Hour of Code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts! Over the past years since its inception in 2014, the Hour of Code has reached tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.

This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. You can check out statistics on the global impact of the Hour of Code at https://code.org/about/evaluation/hourofcode.

To find all of our Hour of Code activities, visit code.org/learn. These are updated each year with new and exciting tutorials from new partner organizations.

Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

We’re proud to offer all of our curriculum and course content completely free worldwide, without any sort of needed partnership to use our materials in your school or organization! You can find our curriculum in full at curriculum.code.org. We also offer professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers through either 1-day or multi-phase workshops. You can read more about these opportunities here.

8th Grade Yearbook

Students have been busy working on their yearbook pages. They get to make a part of Lufkin Middle School History! Students voted on yearbook themes. This year’s theme, Through the Eyes of a Panther.

Students are allowed to check out cameras to capture daily activities around campus and at various events! They have done a great job!!

7th & 8th Grade – Exploring Careers and College & Career Readiness

We have had a great week, in both Grade Levels, with Mrs. Ceasar & Mr. Corey, coming to walk with us about the importance of financial literacy. Students have gained valuable knowledge in the topics of stewardship, how to “grow your wealth”, with smart decision making.

7th Grade Students will move on to College Research.

8th Grade Students will move on to Texas OnCourse Lessons

3.1. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work  – Students work on and practice team-building skills.
3.2. Communicating for Success –  Students identify and practice drafting appropriate communications.
3.3. Conflict Resolution – Students work through problems to show how to successfully manage conflict.
3.4. Stressing It – Students identify and practice ways to manage stressful situations.
3.5. Goals – Students should be able to set long- and short-term goals and develop time-management techniques.
3.6. Study Habits – Students explore their own study habits and set goals for improving their habits.

6th Grade – It’s a New 9 Weeks!

Students changed classes this 9 week period. I welcomed a whole new set of students eager to learn! Students have been learning important typing skills & computer terminology. We will be diving into the world of Google Applications & Digital Citizenship.

Students will learn how to create folders & files, while keeping organized. They will also learn how to be a good digital citizen and how to stay safe online.