This years McDowell’s choir concert is coming up fast! We will be holding a holiday concert on December 12th. The songs we are doing for the holiday concert are: Christmas Time is Here by Lee Mendelson, Winter Wonderland by Michael Buble, My Favorite Things by Oscar Hammerstein III, Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms and Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burnsto to end the concert. My favorite song that we are singing for the Holiday concert is Jingle Bell Rock. What is your favorite Christmas song?
The 2nd concert we are doing is in February for our Winter concert. We haven’t decided all the songs for the Winter concert, but we do know we are singing Wade in da Water by Ramsey Lewis and Sam Cooke and J. W. Alexander. Both of these songs have a smooth flow. Right after the Winter concert is in the Spring. It is our end of the year concert. We don’t know any songs we are doing for the Spring concert, but we have decided it will contain some fun pop music to wrap up the wonderful year!
As I said before, It’s Mcdowell’s choir concert, so that means 7th and 8th grade choir students are both doing the concert together. Both grades learned the same song, but 7th grades way of singing it may not be exactly the same as the 8th grades way of singing the songs. We do this so it sounds more complicated and it twists things up to make it sound graceful at the same time. Ms. Barbieri, our talented choir teacher has also given the students with lower voices the option to sing the harmony and students with higher voices the choice to sing with the melody. I usually sing with the harmony. Tell me in the comments if you sing with the harmony or the melody!
Also, a special thanks to Ms. Barbieri for teaching us so much. She has been so helpful and patient with our class. She has made class educational, but keeps it fun. Plus to all the choir students that make the songs sound so beautiful and committing to the class. I am so excited for the upcoming concerts here at McDowell!
McDowell will be having a combined assembly with the high school at 8am on Monday, November 12 in honor of Veterans Day. Our students have many veterans they would like to honor on this special day. We love our veterans!
Enjoy this slide presentation created by Mr. Barnes, Olivia, Lance, Quincy and Luke.
What’s up everyone, McDowell is going through a change of sports seasons right now. The previous sports season was fall. The sports that we play during the fall season at McDowell are Cross Country,
Mrs. Fox-Bowers Class
Mrs. Fox-Bowers’ class has been working diligently on their recent art projects. Their recent art projects they have been working on were Halloween based. Mrs. Fox-Bowers
About 1 in 8 women in the world sadly are diagnosed with breast cancer but around 3.3 million women have beat it. Here at McDowell middle school we are honoring all of the people who have or had breast cancer. On Friday all of the students and staff are invited to dress in pink to show support. Also we are putting pink ribbons on all of the lockers
Here are some facts about breast cancer
- Most breast cancers are found in women age 55 and older
- Males can also get breast cancer but it is a lot less common
- The first known use of a pink ribbon in connection with breast cancer awareness was in the fall of 1991
- Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death in women
Breast Cancer is more common than you expected. You never know maybe you could find a cure
Find out more at https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org
By Olivia Bright
In Language Arts class at McDowell Middle School we have a program called Accelerated Reader. This program is where you have to reach a certain amount of points or reach a goal by the end of the each nine weeks. Usually in 7th grade you have a pretty low goal the first nine weeks then it gets higher as you go throughout the year. So how this works is you get a book from anywhere and go to a website that tells you how many AR points it is worth. After you read the book you go to the same website and take a ten question multiple choice test. Depending how good you do on your test the better score you get. So for an example if you had a eight point book and got a 10/10 on your test you get the whole eight points!
So far this year we have had most of the students complete their AR goal. Mrs. Caudill and Mrs. Binkley have a chalkboard that you write your name on after you are completed with your goal. At the end of the nine weeks they look at who all got their AR done and see what class has the highest percentage. This nine weeks fourth period won the race with a percentage of 96%!
In conclusion, even though some kids don’t like AR it is always fun to see who comes out on top. Maybe my period will win this upcoming nine weeks!
In technology at McDowell, we are going through different stations of fun things to do with technology in Mr. Barne’s class. Each week you will go to a new station. One of the stations is virtual reality,
At McDowell Middle School, each semester students in seventh grade have impact classes, technology or art. The first half of the year I took technology and now I’ve
It is always nice to get a reward for hard work, right? On January 19th, students who made the honor roll were rewarded with a special breakfast. The honor roll breakfast is given to anyone who got only
Recently here at McDowell, there was a very interesting and fun winter sports pep-rally! At this pep-rally, the winter sport teams and all of the players were announced, and then there were a few different