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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
2nd Graders at Columbine recently studied all about balance and motion. This STEM Unit allowed students to investigate how forces and motion are an integral part of our lives. Their science investigations explored different types of motion and how different variables like speed, friction, weight, and size can affect object motion. They also learned all about simple machines. They looked at different types of machines, how we use them in our every day lives, and how important they are for accomplishing work.
Students also began thinking about the importance of movement and robotics. They practiced with Spheros, and learned quickly that the variables used to control the Sphero on the iPad were very important to complete tasks like driving on a tape line or through an obstacle course.
To complete their unit, students took what they learned about balance, motion, and simple machines to create a Rube Goldberg-inspired design challenge. After doing some extensive research into the work of Rube Goldberg, students selected a simple task and found a way to make it more complicated. Each group needed to complete a machine that had 4 simple steps and utilized more than one simple machine. This was no easy task. Students began by diagraming each step of their process and creating a list of the materials they would need. After that, they spent 3 class periods testing, adjusting, and reiterating their prototypes. Groups recorded their progress on iPads, and after they were finished they reflected on how well their simple machines performed to complete their chosen task.
The Innovation Center is a comprehensive research and development center. It provides an environment tailored to aspiring student inventors, designers and entrepreneurs.Click to Learn More
Rigorous K-12 Programming that includes STEM at all levels. This initiative aligns and transforms Skyline feeder schools with a STEM focus.
Offering competitive and innovative 21st Century learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
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