The Kiowa County 7th and 8th graders in English have finished a poetry writing unit, based on the poetry unit, "Breaking Loose with Language" in the text The Lively Art of Writing-Understanding Forms by Lucile Vaughan Payne. They start by getting used to experimenting with, and using their more creative writing skills by completing poetic forms like: Complete these lines, then repeat them with different words that have a color and a comparison in them. Then repeat the process again with different words, colors, and comparisons. "I seem to be . . . . But I really am .. . . . "
From there they learn and complete more creative, complex, and varied forms of poetry, like the French cinquain and the Japanese haiku.
After this they correct all their graded poetry assignments, select a perfect example of each form they wrote, and make a booklet of their poems to take home with them for posterity. Then they pick their most favorite poem they wrote from their booklet and design a poster for it. After being displayed in the junior high hallway, they can take them home.
Along with the poem at the top of the page, here are a few samples of some of the student's work.
As part of the STEM curriculum, the 7th grade science class, under the direction of Mrs. Sherrie Schnoebelen, built Lego NXT Robots. They were assigned the task of working in groups to develop a "dance routine" where . . .
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All of the League games have been completed, and the brackets for the Junior High League Basketball Tournament have been set. The host for this years Southern Plains Division Tournament is Ingalls Junior High School. For those of . . .
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This video was filmed by several members of Impact's Video Production team: 8th graders, Reid Rhodes and Kaden Ulrich, and 6th graders, Makenna Merhoff and James Oberley. In addition to standard video cameras, Katie . . .
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The Kiowa County Junior High Quiz Bowl team competed in Minneola on Thursday, February 12. The Junior Mavericks had both a Junior Varsity (JV) team and a Varsity team competing. The JV won 5 out of the 10 rounds that they competed . . .
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UPDATED on Friday, February 6th. Below you will find the brackets for the Junior High SPIAA Basketball Tournament. The tournament will be played at South Central Middle School in Protection. The game dates are . . .
On Saturday, December 6th, Kiowa County Junior High School will host a 4 team B Team Basketball Tournament. The first games of the day will tip off at 9:00 am in both the Varsity and Auxiliary gyms. The teams in attendance on the . . .
On Monday, November 3, the KCJH student body participated in a community service project called Love KC . The event was organized by Impact's Maverick Green Team, chaired by Regan Rhodes (8th grader) and advised by faculty members . . .
Character programming at Kiowa County Elementary and Jr. High Schools focuses on three core values with emphasis on one new character trait each month. The core values are building blocks for good social behavior, responsible choices, . . .