Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners for the Macon County Soil and Water Poster and Presentation Contest.  We had over 100 posters submitted with beautiful artwork and an important message about our “Living Soils”.  The winners came from Mrs. Pauletta Clark’s class at Iotla Elementary School, Mr. Brandon McMahan and Mrs. Debbie Gibbs classes at Mountain View and from Mr. Andrew Burton and Mrs. Jenny McMahan’s classes at Nantahala School.  One poster (pictured) went on to the State Competition.  We are waiting to hear if it was selected as a winner!

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FIRST Lego League tournament coming soon!

Save the date to support the Macon County FIRST Lego League robotics teams.  Macon County has 7 teams who will be joined by 2 Swain County and 2 Jackson County teams.  The tournament will be held at the Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center on Feb. 23rd.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Love at 828-524-3314

Emergency First Aid for the Macon Bots Team!

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Students participated in the worst case scenario training with Macon County EMS.  They taught us about tourniquets and how to pack a wound.  This is training that I hope we never have to use but we now have the tools to prepare for an extreme emergency.

The team will also receive basic first aid and CPR training later in the season.

Macon Bots are Makin’ Progress!

The Macon Bots FRC #6899 team is made up of Franklin High School and Macon Early College students who are half way through their competition build season.  By February 19th, we need to have a working robot!  The challenge is REAL!!!

I can’t post any pictures of our robot… yet.  We don’t want the competition to know what we are up to!  I can post a few pictures showing all the fun we are having!

Save the Date!  We would love to have the support of our community!  Come out to UNC Asheville on March 24 or March 25th to cheer us on!  Tickets are free and I will post information soon on how to get your free tickets.

Thank you to all of our supporters!

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STEM-E Clubs in Macon County!

Macon County has 9 (E. Franklin, Iotla, S. Macon, Cartoogechaye, Mountain View, Macon Middle, Franklin High, Macon Early College and Nantahala School)STEM-E clubs from elementary through high school.  Check out some of the opportunities available to these students.

Hour of Code

Over 300 Macon County students participated in the Hour of Code last week through  This free online program teaches students preK- 12th grade how to code through game based learning modules.  Check it out!  It’s FREE!

Thank you to all the teachers who participated in Computer Science Week’s Hour of Code!

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