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Syringa Middle School Report Card

This FRIDAY is Syringa Spirit DAY!
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2015 Math & Science Summer Institute (MASSI) takes place at the College of Idaho!

The purpose of the institute is to provide enrichment in mathematics and reading for students who have improved their math and reading skills in the past year, and who demonstrate the desire to continually improve.  The institute will use the science experience as the math enrichment tool.   Part of the focus of this experience will be to provide an opportunity for our middle school students to view a variety of career possibilities in the areas of science and mathematics, and to meet adults in these careers who have come from similar backgrounds as our students. 

These photos reflect the beginning of their week.

The 8th graders are working on coding.  The pictures show the using a wheel to decipher the Caesar code. 

The 7th graders are collecting data about height and length of jumps to analyze in a Phi table.

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Caldwell Education Association (CEA) Blood Drive! Help us Out!

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Activity!

Syringa Middle School was visited by a Micron engineer in September.  Laurie Anderson helped Melyssa Ferro's 2nd period STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Design class use the steps of the engineering design process to solve a problem involving circuits.  Students used their background knowledge and a materials kit to design a prototype of a hands-free book light that could be used on a camping trip.  Their product ideas were tested and revised to fix design flaws and each group had to sell their idea to the other groups.  Each student received a pencil and some computer chips to take home as a souvenir of their experience.


Syringa Students Earn Money for Summer Trip!

Caldwell students partnered with the Caldwell Fire Department to serve pancakes at this year’s Indian Creek Festival. The money that they earned will go towards the summer science field trip to Florida. Way to get involved Panthers!!


Cross Country Pictures are posted!

Volleyball is on... See photos here

White House gives Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching to our own Melyssa Ferro !


Syringa Middle School congratulates our very own science teacher, Melyssa Ferro

for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics 

Teaching (PAEMST). Read about Melyssa at



Office of the Press Secretary


July 1, 2015 

President Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers 

WASHINGTON, DC -- President Obama today named 108 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This year’s awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a Washington, DC, event later this summer. 

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. Each year the award alternates between teachers teaching kindergarten through 6th grade and those teaching 7th through 12th grades. The awardees named today teach 7th through 12th grade. 

Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion. They also are invited to Washington, DC, for an awards ceremony, as well educational and celebratory events, and visits with members of the Administration. 

"These teachers are shaping America’s success through their passion for math and science,” President Obama said. “Their leadership and commitment empower our children to think critically and creatively about science, technology, engineering, and math. The work these teachers are doing in our classrooms today will help ensure that America stays on the cutting edge tomorrow.”

President Obama is strengthening education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields in order to fully harness the promise our Nation’s students. Investing in exemplary teachers like these awardees is vital to inspiring the next generation of explorers and innovators. That’s why President Obama launched the “Educate to Innovate” campaign, which has garnered more than $1 billion in financial and in-kind support for STEM programs. It is also why the President has called for preparing 100,000 excellent science and mathematics teachers over the next decade, leading to the creation of “100kin10,” a coalition of leading corporations, philanthropies, universities, service organizations, and others working to train and retain STEM teachers across the Nation. In addition, the President’s proposed STEM Master Teacher Corps aims to leverage the expertise of some of our nation’s best and brightest teachers in science and mathematics to elevate the teaching of these subjects nationwide. 


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