Memorial School students design school’s new welcome mats
With the end of the school year just weeks away, schools across the country are busy preparing for the many traditions and celebrations that mark the passage of another school year. Among these year-end rituals, is commencement and promotion ceremonies, events that celebrate students’ achievement in and out of the classroom and that provide a forum to recognize the positive contributions countless students have made to their schools.
Regardless of whether commencement signifies the completion of college, high school, junior high school, or even kindergarten, all students inevitably leave behind a lasting mark on the school, the depth of which is determined by the student’s actions and activities.
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Memorial School students have a science adventure at Six Flags' Physics Day
Newton’s First Law of Motion, also known as the Law of Inertia, states that an object will remain at rest and an object in motion will remain in motion unless an external force acts against it. This principle is a fundamental concept of physics that is often demonstrated by the Egg Drop experiment, an experiment that challenges students to devise containers to prevent an egg from breaking when dropped from a certain height.
The experiment was recently attempted - to impressive results - by a group of eighth grade students from Memorial Middle School, students enrolled in the school’s Academically Talented (AT) Science classes.
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Memorial Middle School students pledge to end the r-word
Point Pleasant Borough residents Jean and Thomas Herrington’s children have a lot in common; not only do all six Herrington children love music but they are also avid ice hockey fans - shared interests that are not at all affected by the Herrington’s broad age ranges, spanning from the mid-20’s to the family’s youngest, Will Herrington, age 13. The Herrington children can now add another shared experience to their family’s history after Will, following in his older siblings’ footsteps, coordinated a Spread the Word to End the Word campaign at Memorial Middle School, where Will is currently in seventh grade.
Spread the Word to End the Word is a national movement aimed at eradicating the derogatory use of the hurtful R-word. Established in 2009 at the Special Olympic World Winter Games, the movement is a call to action, designed to, shift perceptions about people with intellectual disabilities; recognize the contributions people with intellectual disabilities make to communities around the world; and promote inclusion and acceptance among all people. READ MORE >>
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