Sunridge Career Day
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers for making our first Career Day a success at SMS! We know the hard work you do every day does not stop when you leave your job site and we appreciate the extra hours you worked to catch up! Students were excited to learn about the vast number of careers represented and spent the remainder of the day discussing their experiences. It’s great to be a Bronc!
Scratch Programming Class
5th-7th grade girls from Pendleton, Echo, and Weston came together at Sunridge Middle School April 13th to learn how to program using Scratch, a free online platform developed at MIT. Each of the 25 girls created their own unique digital story ranging from disco unicorns to flying objects to spooky caves to dancing letters - with some help from our girl mentors, Kenzie Noggle (PHS) and Tatum Paullus (SMS). The three hour sessions flew by ending with the girls begging Dr. Barbara Minor of Portland Saturday Academy for more! Check out Scratch at home at https://scratch.mit.ed
SMS Girls Tennis
Glow in the Dark Dance
Rotary Speech Contest
Each year Sunridge 8th grade students in Mrs. Webster’s Honors Prep English 9 class participate in the Rotary 4-Way Speech contest. Sarah House was this year’s grand champion and Lucy Oyama, Julia Naughton and Ember Spencer were Runners Up. Sarah gave her winning speech at the weekly Pendleton Rotary Luncheon on Monday, April 30th. Congratulations!
Pendleton Fire & Abulance
Today A-Shift was at Sunridge Middle School to present Jaden Samp with a challenge coin for being instrumental in saving a Pendleton citizen's life on 4/24/2018.
Mr. Jacobs' Woodshop
As a former chicken keeper, I miss my girls and their fresh eggs. So, as a way to keep chickens near, I thought it would be fun to build the coops. I also know there are a lot of backyard flocks in town, so this was a perfect project for the students to learn construction while giving back to the school.
We designed and built 7 coops and marketed them on Facebook and at home to parents. The coops were designed after a style seen at local stores that were selling for nearly $500. Our student created coops were sold out overnight for only $150. There was still plenty of profit for the program, as the coops were sponsored by generous donations from Kelly Lumber. Additionally, we received discounted roofing from Tum-a-Lum Lumber, and recycled lumber from the old Lincoln School. The students, led by Noah Preston, really put a lot of effort into the build and should be proud of their work. The coops turned out better than expected and are built to last. 6 of the 7 ended up going to the families of SMS students. We appreciate their support of the wood shop program.