Liam, a therapy dog, came to visit Valley to soak up all of the love from students and staff. We cannot wait for his next visit!
Our 7th and 8th Grade singers stayed after school on Wednesday, November 7th to record our entry into this year’s MORE-FM Christmas Choir Contest. Although the entire group could not make it, we had an enthusiastic group who sang with energy and emotion and we were able to get a fantastic recording. The contest semi-finalists will be announced on Friday, November 23 and the contest takes place on November 26-29. More information to follow – get ready to vote for IVMS should we be selected!
Here’s our entry! We hope you LOVE it!
In guidance class, 8th grade students are working on creating a company based on their career interests and Pathway they would have chosen for the high school next year. Pathway choices include Arts & Humanities, Health & Human Services, Business & Communications Technologies and Industrial & Engineering Technologies. Students will be presenting their companies to the class as well as creating an advertisement to promote their company.
As part of our Construction Unit, students were asked to design and construct a bridge made from toothpicks and gum drops. There needed to be a well thought out design and yet the bridge needed to be functional as well. The bridges needed to be able to withstand the compression of 100 vehicles (100 pennies). We had a lot of fun!
We continued our study of Egypt today by partner reading a comic book version of the story of Ancient Egypt. The students worked together “role playing” and had fun while learning all about the Ancient Egyptians.
For the past few days we have been working with ratio language and diagrams. Today, we had use that understanding to help “Nana” fix a mistake that she had made with her paint color. Nana had asked for 1 R to 5 W, but had meant to say 5 R to 1 W. We had to work to get the ratio she wanted without getting rid of any paint. In the process we dove into the concept of equivalent ratios.