Departments

Art

Welcome to South Middle School's Creative Arts Department

 

Teachers:
Mrs. Asher,
Mrs. Pyliotis &
Mrs. Valentine

 

Self Portraits:

     
 

National Art Honor Society Logo

Braintree High School National Art Honor Society proudly offers creative art classes to students who attend East and South Middle School.

  • Classes are taught in the art rooms at Braintree High School by motivated high school Art Honor Society students under the supervision of Mrs. Heidi Hurley. 
  • Cartooning, Creative Drawing and Painting, Digital Design, and 3-Dimensional Design are offered. 
  • Students select something new each week, or take the same class over and over! 
  • Cost for the 6 week program is $30.00.
  • Materials are provided, and students are encouraged to bring their own sketch-books.
  • Please click on this year's flyer below to download your sign up sheet.  Please note that the last day to sign up is Friday, January 30, 2019.

Middle School Creative Arts Classes

English & Reading

Media Center

Ms. Vose

South Middle School Media Center

Ms. Vose, the South and East Media Specialist, staffs the South Media Center on Days 1, 2, 3 from 7:30-3:00

 

 

Paraprofessionals supervise homework sessions in the LMC Monday through Thursdays from 2:30-3:10


The South library is now 99% automated. Please visit OPAC to conduct a search or place a hold.


For evaluating research web sites, please consider the"Four A's":

  • Accessible
  • Accurate
  • Appropriate
  • Appealing

"Four A's" adapted from The Yahooligans! Teachers’ Guide for Evaluating Websites


 

Mrs. Drayer's Resource Project Overview

What in the World???

You will pick a manufactured good and research the natural resources used to make the product. Since some manufactured goods are made of hundreds of natural resources, you will pick three to explore. Most of the research will be done in school.Basically you’re uncovering What in the World makes manufactured goods.

Project due date: Monday, March 26

What’s your manufactured good? ___________________

Helpful List of Manufactured Goods:

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-1/index.html

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-3/index.html

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-4/index.html

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-5/index.html

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/index.html

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-7/index.html

Exploration: Part I. Natural Resources: You will explore three natural resources by researching the following questions.

  • 1. What countries do the natural resources come from?
  • 2. Which natural resources are renewable or nonrenewable resources?
  • 3. Where do the natural resources come from? Example, ground, tree, ocean, etc.

Products Made from Natural Resources

Trees ~Paper, furniture, fuel

Cotton~ Clothing

Oil/petroleum ~Plastic, fuel

Natural gas ~Fuel

Coal ~Fuel

Iron ore ~Steel products (cans, bridges)

Bauxite ore~ Aluminum products (cans, car parts)

Gold~ Jewelry, dental material

Copper~ Wire, coins, electrical equipment

Manganese ~Steel, cast iron

Cobalt ~Steel, jet engine parts, cutting tools

Platinum~ Air pollution control and telecommunications equipment, jewelry

Chromium~ Stainless steel, green glass, leather treatment

Diamonds ~Jewelry, mechanical equipment

SOURCE: “The Quest for Less: A Teacher’s Guide to Reducing, Reusing

and Recycling,” 2005 edition, U.S. EPA.

CIA World Factbook on Natural Resources : https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world...

Environmental Issues/Critisms extracting Natural Resources:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2032.html#jm

Oil Infomartion:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/...

Videos on how some Manufactured Goods are made:

http://science.discovery.com/videos/how-its-made/#...

Additional Information:

http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.php?lid=30...

Part II. Country Profile: Choose a country that supplies one of the natural resources for your good and research the following questions.

  • 1. Explain how your country extracts the natural resource. Does your country have any criticism for its methods?
  • Use the internet and ask adults for help

2. Identify cultural aspects of your country. Choose two LLPIT categories to display on tri fold.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html http:/

3. Include your country’s HDI (Human Development Index) Ranking.

http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries/

Part III. Visuals, Maps, and Graphs

Use the internet—and a color printer if you have one.

The Discovery (final product):

You project will be displayed on a tri fold poster board.

Example:

Manufactured Good

Include:

Image and descriptionof Manufactured good.

Good’s usage graph.

Show where your good is made by including a map of the country.

Natural Resources

Include

Images of the 3 natural resources.

Natural resources’ country or continent of origin.

Which natural resource is Renewable or Nonrenewable?

Country Profile

Include:

Map of Country

Cultural Images and description of your country.

Show and explain how the natural resource is extracted? Criticism?

HDI Ranking

Geography Fair

What is the Geography Fair?

The Geography Fair is a night to celebrate and expose the importance of the subject of Geography.

  • 1. Draw a physical or political map of your country.
  • http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/mapping/outline-map/?ar_a=1
  • 2. Graph your manufactured good’s usage by Middle School students.
  • 3. Include visuals of your country, manufactured good, and the natural resources.
  • When is the Geography Fair?

    The Geography Fair will occur on Wednesday, March 28nd . It will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and students will be given a schedule for the night.

    What events will occur on that night?

    All 7th grade projects will be on display. Parents and students will play Map Bingo and Earth Viewfrom Bridgewater State University will be on display.

    Who can go?

    All 7th grade students accompanied by their parents are invited.

    Student Signature _____________________

    Parent Signature _____________________

Mrs. Drayer's Olympic Project

A Hotlist on Hosting the Olympics


Introduction
In addition to using books and magazines to find out about Hosting the Olympics, why not also use the power of the Internet? The links below will get you started.
 



The Internet Resources

Additional Links

Health & Wellness

Health Education 6th Grade

The sixth grade health education course meets three times per cycle for half the year. This course is aligned with the National Health Standards and the Massachusetts Health Curriculum Framework and is taught using a skills based approach. When skills are combined with functional health information, students have both the knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge, to making healthy choices in all areas of their lives (physical, mental/emotional, and social). Throughout this course, the following skills, which are based on the National Health Education Standards, will be discussed: Accessing Valid Information, Analyzing Influences, Interpersonal Communication, Decision Making, Goal setting, Self-Management and Advocacy. The health content areas include personal health, self-esteem, body systems, nutrition, fitness, positive peer relationships, and tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their student enrolled in health education must notify the Principal’s office in writing during the programming cycle.

Health Education 7th Grade

The seventh grade health education course meets three times per cycle for half the year. The curriculum is aligned with the National Health Education Standards and the Massachusetts Health Curriculum Framework and is taught using a skills based approach. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy choices, responsible decisions, maintain positive attitudes and healthy bodies. The health content areas include personal health, hygiene, nutrition and fitness, alcohol and other drugs, personal safety, mental and emotional wellness, disease prevention, violence prevention and conflict resolution. Parents/guardians who do not wish to have their student enrolled in health education must notify the Principal’s office in writing during the programming cycle.

South Health and Physical Education Teacher

Math

Math Support Sites


Math Vocabulary Helper

 


Calculator Tools

Please click on the 'basic' or 'scientific' link.

Director

Courtney Miller

Teachers

Lauren Barrett

Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4402

Kelsey Bell

Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-380-0160

Edward Boynton

Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4404

Dorothy Burkett

Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4405

Christine Carney

Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4407

Rebecca Freeman

Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4426

Nicole Joyce

Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4431

Kathleen Norton

Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4445

Brent Sturtevant

Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 781-380-0160 ext. 4462

Music

"Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them -- a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music."
- Gerald Ford, former President of the United States

Music Staff

Mr. Sawtelle, M.M. ed., C.A.G.S.

Matthew.Sawtelle@braintreeschools.org

Chorus - Band - Theatre

Mr. Coronella

michael.coronella@braintreeschools.org

Orchestra

Science

Director

Betsey Clifford

Teachers

Gina Achin

Science, 8

Sarah Clark

Science, 8

Kristina Macauley

Science, 7

Ralph Perrotto

Science, 6

Brittany Roeder

Science, 6, MS & Coach

Elizabeth Shalhoup

Science, 7

Social Studies

Director

Gorman Lee

Teachers

Ryan Casey

Lucas Dedeus

Rebecca Drayer

Mark Henry

James Joyce

Kyle O'Brien

Special Services

Physical Education

Physical Education Grades 6-8

One of the beliefs of the Braintree Public Schools is that all students should have the knowledge, skills, and motivation to achieve a physically active lifestyle. At the middle school level this is a great opportunity to instill these beliefs in our students. One of our goals is for the students to become competent movers in a variety of team, dual, and individual sports. Lifetime fitness activities including yoga, weight training, golf, and running are also included to give students insight on activities they can use as they outgrow team sports after high school. Learning about the importance of a healthy diet and the benefits of living a physically active lifestyle are other goals of the program. It is hoped that as a result of the middle school physical education experience, students will develop a positive attitude toward a lifetime of being physically active and understand and appreciate the importance of good sportsmanship. Physical education is required all three years of middle school.South Physical Education Teachers

World Languages

Teachers

Maria Cortez

Kathryn Holt

Micaela Palermo