Districtwide, middle students participate in Geography Clubs that meet and practice throughout the school year to prepare and compete in the annual Middle School Geography Bee. This year’s culminating event, hosted by Thunder Valley K-8, was Tuesday night.
Twenty-eight teams, made up of over 140 middle school students from across the district competed in six dynamic rounds of questions.
The six rounds of questions incorporated the following areas of geography: Round 1: Physical Geography Round 2: Cultural Geography Round 3: Media
Ms. Jayme Sneider was awarded a $4500.00 grant to study volcanoes at Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. She will be sharing her learning and experiences digitally with our Westview students and community. Congratulations to Ms. Sneider and thank you St. Vrain Education Foundation.
From science fiction tales of R2-D2 and HAL 9000, comes today’s reality of robotics in our daily lives. This advancing technology requires 21st century skills of teamwork, critical thinking and creativity. In April, three teams from the St. Vrain Valley School District will take on that challenge at world level robotics competitions.
March 16, 2015, 9:26am By Amy Bounds, The Daily Camera
Middle schools looking to improve may want to check out Longmont's Westview Middle School.
The school recently was named a 2015 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch. The Colorado Association of Middle Level Education recognized Westview for "challenging students to use their minds well, being sensitive to the unique developmental needs of early adolescence and providing every student with a high-quality learning experience."
Westview Middle school sent all six of their Competitive Robotic Teams to the Colorado State Championships on March 7th. Over the course of the season the teams have continued to improve on their designs and programs for competition. Team Andromeda (Cailyn Eveland, Morgan Chen, Davita Bird, Zoe Mazurkiewicz, Kendra Buzzetta, and Julia Wilson) finish 1st in the Programming Skills Challenge and are the 2014-2015 VEX Robotics Colorado State Middle School Champions in that category. We had two other Westview teams advance to the Championship match of the Teamwork Challenge.&n