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Students Create Projects Using 3D Printer
by Betty Bricker

The 3D printer arrived after Christmas and we have had many students sign up for the Makerspace and show an interest in learning the software. After completing the lesson on the software, Students were instructed to build a balloon powered car. Some students took it to the next level and modified their car. After they complete the car, they are allowed to design their own projects and inventions.
We have also had High Ability Learner (HAL) students use the printer for creating a model for Invention Convention
. A group of students also printed props for People of the Past and Present. Here are a few of the items we have printed:
 

Michael Hopkins displaying his balloon powered car. Hayden Wiese showing how he modified his balloon powered car
Skeleton printed by 3D printer The 3D printer in action.


 

HMS Students Place at Invention Convention
by Anna Anderson

On March 2, Holdrege Middle School HAL students competed in Minden at the Invention Convention. There were 108 inventions shown by 168 inventors.   First place went to Ava Wells with The Flat Cord.  Second place went to Aiden Helms with the Project Protector and Jenna Gustafson with The Food Lock and Grace Maloley and Megan Belgum with the Energetix.  Third place went to McKaden Smith with Segway Shoes and Justin Golus with The Laugh-A-Long and Delaney Ham and Hayden Wiese with Lawn Helper.




Ava Wells 1st with The Flat Cord Aiden Helms 2nd with the
Project Protector
Jenna Gustafson 2nd with
The Food Lock



Megan Belgum and Grace Maloley 2nd with Energetix McKaden Smith 3rd with 
Segway Shoes
Justin Golus 3rd with
The Laugh-a-Long

Congratulation on a great job!!!
Delaney Ham and Hayden Wiese 3rd with the Lawn Helper    


 

HMS Celebrates Read Across America Day
by Betty Bricker


Dreyden Roemmich and Mason Hein celebrating Read Across America

On March 2, HMS celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America. The theme for this year was Reading Roundup: Lasso a Great Book. The staff and students dressed up in western wear, created a wanted poster in their reading class and received a treat and bookmark. Students had the opportunity to sign up for book give-aways, book fair gift certificates and a candy guessing contest.

Geography Bee Winners

by Brian Komenda

Quentin Boulware 2nd, Avery Michalski 3rd,  and Natalie Reed 1st

In December, Holdrege Middle School held the annual Geography Bee.  Grade level winners were: 5th grade - Max Dutcher and Quentin Boulware, 6th grade- Dylan Moore and Dylan Haag, 7th grade- Tate Florell, Avery Michalski, and Dan Stroh, 8th grade- Natalie Reed, Maddie Moore, and Jon Christie.   These 10 students competed against each other in the School Level Geography Bee.  Natalie Reed was the winner with Quentin Boulware getting 2nd, and Avery Michalski placing 3rd.  Natalie Reed then took an online written test and has qualified to compete in the Nebraska Geography Bee this April.




The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to Holdrege Middle School

March 3-9, 2016
 
 
Hours for viewing the book fair:
Thursday, March 3: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, March 4: 7:30 am– 2:00 pm
Monday
, March 7: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 8: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm*
Wednesday, March 9: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm*
 
 
 
Remember......encouraging your child to read helps to ensure his or her success! 
 
Bring friends and family to do some birthday shopping or stock up on summer reading. The Scholastic Book Fair will include the newest titles as well as books that are fun, interesting and inspirational. Adult titles are also available. Out of town family members may also shop at our online book fair. Visit  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/holdregemiddleschool2 to place an order. Books will ship to the school. Help support our school while encouraging your entire family to read!
 
*The book fair will be open the evening of Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 during Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences.