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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.
As students in Ms. Leahy’s fifth grade class inquire into how humans use their understanding of scientific principles, they examine weather conditions and how they change the earth through a variety of processes and forces. Students participated in a design challenge. Their task- how might we create a building to withstand a severe tornado? Their constraints included building for a dense city that is prone to frequent tornados. Students began with a review of the design thinking process and interviewed their classmates about a time they were in a severe weather event. By understanding these experiences, students were able to apply this knowledge to what needs a structure might have in order to withstand the forces of Mother Nature. Using their knowledge of math concepts, students created freestanding buildings as tall as possible. Their goal was to create the tallest building able to withstand gale force winds (Ms. Leahy’s hairdryer!). Students were given time to iterate, getting feedback from smaller storms (a group of students blowing on their structure simultaneously) until they felt prepared for the main event. Some stood the force, and some crumpled under the pressure!
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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.
Illuminating young minds... When you need a place to focus that energy...the new Spark! Discovery Preschool of St. Vrain is a bright idea!