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Congratulations to Olin Duggan and Noah Samuelsen! In early June, these two MSMS 7th graders went down to National History Day in our nation’s Capitol and won Best Project, Junior Division, for the State of Vermont. Their exhibit, ‘A Murder in Sarajevo,’ explained how the compromises inherent in the Austro-Hungarian Empire led to the outbreak of global conflict in World War I. They won the right to represent Vermont in the Junior division by taking 2nd place out of hundreds of entrants at Vermont History Day, held in April at Montpelier High School. Well done, Gators!

 

 

VAMLE 1Wednesday evening June 6th at Norwich University, Main Street 8th graders Juliet Rapaport and Sam Watson were recognized as our 2018 Vermont Association of Middle Level Education Scholar Leaders.  The criteria for this recognition includes teamwork, positive interactions with others, respect, personal goals, dependability, productivity, service to others, and respect for diversity.  On the same evening, one of our 7/8 humanities teachers, Don Taylor, was recognized with a Master in the Middle award.  On behalf of the MSMS community, we are extremely proud of these three individuals and we hope you will join us in congratulating them!

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Friday, April 27th, was the national Day of Silence sponsored by GLSEN.org. This event is observed in honor of LGBTQIA+ students across the nation who are unable to speak up for themselves or their identities. The MSMS GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) facilitated the event in our building. 100 students in grades 5-8 signed up to participate! 
Students remained silent throughout the day to continue building empathy for those who feel silenced on a daily basis (using whiteboards and markers to participate in classes). At the end of the day, everyone who participated gathered for a Breaking the Silence ceremony where they pledged to speak out against hate and oppression. 
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6th, 7th and 8th grade students collaborated on poetry and artwork for the Montpelier Poem City and Art Walk celebrations.  6th grade students wrote poetry and 7th and 8th grade students interpreted the poems and created a piece od artwork to accompany the poem. The final pieces are displayed at Capital Grounds.

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students of MSMS. Team Atlas has put together a fun event that we are calling the Gator Globes. It is our school’s twist on the Golden Globes, we have put all the information on the attached flier. Have fun and be creative." If you have questions, please contact teachers Eli Rosenberg or Katie Leman.

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