Engineering and building is in full swing for Boat Float! The eighth graders are using their knowledge and understanding of buoyancy, density and engineering design to construct a vessel made entirely of cardboard and duct tape in their quest for the fastest boat. Hope to see you there!
Grade 7 Service Project
In connection with the seventh-grade service project "ministry to children," the class journeyed to St. Adalbert School to join their community for Mass and to engage in a Palm Sunday-inspired lesson and craft with their third graders. The day was one of fellowship, crossing borders and coming together as family. We won't forget our new friends and look forward to seeing them next school year.
Nashville Service Waiver
This week, students were given a Youth Volunteer Waiver. for our service activity at Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville. Please make sure that those are signed and returned to Mrs. Massey by next Wednesday, April 17.
Grade 7 Brainstorming Art Designs
The seventh graders have been brainstorming ideas for designs for the Middle School hallways and rotunda area. After working through several design ideas and gathering images, they presented three designs to Mr. Ryzner as possible options. After discussing their process and explaining which design they thought best represented Gilmour, a final design was chosen. Seventh graders will now create the design using Photoshop and Illustrator before eventually printing it on large vinyl wall clings.
The Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCCTM) contest is on Saturday, April 13 at Hawken School. It consists of four events - Six Places to Start, Mental Math Hurdles, Hurdles and The Pile. The seventh-grade participants are Cedric Li '24, Zoe Wolfe '24 and Rachael Stasick '24. There are two eighth-grade teams. One team includes Andrew Lewis '23, Justin Wen '23, Chiara Bilant '23 and the other features Deaglan Bryant '23, Nicky Lasecki '23 and Marcus Berrios '23. Good luck to all!
National History Day
Gilmour Middle School students once again participated in NHD. The 45th annual National History Day Region 3 competition was held on Saturday, March 16. Students chose historical topics related to the year’s theme, Triumph and Tragedy, and conducted extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. Close to 600 students presented more than 300 research projects as either exhibits, performances, websites, papers or documentaries. Abbie Edmondson '23 and Lauren Kish '23 constructed an exhibit called Crash: Federal Triumphs over Market Tragedy. Nicky Lasecki’s '23 exhibit, Bomb: Human Tragedy or Technological Triumph, was about the bomb, its construction and its effects.
These students were inspired by class units to delve deeper into learning about the specific moments in history they chose. Students utilized rich and varied resources such as the National Archives and the Hoover and FDR Presidential Libraries to research their topics. Three additional students - Marcus Berrios '23, Logan DeWeese '23 and Troy Domen '24 did not compete, but did extensive research on their topics and will present their projects at the Middle School Symposium.
Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m., Our Lady Chapel
Eighth-grade students and their families are invited to Upper School Spring Orientation next Wednesday. This is a chance to meet your new classmates as well as hear from current Upper School students and faculty members. Afterward there will be an ice cream social and LancerWear will be available for purchase.
The official camp of summer fun is at Gilmour Academy! With new offerings along with old favorites, Camp Gilmour has something for everyone. You can access our summer camp brochure and/or register at gilmour.org/summercamp. Questions? Call (440) 473-8000 x2267.
34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040 phone: (440) 473-8000