Team Washington Blog
Welcome to the Team Washington Blog! This blog will be updated at least weekly, and more frequently during busier times of the school year. We will post information about school activities and units of study. You may click on the blog title to bring up the entry in its own window.

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We were lucky to be visited today by some students from UNH. They performed a play for us called "Luna Goes to Mars." Students enjoyed learning about space in a fun way. Be sure to ask your kids about this play!
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On Jun 10, 2016 at 2:54 PM
We had a great jump up day today. We hosted all of the district's fourth graders, and then took the afternoon to jump up to the high school to work on social studies projects with the AP students. Be sure to ask your student about his or her day!
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On Jun 03, 2016 at 2:31 PM
In science, we have been studying pond life. We're very lucky at the middle school to be surrounded by water - streams, rivers, and ponds to name a few! We've visited these local ecosystems and have really enjoyed making observations of them. I've added a link to our "Useful Links" page with a video of microscopic pond life. Check it out if you get a chance. There are some pretty interesting organisms swimming around in there!
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On May 18, 2016 at 2:58 PM
Today we had a very special guest: Lt. Cmdr. Claire Bloom, the only female XO of the USS Constitution. She spoke to the 5th graders about the history of "Old Ironsides" and fielded questions about life on the boat. Be sure to ask your learner about her presentation! For more information:
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On May 13, 2016 at 10:31 AM
Believe it or not, progress reports go up on MMS on 5/17/16. That will mark the halfway point of the last quarter! Please sign p. 34 of the agenda.
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On May 11, 2016 at 10:29 AM
On Friday, 5/6, there will be a math test on calculating volume. We've been working on this topic for quite awhile, especially since it was punctuated by SBAC testing and spring break. You will find a page in the documents tab with a list of topics to study for the test. We'll also be practicing during class on Wednesday and Thursday.
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On May 04, 2016 at 10:47 AM 3 Comments
After some technical difficulties, we're back online (just in time to break for spring recess)! The calendar is updated with the "days" and there are some new links in the link tab. We will endeavor to update this site weekly. Please let us know if there's any information that you'd like to see here. See you in May!
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On Apr 22, 2016 at 1:47 PM 30 Comments
There are several useful pages on this website:
- The document page includes our monthly newsletter, the chapter-by-chapter school-to-home math connections letters, and several other items.
- The links pages is divided into content areas. When we find and/or use a helpful website, we post it here.
- The calendar is updated month to show what "day" of the school calendar it is.
We hope you find these pages useful!
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On Feb 02, 2016 at 10:25 AM
Report cards will go home today. You can also view them on the MMS parent portal. Please sign page 34 of your student's agenda book after reviewing the report card. You will also need to sign the newly adopted Video and Audio Recording on School Property Procedure. Thank you for your prompt return of these signatures.
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On Jan 28, 2016 at 9:41 AM 5 Comments
Believe it or not, we're about halfway through the school year! In light of this, there are a few important January dates to keep in mind:
- January 22nd - grades close
- January 26th - gradebooks lock (no late work can be entered after this date)
- January 28th - paper report cards are sent home; please sign agenda
Posted by allison.friend-gray  On Jan 19, 2016 at 11:29 AM
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