The Highlands Biological Station has posted their Summer 2020 schedule of classes and workshops. They also have summer camps and botanical garden events. For more information, go to
The Franklin Gem and Mineral Society present Mountain View Intermediate School teacher, Caleb Parham, with a check for $300.00 to purchase mineral test kits and some curriculum materials to teach about plate tectonics. Thank you so much to this community of geologist for your support of our teachers and students! For more information about the Gem and Mineral Society, go to https://www.fgmm.org/
Thank you to Patrick Brannon with the Highlands Biological Station for the awesome wildlife and natural resources programs they provide to our Macon County students. Patrick presented a program on bats to 6th-grade students on Halloween! We appreciate this resource in our community!
For more information about these programs, go to
There were 15 fungus enthusiasts who gathered at the FROGS headquarters to learn more about the amazing world of fungi! Look for more STEM Coffeehouse events coming soon!
Thank you so much Dr. Jim Davis Orthodontics for your sponsorship of the Macon Bots Robotics Team!
The Macon Bots would like to thank Nantahala Bank in Trust for becoming a bronze sponsor of the robotics team! These funds will help our team purchase materials for our upcoming build season! Thank you so much for your support!
The Macon Bots team is excited about participating in two Halloween events this year. Pumpkinfest on Oct. 19th was a blast and our mascot, TOBOR, got to meet his hero R2D2!
Come visit us in Highlands on Thursday, Oct. 31st outside of Calder’s Coffee and Cafe! We will be giving away Howling Cups and showing off our robot weather permitting.
Students from South Macon Elementary, East Franklin Elementary, Iotla Elementary, Cartoogechaye Elementary, Nantahala School and Mountain View Intermediate attended the STEM-E Student Conference on October 17th at Cherokee Central Schools. Thank you Cherokee Preservation Foundation for supporting this program for our students! Thank you so much to all of our teacher STEM-E coaches from each school for all of their hard work and support of STEM!