MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio-- The energy is electric and the enthusiasm is ever present with Mayfield Middle being named this week's FOX 8 Cool School.
There are some new and innovative classes at Mayfield Middle School. You could say it's all about STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Eighth graders are learning about automation and robotics. "I think STEM class will be very helpful in the future because we are learning a lot about gears and how stuff works," eighth grader Brian Dlugos said.
Karen Argie is glad to see girls like her in the class. "I love the STEM class and it has taught me many things like how to do stuff independently as well as specific things on the gears and mechanisms,” she said.
Also new is the Medical Detectives class. It’s where you might find a future doctor. "We're medical detectives. What we do is look at viruses. And we research them to see the effects they have on different people's bodies and how to find them and how to destroy them," eighth grader E-D Tadese said.
Skills for Adolescents is another new class required for all sixth and seventh graders. "This class is about making new friends and finding similarities in people and accepting differences in other people," sixth grader Josh Irwin said. It is also about following the four Rs. "There's Risk-taking, Responsibility, Respect and Right attitude,” sixth grader Emma Andrews added.
A new approach to academics and relationship building go a long way in making Mayfield Middle a FOX 8 Cool School.
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