In celebration of Read Across America Day, Jones Early Childhood Center teacher Melanie Gordon dressed up as the cow that jumped over the Moon from the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" and one of her students dressed up as Pete the Cat from Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons!
Take a look at some pictures from the O'Donnell Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Winter Choral Concert, held last month at the Stoughton High auditorium. Both the 7th grade chorus and 8th grade chorus did a great job!
4th graders at the Wilkins School recently worked together to create a cup pyramid in the Learning Commons that was 6’ 6” tall! They were inspired by first graders who created an impressive pyramid of their own. Take a look at a couple of pictures here!
Congratulations to the Stoughton/Brockton boys hockey team for their 7-1 victory over Diman Regional Voc-Tech in a Division 3 preliminary round playoff game played March 1 at the Asiaf Arena! Stoughton/Brockton had an impressive performance before a home crowd in what was the first playoff appearance in the history of the Stoughton/Brockton co-op, and the first playoff appearance for SHS in 16 years. Colby Strunk had 2 goals, while Sean Farley, Aidan Obrock, Matt Young, Charlie Caputo and Cooper Card also scored. Stoughton/Brockton advances to play Scituate this Saturday at 1pm at the Gallo Arena in Bourne. The team is pictured here after the playoff win!
The Dawe School held another book swap the day before February vacation. Students in each grade brought books in to donate and then could look for "new" books to take home from the ones that their classmates donated. One of the hallways was turned into a bookstore with dozens and dozens of books spread out on the tables as students excitedly browsed and selected their next book(s) to read! Take a look at some pictures here...
Here is the calendar for next school year (2022-2023): https://5il.co/16dgu
The Jones Early Childhood Center held a Black History Month Assembly before February vacation. Students listened to a virtual read aloud of "The ABCs of Black History," a children's story that introduced a different Black historical figure for every letter of the alphabet. Then, each class presented projects they had been working on centering around Black history. Take a look at some photos here...
Here is the middle school/high school lunch menu for March: https://5il.co/yb7o
Here is the elementary school lunch menu for March: https://5il.co/yb7n
Congrats to the winning homerooms for the Black History Month Door Decorating Contest at the O'Donnell Middle School! Winners of the contest were rewarded with a pizza lunch before February vacation. Congratulations to grade 6 winners in Mrs. Dailey’s homeroom for their depiction of Shirley Chisholm, grade 7 winners in Ms. Diabate’s homeroom for honoring Maya Angelou, and grade 8 winners in Mrs. Murphy’s homeroom for their portrayal of Brown v. Board of Education. Special thanks to John P. Russell Insurance Agency in Stoughton for providing the delicious pizzas! Take a look at more pictures from the contest here: https://www.facebook.com/752923291385797/posts/5276070812404333/
SHS freshman Angie Berry, pictured here with coach Helfrich, competed at the MIAA Girls State Wrestling Tournament over February vacation. Coach Helfrich writes, "A three sport athlete, Angie took on the difficult trek of representing Stoughton's Black Knights as a freshman in New England's biggest girl's tournament. She pulled off an impressive major victory at the event. We are very proud of Angie for her growth during the season, and are excited to see where her career takes her. Angie represents a landmark development for Stoughton Wrestling, and of the fastest growing sport for women in Massachusetts. Women's wrestling is quickly growing in popularity across the state, and we hope that this inspires more young men and women to consider an exciting, character building sport”.
High school football teams across the state started practicing Friday, August 20, gearing up for the upcoming fall sports season. Stoughton High held its first practice on the turf field on Friday. Here are some pictures of the Black Knights in action 🏈 🔨 The other fall sports teams start practicing the week of August 23.
August 16 marked the start of SHS Marching Band Camp! Over the next two weeks, students will be preparing for the upcoming competition season. The theme of this year’s show is “New York, New York,” featuring the music of Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys and Jay Z!
Bus postcards were mailed out on Friday, August 13 and families should be receiving them this week (the week of August 16). Students will need to show the postcard to the bus drivers when they board the bus.
Members of our custodial staff are hard at work this summer getting all of our buildings ready for the start of the school year! Here is a look at one of the hallways at the Hansen Elementary School...
Check out this great sign from Stoughton's OASIS Coalition, displayed on the back of the scoreboard at Veterans Memorial Stadium at SHS! We are Stoughton Strong!
At the Wilkins, our third grade life cycle studies include learning about the process in which eggs become butterflies with hands on learning, as they grow butterflies in their classroom. The butterflies have emerged from their chyrsalis and pupa stage, and the third graders get to enjoy watching their butterflies get strong before they release them. Projects demonstrating their understanding of the butterfly life cycle line the halls outside their classroom so the rest of the school can learn about it too.
Yesterday, kindergarten students from Mrs. Faria's classroom at the Wilkins School released their butterflies. Students learned about the lifecycle of a butterfly and were able to observe the transformation of their caterpillars to butterflies in their classroom. Students were sad to see their "class pets" go but happy that they were released into their natural habitat.
At the Wilkins, our third grade classrooms have been busy learning about the life cycle. A few weeks ago, third grade started hosting eggs in an incubator, and this week the eggs started hatching. Many of the chicks have already born, and they are so adorable. In the photo with the eggs in the incubator you can see a chick is just about ready to hatch, the shell is mostly broken. Our chicks will stay at the Wilkins a little longer before they move on to their new home.
At the Jones School Ms. Porder's class's butterfly studies and projects incorporate The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The children did a wonderful job painting bright and colorful images from the book of all the foods the caterpillar takes a bite out of on its journey to become a butterfly This artwork line the halls outside of the classroom.