Things to do While School is Closed
While the school building is closed the Mears staff are organizing and creating new ways for students to participate in activities. You can view what is happening currently through Zoom and remote learning
MEARS READS BOOK CLUB
This is a traditional book club format. The Mears READS book club meets once a month, on Zoom. At each meeting we discuss and do activities relating to the book we just finished. The meeting ends with choosing a new book to read. Everyone are welcome to join!
Contact Mrs. Fleming, the librarian for more information.
CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST
Practice your writing skills and show off your creativity! A new writing prompt is released at the beginning of each month with entries due at the end of the month. The monthly prompt can be found in Mr. Backman's newsletter, the Mears homepage in News Items, and on the Creative Writing Contest webpage. Entries will submitted through Google Drive by sharing with Mr. Pease (email@example.com). Entries submitted through Panther Pictures, please contact Mr. Pease for the join link.
Contact Mr. Pease through email at Pease_Thomas@asdk12.org
New opportunities for students to contribute to this years' yearbook are added weekly to the Panther Pictures Yearbook Module.
Submissions are done through Panther Pictures in Canvas.
Contact Mrs. Barclay through email at: Barclay_Holly@asdk12.org
MATHCOUNTS COMPETITION SERIES
Call all students who want to be challenged in mathematics in a fun and competitive environment! All students are welcome to join Mears' MATHCOUNTS club! We will meet weekly on Tuesday's (beginning October 20th) from 3pm-3:45pm (on Zoom for now). The goal is to grow together with our math skills while building confidence--and compete!
Are you in? Questions? Contact Mrs. Lambert, Mears Math Teacher: Lambert_Marah@asdk12.org
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program organized by the Alaska Association of School Librarians. More information is available on the Mears Battle of the Books website. Meetings are on Wednesdays, at 1PM through Zoom. Access Zoom links, discussions, activities, participate in the leaderboard, earn badges and more by joining the Mears Middle School Battle of the Books Canvas course. There won’t be assignments or lessons, I promise.
Contact Mrs. Fleming, the librarian, for the code to join the Canvas Battle of the Books Group.
Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remind (through Clever): join with @mearscp
Google: Share a document, make sure the notify box has a checkmark in it!
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY (NJHS)
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international student organization that consists of chapters in middle schools. NJHS chapters and students are in schools that care not only about student achievement, but also community engagement. NJHS chapters and students are committed to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These five pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1929. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NJHS activities. NJHS chapters are found in all 50 states, US Territories, and around the world . Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
(from the National Junior Honor Society website)