Category Archives: MS Learning Opportunities

Anne Dittrick Sonnet Writing Contest (due April 30)

Middle School Division Guidelines

The contest is open to all middle school students (grades 6th – 8th). Contest winners and will receive:

  • A Shakespeare On The Green gift.

  • Reserved seating at Shakespeare On The Green for the winner and their family.

  • The winning entry will be published in the souvenir program for Shakespeare on the Green and read by a Company member On The Green

Website: https://www.nebraskashakespeare.com/sonnet-contest

Flier: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LzhTqZg-MjCms6kBWuhcqr0NmlOwnIp3/view?usp=sharing

Resources:

Service Learning Opportunity for Summer 2021

The Munroe-Meyer Recreational Therapy Program would like to invite you to volunteer!

The program offers student volunteers, ages 13 to 25, hands on experience interacting with children and youth with developmental disabilities.  If you are interested in health care or teaching, this would be a great opportunity.  Find out more and/or apply by clicking the link below.

More Information & Application:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_VWpJHkicreo9BaOnyTKUWKT9eplxS_9/view?usp=sharing

#82: EWeek 2021

Do some math problems and earn PRIZES!

Engineers Week (EWeek) is THIS WEEK and you can celebrate with MATHCOUNTS by solving their 5 Problems of the Day (linked below).  BONUS: Just for participating, you’ll have an opportunity to earn some prizes!

  • Each day you’ll have an opportunity to solve our Problem of the Day and enter a prize drawing! You can submit your answers anytime during EWeek (Feb 21-27), so don’t panic if you get started late! Each Problem of the Day has multiple parts, and each correct answer you get will be a ticket in that day’s prize drawing.
  • Everyone who participates will be entered in a prize drawing! Submit answers to at least one Problem of the Day and you’ll be entered to win, even if you don’t get correct answers.
  • Each individual prize drawing winner will get a $10 Amazon gift card and each group drawing winner will receive a $50 gift card to the MATHCOUNTS store!

Monday’s Problem (Environmental Engineering): https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/problem-of-the-week/eweek-2021-environmental-engineering

Tuesday’s Problem (Systems Engineering): https://www.mathcounts.org/engineers-week

Wednesday’s Problem (Software Engineering): https://www.mathcounts.org/engineers-week

Thursday’s Problem (Aerospace Engineering): https://www.mathcounts.org/engineers-week

Friday’s Problem (Chemical Engineering): https://www.mathcounts.org/engineers-week

Service Learning Opportunities

There a many ways to help serve in our community! 

Check out the opportunities below!

Want to keep Omaha beautiful? How about litter clean up?
Make sack lunches for the hungry:
Like to do data entry?
Want to roll candles?
Time on Mondays? Help flood victims
Like to cook?
Love animals and have time on Fridays?
Fight against hunger? (need 2.5 hours at a time)
Every 2nd Saturday – help feed families:
Like to dance? Enjoy working with little kids? (2 hour increments) Help on Saturday’s:
Love horses? Got 5 hours?
Want to make plastic bag blankets for the homeless?
Sew? Crochet? Knit?
Love flowers? Crafty? Make bouquets!
Like soccer?
Like Music and instruments?

 

US Geography Championship – Sign up by Feb. 4th!

In the past, students in grades 4-8 at Westside Community Schools have participated in the National Geographic Geo Bee.   While this year’s experience won’t look the same as it has in the past, we are excited to offer students an opportunity to participate in another contest!

The US Geography Championship 2021 will be held the week of February 15.  The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and students will have 20 minutes to complete the exam.  In order to participate, sign up using the link below by February 4.
tinyurl.com/WCSGEO2021
You will be sent an email on Feb. 5th with your testing date, time, and location.

“Why I Want to Go to College” Writing Sweepstakes

The Omaha Storm Chasers are partnering with Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante for the “Why I Want to Go to College” writing sweepstakes.  Entries will be due Thursday, April 1, 2021.

  • Prizes will be awarded to 12 winners in seventh and eighth grades who will receive contributions to the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts – including $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place.
  • Three winners will be chosen from each of Nebraska’s three Congressional districts, and three winners will be chosen from outside Nebraska.
  • Each Nebraska winner will receive four tickets to an upcoming Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion at where they will be recognized during a brief ceremony.

Click on the links below to get started!

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WE-SIDE February Contests

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Welcoming Equity Support Inclusion Dignity Everyone

In honor of Black History Month (February 2021), Westside Community Schools is sponsoring a poetry, photography, and creative video contest for all students and staff.  Check out the details below!
  • Entries need to be turned into your school office or emailed to lucas.mike@westside66.net by 10:00 AM on February 25th.
  • Gift card prizes and/or Westside gear/swag will be given out to contest winners.
  • POETRY CONTEST:  Divisions for K-2nd graders, 3rd & 4th graders, 5th & 6th graders, middle school students, high school students, and staff.  Submissions should be about inclusion, equity, respect, teamwork, embracing diversity, Black History, or other relevant topics. Any and all forms of appropriate poetry will be accepted.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST:  Divisions for K-2nd graders, 3rd & 4th graders, 5th & 6th graders, middle school students, high school students, and staff.  Submissions should be about inclusion, equity, respect, teamwork, embracing diversity, Black History, or other relevant topics.  Appropriate photographs of all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. will be accepted.
  • 1-2 MINUTE CREATIVE VIDEO CONTEST:  Divisions for K-2nd graders, 3rd & 4th graders, 5th & 6th graders, middle school students, high school students, and staff.  Submissions should be about inclusion, equity, respect, teamwork, embracing diversity, Black History, or other relevant topics. Appropriate videos no longer than 120 seconds will be accepted.

Frog Dissection Workshop January 27

Grab some gloves and participate in this unforgettable hands-on class to uniquely explore the anatomy found in a frog. Learn to use the equipment properly and discover animal needs and identify organs with step-by-step directions.

Who:  7th and 8th Graders (I have room for 24 students-in person and EC students welcome)

Where & When:  In person students will meet in Dr. Bruner’s room from 9-11 am on Jan. 27.  EC learners will need to pick up materials at WMS prior to the 27th and will participate via WebEx from 9-11 am on Jan. 27

Sign up now using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/gwyicBYruKQtBbGQ8

Signups will be accepted until Friday, January 15.

In the meantime, check out this website.  I didn’t check all the links nor am I sure that they are all open with your school laptop, but I wanted to give you this resource to explore.

Online Dissection Resources: https://www.navs.org/additional-information/bioleap-dissection-alternatives/free-online-dissection-resources/#.X_TehulKg0o