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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 this end, we are updating our reopening plan to begin the school year in a fully online-learning model for all students which will continue through the last week of September. All students in grades 1-12 will begin on August 18, kindergarten students will begin on August 20.
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 este fin, estamos actualizando nuestro plan de reapertura para comenzar este año escolar en un modelo de instrucción completamente en línea para estudiantes hasta finales de septiembre. Hemos actualizado el calendario para que todos los estudiantes en los grados 1-12 comiencen el 18 de agosto, los estudiantes de jardin de infantes comenzarán el 20 de agosto.
Students at Alpine Elementary IB World School can enroll in the Vex IQ Robotics Club starting in 3rd grade. Vex IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. Students can jump right in and snap robots together using this intuitive system. Educators utilize VEX IQ Curriculum to help teach valuable lessons and skills needed in today’s changing world (http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq?ref=hometile).
In school clubs, students meet several times a week to build, create, program and re-iterate their bots to complete the annual challenge, or game, created by the robotics company. Students must work with other teams to create an alliance on the competition field to complete different challenges during matches. This unique, collaborative nature of competition fosters many 21st century skills, including creativity, communication, and critical thinking, all while developing individual character and sportsmanship.
Teams can receive awards for different events. This year the Alpine Vex Robotics Club received six awards, qualifying 3 teams for the State Competition. From there, one of our teams, Team Anonymous, qualified to attend the WORLD COMPETITION! This event is in Louisville, KY this coming April and our team of two girls and one boy can’t wait to go! Team Anonymous won two awards during the Competitive season. The first was a STEM Research Award. This award is presented to the team that develops and delivers an effective research presentation and demonstrates a significant depth of understanding of their research topic. The Excellence Award, the highest ranking award, was their second award, qualifying them for the State Competition. The recipient of the Excellence Award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in robotics. At the State Competition, they presented their STEM Research Project again, with some reiterations and improvement, earning them a trip to Worlds! We couldn’t be more proud of Team Anonymous and all the teams that competed this season. Go Team Alpine!
If you’d like to help send students to the World Competition, or support the Alpine Robotics Team in general, please consider making a tax deductible donation to our team! Click this link to donate now!
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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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