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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.
In Kindergarten, students spend a lot of their time learning about how the world around them works. In a recent STEM Unit, students at Columbine did just that when they explored the characteristics that cause different objects to float or sink in water. Throughout the unit, students conducted several hands-on experiments to explore the impacts of weight, density, surface area, and absorption. Their experiments included:
• utilizing new balances, purchased with Race to the Top funds, to measure the weight of different objects
• testing various types of materials in order to examine absorption and which materials could float the best and longest
• constructing boats of aluminum foil and clay to examine surface area and the impact it has on how much weight a boat can hold
After completing all of these experiments, students took all of their information about why objects sink or float and applied it to their design challenge. For this design challenge, students needed to create a raft that would support the weight of a large plastic ladybug. This ladybug needed to cross a puddle and keep his wings dry. Students selected prototyping materials that they thought would best solve the problem, combined them, and tested them. Each group took a different approach to their raft, but they all found that the best rafts included Styrofoam, had ample surface area to support the ladybug, and utilized tape to keep the parts of their raft together in the water. In the end, this unit allowed kindergarteners to explore, analyze, and manipulate materials to understand their characteristics and uses in our world.
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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