Friday, October 31, 2014



Why do basketball players love donuts?


* Basketball: Tuesday AWAY vs. Darby (students leave at 2:30).  Wednesday HOME vs. Seeley@ 4pm.

* Book Fair is coming: November 12 - 14

* The 2nd Quarter ends on WEDNESDAY - yes, this WEDNESDAY!  New electives start Thursday.  Report cards and Parent Teacher conferences are coming soon!

* Student Council meets TOMORROW at lunch in Ms. Chanin's room

* It is snowing in the mountains - YAY!!!  



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday October 30, 2014



* MathCounts is after school - TODAY!  3:30 - 4:30pm in Ms. Chanin's room.

* Halloween Costume Contest TOMORROW morning!

* Snack stand TOMORROW at lunch recess!

* Basketball game TONIGHT vs. Valley Christian (away).  

* LUNCH: Teriyaki chicken grill, fried rice, peas and carrots, pineapple and mandarin or fresh vegetables, milk

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday October 29, 2014


 - Halloween Costume contest THIS Friday morning!  Categories: Twins/Groups, scariest, funniest, Character (book/movie/video game/comic), most original

- Basketball game TOMORROW (Thursday).  Away vs. Valley Christian

- 8th Grade Parent meeting TONIGHT - 7pm in the lunchroom

- MathCounts TOMORROW (Thursday) after school 3:30 - 4:30 (see Ms. Chanin for details)

-Book Fair is coming: Wednesday Nov 12 - Friday Nov 14

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Quote: Life is a daring adventure, or nothing.
-Helen Keller

* basketball game today vs. Victor @ Lone Rock.

*student council meets today! Lunch time in Ms. Muchmore's room.

*costume contest friday !
*snack stand Friday

*basketball vs. Valley on Thursday. Away.
*book fair is coming: Wednesday Nov 12 - Friday Nov. 14

Have a great day!  :-)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday October 27, 2014

Just a little humor to lighten the Monday Morning Blues:

QUESTION: What does a witch ask for in a hotel room?


- STUDENT COUNCIL - meets tomorrow (Tuesday) in Ms. Muchmore's room.  Bring your lunch!

- Mathcounts - first training session after school Thursday: 3:30 - 4:30 in Ms. Chanin's room

- Halloween COSTUME CONTEST - Friday morning!  Sponsored by Student Council.  Prizes will be awarded.  Categories include: Scariest, Funniest, most original, Twins/Groups, Characters

- Snack Stand will be open this Friday in the Middle School Foyer during Lunch Recess

- BASKETBALL - two games this week!  Tuesday @ 4pm vs. Victor (home).  Thursday vs. Valley Christian (away)

- Ms. Chanin would like to thank Josiah, Kylah and Brianne for fixing the tables in her room after our Friday morning class meetings - it was REALLY appreciated!

Have a great day!!!!



Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday October 24, 2014


Quote for the day:

There are two kinds of people; those who do the work and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
                                                                                         -- Indira Gandhi

Super Hero Day - TODAY

Friday Class Meetings meet TODAY!

PTM Carnival Tomorrow (Saturday October 25th)

Middle School Halloween costume contest next Friday - October 31.  Categories include Scariest, Funniest, a Character and most original.

MathCounts - first training for the MathCounts competition - Thursday Oct. 30 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Ms. Chanin's room.  All middle school students are invited to attend.  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday October 23, 2014

Happy Thursday!

Quote of the day:
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. (Tommy Lasorda)

Question of the day:
When is it bad luck to meet a black cat?


First basketball game next Tuesday!  Home vs Victor.  4pm

Don't forget to turn your Science Olympiad paper into Ms. Muchmore ASAP

Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, bread sticks, green beans, fresh pears, fresh vegetables, ranch dressing and MILK

Answer:  When you are a mouse!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY October 22, 2014

It's EARLY OUT Wednesday!  
Have a great day Middle School!

"Losers quit when they fail, Winners fail until they succeed." -Robert Kiyosaki

Why didn't the Quarter roll down the hill with the Nickle?


  • Interested in going to Science Olympiad?  Find out all about it at 11:45 TODAY in Ms. Muchmore's room!  The meeting will be brief (15 minutes) so you will have plenty of time to get to lunch!

  • Make sure you hear the Class Rep student Council report today.  Student Council has a lot of things planned - snack stand, fun days (THIS FRIDAY!!!), and much, much more The reps will tell you all about it!

  • EARLY OUT today - school is dismissed at 2:30pm. 

  • Lunch: Tomato soup, toasted cheese sandwich, apple, fresh veggies and MILK


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Good Morning!

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden


Student Council meets TODAY in Ms. Chanin's room!  Bring your lunch and Student Council folder.

The Basketball schedule is posted on the side of this blog for future reference.  First game is one week from today @ home vs. Victor!

Science Olympiad is coming soon!  Stay tuned for information

Our first MathCounts training is coming soon as well  

Lunch today: Chicken A La King, mashed potatoes, roll, corn, fruit cocktail, fresh vegetables, ranch dressing, milk

Scientists at work:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday October 20, 2014

Welcome back!  Hopefully everyone had a wonderful break.


The difference between who you are 

and who you

 want to be, is what you do. – Unknown


  • Boys basketball starts TODAY after school.  Talk to Mr. Perez if you need more info or paperwork.  You must have your physical turned in before you can begin practicing.  

  • Student Council meets during lunch TOMORROW in Ms. Chanin's room.  Don't forget to bring a lunch and your Student Council folder.

  • The Lone Rock cheer camp was in the newspaper last week.  Check out the link in the post below if you missed it!

  • LUNCH for today: Beef burrito, salsa, refried beans, apple, fresh vegetables, chocolate pudding, milk

A little weekend serenity:  Did any of you know that stacking rocks in small streams was a thing? There are two of them in this picture.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Welcome to WEDNESDAY!

Quote for today:
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently"
~ Henry Ford  (yes... that Ford... like the Truck!)

Sports Report:

Flag Football vs. Clinton:  LONE ROCK WINS!  Congratulations

Stevi Middle School Football vs. St. Joe's?

Basketball starts Monday!  See Mr. Perez for more information.

- Please have Student Council Reps present reports to their homerooms.

Lunch today: Whole Grain Corn Dog, ketchup, mustard, vegetarian beans, orange, fresh vegetables, chocolate milk

ENJOY YOUR EXTRA LONG WEEKEND!  Be safe!  Read something good!  See you on Monday morning!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014



Quote for today:

"I never blame failures - there are too many complicated situations in life, but I am absolutely merciless towards lack of effort."
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Congratulations to the Football team on their 28-6 victory over Lolo!
Their last game is today at 4pm vs. Clinton.  Home!

Volleyball had an amazing match with Victor last night:
6/7th grade won two out of three and 8th grade finished the season with a win!  Sounds like it was a great season.  There are a few pictures of yesterday's game below the news!

Boys basketball begins the week of October 20th  (that's next week!)  Stay tuned for more details.

Student Council meets TODAY at lunch in Ms. Muchmore's room.

Lunch today: chicken and rice soup, apple, brownie, fresh vegetables, ranch dressing, milk

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday October 13, 2014

Happy Monday!

Quote for today:

"The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do."
~ Johh Holt

News for today:

  • No School Thursday and Friday!
  • LAST Volleyball game TODAY after school vs. Victor.  5:30pm start time.
  • FOOTBALL plays Clinton TOMORROW (Tuesday) at home.  4pm start time.  Is this the last football game?
  • FIRST Student Council meeting is TOMORROW (Tuesday) at lunch time in Ms Muchmore's room.  Student Council members should bring a lunch.
  • LUNCH today is:  Hamburger on a bun, ketchup and mustard, pickle slices, french fires, orange, fresh vegetables and milk.


Starting today the schedule for classes will go as follows:

Homeroom 8:30-8:45
1st period 8:50-9:45
2nd period 9:50-10:45
3rd period 10:50-11:45
Lunch/Recess 11:45-12:30
4th period 12:35-1:30
5th period 1:35-2:30
6th period 2:35-3:30


Saturday, October 4, 2014


I hope all of the 8th graders had a great time at Math Day this year! I know I did. I suppose if you asked one of the students they would probably tell you LUNCH (or maybe the 20 minute stop at the mall for ice cream) was their favorite part.
HOWEVER there were some really cool Math things.
My favorite session was definitely the one about Prime Numbers. I had no idea that the Greeks were so funny about numbers. Did you know that they had this idea about "perfect" numbers? Numbers whose divisors (excluding the number itself) add up to the original number - 6 is a great example - its divisors are 1, 2 and 3. 1 + 2 + 3= 6! Therefore all things 6 are perfect. Apparently there are only 48 perfect numbers discovered so far the latest being discovered as recently as 2013. (28 is another example)
My other favorite and probably my favorite OVERALL was the career talk given by U of M professor (and LR parent) Professor Reisenfeld about the Cassini Spacecraft and its exploration of Saturn. WOW! Blew my mind. All kinds of Vector Calculus (??) involved in getting it up there. This link gives more info if you are interested:

Here are some pictures of the LR kids participating!  

Thanks to all of the other Middle School teachers who made it possible for us to go!

~Ms. Chanin

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

20 Things You Should Say More Often - from Kid President

Rocket News for 10.2.14

Lone Rock Sports

September 30th

Good Job for hard played games against Darby girls!

Football win over Potomac 13-6!

 LR Shredders v. Stevi Elimenators: 1-1

Wish players luck for these upcoming games!!!

October 2nd
       Lone Rock Shredders v. Blue Bombers-Soccer
October 6th
       Lone Rock v. Hellgate-Football
October 9th
       Lone Rock v. Hamilton-Volleyball

Rocket News for 10.1.14 (6th Grade)