Photo: CMS 8th grader Alec Baker discussing his project with one of the people who attended.
On March 2nd MMS hosted an event displaying the work of middle school Gifted and Talented students from across the district. G/T students from China Middle and Messalonskee Middle School presented the outcome of their Passion Research Projects.
Passion Research Projects are based on studies that prove that both learning and achievement see a significant boost when students are engaged in content matter that interests them. The projects presented focused on everything from deaf culture to “the ultimate hybrid dinosaur.” From pitching the idea to their teacher to last week’s presentation, students got to immerse themselves in the topic they chose. “The students put forth much effort over the last several weeks and they experienced the fruits of their labor,” said gifted and talented teacher Tamiko Paquette
The Passion Research Projects Open House was so well attended that organizers are already talking about moving it to a larger space next year.