April 4, 2016, 8:48am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Daily Camera
Robotics students at Longmont's Westview Middle School squeezed in as much time as they could in the robotics lab last week as they made final adjustments in preparation for a national competition. Their bots are designed to shoot balls into hoops, both autonomously and under driver control. "It's pretty crazy to be almost done," said eighth-grader Kate Desmond. "It's been such a great opportunity. There's been a lot of team building and learning. Going to nationals is pretty exciting."
On Friday March 25th the 8th Grade Band traveled to Mountain View High School in Loveland to perform at the Colorado Bandmasters Association Middle School Band Festival. This festival provides students with the opportunity to perform for other bands and two professional judges. The judges evaluate their performance based musical criteria including balance, blend, intonation, and musicality. The judges provided the ensemble with real time feedback and evaluated their ability to interpret and apply what they were asking them to adjust.
Westview students Spencer Meilstrup and Morgan Chen competed on Saturday at the Colorado State MathCounts competition. Both did a great job finishing in the top 1/3 of the 168 students that qualified state-wide. Congratulations to these two outstanding Westview "Mathletes".
We will be administering State Assessements April 12-22. You will be pleased to know that testing has been reduced significantly this year. We will complete all testing in less than two weeks of school. Please click on the links below for additional information.
The jazz band and pops orchestra will perform March 7 along with the Mariachi Ensemble from Timberline downtown at the Dickens Opera House starting at 7pm. The doors will open at 5 for anyone who would like to go and enjoy some dinner before the music starts.
Come support our young jazzers at a really fun venue!!