Curricular Highlights

Field Day: This time is devoted to outdoor athletic-like contests. Students compete in individual and team events, all in the name of fun. It is an excellent way to end the year in community.

Hour of Code: Each December the middle school girls join the millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries in an Hour of Code. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

Math Contest: Math competitions provide unique opportunities for students to use both learned and inventive strategies to solve non-routine problems. Students compete in two distinctive math contests. Math Olympiad and Michigan Mathematics League contests challenge students to use mathematical flexibility and creativity in making sense of novel problems.

National Geographic Bee: This annual geography contest is sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Students answer questions each of eight themed categories. Through preliminary and semi-final rounds, a school winner is selected to represent the school at the state level.

Student Art Shows: Student art work has been selected to be displayed at the Annual Student Art Town Exhibit, the Michigan Art Education’s annual art exhibit and the Annual Young @Art Exhibit sponsored by the Michigan Art Education.

Science Day: This dynamic event is evolving from execution of the scientific method to the engineering process. In the morning, students have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professional demonstrations and hands-on activities. In the afternoon, parents and families are invited to the to hear student science fair presentations. The main motive of the science fair is for students to answer a question, conducting a range of experiments and ongoing research to find a solution and present their findings.

Destination Imagination: This is a creative problem-solving competition, which promotes student-centered learning. Students compete in teams engaging in inquiry and research fused with prior knowledge in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.)

Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association (MIFA): Forensics is competitive presentations in speech include public speaking, acting, reading, and interpretation.

Science Olympiad: Science Olympiad is a competition which includes 23 events that challenge student’s science skills with both academic testing and hands-on learning. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.