The Longmont Youth Council recently sponsored a citywide contest looking for innovative and creative one-minute videos displaying how to positively take action and spread the word against vandalism. Six young ladies from Mrs. Thaler's STEM Broadcasting class entered and came out on top winning 1st place. The TRMS students were interviewed with Longmont Channel 8 TV news at the Youth Center on March 24th and received a $200 prize to share. Their video will also be aired on a future Channel 8 News cast. Congratulations to Kayla H., Natasha R., Sidney J., Sami P. Jimena A., Kate P.
Through the Race to the Top grant and the Department of Education, Anna Mills designed a STEM project for her students to complete. You can find the project here. Please read on to discover how working through the design thinking process while instructing using grade level standards results in high level student engagement and understanding.
All 6th and 7th graders registration packets were due with a parent/guardian signature on Friday, March 6th to the office. Any packets returned after the deadline may not receive their top choices. Read more here.
Do you ever think about the implications that weather has on city events or your own personal safety? Weather affects our daily activity and lifestyles therefore it is of high importance. Weather objectives that 6th grade students need to meet are:
1. Differentiate between basic and severe weather conditions, and develop an appropriate action plan for personal safety and the safety of others (3.1.a)8
2. Use models to develop and communicate a weather prediction (3.1.c)8
Students, parents, co-workers and community members! This is a chance to recognize a great teacher from Trail Ridge Middle School! Nominations for the St. Vrain Valley Educational Foundation’s Encore Award must be submitted by March 15, 2015. The Encore Awards will be presented May 8, 2015 during a “Tribute to Teachers Gala” at the Plaza Conference Center. Please click here for a link to the nomination form. You may submit the form electronically, print the form and mail it or turn it in at the TRMS front office.
As you know, this year all students in Colorado will be taking PARCC testing in place of TCAP. Because PARCC is a computerized test, we can no longer test all students in one week as we did with the TCAP Test. The testing schedule for begins on March 9th and runs through May 14th. I know this sounds like quite a lot, but keep in mind that with the exception of 7th grade, (there is an addition of a social studies test), the number of testing sessions is exactly the same as TCAP. It is our commitment that testing will not take over the school for 4th quarter.