Having been a teacher for over 23 years helping young people was part of Celia Gold’s daily life. This was until she abruptly left the teaching profession, which resulted in a two-year battle with depression. “ I did not know who I was and I felt like I was hiding behind a mask my whole life”, said Gold. Her mindset began to change when her therapist asked the simple question “Do you like your hair?” Gold says this was a turning point in her life, having worn wigs through the duration of her life and career.
Romulus Middle School students were able to extend their learning beyond the classroom and take a trip to the Detroit Historical Museum. Students received a guided tour from a very knowledgeable docent about Detroit during frontier times through factory times. Student felt animal skins, entered a trading post, and learned about what made Detroit so attractive to Native Americans and settlers from Europe. Students were transported back to the 1800’s and walked the streets of Detroit in a recreation of the city.
The Romulus Middle School Volleyball Team attended the University of Michigan Volleyball Game vs. Wisconsin on October 15th. The game provided a beneficial college experience for our middle school girls. “The sold out crowd provided an amazing atmosphere, the band was playing, and the completion level was high,” said Romulus Middle School Volleyball Coach Kathleen Forrest. Wisconsin is ranked #1 in the nation and U of M was ranked #18. It was a close game that resulted in Wisconsin winning by 2 points in the 5th game.
The Construction Science Expo is a drug free event that allows students to explore careers in engineering and construction with a hand on approach. Thanks to the Black Caucus Foundation of Michigan, Romulus Middle School students were able to partake in various stations to experience firsthand what the workforce is like. Professionals from the Michigan Department of Transportation are on location to model and give insight to students on how to perform specific job duties, as well as answer job related questions.
The 8th grade social studies department led by veteran teachers Mr. McCabe, Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Teefey, accompany students to our nations capitol and the Civil War battlefield. The trip begins with a stop at Romulus Cemetery where students visit the resting place of men from Romulus who served in the Civil War. Throughout the trip students learn about and view historic documents including the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Course Description: This program gives 8th grade students an opportunity to take an advance level of foreign language at the middle school. 8th graders will be taught the same curriculum taught in the high school Spanish 1 class. This course teaches daily conversational and job related vocabulary. Students will learn to speak, read, write and understand the Spanish language at a beginning level. This is an elective course designed for a one year commitment.
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University of Michigan Graduate Students in the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program assisted in Ms. Grandell’s 8th grade Science Class at Romulus Middle School. The U of M students provided hands on learning activities that aligned with Grandell’s chemistry unit, which focused on Polymer Science. Polymer Science offers a range of capabilities for custom web coating of adhesives and other specialized coatings for medical and electronics industries. “ To have our students experience a high level of real world thinking is beneficial to their education” said Grandell.