Congratulations to Moody’s Destination Imagination team!
The team, ‘It’s an inside joke!’ won 1st place at the regional championship, advancing to the state level championship on March 28. The team worked on the challenge ‘The Big Fix-Technical,’ where they had to build an innovation that, when operated, solved a problem in 3 different steps. Each step of the solution had to use a different STEM discipline. The team members are: Vihaan I.(6th), Vinita P. (6th), Samhith S. (6th), Viresh S. (7th), Aarav L. (7th), and Neel G. (7th). The team picture below also the props and costumes they built.
Moody’s very own Robotics team, FTC team #16968 Moody Raider Robotics, participated in the First Tech Challenge Richmond Qualifier on December 7th. This is the first time the rookie team has participated in a major competition of this kind. In November, the team participated in a scrimmage and walked away being named as The Best Rookie Team of the event!
The Raider Robotics team had a wonderful learning experience during the event and during their various planning, building, and brainstorming sessions! If you would like to know more about the Moody Raider Robotics FTC program, information about an upcoming interest meeting will be posted on the Moody Middle School PTSA Facebook page soon.
Catherine Clements and Balaji Kadambi
HCPS-TV stopped by Mrs. Schwieder’s English class as they worked on a cool Greek Mythology project
Last week, students had a great time visiting the University of Richmond for a women’s basketball game!
Congratulations to Sr. Dunaway, who has been honored by the VASCD (Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) with their 2020 Impact Award! Want more information about this prestigious award? Read Henrico’s official release below:
Please join us in congratulating Tyler Dunaway, a spanish teacher at Moody Middle School, who has been selected as a recipient of VASCD’s 2020 Impact Award! The Impact Award is given each year to professionals who consistently challenge themselves and others to learn, grow and achieve at the highest possible performance levels.
The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is comprised of more than 1,200 teachers, administrators and higher education faculty. The group supports excellence in teaching, learning and leadership through innovative, proactive policies and programs designed to foster lifelong learning.
Thank you Tyler for everything that you do! We are honored to have you as a teacher!
Meet Ananya, the 2020 HCPS districtwide Spelling Bee winner!
Congratulations to the following teachers who have been recognized at Moody for being awesome!
Eliza Cram – 2019-20 New Teacher of the Year
Sam Hilterbrant – 2019-20 Christie Award
Katie Schweider – 2019-20 Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ananya! Moody’s own 7th grader brought the spelling bee trophy home when she correctly spelled breviary. We are proud of our 2020 HCPS Divisionwide Spelling Bee champ!
See below for the official news release from Henrico County:
Moody Middle School seventh-grader captures Henrico Schools’ divisionwide spelling title
Henrico, Va., Jan. 15, 2020 – Ananya Nanduru topped competitors from across Henrico County Tuesday night to become Henrico Schools’ 2020 Divisionwide Spelling Bee champion. The Moody Middle School seventh-grader won in Round 8 by correctly spelling “breviary,” a book of daily prayers, hymns and psalms. The contest features spelling champions from 46 HCPS elementary schools and 12 middle schools, and determines who will represent Henrico County Public Schools at the regional competition. Pocahontas Middle School sixth-grader Weston Kasberger was runner-up.
Among the words Nanduru spelled to win the title were “schadenfreude,” “tritium” and “kielbasa.”
With Nanduru’s win, Moody retains the spelling title, and Henrico Schools’ spelling trophy. Last year’s champion, Vishnoy Vadakkancheri, was also a Moody student. The trophy, topped with a whimsical bee, was made possible by a donation from four-time Henrico spelling champion Tejas Muthusamy. Muthusamy, now a student at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, donated money for the trophy to the Henrico Education Foundation, which had the trophy made.
Nanduru will compete next in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Regional Spelling Bee March 21 at the Library of Virginia. The regional winner will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is held in late May and televised by ESPN.
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The Raider Review, Moody’s student newspaper, has published its first issue of the 2019-2020 school year.
Download it now by clicking this link à https://tinyurl.com/mmsRaiderReview-1
Congratulations to this year’s Reflections winners! The first entry from each category has been submitted to county:
Category : Photography
- Ritvika P. – 7th Grade
- Nikita S. – 7th Grade
- Tess V. – 6th Grade
Category : Music
- Zachary L. – 6th Grade
- Nat T. – 7th Grade
- Aashka S. – 8th Grade
- Yash S.- 8th Grade
Category : Literature
- Nayan M. – 8th Grade
- Reva T. – 6th Grade
- Natalie Sun X. – 8th Grade
Category : Film
- Penelop K. – 7th Grade
- Bianca G. – 6th Grade
- Ria C. – 6th Grade
Category : Dance
- Nikita S. – 7th Grade
Category : Visual Arts
- Rebacca Catherine K. – 7th Grade
- Michaelu C. – 8th Grade
- Anushree S. – 8th Grade
Congratulations to all the winners!!
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