Say the word “French,” and for many of us, visions of chocolate crepes and the Eiffel Tower come to mind. But did you know that Africa has 31 French speaking countries that includes approximately 115 million people? French students in Mme. Orsini’s classes studied African proverbs that were then translated into wearable art made in … More Making Africa
Patterns are found everywhere: in nature, in structure, and especially in a well crafted designs! This week, 7th Grade Math came into the Innovation Lab to test their pattern making skills! While some chose to make light displays, others made patterns in cupcake decoration designs, and even elephant’s toothpaste recipes! Here are a few of the … More Math Patterns Project
Today, all of the Leadership Councils took an off-campus trip over to Trinity Church for the annual leadership retreat. After the get-to-know-you games, we ate pizza, and listened to a great speech by Rev. McCormick. Once back at school, the STEAM Council got to work on some important projects. Re-Design of the tool room. Film … More Leadership Retreat
A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law made me this tumbler with my name and school logo on it. How did she make those amazing stickers? The Cricut machine! After testing out one, we ordered 2 more! I had my 7th grade science students use the Cricut Air to make lettering, stencils, and cut-outs for their … More Crazy for Cricut!
The 8th Grade CodingCats have been hard at work for the first 8 weeks of the semester! Check out some of the projects!
Yesterday, the 8th Grade Future City class used the SawStop Table Saw to cut the base of their city model boards. I love this saw because if you touch the blade while it is spinning, the mechanisms in the saw will immediately retract and stop the blade; it’s really amazing. Here are the students cutting … More Future City Class Uses SawStop Table Saw
This week the Steam Council focused their efforts on 3D printing! Michael Tye made a wonderful 3D print of the FlatCat, one of Scoot Dimon’s trademarks. Upon retiring at the end of last year, the WildCats are still paying tribute to this amazing teacher! Mr. Dimon is definitely one of those special teachers that made … More FlatCat – A Tribute to Scoot Dimon
Today the Econ for Entrepreneurs classes took a hands-on tour of the Innovation Lab, featuring the Miter saw, band saw, electric screw drivers, drills, and soldering irons. We encourage all classes to take tours of the lab space to open students minds to the possibilities and to take their projects to the next level!
From taking selfies to painting self-portraits, creating art in ones image is a classic yet interesting way to catalog where you are and reflect on who you are at a place in time. Students in Ms. Hurd’s art classes took a twist on the classic self-portrait by studying the major sections of the brain and … More Steamy Self Portraits
The Innovation Lab opened in October 2015 with two Up Mini 3D printers. These printers worked great for us, but student projects have become more sophisticated, and general use is in higher demand. The need for a more robust, educationally focused 3D printer became a priority. We decided to go with the uPrint Plus SE. … More 3D Printer Upgrade!!!