As you know, preparing for a successful future, begins before your child enters Kindergarten and we want to invite all prospective families to join us at one of our open house events! Additionally, we want to ensure that students have the best transition possible to Middle School by visiting the campus, meeting the staff, and learning about all the wonderful programs our schools have to offer. Learn more about our upcoming Open Houses hosted by our schools to welcome you and your children to Franklin-McKinley and support 6th grade students transitioning to Middle School.
Thank you to Synopsis Outreach Foundation for providing Shirakawa students and families awesome assemblies from Schmahl Science Workshops. The first assembly was for parents and families called Science Fair 101 and everyone enjoyed learning how to make successful science fair projects. Third, fifth and seventh grade students also enjoyed a presentation on liquid nitrogen and how to ask questions about our observations. Both assemblies were enjoyed by students and parents alike.Thanks to a grant from IBM, Schmahl Science Workshops also came to seventh grade science classes and taught observation skills using microscopes and pond water. Students enjoyed looking at plants and microscopic organisms. Savannah Rivas Cabuena used her Ipad and took a fantastic picture of plant cells showing the cell walls and chloroplasts. (Picture above)
The Synopsis Outreach Foundation has been a fantastic supporter of our school Science Fair for years by providing students with their boards and trainings for teachers, students, and parents. Thank you to everyone working to make our Science Fair successful and fun events! See more photos in our Photo Albums.