Education

D.A.R.E. program at ECMS
  Special to Atmore News Fifth-grade students at Escambia County Middle School completed their D.A.R.E. course, taught by Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Weaver. This program teaches students responsibility and how to assess most any given situation, explore various courses of action, then ultimately choose the most appropriate. Students learn a variety of ways to resolve situations constructively and how to make constructive choices. Cleo Bolar and Alexandria Brown won…
All about ecosystems
Special to Atmore News Escambia County Middle School students in Ms. Hybart’s and Ms. Wilson’s fifth-grade science classes created Shoebox Ecosystems recently. The students demonstrated an understanding of ecosystems. They were able to identify the plants, animals, soil, habitats, and relationships that exist in ecosystems with an emphasis on conservation and preservation of the ecosystems. Students selected and chose appropriate animals, plants and soils to construct three-dimensional models of an…
Be the Light shines light on after school program
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer Escambia County Middle School hosted their Be the Light After School program Thursday, Oct. 25. The purpose of Be the Light is two-fold – to showcase the work done in the A-STEM program and to present an opportunity for students to sign up. Be the Light is free to students and offers courses that are not available during the school day – strings, art,…
Shocking experiments
Special to Atmore News Students in Mrs. Coleman’s fourth-grade science class at Perdido Elementary experimented with electricity recently. In this inquiry activity, they tested four different ways to connect a battery, wires, and light bulbs to see which ways worked to complete a circuit. Students then had to use their understanding of electrical properties to choose appropriate materials to design and build their own basic circuit switch. Finally, students built…
Project Jubilee students are right on target
Special to Atmore News What can you do with a few popsicle sticks, rubber bands, straws, and spoons? Make a catapult, of course! Project Jubilee students in Mrs. Jill Jones’s class at Perdido Elementary did just that. This activity incorporates all aspects of a quality STEM [science, technology, engineering, math] activity: math connection, engineering design process, student-driven learning, and hands-on fun! First, students completed research on catapult designs. Then they…