Friday, March 22, 2019

7th Grade Reading Books

Our 7th graders have read 650 books so far this school year.  How many more will they read before the end of the school year?  I will keep you posted on their progress!  Thanks to Mary Sabo for raising a community of readers.  Check out some of the books they are reading.



Thursday, March 21, 2019

7th Grade Volleyball

Our 7th Grade Girls Volleyball Team had a fantastic season!  They won third place in the Belle Fair Conference Tournament.  We loved cheering on this team of hard working student athletes.












Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: Physics

We got the opportunity to listen to a lecture about sustainability from two physics graduate assistants at the SIUE Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.  After the intriguing lecture, we conducted the experiment that was in the book, The Martian








Wednesday, March 20, 2019

8th Grade Career Day

I would like to thank Emily Sackett for organizing our 5th annual Career Day.  Our students were fortunate to learn from professionals in marketing, advertising, journalism, mental health counseling, law enforcement, and electrical engineering.  In  addition, we learned from an attorney and a human resources director.  Thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to come to our school and educate our students.












Monday, March 18, 2019

6th Grade Volleyball

We enjoyed cheering on this enthusiastic group of volleyball athletes!  The future is bright in Whiteside volleyball.  Congratulations to our 6th grade team for a great season.




Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: Civil Engineering

At the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at SIUE, we learned about civil engineering and the role it plays in our world.  We applied our knowledge by building structures that could withstand earthquakes.  The students made models and tested them on a simulator.













Friday, March 15, 2019

8th Grade 3-D Art

The 8th graders recently finished a 3-D art project in Mrs. Schleipman-Burke's class.  The students created shoes out of cardboard and brown paper.  I am so impressed with the artistry and creativity!