Friday, April 27, 2012

C. J. Huff: Focused on the Future

Much of the accompanying video, which was posted by Pittsburg State University, features PSU graduate, Dr. C. J. Huff, Joplin Schools superintendent. Quite a bit of the video was shot at East Middle School.

Video: Pittsburg State holds Technolympics at East

Journalism Club videos will be posted soon for Thursday's Technolympics at East Middle School, but here is the video posted by Pittsburg State University.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

East students participate in Technolympics

Pittsburg State University students provided a fun learning experience for East Middle School today when the Technolympics were held in the gym.

A complete story on the Technolympics will be featured later on East Middle School Roundabout.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

EMS production of Disney's Cinderella tonight at 7 p.m.

EMS Roundabout Editor

The East Middle School Drama Department's production of Disney's Cinderella is scheduled for 7 p.m. today in the South Middle School Auditorium.

EMS students had the opportunity to see some of the production during Encore Tuesday.

The complete cast list and more information can be found at this link.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Orchestra students receive I ratings at NEO

Four East Middle School orchestra studnnts received I ratings at the annual NEO Festival Thursday.

Those earning the top ratings were Katelynne Yonkers, Shae Hogan, Bridget Ingham, and Amy Walser.

Candidates for Student Council elections announced

Candidates for Student Council for the 2012-2013 school year have been announced.

Eighth grade (for Joplin High School)- Mason Finnell, Megan Hickey, Ethan Holz, Alize Iverson, Jennifer Nguyen, Austen Still, Tyler Viles, Shelby Welton.

Seventh grade- Elizabeth Dulinsky, Alley Genser, Bridget Ingham, Annie Le, Alexis Maturino, Macie Smith, Kendra Sparrow, Alexandra Stelts, Amy Walser

Sixth grade- Sydney Alejandro, Ambie Armstrong, Kathryn Brown, Erin Garcia, Ginger Gormely, Brianna Hickey, Landon Moore, Anna Nguyen, Lucy Nordyke, Breanna Pace, Ethan Yang, Emma Willerton, Jake Yarnall

Monday, April 02, 2012

At East Middle School- We Love Joplin

In this photo, taken earlier this year, all of the students at East gathered outside the building and we had our picture taken by Mrs KarenSue Hensley, counselor, who was far above us in a crane.

We spelled out some words that really mean something to us.

East Middle School captures three awards at Joplin Schools Technology Fair

East Middle School had its best showing ever at the Joplin Schools Technology Fair Monday night, winning two first places and one second place, in competition with the other two Joplin middle schools and Joplin High School.

The East Middle School Journalism Club took first place in the communications category with this website, East Middle School Roundabout, as well as the club's Facebook page, YouTube channel, and the book the club is putting together about the Joplin Tornado and our first year attending school in a warehouse.

The Journalism Club was represented by co-editors Jennifer Nguyen and Amy Koch, eighth graders Karly Weber, Darin Clark, Alize Iverson, and Megan Hickey, and sixth grader Katy Brown.

The other first place came in the collaboration category, thanks to the work done by eighth graders in Mr. Randy Turner's eighth grade communication arts class on the third quarter civil rights research project. Keisha Grunden, Stella Ndauwa, Jamie Sullivan, Megan Hickey, and Jennifer Nguyen represented the class, showing the internet research, e-mail contact with those connected with the divil rights movement, and their work on the website Room 210 Civil Rights, which features research papers and videos from the project. The technology aspect of the project was also represented by Stella Ndauwa's power point on Brown v. Board of Education.

East took second place in the creativity category, thanks to Ms. Lara Stamper's first semester drama class, with its horror movie "From the Pond." The movie was initially shown to the student body at an assembly in the commons area Nov. 4. Cassie Williams represented the cast of "From the Pond," at the show.

The winners are listed below:

1st Place: The Eagle by Wes Brownfield's class at Stapleton
2nd Place: Colonial American Prezis by Wendee Hughes' Primary Gifted Class 

1st Place: The Hammer iMovie by Abbie Durr's class at Columbia
2nd Place: eBooks by Shelly Tarter and Alana Bell's class at Irving

1st Place: Edmodo and Class Wiki by Jaime Lorimer's Class at Columbia
2nd Place: Edmodo by John Wilcox's class at West Central

Critical Thinking:
1st Place: Bill Nye the Science Guy Spoof by Heather Asbell's Class at Cecil Floyd
2nd Place: Journalism Club by Jamie Lorimer's class at Columbia

1st Place: East Middle School Roundabout by Randy Turner's class at East Middle School
2nd Place: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Janet Myers' class at JHS

1st Place: French Revolution by Tammy Arteaga's class at JHS
2nd Place: Student Created iMovies by Lara Stamper's class at East Middle School

1st Place: Civil Rights Era Project by Randy Turner's class at East Middle School
2nd Place: Dracula Prezis by Kathleen Reiboldt's class at JHS

Critical Thinking:
1st Place: Inspiration Mind Map by Danielle Yen's class at JHS
2nd Place: Student Response Systems by Jody Williams' class at North Middle School

All first place winners received a $20 iTunes card for their class and second place winners received a $10 iTunes card.
Winners of the random drawing for a Flip Video Camera were Danielle Yen of JHS and Jamie Lorimer of Columbia.

Congratulations to all who participated!  It was a great night!

New Bus System Introduced at EMS

Staff Writers

EMS Journalism staff members interviewed Mr. Jason Weaver about the new bus loading system. The new system is supposed to quicken the speed of the bus loading process and help with the crowding of the commons area. Look into the video to find out more information.

Live at the Joplin Schools Tech Fair

Journalism Club Editor

We have interviewed Mr. Cook, former vice principal of East Middle, who is now the principal of Jefferson Elementary. He shared with us some of the new ideas for the new schools and how his new school has expanded in enrolling students.
Mr. Weaver has also talked to us about the new change in how the buses will be loaded. The video will be on our Facebook page soon!