We had a wonderful turnout for our Community Event, 10 Years of Alpine. This event was hosted by our student leadership team. They have been meeting since the beginning of the year, identifying problems we have at Alpine that are important to students, staff, parents and our community. Through our work, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have used the design thinking process to develop empathy for those affected by the problems we have identified. At our community event, students shared the problems, the needs of the users and helped to define specific areas needing support.
February 12, 2014, 2:29pm By Axel Reitzig, JT, Nevaeh, Vyannah
On Friday, February 7th, three of our IB-STEM Student Leaders went on a field trip to meet with student leaders from other schools as well as to learn about the STEM program at Skyline High School and to have a tour of the new Innovation Center. While at Skyline, they were welcomed by Heidi Ringer, the principal, got a nice tour from seniors, then participated in an engineering design challenge. For this challenged, they worked with students from other schools to design and build a structure that was the highest as well as could hold the most weight.
Alpine Elementary’s IB-STEM Student Leadership team met this past Wednesday with Mrs. Marsolek and Mr. Reitzig in the STEM Design Lab. The team, which includes 25 students from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, reviewed what they had learned about IB and STEM, then discussed what it means to be a leader for a school and community and how to effect positive change through this leadership.
Alpine's IB-STEM student leaders met today to finalize a design for the STEM Through Artwork calendar being put together by the district. They discussed what they know and like about IB and STEM, mentioning things like problem solving, developing positive behaviors and habits, and helping to improve the world. They then worked in small groups to generate visual representations of their ideas. The one with the most votes will go on to the calendar! Great work, student leaders.