether or not their packaging design was successful.
Cowpens students have been hard at work on their science benchmark tests. Students have taken this assessment in the fall, winter, and spring this year. Teachers have used the results of these assessments to create a customized science experience tailored to the students' needs.
While learning about waves and the visible light spectrum, eighth grade students completed a series of inquiry stations. In this activity, they experimented with different amounts of electric current and observed the resulting changes. Students noted drastic changes in the amount of energy and light transmitted by the inefficient bulb.
Sixth graders went on a "walk about" on campus after completing a science unit on plants. During their walk, students applied their new knowledge by spotting an array of plant structures, defenses, and characteristics specific to their unit of study.
Each year, eighth grade students participate in the Lieutenant Governor's Bridging Generations Essay Contest. Our overall school winner was selected by a panel of judges. Congratulations to our school winner for submitting an excellent piece of writing for this contest.
Our school volunteers were honored with breakfast on April 26. Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers who help so much with our school activities.
Our administrative assistants celebrated Administrative Assistants' Appreciation Day with cake and a trip to eat lunch. We are grateful for everything that Mrs. Holcombe, Mrs. Jett, Mrs. Norris, and Mrs. Quinn do to make CMS such a wonderful school.