An “Om-azing” Week at Posnack Middle School…
The sounds of “Om” and “Namaste” reverberated in the Ram Gym this week as more than sixty students in grades 6 and 7 participated in Posnack’s first ever yoga class. Research suggests that meditation and yoga assist in strengthening children’s emotional intelligence as they learn positive ways of dealing with stress and other environmental factors in their busy young lives. We look forward to bringing a yoga class soon to the 8th grade students, and plans are underway to add yoga as a supplemental elective in the near future. A special “todah rabah” to our school counselor, Debbie Chanan, for introducing our students to this wonderful and engaging exercise.
Please see the link to the right for more pictures of Yoga at Posnack.
Ms. Meyer’s 8th grade science class discovered a way to use the energy from some tasty spuds to power a calculator. Galvanized nails, pennies, and alligator clips were used to transfer the energy, while the acid and salt from the potato allowed the energy to flow. This hands-on activity gave new meaning to the term “hot potato!”
WEEKLY STOCKMARKET 101 UPDATE
It was a good week for the stock market, and the competition is heating up in the Posnack Stock Market Challenge.
Four weeks ago, students taking this elective were given $100,000 “Posnack Dollars” to invest in three different portfolios ($300,000 total). Students have developed three portfolios, each with a different strategy – a balanced approach, a conservative approach, and a high risk approach.
As of Friday afternoon, Mr. Kelly is leading the pack with $117,496, with a high risk approach in a small bio-tech. In second place, with a conservative approach, Aaron A. has $110,635 with a strong position in Google. Also benefiting from a position in Google, in third place is Michael K. and his balanced portfolio, valued at $109,643.
Keep up the great work future stock brokers, analysts, and investment bankers!
The challenge will remain open until May 30, 2016! A trophy will be presented to our champion at the end of the year!
Don’t forget – Wednesday, October 28th is Middle School Bowling Night! Looking forward to seeing all the students from 5:00-7:00 pm at Sparez for pizza, bowling and prizes! The cost is $18 in advance – $25 at the door. Pay in advance and be entered into a raffle for fantastic prizes!
The 8th Grade Student Government announces the grand opening of the
Posnack Nosh Cafe!
Students will be selling bagels and donuts on Friday mornings between 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. in the Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. Proceeds will be used for the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.
Scan this QR code and receive a free “donut hole” with any purchase!
Online registration is now open for the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip, April 3rd – April 6th. A nonrefundable deposit of $99 is due by Friday, October 30th, payable to Posnack School. Checks can be brought to Donna in the Middle School office or directly to the business office. For more information, a tentative itinerary, and to register online, please click on this link!