Important 2022-23 Middle School Information


ABC Days Calendar

Beginning this year, middle school social studies and science classes will be taught in either 40-minute periods on the same day or in 80-minute blocked classes on alternating days.

We have created an ABC Day schedule to provide students, teachers, and families clarity as to which classes students will attend each day.

  • On "A" days, students will attend both their social studies and science class for 40 minutes each.
  • On "B" & "C" days, students will attend either their social studies or science class for 80 minutes.

For a calendar of school days, and the designated schedule (A, B, or C), please click here.

PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Course 

One of our Enrichment rotation classes on the 2022-23 schedule is titled PLTW (Project Lead the Way). This class was formerly known as Pre-Engineering Technology.

Students attend this class for two consecutive quarters, either during the first or second half of the school year.

Descriptions of the coursework for each grade level are listed below.

6th Grade - Design and Modeling

This unit uses solid modeling software (a sophisticated mathematical technique for representing solid objects) as part of the design process. Utilizing this design approach, students understand how design influences their lives. Students also learn sketching techniques and use descriptive geometry as a component of design, measurement and computer modeling. Students brainstorm, research, develop ideas, create models, test and evaluate design ideas and communicate solutions.

7th Grade - Flight and Space

Students study the history of aerospace through hands-on activities, research and a presentation in the form of an infomercial. Students explore the science behind aeronautics and use their knowledge to design, build and test a model glider. Simulation software is used to expose students to traveling and living in space.

8th Grade - Automation and Robotics

Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics. They learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control systems. Students acquire knowledge and skills in problem solving, teamwork, collaboration and innovation.

Questions? Contact Us!

Grissom Middle School
Office Number: (708) 429-3030

Prairie View Middle School
Office Number: (708) 532-8540

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