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Mountain View Earth Day!

Over 150 Mountain View Intermediate School students participated in a variety of Earth Day activities on April 19th!  Wings to Soar from Chattanooga, TN presented a fantastic raptor/birds of prey program, Steve O’Neil brought several of his reptile friends, Randi Neff from SCC/Smoky Mountain STEM Collaborative had some NASA science games, The Science House brought motion detectors and taught us about distance/motion graphs through the eyes of bats and moths, PARI (Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute) brought their planetarium to teach us about our place in the solar system and Jennifer Love led a game teaching about population dynamics.

Macon County Water Forum June 16th

Macon County will be hosting a water forum on Saturday, June 16th.  Macon County Schools students will be participating in a variety of ways.  The MCS art department has been working with students to create water inspired artwork.  Select works of art will be displayed at the event.  Also, the Macon Early College Shadow a Biologist Program in conjunction with Mainspring Conservation Trust will be debuting their video highlighting the program.  Lastly, the Macon County School Macon Middle School Robotics Team will be presenting their water solution project from this past year’s Hydrodynamics Challenge.   Teachers can also earn continuing education credits by attending.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Love.

Kids in the Creek!

Another great year of Kids in the Creek with Macon County 8th grade students!  This year, every 8th grade student in the county was able to participate.  Thank you so much to the Franklin Rotary Daybreak for supporting this year’s event.  A big thanks to the Coweeta LTER Schoolyard Program and Mainspring Conservation Trust for coordinating the programs and providing our educational experts!

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Highlands STEM Night, Science Fair, Book Fair an evening of FUN and Learning!

There was a lot to do on the evening on March 22 at Highlands School!  The students had their science fair displays available for parents and students to explore.  The Book Fair was in town for students to stock up early for summer reading and Macon STEM had 10 activities available for students and parents to try out!    We hope to make this an annual event so keep your eyes open for the Book Fair/Science Fair/STEM Night next year!

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Makin’ Bots goes to UNC Pembroke for Tournament #1

We had a blast at our first tournament at UNC Pembroke!  The most impressive thing was how nice and how incredibly helpful all the other teams, coaches, judges, inspectors, etc. were to us!  We left with a better robot!

We are looking forward to our second tournament this weekend at UNC Asheville!

       

Bird Brains at MVI!

Several Franklin High School Carpentry class students visited Mrs. Castner’s class at Mountain View to teach the students how to build a bird house.  These houses will be placed around the campus as part of their Muddy Sneakers program.

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