Mystic Middle School student Elizabeth Cavaliere, recently won the Michael's Cup Essay Contest.
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Behind the Scenes - MMS Morning Announcements
By Jeff Danko - Grade 6 Student
Mystic Middle School’s Broadcasting team’s familiar and steady voices echo through countless classrooms here at Mystic Middle School every morning. This is all thanks to our MMS broadcasting studio and Ms. Prince (the facilitator), and our district tech department. Now, how do we put these great announcements together for you? It all starts at 8:00 AM in the morning when six of us meet and set everything up in the TV Studio. The studio is located on the second floor above the library media center. Upon arrival, we turn on the lights, start the computer, compile the announcements from PowerSchool, and set up the teleprompter. On special occasions, we’ll use the blue screen to transport the announcers to another location, create bodiless announcers or even turn them into elves. Then we review and rehearse the day's news copy and do some last-minute checks in the mirror to make sure our hair is just right and we have nothing on our faces. Feel free to view our morning announcements streamed-live every morning by linking in to: http://video.stoningtonschools.org/show?video=42fcee435700&apg=db67b788 .
Then, at 8:10 AM it’s lights, camera, action! The announcements start!Written by Grade 6 Student, Jeff Danko
"Helping injured penguin, building underwater robot among Mystic Middle School STEM offerings"
Mystic Middle School Seaperch team member Baxter Menzies, 11, puts the team's underwater submersible into the pool at the Westerly YMCA for testing Thursday, March 24, 2016. (Tim Cook/The Day)
Mystic Middle school students Brendan Coan, 12, and Mia Lewandowski, 12, snap photos as Mystic Aquarium's African Blackfoot penguin Yellow/Purple demonstrates how she walks with her orthopedic boot on the left foot for students from Mystic Middle School Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The group of 5th through 8th graders learned about the aquarium's penguins and about on penguin; Yellow/Purple, who walks with the assistance of a hand made boot due to a torn foot tendon suffered several years ago. The students are looking at using their 3-D scanner and printer to help the aquarium with crafting a new boot for Yellow/Purple. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)