SMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Library Books

The current book offering at Saline Middle School is lacking in the areas of diversity, immigration, African-American, Hispanic, LGBTQ and special needs students. We would like to strengthen this offering by acquiring additional books to appeal to all SMS students.

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Engaging All Communicators

The goal of this project is to increase staff and peers to feel comfortable communicating and engaging with a student who utilizes an Augmentative Assistive Communication (AAC) device. a.) Grant funds will be used to purchase 3 IPads and an iPod. Proloquo2Go will be placed on the devices. The iPod […]

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SMS Reflection Center

Historically, the room, Jake Fosdick’s office, has been used for in-school suspension and small group testing. Now, the room is also used for lunch groups and individual student reflection. We want to extend the use of the space for restorative justice sessions and as a calming center for students experiencing […]

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To the Beat of the Drum

Students will play “To the Beat of the Drum” during music therapy sessions. Exploring their imagination through song, rhythm, and tune while building communication through verbal and nonverbal expressions. “To the Beat of the Drum” will allow students to express their creative and communicative sides in a diverse environment for […]

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Hovercraft Obstacle Course Design Challenge

This design challenge will require students to collaborate, research and think critically to solve a problem. The hovercraft will serve as the control in this scientific challenge. Students must research, design, and build a way to steer the hovercraft. They will be able to test out and improve their design […]

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Fresh Air Learning Spaces

The Fresh Air Learning Space project aims to expand 7th grade learning spaces outdoors by furnishing outdoor seating and work areas for students in the shared 7th grade courtyard. Currently, the courtyard is accessible by all teachers in the 7th grade, but there a limited number of broken plastic chairs, […]

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The SMS Podcast/Radio Center

It has been many years since the physical plant of Saline Middle School has had a radio station type program where students from the various aspects of school life could be interviewed and share their backgrounds, ideas, and accomplishments with their classmates specifically and the larger school community (parents, surrounding […]

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Keeping Speed Stacking Alive!

Between the years of 2005 and 2007, a successful series of FSAS Grants came together to create a complete set of classroom Speed Stacking supplies. Speed Stacking is cup stacking, where an individual attempts to create different blends of pyramids with cups while being timed. We are very proud to […]

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SMS Auditorium Collaboration and Presentation Boards

In order to create a second collaboration space for classrooms, SMS is seeking to expand the use of their Auditorium to provide a 3 monitor-synced presentation board (along with media players). Many classrooms want to use the Auditorium for student-led projects and presentations, but the space is actually too large […]

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7 Habits Teen Book Study

I am looking to conduct a book study with 40 or more 6th grade students from our team. The book is, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Sean Covey (son of Daniel Covey – Habits of Highly Effective Leaders). This is a handbook to self-esteem and success for […]

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