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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.
A new year, and a new cohort of STEM Academy Freshmen at Skyline High School! This year, we have about 130 students in our freshmen Explorations in STEM course. These students were chosen because of their interest and dedication to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.
The freshmen began the year becoming proficient in SolidWorks and are now starting to delve into their first design challenge: design and 3D print a chocolate bar for your client. Want to know what makes chocolate more enjoyable? Our freshmen did! They read this article and you should too!
Who is our client this year? Ms. Fenster's 6th grade math lab students from Timberline PK8! They graciously tabulated data around favorite type of chocolate bar, milk/dark/white preference, and favorite hobbies, and then were videotaped discussing their results. Our 9th graders have watched the video and are now in competition with each other to create the best bar! They will use their new knowledge in SolidWorks to design their individual product, collaborate with team members to make it better, and 3D print it here at Skyline. Using food-safe material, they will make a mold of their bar and will then create actual chocolate bars to market to our client. Explorations classes will select the top products & marketing campaigns to be sent to Ms. Fenster's class, who will ultimately select the winner. The year is off to an exciting start!
In the pictures below, you can see some students working on keeping detailed notes in their STEM notebooks. They record all of their work in them throughout the year to keep track of their progress.