Did everyone have a good Spring Break last week? Mine was extremely relaxing, which was much needed. This week has definitely been a "hit the ground running" week. Yesterday, the GHS Navy Junior ROTC had their Annual Military Inspection Pass & Review and it was impressive. Our NJROTC students are truly so inspiring! They are so disciplined and controlled and it wow's me every time I see them.
GHS NJROTC in formation.
At the School Board Meeting on Tuesday night, the 6th grade and Middle School UIL winners were honored and the GMS 8th grade class was recognized for their UIL 1st place win for most cumulative points in the competition! Way to go guys!!
UIL winners at Tuesday's board meeting.
With testing coming up (yes, it's almost here!), the staff at Crockett Elementary decided to help the odds be in their students' favor for the STAAR test. Fourth grade students have been participating in a week long competition, THE STAAR GAMES, in preparation for the writing test. Today marks the final game and the victors will be crowned! In honor of the games, fourth grade teachers are dressed as characters from the book, The Hunger Games. How awesome is that?!
The encouraging banner hung in the Fourth grade hall.
Tonight is the Elementary P.E. Showcase at 6 p.m. in the Greenville High School gym! Each elementary school has selected their own fitness routine to perform with music and tons of fun! The picture below is from last year and it is just a taste of what's to come!
On Monday and Tuesday, GHS had some special visitors from China! Remember this past summer when the Robowranglers went to China to help the students learn robotics principals and teach them to run their own competitions? Well, this week some students from China and their mentors came to GHS to shadow robotics, engineering and other STEM classes to help further their robotics knowledge. Can we talk about how cool it is that students from China wanted to come visit lil' ole Greenville, Texas (pronounced in full blown country twang of course!)?!?! Just one more way that our robotics program is forging and maintaining a global reach.
Students from China work with GHS students on engineering skills.
So what's coming up next? Saturday, April 9th, will be the next of ACE's "STEM Saturdays" studying Science for Space Survival (based on The Martian) where students will produce inventions designed to withstand the harsh elements of Mars while taking advantage of the planet's resources to create a plan to escape! From 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at GHS, Saturday, April 9th!
Still image from The Martian.
Also, The Greenville Educational Enrichment Foundation has released the 2016 grant application! If you're not familiar with GEEF, they're a non-profit organization that helps raise money for teacher grants that supply our staff with any number of things that wouldn't ordinarily be covered in their funding. You can access the application here.
That's all for now! See you for next week's update :)