Churchill County Excessive College
College students on the CCHS First Tech Robotics group attended the First Tech league meet no. 3 and no. 4 final weekend at Virginia Metropolis Excessive College. College students went as spectators in preparation for his or her upcoming league meet.
“My co-coach, Aaron Holt, and I wanted our team to get a good idea of what robotics league meets look like,” mentioned robotics coach Stephanie Kille-Reese.
At present, there are six college students on the First Tech Robotics group however Kille-Reese and Holt are hoping to construct an excellent larger group for subsequent season.
“We are going to have a robotics class next year as this year’s season is almost over,” Kille-Reese mentioned. “We encourage any students who are interested in robotics to be on the lookout for the robotics course as they sign up for their classes for next year.”
The CCHS First Tech Robotics group has been working exhausting on their robotic and can be headed to McQueen Excessive College to compete in opposition to different groups Feb. 10-11.
Churchill County Center College
Earlier than the start of the yr, college students get to select a membership based mostly on one thing they’re serious about when they’re signing up for courses. Then the membership they decide turns into their advisory class.
“Students do advisory activities Monday through Thursday that are primarily academically driven. Then on Fridays, they have an extended time period, 40 minutes, for advisory which is dedicated to club time,” mentioned CCMS Principal Robbie Wickware. This yr instructor Angie Heck selected to have an escape room membership the place college students get to hone in on their communication expertise, positive motor expertise, management expertise, social expertise, and problem-solving expertise.
“They must analyze clues to solve puzzles, which requires analytical skills and encourages them to think on their feet, and at the end, if they escape, they uncover a treat in their locked chest,” Heck mentioned.
College students in Vanessa Burch-Urquhart’s class have been finding out the other ways power transfers by warmth, sound, mild, and electrical currents. They realized the way to energy a light-weight bulb with a battery and wires and the function magnetism performs on this.
Just lately college students needed to give you their very own demonstrations to point out how power transfers with warmth. Burch-Uruhart felt it was necessary for her college students to give you the demonstrations as a result of when the instructor demonstrates all of the fashions, it is tougher for college students to use what they’ve realized to the actual world.
“In order to reach that higher depth of knowledge, students need to be able to show how the concepts they learn work,” Burch-Urquhart mentioned.
They got here up with some very artistic demonstrations together with heating a wire with a battery to soften a balloon.
“It’s so amazing to see how they’re applying what they learned to demonstrate other targets we’re studying as well,” Burch-Urquhart mentioned.
The scholars have loved having the ability to personal their studying and give you demonstrations for the category.
“At first, I was a little nervous to present, but then it was great,” scholar Piper Humphrey mentioned.
Humphrey’s group had a slide presentation able to go however they have been thrown for a loop once they heard they needed to do an act to bodily present what they have been demonstrating.
“Our topic was heat transfer so we did a demonstration on hot air and ice and the reaction between the two using a girl in red to represent hot air, and the boys on the other side to represent ice. I felt like we did great and we passed, it was so fun,” Humphrey said.
Students at E.C. Best participated in Western Day last Friday. Students and staff all showed up in their western apparel for a fun-filled day. This is one of the many spirit days ECB hosts to help create a sense of camaraderie and community between students and staff.
“We like to pick a fun theme every month because dress-up days are fun and help bring all of us together,” mentioned Principal Keith Boone.
Students at Lahontan raised money for Churchill Animal Protection Society last week in their annual Caps for CAPS fundraiser. Students wore their hats to school and were encouraged to bring in a donation for CAPS. Together, LES families and staff raised $516.46 which was directly donated to CAPS.
This is just one of the cause-driven fundraisers LES hosts throughout the year.
“It is important for these young students to learn how to make a difference from a young age,” said Principal Kimi Melendy.
Each time these dress-up days come around, teachers speak with their students about the cause and why it is important. Students then get to go home and share that lesson with their parents.
“When the day finally comes and the teachers begin to tally up the total amount their class raised, these young students get to actually see the results of just bringing in a dollar or even a couple of cents,” Melendy said. “Then they get to experience that feeling of fulfillment for what they have accomplished as a young class – working together to raise money for a good cause.”
Last Wednesday, Northside invited their 4-year-old prekindergarten families to join them for an activity day.
Activities included counting stew (number recognition, counting, and following written directions), igloo building (position words, fine motor skills, and following a diagram), mitten roll and cover (number set correspondence and turn taking), snowman letters (students found letters to match those their snowmen were holding), and making ice cream (exploring the chemical reaction behind the process).
This is one of several family engagement activities that NELC hosts throughout the year. The staff at NELC believe so strongly in these events because families are children’s first, longest-lasting, and most important teachers.
Strong family engagement is central to promoting children’s healthy development and wellness. This includes social-emotional and behavioral development, preparing these young students to seamlessly transition from Pre-K to kindergarten, and supporting academic achievement in elementary school and beyond.
Households’ engagement of their youngsters’s studying and inviting them into the varsity can impression the lifelong developmental and educational outcomes of college students, which is why it’s so very important to host occasions like these early on.