The 8th graders had a great time at the Barrington Teams Course in October! They had to work together to complete various challenges. After the trip, all the 8th graders received a MudLOVE bracelet with the phrase "be kind". This is a daily reminder to work together with others, show respect, and most importantly be kind!
Many historians believe that 1 out of every 4 Americans can date their family tree through the immigration center at Ellis Island in Manhattan, New York from the 1890s to the 1950s when the doors shut for good. Fairview 8th graders had the opportunity to "step" in the shoes of some of their relatives by taking part in a simulation of the immigration process at Ellis Island.
The day they arrived in America, our students dressed the part and came to school in costumes reflective of what immigrants might wear in 1910. Students arrived in Ellis Island (the auditorium lobby) and hoped to get into America (the auditorium) by the end of the simulation. Just one problem, they had to pass a medical test, citizenship test, and the strict workers that awaited them. They had to do all this with only 5 words of English and limited funds. But lucky enough for them, most, but not all students, got to the Land of Opportunity to fulfill their dreams in America. Many of the pictures capture the story of the day, but like anything in history, it is the stories that really capture the moment in time!
What a great first day back! There were so many smiling faces as students met their new teachers for the year! Mr. Lopatka started us off with an inspirational discussion on kindness and Mrs. LiRosi spoke about the updates for our school wide RAD program! After the assembly, the students went to a lunchroom orientation and followed an abbreviated schedule.
We look forward to an exciting and successful year!
Fairview South Middle School is dedicated to making reading and writing top priorities for our students. It is important for you to “read and write all summer long” by participating in the Summer Reading Program. Click the link below to select a book and get started!
You can also access the site from the "Summer Reading" tab above. Happy Reading!
Welcome back Fairview students and families!
Are you ready for an awesome 2017-2018 school year???
On the first day of school, the students listened to an inspiring speech from our new principal, Mr. Lopatka. Then, all of the middle schoolers went through
a "speed schedule" for an opportunity to meet all of their teachers and see
where their classes are located. We had a great first day and are excited for
a successful and fun-filled school year!
This week in Spanish class students worked in groups to prepare a restaurant skit entirely in Spanish. They performed their skits in class at a table we set up to make the setting more authentic. Students chose a background to enhance their scene and were extremely creative with the dialogues they created! They used vocabulary from our current chapter, focusing on how to order at a restaurant. Additionally, each group designed a menu to use during their skit that contained foods researched from a Spanish-speaking country of their choosing. Take a look at some pictures from our fun Spanish Restaurant skits!
Fairview has a new mural decorating our halls! The display of college pennants is located between the primary and middle school areas of the building and represents the Universities that all of our teachers attended. The journey to college and beyond starts right here at Fairview! Take a look at some pictures of our students and staff by our wonderful new display.
Check back here often to see many of the exciting projects and activities that are going on in 7th and 8th grade!