Piedmont Middle School takes 1st Place in Crimebusters, 13th overall Nationwide
It started with the makerspace sewing machines and the group of girls in sixth grade who spent their recess at them. They kept coming into my office to show off their designs.
Their pride was infectious.
Every student should have the joy of innovating in school. The media center makerspace has become a hub of creation, but it's not just the Makerspace where the magic happens, its in all the classrooms and in the hallways too and that makes Piedmont extra commendable.
So thank you for taking the time to let your students experiment and try out and create. Thank you for dealing with their messes and talking them through their frustrations.
From art to language to music to math; From science to healthy kids our students have a chance to create and innovate and that's why they smile so wide.
StudentSpace Category Makerspace:
For the third year in a row, Piedmont hallways have been taken over by flashmobs, furry critters, and student creations as our sixth graders engaged in a choice-driven genius-hour project called "Love of Learning."
Students had a class period over the quarter to explore a topic of interest to them in greater detail and then to share their new knowledge and skills as well as learn from others at the annual LOL showcase.
I first wrote about the innovative PBL we call "love of learning" last year, but the best way to learn what genius hour is all about it is to watch these videos and hear first-hand:
The above quotation is taken from a student interview with Mrs. Delaney for our Cam Newton contest video (embedded at the bottom of this page).
It only takes a glance at the wins recently featured on our closed-circuit scrolling announcements (below) to prove Mrs. Delaney's point: Piedmont students excel in athletic and scholastic endeavors and show winning character. We have a national-champion Science Olympiad team as well as state champion sports teams, Do the Right Thing winners and academic contest winners.
I've written about it before, but I'll say again, we are something special and YOU are part of the reason why. Whatever your gifts are- students, teachers, staff and parents- you share them with your school and help us all be great together.
Thank you again for being you.
Celebrating Piedmont : a blog of Happy Happenings
"Celebrating Piedmont" logs only a small fraction of the learning magic the teachers of CMS' Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School. create daily. In that sense, it is authored by all the staff and students of Piedmont. It is curated by Ms. Gurthie who can be reached at the icons above. She'll be happy to brag about Piedmont's teachers and students any chance she gets! Please note this blog has only just begun and we have so much to show off! Come back again soon!