I am hosting a meeting for the Washington DC Travelers on Thursday, January 22nd at 6:30 pm. The purpose of the meeting is for the travelers to get to know one another and to assign some research for all the places we ill visit in DC and Williamsburg, VA. Also, I'd like to continue to invite others to travel with us. Sign up is still available.
Students can bring their parents if they wish, but ideally it is for student travelers.
As we all know, water quality around the world is an important issue. There are many countries who don’t have clean water to drink while we have “clean” water in our toilets. Here at the St. Vrain Valley School district, our 6th graders have a curriculum unit focused on water circulation, distribution and pollution. My students were given a challenge this year that changed most of their lives forever.
Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In one week, 15 million students tried computer science!
This is what Trail Ridge students had to say about Hour of Code.
We wanted to send you a five tips about iPad use and support over the holidays. We want to make sure you know where to go and what to do if you have questions or need help while our school offices are closed.
How can STEM include art? Utilizing some of the most current technology the students at Trail Ridge Middle School are creating three-dimensional drawings and objects. The art department has focused their STEM integration on an advanced engineering program called Solidworks. The software allows the students to think and create in three dimensions. The students have been creating innovative designs that can alter the usage of a water bottle to help reduce waste and products that can help the students at TRMS.
You are cordially invited to help promote literacy at TRMS by joining our 8th grade students in the annual Read-a-thon challenge: to read at least 1,000 pages between Nov. 21 and April 3. See the rules below.
To track their progress, all 8th graders have decorated paper t-shirts. Each time a student completes 100 pages of reading, he/she moves the t-shirt marker from one station to the next. Once students finish the goal, we add a ribbon to their markers and they keep going.
On December 6th, 2014, Trail Ridge Middle school held their 3rd Annual Grizzly VEX Robotics Challenge. Thirty middle and high school teams from around Colorado gathered to compete in the Vex Robotics Competition - Skyrise. This all day event included qualifying and elimination rounds, a skills/programming field, and a judging room for teams to be interviewed with their engineering notebooks and robots.