# Middle School

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## A virtual lab helps prepare 7th graders for their frog dissection

May 09,

In Coach Collins’s classes this week, his students will be dissecting frogs. In order to learn what the scientific name of a frog’s body parts are before they are in front of one, he is using a virtual lab with them. This way they will be fully prepared when the real dissection comes.

## Quail and worm dissections are happening in Middle School

May 08,

Eighth graders dissected quail as part of studying ecology. Students were not only learning about the anatomy of the quail, but were looking to discover what the quail had eaten by dissecting the crop and gizzard. These quail were provided by Texas Wildlife Association (L.A.N.D.S.) Program in hopes of educating students of the importance of […]

## Eighth graders make race cars

April 27,

Last week, 8th grade science we had their mousetrap car competition. The car going the furthest distance was one built by Marlee Gunter and Bethany Durett. Their car went 1260 cm. Marlee and Bethany’s car was also the fastest car going 154 cm/sec. The second place car for distance was one built by Owen Funk […]

## Sixth graders prepare for Algebra

April 27,

Mr. Johnson’s Math 6 class is ready for Pre-Algebra as they solve 2-step equations in class. Here is Cooper Crutsinger performing this task.

## Coach Collins’s class learned about genetics in the AFM

April 13,

Having finished the chapter on genetics, Coach Collins’s 7th grade science classes visited the American Freedom Museum for an application lab. Yes! Science and history can go together. Students analyzed the phenotypes of the Presidents and recorded their genotypes in a lab table. Then, using the genotypes, students created a phenotype of their President when […]

## Middle school science students build race cars

April 13,

Eighth graders designed a mousetrap car, made a materials list and came to class with a plan. They began building their cars on Tuesday and have two more days to work on them in class. Students had to problem solve as they encountered difficulties with their plan. Completed cars are due on April 18th when […]

## Sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth graders went on college trips this week

April 13,

From the desk of Celia Tucker, Academic College Counselor: Five colleges, four days, 171 students, five bus drivers, 17 chaperones, 11 tour guides, 18 + miles of walking over four days, five admissions presentations, numerous questions asked and answered, and too many snacks to count. Traveling with Brook Hill students on Brook Hill College Trips: […]

## Middle School computer classes took class to the AFM this week

March 23,

Mr. Loudermilk’s 6th grade class spent Monday in the Museum learning about the history of communication. Computers use special binary languages to translate, store, and communicate date. Using binary code and signal flags, students encoded secret messages just like soldier’s did in the War Between States.

## SPARC: 8th grade in Washington, D.C.

March 09,

Our 8th graders got to travel to Washington, D.C. and toured with WorldStrides. They were able to go to the Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns, and explore the amazing exhibits in the Smithsonian Museums. “So much more than a history trip, your WorldStrides educational tour in Washington, D.C. is designed to enhance […]

## SPARC: 7th Heaven

March 09,

We had a great week. The trip was both educational and inspirational. Our trip began with a trip to Austin, the capital of Texas. While in Austin we also toured the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum and the Capital Museum. The State Capital of Texas visit was fun and informative. Learning how Texas laws are […]

## SPARC: 6th grade in Hill Country

March 09,

Sixth graders hiked Enchanted Rock and many explored a cave for the first time. Camp activities included archery, a nature hike, soil forensics, weather and Archers Quest. The trip ended with a hike to Hamilton Pool and a Competitive game of Paintball. What a fun week of learning and developing friendships!

## SPARC: At Home

March 09,

Below are immediate responses and recaps from some of our SPARC leaders. Stay tuned for a recap on the rest of the trips when we all get back from Spring Break. Box Gardening/ How Things Are Made –  Everyone had a very good time and learning experience. Whether we were learning how to make candy […]