In 7th grade Life Science, the students have been learning the basic unit of structure and function of life, the cell. Students have been using light microscopes to see animal cells; for examples, human blood cells. Also, students have been viewing plant cells; specifically, red, white, and yellow onion skin cells. Students have been able to visibly see the cells' nucleus, cytoplasm, and cell wall. Even though it was a little stinky in the science lab, the students learned how to prepare their own microscope slide with iodine stain and the onion skin. The students thoroughly enjoyed the lab day.
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At Essex Intermediate School, the safety and welfare of our students and staff is our highest priority. In order to ensure your child’s safety while at school, we participate in emergency preparedness drills. Today your child participated in a safety drill. This drill involved all students taking shelter in their classrooms. The drill was performed at 10:00 this morning, and it was conducted in cooperation with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and the Tappahannock Police Department. Drills allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plan and improve our response skills. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Mr. Doyle at (804) 443-3040.
Last week our Fall fundraiser packets were sent home with students. Items for sale include the ever popular wrapping paper as well as a variety of gift items. Also for sale are delicious candies, cookie and pie mixtures. Due date for all orders and collected money is OCTOBER 6th.
On Wednesday, September 23, the Essex Intermediate School 5th grade teachers, led by Mrs. Tignor, held the first Parent Involvement Event of the school year. In an effort to increase our connection with families and parents this year at EIS, each grade level will be hosting a parent involvement event. During the 5th grade event, the students were able to participate in many exciting activities. First, the students stayed after school and worked on their homework together with their teachers. They then completed a fun Science experiment where they made a hypothesis about how many rubber bands it would take to make a watermelon explode. The 5th grade Science teachers got very messy conducting this experiment, and the students were so excited to see the watermelon explode! The students then met their parents in the gym where they read about the history of Zumba and did a think-pair-share together to discuss what they read. After this, the group participated in a Zumba workout together. The event concluded in the cafeteria with some food and a time for our parents, teachers, and students to talk and get to know each other. We hope to see all of our parents throughout the year at these fun events!
On Thursday, September 17, a group of parents, community members, and teachers came together to discuss ways to increase the connections between our school, home, and the community. Many wonderful ideas came out of this meeting! Look for more information coming soon through email and our website about how you can become involved and ways we can work together as a team in our quest to support the individual needs of our students.
We are introducing a new class at Essex Intermediate School that is available to 7th graders as an elective choice. We are excited to offer both an introduction to Spanish class as well as an introduction to French class for the 2015-2016 school year. Students will be immersed in the culture for their selected class as well as learn basic vocabulary and structures of the language. If your rising 7th grader would like to participate in a foreign language elective for the 2015-2016 school year, please fill out the attached form and return it to EIS by Friday, August 28th. Click Here!
Students and parents met with Mrs. Gentry before meeting their teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Several National Junior Honor Society students were on hand to help pass out programs and direct families to the classrooms.
Eligible seventh and eighth graders for the 2015-2016 induction process for the National Junior Honor Society will be notified in mid-October. Parents, please read our By-laws located on our website by clicking the Parents and Students tab for important information.