Cougar Tales

A Weekly News Update on Carolyn Lewis Elementary

Stacy DeFoor, Principal/Lead Learner

Melinda Francis, Assistant Principal

December 21, 2018

Camp Invention

Camp Invention® is coming to Conway Public Schools!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Conway Public Schools is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to create solutions to real-world problems and build critical 21st-century skills while rotating through several high-energy, hands-on modules. The week begins on June 10 with Anita Reynolds serving as Director of the ALL-NEW 2019 program, Supercharged!

Here are how young innovators will be spending their time:

· Exploring the electrifying relationship between frequency, circuitry, motors and gears through reverse-engineering and rebuilding their very own remote-controlled robot.

· Unearthing hidden fossils then building ships and innovative equipment to embark on a research expedition to uncover more exciting information about their discovery.

· Coding and programming robot, Bot-ANN-E, to take on duties and help turn a polluted wasteland into a fruitful farm and successful business.

· Collaborating with the Innovation Force®, a team of NIHF Inventors turned action-packed superheroes, to design superhero gadgets and disguises, explore the fields of engineering and fabrication and take on the sinister villain, the Plagiarizer.

Activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!

Local educators facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high-school students serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.

Register using promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10) OFF $230. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

For Your Calendar

12/24-1/7: Christmas Break

1/8: First day back for Students

1/11: Reports cards will be sent home

1/21: MLK Jr Day- No School

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