Putnam County basketball season is in full swing for Junior High! Our 8th-grade teams host the Putnam County Tournament on November 18, 19, and 21, 2019. Our girls will tip-off around 6:30 pm with the boys' game to follow. Our 7th-grade teams travel to Schuyler County on November 18, 20, and 22, 2019, for the Schuyler County Tournament. Get out and support your favorite student-athletes! . . .
On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, seven FFA Putnam County members departed for Indianapolis, Indiana for the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo. Those members were: Carsen S, Justin W, Maggi F, Cole R, Tori G, Garret M, and Grant M. Also attending was the FFA Advisor, Randy Morris. Wednesday consisted of traveling and eating a good meal at supper time. On Thursday, October 31, 2019, members got up early to go visit . . .
The Putnam Junior High girls basketball teams are off to a great start to the season. This year's team consists of sixteen girls and one manager. On the roster, there are 6 8th graders and 10 7th graders. During the month of October, the girls practiced and put forth a lot of effort to improve. Improving on teamwork and fundamentals are a few of the goals the team has on . . .
We are always building in math class. The pictures show pre-calculus students exploring parametric equations. They have since started a unit on matrices which is a nice change from studying functions. Geometry classes are in the middle of a unit on transformations. They will be wrapping up that unit when we return from Thanksgiving break. I think everyone is thankful to have a . . .
The high school Art Club spent Friday at the St.Louis City Museum. Many of the students had a typical art museum in mind, where they would walk quietly from room to room viewing paintings on the wall, making sure not to touch! While we all still enjoy seeing famous artwork, students were excited and perplexed when we arrived to see a school bus and part of an . . .
Today in third-grade music, we were musical detectives! We have been working on reading rhythms. We used invisible ink and blacklight pens to find rhythms hidden throughout the music room. We copied them down to index cards and worked with partners to clap and say the rhythms. The students enjoyed investigating to find the rhythms and then using the blacklight to read each rhythm. Be sure to check out our photo gallery. Photo . . .
Transportation Department Notice: November 2019 Have you ever been in a situation where you have to juggle three things at once? Or maybe you have "robbed Peter to pay Paul". It is in the context of these types of challenges that we find the status of our schools' transportation department, and there is only one real reason why. We have a very small staff, and our substitute availability is incredibly slim. . . .
If your child is in middle school or high school art, you are able to view their completed artworks online. During the next few weeks, students who are currently in an art class should bring home a slip of paper for parents and guardians, like the image shown. Follow the steps listed to view artworks and also have the opportunity to purchase any of the artworks displayed on a variety of items such as ornaments, mugs, magnets, and . . .
Congratulations to our four Putnam County Middle School students selected for this year’s NEMO All-District Band!! Gretchen D, Shonie A, Abbie K, and Jackson F! Way to go! We are Putnam Proud of you! Photo credit: Mrs. Michelle Booth
We have continued in our matter unit by learning how matter can change through freezing, melting, evaporation, and condensation. Students investigated how matter can change from a liquid to a solid by removing heat. For our experiment, they were each given a coffee creamer, our liquid, and a container filled with ice. They were asked, "Can we turn this liquid into a solid?" They decided they could. Then they . . .