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Creative Writing Club

Do you like to write? Join us write now! During each club meeting, students will learn and practice creative writing skills which they can practice in a relaxed and social atmosphere. The club is both fun and informative and gives writers an opportunity to work on their craft and share their work with peers. Options for publishing work will be discussed. 

3 - 4 pm library conference room

to join: http://bit.ly/psmcwc

 

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The Kansas Authors Club is holding a writing contest for students in grades 1-12 in the categories of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.  Entries will be accepted April 1-June 15, 2018.

 

We welcome submissions for elementia issue xv on whatever timely topic might strike your fancy. But don’t delay, the clock is ticking! Submit original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, graphic stories, photography and illustrations through Feb. 1, 2018.

 

League of Robotic Panthers

What's the future of learning? FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams are finding the answers with this year's World Class Challenge.  Born into a Digital Age, where information gathering is literally at their fingertips, students unleash new ways to gain knowledge and skills through research and robots. This is a parent-led organization.  We will update this page with information as it is available.

On your mark, get set, flow! The League of Robotic Panthers will have informational meeting for students and parents on Wednesday, September 6th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm @ PSMS

 

Students who are interested need to fill out the information form online here

 

Drink in the 2017/2018 HYDRO DYNAMICS season and learn all about water – how we find, transport, use, or dispose of it. In the 2017/18 FIRST LEGO League Challenge, students age 9 to 16 from 80 countries will make a splash with HYDRO DYNAMICS. What might become possible when we understand what happens to our water? FIRST® LEGO® League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the HYDRO DYNAMICS season, teams will choose and solve a real world problem in the Project.

 

The team will meet twice a week: Most practices will be held at PSMS

* Tuesday 5:00 PM -7:00 PM

* Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Competition

Mid - November - Mid December for qualifier, Regional tournament in January over MLK weekend.

 

Questions contact:

Coach: Chandra Venkat cvenkat@gmail.com

Coach: Rukshan Gunananda rukshan.gunananda@garmin.com

Sponsor: Pam Fricker pfricker@bluevalleyk12.org

 

TAG

TAG

The library is looking for a dedicated group of readers to serve on our advisory and selection board for the 2017-2018 Teen Advisory Group (TAG) list.  This activity also qualifies as Community Service based on a model developed by the Johnson County Library.  For each book read, you may earn 2 hours of service and for each meeting you attend you will earn 1 hour. 

As a reader selector, you have the opportunity to help select books for the 2018-2019 Trendy Twelve List.  The books are student-selected to provide quality reading for Prairie Star Middle School students and appeal to a wide variety of tastes and interests.  Students from other Blue Valley middle schools are also participating.  The Trendy Twelve is for students in the sixth through eighth grades. We meet as a TAG group once a month from September - February to discuss the books we’ve been reading and compare notes! This is not a book club per se.  You are reading independently from a list of 20-25 titles.  (The number varies slightly each year based on a list selected by BV Library Media Specialists). Each member is responsible for reading each of the  titles on our list.  There is no specific order in which you have to read the books, but all books must be read by the end of spring break.

Additionally, TAG members serve in an advisory capacity for library programming and assist with book fairs and library promotions as needed. Your ideas and suggestions are key to providing an engaging, student-centered media center!

Click below to visit the libguide especially created for TAG!

PSMS TAG
by Lisa Nocita - Last Updated Sep 19, 2017
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is comprised of reading members responsible for nominating and selecting titles for The Trendy 12.
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Science Bowl

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and math.

Wednesdays 3-4 in the garage

Sign up here:  https://goo.gl/forms/KsJVZUAcDyL1aLda2 

 

Panther TV

Be a part of the student broadcast team!  Informational meeting on Tuesday, August 29th

All students are invited to participate on our Broadcast team! There are many different kinds of roles, something for everyone!

To join: http://bit.ly/psmbroadcast

Anchor Audition date: Thursday, September 7th 3- 4 pm *sign up in the library for a time slot

Broadcast Working Lunches on Thursdays -- bring your lunch to the library and work on an assignment! Mrs. Nocita will work with you on the first Thursday of each month. This is for the behind scenes work of writing, filming, producing, and planning. This is NOT for on-air talent. It is a working lunch. The expectation is that students are working diligently to create original content that we can air!

Students in all grades may work on broadcast projects in the library any day after school.

For more information go to http://prairiestarms.libguides.com/clubs or http://bit.ly/PantherTVinfo

 

FAB LAB

FAB LAB

Students will have a chance to tinker and create! No experience is necessary just a curious mind and willingness to explore!

3D printing, Makey Makeys, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, EV3, legos, Tinker tubs, duct tape, paint, glue, and more! Student directed and self-paced.  3-4 pm library

 3D Print Requests go to:  http://prairiestarms.libguides.com/3D 

We will host special events each month -- coming up Fractal Trees, Kindness & Gratitude Rocks, Snowflakes, Hand warmers

We would love donations of time, talent, or resources! Please see our wish list @ http://prairiestarms.libguides.com/3D

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