Monthly Archives: May 2019

SBAC Testing

Dear Parents,
Your child will soon be taking our state’s standardized tests. By working together, we can make your child’s test experience both positive and
successful. Here are some ways to help your child succeed:

Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest
 Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or in the cafeteria
at school
 Make sure your child arrives at school on time (before 8:25 am).
 Make sure your child has a working set of headphones at school
 NO CELL PHONES & SMART WATCHES – If a student has a cell
phone or a smart watch, it creates a “testing impropriety” that
must be reported and will likely invalidate their test. Please leave
these devices at home.

MATH: MAY 13 – 17

Thank you for your help!

STEAM Night was a “Blast!”

Our first annual STEAM Night was a hit with blasting rockets, an interactive sandbox, sterling engines, and more great stuff! Thanks to our local groups and companies for making this all possible! A huge special thanks goes out to former EY student Hadley Massey for her countless hours of organization she put into the event as well!

Chehalem Valley Watershed Project

Yamhill-Carlton Middle School Rocketry

CVMS Science/Art

Precision Aviation

Newberg Robotics

Tiger Manufacturing

A.R.E. Manufacturing

Anvil Academy

Newberg SD Health

Newberg LibraryMaker Space

It’s Robo Time!

We’re in the homestretch of the school year, and that means it’s time for robotics. We just started with our Bot Basics training. New challenges and projects are coming up soon so stay tuned!

Plant Package Industry Partner Project

Today our students took a virtual field trip via Facetime to TRIPAQ manufacturing. The company manufactures a wide range of custom package products. Mrs. Liddle is the sister of former EY teacher, Mrs. Johnston. She works for TRIPAQ, and she hosted our trip through the processes of package design, package graphics, and the mass production of packaging solutions for many products. This experience falls right in line with our current design engineering project on designing plant packages. Following our tour, students designed and created plans with specifications for plant package corrugated shipping boxes. They sent their plans to TRIPAQ, who in turn will use the plans to create boxes and ship them to us for assembly. A big thanks to Mrs. Liddle, Mrs. Johnston, and all involved at TRIPAQ who are volunteering their time for this project.  Cool stuff! Stay tuned.

Plant Package Engineering

Over the past few weeks, our students in groups pursued the question, “How can we use our knowledge of plant and consumer needs, materials, and the Engineering Design Process to design and improve a plant package?”

Trout Anatomy Art

Our students combined their knowledge of trout anatomy, drawing to scale, and techniques involving the use of color to create some fabulous fish art.

Renaissance Art

Our fifth graders studied the Renaissance in their language arts classes in April. To gain appreciation of Michelangelo’s artistic efforts in painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, students composed a piece of themed artwork on the underside of their desks. Needless to say, it was a challenging effort and their arms were a little sore after the experience, which of course reinforced the learning!