Sunday, April 14, 2019

April 14 Update

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy April Vacation!  The 6th graders had an awesome learning experience this past Friday during Engineering Day.  The students tested their “Egg-capaults”, competed in the “Tower of Power” contest, participated in the Inventor Mentor show as well as presentations from the Museum of Science and other scientists and engineers.  I would like to thank the two Mr. Awiszuses and Ms. Capobianco-Burns for the hard work they had done since the start of the school year to organize Engineering Day.  We also thank the McCall Parent Association for funding all materials and resources pertaining to the event.  Engineering Day would not be possible without the hard work and generosity of these staff members and parent volunteers.

I would also like to remind all current 6th and 7th grade families to please review the 2019-2020 Course Selection information if you have not done so already.  The information can accessed by using the following links:

Please do not forget that all course selection forms are due Monday after break.

Lastly, I would like to remind everyone of an awesome STEAM opportunity that will be coming up after the vacation.  Please see below:

Winchester High School Creative Technology Center (CTC) Lecture Series Evening Event

On Tuesday, April 23rd, artist and educator Nathalie Miebach will be speaking at the Winchester HS Auditorium at 7:00pm.  Nathalie takes a unique approach in her art by using scientific data to form her designs. This evening event it is free and open to the public. 
Please forward this message to your fellow colleagues, friends and students who might be interested in attending.  

WHS STEAM Showcase and Nathalie Miebach Lecture:
The WHS Creative Technology Lecture Series is excited to announce our evening Lecture Series Keynote Speaker, Nathalie Miebach on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Winchester High School audotorium (80 Skillings Road, Winchester).

The evening begins with our STEAM Showcase in which WHS students will present WHS STEAM Certificate Capstone projects (6-6:45pm). Projects include internships, robotics, entrepreneurship, design, and more. We will also have STEAM Club members presenting information about the many clubs available to students at Winchester High School.
At 7 PM Nathalie Miebach will speak about her scientific approach to art making – taking weather data and translating that data into sculpture using traditional basket making techniques, also collaborating with musicians to compose music.
Please join us and see how Nathalie and WHS students are blending the worlds or art, music, science, math, design, and new media!

This event is funded by the generous support of Winchester Foundation for Education Excellence (WFEE) and the Winchester Savings Bank.

Thank you and enjoy your vacation!

James Lin
McCall Middle School

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