FC Jr/.Sr. High STRIVE News

Jan. 2013 from Mrs. Newman

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is having a good winter and keeping warm. The school year is moving along.....it is hard to believe it is one half over already! Check out all of the stories below to see what has been happening in STRIVE throughout the winter.

Congratulations to the 7/8 grade Future City Team!

All of the team's hard work paid off at the regional competition on January 19th when our project was recognized for having the Best Integrated City.
Taylor Petricca, Jacob Semerod and Emily Richard represented the team well while presenting the city at the competition.
The team would like to extend their appreciation to Jamie White for serving as our engineer/mentor throughout the project. A special thank you as well to Joe Petricca for all of his help with the model construction. We could not have done it without you both!
See the photo gallery below for pictures leading up to and on competition day.

Keep reading those LitFest books!

The Middle School LitFest has been rescheduled for April 29th at Burgettstown High School. The fourth book selection has been finalized - The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry. This book is available to be checked out in the STRIVE room.

Coming up in February

Senior High
7th District 2, Region 3 Mock Trial Competition @ the Washington County Courthouse - The team will compete at 5:00 and 6:30. Spectators are welcome and encouraged!

21st JV Academic League Final Tournament @ Trinity High School

Throughout the month Preparation for Science Olympiad @ California University of PA in March

Junior High
27th Middle School Computer Fair @ Intermediate Unit #1

Throughout the month Preparation for the America Bowl @ Baldwin High School in March & various digital video projects

Helpful Links

Summer High School Internship Opportunity at Magee Women's Hospital - http://www.mwrif.org/29/high-school-interns

Summer opportunities for gifted students - http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/academic_camps/Educational_Summer_Camps_in_Pittsburgh.htm

Sites for FREE Classics - http://www.byrdseed.com/3-sites-for-free-classics/

National History Day Competition - http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org and http://www.nhd.org/

Mock Trial Competition - http://www.pabar.org/public/yld/meetings/yldstatewidemock.asp

For STRIVE updates and happenings - https://twitter.com/FCSTRIVE