Science – Week of May 15th

**REMINDER:  All Parent IAN Reviews are due at the beginning of class on MONDAY/TUESDAY.  All EOY Reviews are due at the beginning of the class where you take your Final.

Monday:  Finals for periods #1 and #3.  During all of the afternoon classes this week, students will be working on a performance-based task where they will be creating a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) to float a can in water.

Tuesday:  Finals for periods #2 and #4

Wednesday:  Finals for periods #7 and #5

Thursday:  Finals for periods #8 and #6

Friday:  Charger Day – we will complete our PSAs on Personal Floatation Devices.

Yellowstone Trip Reminder

Every 7th grader received a packet of information last Friday in their History class about the upcoming Yellowstone trip in September.  As of today, we have filled half of our 44 spots available.  If you are interested in this amazing trip, please send the reservation form and deposit in as quickly as possible.

Washington, DC/Philadelphia Trip

Dear Parents and Students,

We have a few spots left for our EF Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia trip! This is a 6 day tour in June 2018 to Washington, D.C. & Philly! 24 people already enrolled. That means there are 11 guaranteed spots remaining. Remember the enrollment deadline is May 14th. ** We would really love to see all of these interested kids signed up by then, so please don’t forget!!! Check out our Tour Website:  http://www.efexploreamerica.com/1986901XF to find out which amazing cities, fun activities and cultural events we’ll be experiencing on tour. You can also review all that’s included in the program price, watch videos of the cities you will be visiting, and enroll online.  Our enrollment window closes on Sunday, May 14 at 10:59 PM. To enroll online, use the Tour Website link above or call Customer Service at 1-800-333-9756 (open Monday – Friday, 9 – 5 PM). Please e-mail Ms. Coffman Fujiwara (kcoffma1@houstonisd.org) if you have any general questions regarding this trip. If you have personal account questions please call Traveler Support at 888.333.9756.

Great Science Opportunity at RICE

So excited to share this opportunity with our Chargers!

 

The application process for the 2017 Rice Drone Camp for current 7th and 8th grade students is NOW OPEN!

During this year’s camp, students will explore the engineering and science of drone technologies while also examining the social and cultural implications of technological advances more generally. Due to the generous contributions of the program’s industry partners (BP, Microsoft, and Trumbull Unmanned) the program is 100% FREE to all attendees.

The core curriculum of the camp, designed to provide a rigorous, project-based learning experience aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), will include hands-on drone operation lessons and demonstrations from Rice University faculty and professional engineers. During “free fly time,” students will gain hands‐on practice piloting small drones, which they will take home at the end of the camp.

Camp Details Grade Levels: Current 7th and 8th grade students Location of Camp: Rice University Camp Dates: June 12-16 Time: 9AM- 4PM Cost: Free

The selection process is expected to be competitive this year. Students/parents may apply now at –https://engrice.wufoo.com/forms/z1gaugnb1ynh2uy/

For an overview of the program, go to  http://www.rcelconnect.org/ricedronecamp/

Questions? Please contact Cesare Wright at (713) 348-2623 or via email at cesare@rice.edu

Parent Surveys

Please take a moment to complete the following surveys. Your input will help make POMS better next year!

Survey 1: Principal’s School Satisfaction Survey (this one is for Mrs. Graves)

Tell us what we are doing well, and what we need to improve.  Tell us what you think will improve teaching and learning for all our students. You can complete the Principal’s School Satisfaction Survey at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3Z6NTK8

 

Survey 2: Community Health Needs Assessment (this one helps the District measure the needs of the POMS community)

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is partnering with the Houston Endowment to conduct a needs assessment of the physical, social, and mental health of children enrolled in the Houston Independent School District.  This partnership will not only determine the health needs of children within HISD, but through voluntary participation allows us to measure the needs within the Pin Oak community.  The Pin Oak community is very diverse, and does not qualify for any Title I funding, although many of our children meet the requirements to qualify for the National Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  This survey will allow us to determine the types of services necessary to improve the health of our entire community.  The ultimate goal of this survey is to develop a strategic plan to address the identified needs of children in Houston. Please take time to complete this survey at:

(English) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PinOakParents

(Spanish) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PinOakParentsSpanish