School Updates

In 5th Grade Science, students began our final unit on Weather and Climate. Right before testing, we explored how clouds are formed and experimented with rain formation. As a final project, students are currently working diligently on preparing presentations about each of the Biomes present on...

In our Social Studies this week, 5thgraders are practicing skills on the English colonies in North America and the American Revolution, whereas our 6thand 7thgraders are working on the beginning of Rome and the fall of the Western Roman Empire. They have also been able...

In 10th grade, we will work on the following skills: Area and perimeter in the coordinate plane Area and circumference of circles Area of compound figures In 9th grade: Volume  Surface area Similar figures: side lengths and angle measures In 8th grade: Graph a line using a...

Fifth grade students will begin working on their "game changers" biographical wax museum project.  We will be researching, writing biographical sketches and writing/rehearsing one minute monologues for our "game changers"  to be presented for our Celebration of Learning. Our next Greek/ Latin quiz will be...

This week in Art, we have finished our pencil portraits and Ms. Davis is very excited about the level of enthusiasm and excitement over this project.  We ended our pencil portrait week by taking a field trip to the National Portrait Gallery in DC and...

This last week in Art, students continued to work on grid pictures in preparation for their larger pencil portrait.  Students were given a small, 1 inch picture and asked to copy it, using their pencil for value, into a larger 5 inch square.  The students had...

Another Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition will be held on April 21 beginning at 12:30pm at the Community Media Center in Westminster.  Students should contact our Student Services Office if they would like to register.  No prior experience necessary!  Coaches will be available to help....

In our Social Studies 5thgrade class, we are going to start a chapter on the American Revolution 1765-1783. We shall explore the causes of the revolution, the declaration of independence, the turning points of the war, the end of the war, and its lasting effects Meanwhile,...

Following Spring Break, the 5th graders launched into studying Earth’s Atmosphere. While learning about the different layers of our atmosphere, they focused on learning the names and characteristics of clouds.  On Thursday, while grandparents visited our campus, we spoke of the rare opportunity scientists had on the...

In fifth grade, we are winding up our journey with Milo and friends through the creation of some zany and creative word and number play portfolio projects.  We will also be participating in a letter writing campaign to a platoon of Marines, and delving into biography...

For the two weeks after families conferences, the 5th Grade students spent some time exploring the water cycle. This included discussion surrounding conservation or fresh water, pollution, and hydroelectric power generation. Students observed water usage in their own homes and later developed a water conservation budget....

Our Grandparents & Families Day will be held on Thursday, April 12.  Our special guests are invited to attend classes and activities, enjoy lunch in the dining hall, and tour the campus with their students.  Dismissal will be at 1pm. ...

We are pleased to announce the start of a new after school activity led by parent volunteers:  SPORT & STUDY. Some families have found that their students are more productive completing homework and studying before the evening hours.  They are also more motivated to focus on...

Be sure to attend the PEEP Show at the Carroll County Arts Council and vote for the Springdale Preparatory School's entry: Tro-PEEP-ical Paradise created by members of the Art Club. ...

We have now wrapped up quarter 3 and our Animation class.  Well done, to our middle school students! [video width="720" height="1280" mp4="https://springdaleps.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Stop-Motion-8.mp4"][/video] Stop-Motion-6 [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://springdaleps.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Stop-Motion-7.mp4"][/video]...

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In Java programming the students are working in pairs and helping each other out:  getting IntelliJ setup, getting the robot's arm and claw working, creating a new Lego race car, and working on a linear slide. ...

The World Languages classes are finishing their final lessons of the year and working on Celebration of Learning projects. The Franco-Italians are reporting on footballers, fashion houses, and life around the Latin Quarter of Paris.   The Chinese are currently exploring China and Taiwan via the Hot Pot...

In 5th grade, we have worked on the following skills: Multiply fractions by whole numbers using a number lines Multiply fractions by whole number using models Multiply fractions and a whole number: sorting Multiply fractions by whole number 1 In 6th grade: Calculate mean absolute deviation Identify...

Fifth grade students will continue our study of literary devices through our completion of The Phantom Tollbooth.  Students are working on independent projects in conjunction with the novel.  We are also looking forward to our Battle of the Books celebration on 6:30 pm on Friday, April 20th at McDaniel College.  Our...

In Art this quarter, we have been busy sketching face parts in our sketchbook to prepare for the pencil portrait we will be completing in the coming weeks. The students have learned about how to grid a picture and completed their own "Mystery Picture" in...

Our Social Studies classes have started the 4th quarter in a high gear, exploring three different regions of the world: United States, Europe, and Greece.  Our 5th and 8th grades kicked it off with the European exploration of the American colonies.  They are working on the political, economic, and...

All language classes are finishing Year 1 with the final chapters of the academic year.  In May all language students will be participating in Foreign Language Competency Examinations, as prescribed by the People's Republic of China/Hong Kong/Taiwan, France, Germany  Italy and Spain for each student's...

Springdale students have the opportunity to partner with McDaniel College and Lehigh Cement for a Bio Blitz Environmental Restoration Project at Haines Branch.  It will be held on Saturday, April 7th from 10am - 2pm at Haines Branch.  Sign up in the Student Services Office!...

Here are the topics our Math classes have conquered: 5th graders are working to Multiply Fractions; Multiply unit fractions by whole numbers using a number line; Multiply unit fractions by whole numbers using models; Solve multiples of fractions; and Multiply unite fractions and whole numbers: sorting. 6th graders are working on Statistics; Mean, Median,...