This year we will have two different sections to the Robotics Club. Before Christmas we will have an intensive group that will be preparing to compete in the First Lego League Competition. This team will meet every Monday after school in the computer room and also have additional sessions on some Friday evening . This team will have a maximum of 12 students.
Starting in January we will have 2 different classes meeting every other week on Monday after school in the computer room. One week will be a beginning class to learn the basics of our MINDSTORMS Robots and the other will do more advanced robotics projects. These class sessions are open to all students in grades 4-8.
American Hertiage Girls
American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. The Mission of the American Heritage Girls is "Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country." Any girl age 5-18 can be an American Heritage Girl. Girls of all different backgrounds are welcome and are encouraged to join at any age! You don't have to start as a Pathfinder (age 5) in order to gain the benefits from participating in the AHG Program. The AHG troop at Guardian meets twice a month at 4:15-6:00pm on Fridays. The girls participate in many activities together with emphases in life skill enhancement, social development, girl leadership, developing teamwork and building confidence, spiritual development, and character development.
Please contact us for more information!
Coordinator- Danial Sullivan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-coordinator Maggie Mews: email@example.com
Our primary goal for the Chess Club is for students to have fun while they improve their chess skills, in a relaxed, supervised atmosphere, while developing their mathematical brain pathways that will support their future mathematical reasoning skills. Also our goal is for students to develop gracious professionalism/sportsmanship skills as they compete with their peers. Additionally, our goal is to provide a fun and safe activity for all kindergartners through 3rd graders, from beginners to the more advanced chess players. Chess club is an activity that allows for attendees to come as they can and miss as they must, allowing more freedom for the parents/caregivers.
Studies have shown that constant exposure to the game of chess cultivates intellectual adeptness. We love providing an activity that just may improve students' future academic achievement! See this following link for more information: http://examinedexistence.com/does-playing-chess-make-you-smarter/
We use Chess Teacher sets, where each of the pieces indicate directly on the piece the moves that are permissible, making it fairly easy for all students to pick up on the game! Our club meetings start out with prayer, then Pastor Mews sharing a video from Chesskid.com that teaches students new moves/strategies. One of our awesome characteristics is that we have some assistant coaches from grades 4 - 8 that partner with us to work closely with beginning chess players!
Students are ALWAYS WELCOME to come to the chess club even if they haven't attended, nor signed up, and even if they know nothing about the game, nor how to play it. There has been GREAT feedback from students and parents that are loving it! The hour of play seems to FLY by! Club meetings are Thursdays directly after school until 4:00 pm in the Parlor. Currently we have between 40 - 50 members attending each week.
For more information email Coach Ms. Michelle Mangiapane at firstname.lastname@example.org