Happy Friday everyone! As you can see, we had some robotics competitions this week. Unsurprisingly, all of our teams, from sixth grade to high school, did very well at the VEX CREATE U.S. Open in Council Bluffs, Iowa. We have a reputation to uphold #cocky #noshame
You can read all about their performances here and here!
Okay, now I'm going to take you back in time. On Friday, April 1st, Vance Clarke from the Air Force Association and Joe Foss Institute gave a presentation to 36 GISD ACE students from the Sixth Grade Center, Middle School, and High School. The presentation focused on the importance of education in leading a successful life. Mr. Clarke stressed responsible actions, citizenship, setting goals, and hard work. His presentation included photos of his experience in the Air Force as well as an artifact from the Korean DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) and concluded with a Q&A session with the students. Thanks to Joe Foss Institute for partnering with Greenville ISD ACE to teach the importance of patriotism, citizenship and good character.
While we're time traveling...Last Friday was the annual Greenville Educational Enrichment Foundation Spelling Bee! I love all of the costumes and team names! My personal favorite team name was "AB/CD Highway to Spell" (I see you Middle School!). I was cracking up when I saw that one, although all of them are pretty darn good! Congrats to Houston Education Center on their victory and thank you to everyone who came out to help raise money for teacher grants!
Now back to the mostly present. This past Wednesday, Greenville FFA members took animals to Lamar Elementary 2nd graders to discuss habitats, care, and different characteristics of different animals. The students listened to the FFA members talk about the daily care of dogs, lambs, pigs, and rabbits – they also talked about characteristics of each species. The students were very interested and asked several questions, a true sign that you have their attention, am I right?
Jameson Tharp pushes a toy car using magnets at the LP Waters Science Fair.
Last night was the first ever L.P. Waters Science Fair! If you think science can't be cute, just go watch 3 and 4 year-olds make projects using the laws of inertia. So. Stinkin. Cute. Our Pre-K classes, ACE program and other community groups sponsored science booths for students and families to explore. Students enjoyed touching slime and snow, moving race cars with magnets, and witnessing science experiments as they traveled through exhibits.
That's all for this week! Have a safe and (maybe) dry weekend!