The Middle School Innovation Faire was a great event!! Click HERE for WCAT’s review of the event, and below is our map.
In the weeks leading up to the Innovation Faire, Fahamu Peacou will be coming to Westminster! He is scheduled to work with art classes and inspire us at a few Assemblies. Some of his paintings can be viewed in Broyles Art Center, and Here is a WCAT student interview. Be sure to check it out!
On Tuesday afternoon, the robotics team had an inter-squad meet. Two teams were in 1st place after the in-house competition: team 6199E (Gideon Zemedhun, Willem Mandel, Augie Bunting, and Tejas Kadadi; and team 6199G (William Ivansco, Rohit Ramineni, Esfan Daya and Brandon Hwang).
Students in Ms. Chu’s Chinese classes made dumplings to celebrate Chinese New Year. The crescent shape is a symbol for wealth and prosperity. We also loved the all-school assembly they hosted about the holiday!
There is a new machine in the lab: a Centroform Vacuum Forming Machine. We believe that our main users will be the Shark Tank students, but are looking for other great applications. We had a lot of fun testing it out today!
For several semesters, students in Mr. Shabanowitz’s Art & Architecture classes have designed and built the pieces for a huge treehouse. On MLK day, community members came together at Truly Living Well to begin the process of assembling the pieces of the treehouse! There is still a lot work to do, but excellent progress has … More Truly Living Well Treehouse Build
Gary Jones came into the lab to revive an oldie-but-goodie teacher demonstration: Lifting the teacher’s car using a lever. He came into the lab during his free period to cut the wood, and had students calculate where the fulcrum should be to lift the car. Then they went out to the parking lot to try … More Science Students Lift a Car!
Oculus Go has joined the list of lab materials ready for testing and check out by the teachers. Thus far, World Religion teachers have shown the most interest in using this VR tool to enhance curriculum, so we are on the hunt for great, immersive religious experiences on the web. (Comment with your favorite VR … More Oculus Go
The final exam finished at 10:30am today. While many of the teachers evacuated the halls, more excited than the students for a family-filled Christmas break, the lab was abuzz with faculty working on last minute, hand made gifts. 3D art, to ornaments, to personalized cups; it was a lot of fun!
At the end of each semester, the innovation managers (with the help of a few classes 🙂 reorganize and restock the entire lab. One job we are doing for the first time is cleaning out the 3D printer bath, also known as the SCA-1200HT. This support cleaning apparatus has worked really well for us but … More Lab Clean Up- 3D Printer Bath