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RMS Hour of Code

Romulus Middle School’s students, teachers, and parents participated in The Hour of Code global event on December 7. Participants were challenged with a fun introduction to computer science through Star Wars. Students started with writing codes for a Star Wars game and then went on to Minecraft, Disney’s Frozen, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies. The fun doesn’t have to stop, HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities that are completely free and are offered all year long.

RHS Students Visit U of M Campus

Applying for college can be the most memorable time in a students’ life, with that said leaving high school behind can also be stressful. To assist with the transition, the University of Michigan hosted Romulus High School students to their main campus in Ann Arbor. The visit focused on helping students to better understand the college application process. Students were informed that completing a college application has many steps, which include meeting deadlines, writing essays, submitting letters of recommendation, in addition to academic transcripts and standardized test scores.

Muffins for Moms

Mothers of Wick students were recently recognized with a breakfast in their honor at the school. In addition to the breakfast, moms in attendance were encouraged to volunteer and informed of upcoming parent functions throughout the school year. Pictured are (left to right): ShaVonna Johnson (Principal), Chavella Knight (Wick parent), Inaaya, Ciana, and Marie Charles (Wick Grandmother).

Multi-Sport Student Athlete Signs National Letter of Intent

Romulus Senior Pierre Brown has accepted a scholarship offer from Michigan State University to run track. Brown is a four-year varsity letter winner in track, a three-year varsity letter winner in football, and a two-year varsity letter winner in wrestling. He has a 3.0 career grade point average and plans to study dentistry, his goal is to open his own his own dental office. “My older brother is my motivation, I always wanted to be better than him. Everything I do is for my mom, she is my main supporter”, said Brown.

Maker Space

MakerSpace

During the month of October, Romulus Elementary implemented a MakerSpace which is a place that students implement STEAM.  Students decided that they wanted to create a Minecraft costume.  A group of 5th-grade boys began to plan, research, and create the Minecraft costume.  The students were so proud of their work and were able to show it off to the school during a parade. Our next MakerSpace project will be creating robots.​

United States Patent and Trademark Office Visits

A guest speaker from the USTPTO came to RMS last week. 40 students took part in the presentation learning about patents, trademarks, and intellectual property. The students learned the basics and asked great questions. The students also had the opportunity to build a kazoo based off of an expired James West patent. The presentation was hands-on and informative.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

40 Middle School students had the opportunity to visit the Henry Ford Museum last week. Students were able to visit the hands-on Pixar Exhibit and hands-on Mathematica Exhibit. During the Pixar Exhibit, students saw the process and explored the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters. The interactive exhibit showcased the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who helped bring Pixar’s films to the big screen. The Matematica Exhibit offered as sense math all around you.

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