The Tech Skills classes created Thanksgiving cards today for the nursing home residents at Oakview Heights in Mt. Carmel. The students wanted to start off the holiday season with a friendly deed! Pictured below is one of the 6th grade classes.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Mount Carmel Middle School would like to congratulate the Aces of the Month. These students have been selected by their teachers as going above and beyond at the middle school. Congratulations go to 6th grade students, Daisy Schrader and Jeremiah Wirth, 7th grade student, Jarrett West, and 8th grade student, Brett Carwile.
Posted by Mrs. Witsman at 11:38 AM
Nine choir and band students from MCMS participated in the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) District Festival on Saturday, November 21 at Eastern Illinois University. They were selected for this honor by an audition that took place earlier this fall in Effingham. Pictured are Kaitlyn Birkla (soprano I), Gretchen Elliott (alto), Mady Brant (soprano II), Ashley Majors (soprano II), Orrin Bromm (baritone), Boyd Holt (baritone), Jack Marvell (baritone) and Jaden Norrick (clarinet). Not pictured is Christopher Whetstone (tenor).
Posted by Mrs. Witsman at 11:37 AM
Mt. Carmel Middle School students competed in the VFW Essay Contest. Jaden Norrick wrote the winning essay and will be competing in the regional division of the VFW Essay Contest. She was invited to a formal dinner that will take place in Olney, Illinois. Pictured from left to right: Warren Fleetwood, eighth grade English teacher at Mt. Carmel Middle School, contestants Sierra Hannah, McKenzye Earnest, Elliott Laws, Jaden Norrick, Brett Carwile, and VFW Representative Mike Risley.
Posted by Mrs. Witsman at 7:19 AM
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Orrin Bromm and Madeline Goldman recently won the "Healthy Me is Drug Free" essay contest sponsored by MCMS eighth grade Language Arts teacher Warren Fleetwood. Each student developed a composition that explained the dangers of drugs and how illegal drugs lead to bad lifestyle choices. Great work students!!! Each student received a cash prize and gave a reading to the class.
Posted by Mrs. Witsman at 1:09 PM
Friday, October 30, 2015
The Effects Of Cyberbullying
The internet is a great thing. There are some downsides to being that exposed to millions of people. It can get dangerous.
One of the dangers is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a form of harassment that occurs online. It’s a big deal. It is really hard to figure out what’s happening because they can be anonymous.
People have committed suicide over this. It is very important to tell a trusted adult. Do it! That is very important!
A good rule is to only speak, or communicate with people you know. Be careful on the internet. It is a very messed up place!
Posted by Mrs. Witsman at 11:48 AM
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Cyber Bullying: The Effects
By: Daisy Schrader
Now, we all know cyber bullying is not a good thing to do. But, have you ever thought about how cyber bullying affects the person it’s happening to?
Cyber bullying is just an awful thing to do. Don’t even think about doing it. But even if you do think about trying it, think about how it will affect others! Then, you will definitely decide it is not a good idea. Some people get psychological, physical, and emotional stress due to being cyberbullied. Some have even committed suicide because they were being cyberbullied! But before we go TOO deep into this, the definition of cyberbullying. It says it in the title. It is being bullied online. Now, you would think, well, just get off the computer! However, it is not that easy. Cyber bullying could happen just through texting or calling! Also, some people could just be doing homework and get an online message from a cyber bully. Another thing is that it is hard to discover who the bully is sometimes because the bully could use a false identity. Or, the bully could even be your BFF! But, back to the effects of cyber bullying. The main cause of the cases of suicide caused by cyber bullying is getting depressed. The person being cyber bullied thinks that they have no more friends and that no one would care if they were gone. However, many real life people still care. That’s another thing. The person being cyber bullied focuses on what is happening on the computer instead of what’s happening in the real world. They don’t tell anyone because they don’t think a person in the real world could help them with something that is going on in the computer world. But it can help! If you are ever getting cyber bullied, tell an adult! So, now that you know the effects of cyber bullying, no one should want to be a cyber bully.
Posted by Mrs. Witsman at 11:41 AM
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
The 7th grade students have been studying the 13 Colonies in Social Studies. The Social Studies and Tech Skills classes have collaborated to create this project. Each student in Tech Skills created a brochure about one of the 13 Colonies. Here are a few examples!
Posted by Mrs. Witsman at 9:07 AM