FUN TO BUILD AND FLY (SORT OF)
helicopters in school? Really? Well, they were actually model
helicopters, built in less than 30 minutes with the help of some
volunteers from Boeing Canada.
A group of company employees dropped by the school
for a short presentation on Boeing’s design and manufacturing
processes and to show students some of the company’s creations.
“Hopefully by the end of the session kids will be excited about math
and science and engineering,” said Travis Bartlett, one of the
talked about the “brain” of an engineer and how it operates and the
type of analytical thinking that is required of engineers during the
design process when challenges surface.
“Finding solutions is about chasing down problems
until you’ve got the solution” said another one of the volunteers.
Following the presentation, they provided materials
that enable students to participate in a design and build-it
were asked to create a functional helicopter capable of keeping a
penny in flight for at least three seconds. Students were given
paper, a paper clip, propeller, rubber band and tape.
celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and the school visits
help mark the celebration.
article and additional pictures please go to:
May 5, 2016
May 5, so - Happy Cinqo de Mayo!!
weather is getting warmer - possibly 32 degrees today (a new
record); please wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats when outside.
Also, please dress appropriately for school - conservative and
respectful are key concepts.
be track and field practices on Wednesday mornings at 7:45am
be long jump - triple jump and hurdles at 12:45 Tuesday & Thursdays
at lunch hour. There will also be Shot Put and Discus. More
details on events with times and dates coming shortly.
events - For all long distance runners, this is 800 - 1200 - 1500
and 3000, you need be participating with the marathon club during
Great Kindness Challenge quote is one by Buddha. "When words are
both true and kind, they can change our world." Today, we encourage
everyone to offer others a genuine, kind compliment. It could be
about a skill, a talent, or an action. Regardless, an honest,
positive comment is a nice way to warm someone's day.
all Kit Club members and Library Leaders - please meet at the
beginning of lunch today in the library for a short meeting. If you
have come out to either of these groups this year please be sure to
attend this important meeting.
practice today at 12:45 for Grade 7.
practice today at 3:30.
Basketball Photos will be taken today at 3:30 in the gym.
Clarinet Sectional will be today in Period 4 in the Band room!
Please check in with your Period 4 teacher first for attendance.
Grade 7 Saxophone sectional will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May
11th in Period 6.
after school. Please listen for further announcements as it may be
cancelled due to the heat. Next runs Monday and Tuesday at lunch.
health 7-1 in U1 and 7-4 in L4