Happenings this Week: January 14, 2019Denise Goldman
Monday, January 14: Theater Club Auditions
Theater Club will be holding auditions for the upcoming, student-written original play from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Since October, students from both the middle school and the high school have worked together to create a script, and now it’s time to cast parts! Theater Club will continue to meet on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. until the week of the final performance in May. Information for stage crew and set crew will follow soon. Please direct any questions you may have to Ms. Brown.
Tuesday, January 15: Board of Directors Meeting
The UMA Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday from 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Board meetings are open to the public and take place in the UMA cafeteria.
Wednesday, January 16: Science of Magic Show
The 7th and 8th grade Science of Magic classes will be hosting a show to celebrate their work on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Please join us in the UMA gym to see the great show the students have put together!
Thursday, January 17: Information Sessions
There will be two information sessions this Thursday: one for middle school and one for high school. Both sessions will take place from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at UMA. Sign up for this session or future sessions and spread the word about UMA!
Friday, January 18: High School Community Friday
Ninth grade students will exercise their data gathering and presentation skills by measuring temperature differences across geographic locations and displaying the differences graphically. As a class, students will measure the near-surface air temperature at locations across downtown St. Paul and use spreadsheet graphing to connect compiled temperatures to the concepts of radiative energy, microclimates, and the heat island effect.
To kick off a humanities units about the 1920s in America, the 10th grade will be learning typical 1920s dances and touring the historic Wabasha Caves in St. Paul, famous for their Prohibition Era speakeasy and bootlegging operation.
Eleventh graders will be visiting and interviewing individuals from various religious institutions to coincide with their world history lessons on mindsets within the Abrahamic religions.