We’ve had loads of students involved in all kinds of competitions lately, and they’re doing quite well! Check this out:
Thrasher Design Team competed against 31 elementary and middle school teams to design a playground. The competition was created by PlayCore and Bright Spark to encourage the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math with play. Teams had to create a prototype and a presentation. Thrasher’s team designed a playground called “Mission: Mars” and earned the prize of “Overall Best Design”. Patsy Hazlewood called congratulated the Thrasher Play to Learn STEM team on the house floor today during the house session at 9:00 central time. The legislature has video feeds of their meetings on their website. (Check it out here, beginning at roughly 16 minutes in.)
Mrs. Heidi Mies, our STEM teacher, won a competitive grant to increase our ability to compost at Thrasher. We are one of four schools that won awards from the Green School Summit.
This will be part of our STEM program along with our raised garden beds and greenhouse.
Lisa Lin won the regional Spelling Bee and is heading off to Washington, D. C. for the national competition!
And, just look at all these Reflections Art Contest Winners!
Two Thrasher chess teams placed at the regional level and went to the state tournaments.
Thrasher’s Primary Chess Team earned 3rd place in our region, and our Elementary Chess Team earned 2nd place. That qualified both teams to compete at the State level in Crossville, TN. (The Stone family even cut their spring break vacation short to get Julia to the tournament!)
Primary Team: Mia Sabatini, Julia Stone, Douglas Hake, Hugh Brown
Elementary Team: Jackson Gordon, Yuji Steele, Milo Newton, Carter Downs, Everett Paulson, Mark Nashi