Bailey Students Attend Southeastern U.S. Honor Band
Bailey Middle School had 5 students attend the Southeastern United States Honor Band held at Troy University December 1st-3rd, 2011 along with 300 other nominees. After they auditioned they were selected to play in the Gold Band (the top ensemble). The students attend a concert from the Troy University Music department, had an all day rehearsal on Friday and then performed a concert on Saturday. The Bailey students who participated were:
Ransom Middle School Chess Tournament
Recently, twenty-four students from Ransom Middle School's chess club played fourteen students from various private schools in Pensacola in the Junior Chess Club in a four round tournament. Each game lasted 60 minutes.
Gary Moore of Ransom Middle won first place. There were some very skilled opponents. The opposing chess club had a player that had a 960 rating. Ransom's best player, Ryan Reyes the president, has a 630 rating. Tristan Carr of Ransom Middle won third place.
This is also the first year that the Ransom Knights have won first place. And, this is the first year that Ransom Middle had female competitors while the opposing side had none.
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Workman Middle School 2011-12 Basketball Champions!
Congratulations to Workman Middle School's Boys and Girls Basketball Teams. Each team won the 2011-12 District Championship on November 17, 2011.
National Flight Academy - Warrington Middle School
Warrington Middle School is the only middle school in the nation that has a National Flight Academy! The NFA-ACE Flight Academy serves 132 seventh and eighth grade students. The two-year program provides students an opportunity to solve problems in an immersive, game-based learning environment applying the fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
IB MYP - Workman Middle School
The International Baccalaureate Organization’s Middle Years (MYP) Candidate School Program at Workman Middle will provide a framework of academic challenge and life skills for students in grades 6-8. This tuition free, three year program will offer an educational approach that goes beyond traditional school subjects. Successful completion of the program will set your child on the road to success and can serve as an excellent preparation for the IB Diploma Programme currently being offered at Pensacola High School .
There are over 2,000 IB World Schools in 124 countries, 50,000 teachers and 500,000 students aged 3 to 19 years currently benefiting from this high quality international education. The ultimate goal of the Middle Year Candidate School Program at Workman Middle is to develop students who are active, compassionate, lifelong learners and who will grow to celebrate diversity in our school, our community and the world as a whole.
For the 2011-2012 school year, Workman is a "candidate" school. The school will apply for authorization in the Fall of 2011. The authorization visit will occur some time in 2012.
Woodham Middle School Receives Educational Alliance Grant!
Recently, Woodham Middle School received an Educational Alliance grant. This grant is sponsored by Exxon Mobil through Puckett Oil Company. The awarded amount was $500. These funds will be used for activities that help students pursue interests in careers involving math and science.
Workman's Cheerleading Squad Places First in Recent Competition
Workman Middle School's Cheerleading Squad won first place in the Starr Athletics Cheer Competition. Congratulations coach Brittany Mraz and the Workman cheerleaders:
Regan Kelley-8th grade captain
Madison Faller- 7th grade captain
Helen Trawick-6th grade captain
BEST Robotics Competition - Woodham Middle School
On Saturday, October 29, 2011, Woodham Middle School placed 2nd overall against a field of 24 other area middle and high schools at the 2011 B.E.S.T. Robotics Competition, held in the Field House at the University of West Florida. Teams from as far as Jackson County, Florida participated in the day-long event, designed to inspire students to pursue careers involving STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Six weeks of designing, constructing, programming, rehearsing, organizing, and perfecting culminated in a stellar performance that earned the school a slot in the South's Best Championship, to be held December 2-3 at Auburn University. Woodham Middle School will compete against the top 50 teams east of the Mississippi River.
Principal Marsha Higgins said, "I am so proud of the students, parents, teachers, and community members who have done amazing things to create this legacy . This year's invitation marks Woodham's third consecutive appearance in the Championships at Auburn. Special thanks go to this years coordinator, Carl Shouppe, science teacher at Woodham Middle. Go SHARKS!
Bellview Middle Principal Receives Florida 2011 Excellence in School Library Program Award
This award recognizes principals who support the integration of school library media programs, resources and technologies into the total educational process, and/or to honor principals who implement research-based library media programs. Mrs. Vicki Gibowski is the principal of Bellview Middle School.
RANSOM MIDDLE SCHOOL PLACES THIRD IN FFA FORESTRY COMPETITION
For the first time in Ransom Middle School FFA history, four students recently participated in the District 1 Forestry Competition at Bear Lake Blackwater State Forest. Ransom Middle School placed third overall with Austin Murphy placing second in Map Interpretation and Johnnie Johnson placing second in Forest Disorder Identification.
The purpose of this event was to stimulate student interest in forestry, to promote forestry instruction in the agricultural education curriculum, and to provide recognition for those students who have demonstrated skill and competency as a result of forestry instruction. Each participant must be an active member of a chartered Florida FFA Chapter and enrolled in sixth, seventh or eighth grade. All teams consisted of four members and all members of the team participated in all six events.
Along with FFA Advisor, Dawn Inman, eighth grade students, Cole Halfacre, Paul Guy, Austin Murphy, and Johnnie Johnson competed in this event. The events covered this year were General Knowledge, Dendrology, Forest Disorders, Equipment Identification, Timber Cruising, and Map Interpretation.