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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.
We started the day with the Balloon Challenge. Teams have to launch a balloon with only the following materials: 1 balloon, 2 paper clips, 2 rubber bands, 2 pencils, and 2 pieces of paper. The balloons need to be launched, not carried or thrown. Teams had two rounds to make their balloons fly the farthest. The winning team won with a 6 feet distance – and all groups used the slingshot method – interesting!
Next, we revisited the design process and talked about how to get to the ideate stage. Many groups are struggling with getting their ideas off the ground and it was time to go back to the drawing board – literally. I believe it worked. After break, the kids had a much clearer idea of what they needed to produce. The ideas became reality as prototypes started to become actual products. The kids have a lot of work ahead of them still: designing company logos, slogans and mission statements. Their prototype must be a masterful example of a marketable product. Kids must show how they followed all the aspects of the design process (empathize, define, etc.). And what separates Smarter Commerce from the other groups is the need for an advertising campaign. Kids must SELL their ideas and products!
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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