April 11, 2016
WOW What a Month!
Game of Life at EWMS
East Wilkes Middle School
West Wilkes Middle School
Eighth grade students GEARED UP for the Careers of a Lifetime at WWMS! This career based thematic unit is a three day time warp set during the Industrial Revolution. On Career Day, students rotated through eight career sessions. Sessions ranged from horticulture to crime scene investigation.
A. Johnson & J. Stinson
North Wilkes Middle School
All students at NWMS participated in an interactive career day. Students learned about a variety of careers. Professional local artist William Vance Nichols created a charcoal drawing while sharing with students his love for creating art. It was a tremendous opportunity for all.
K. Welborn organizer
Spring GEAR UP Field Trips
CWMS Physics Demonstration at ASU
NWMS Biltmore Careers
Nerdy Career Facts:
Biltmore Estate is the largest employer in Buncombe County. The 250 room home and 125,000 acre estate currently employees more than 2,000 people.
Biltmore offers paid apprenticeship opportunities with potential employees to college students in a variety of areas.
Career opportunities span the gamut from floral design, bee keeper, hotel management, , museum curator, food and beverage management to wedding planner.
F. Prevette organizer
Wake Forest University & Heritage Theater
The 7th grade students of WWMS toured Wake Forest University and Heritage Theater. While at Heritage Theater they learned abut Forces and Motion. The program was a hands on learning experience where students participated in reasoning and problem solving activities.
M. McGlasson organizer
Body Worlds Exhibit at Discovery Place
NWMS 7th Grade won 200 FREE tickets from ASU GU to the Discovery Place Body Worlds
Exhibit. The BODY WORLDS exhibitions are first-of-their-kind exhibitions through which visitors learn about anatomy, physiology, and health by viewing real human bodies, using an extraordinary process called Plastination. Each exhibition features more than 100 real human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, individual organs, organ configurations and transparent body slices. Each with the purpose of educating the public on the inner workings of the human body and show the effects of poor health, good health and disease.
S. Faw & A. Welborn organizers
WWMS 6th-8th Grades
Ms. McGlasson Science- STEM Innovations-Boat Float &Catapult Launcher
Mrs. Hurley Math- STEAMPUNK Fashion Clothing Design and Similarity
Mrs. Lyalls Language Arts-The Adventure of the Speckled Band (Sherlock Holmes)
Mrs. Blackburn-Science-The Morse Code
Ms. Newton & Ms. Stotler-Social Studies-STEAMPUNK Industrial Revolution Bodgery Masks & Industrial Revolution Symbols and Jewelry Making
Mrs. Rhea Math-STEAMPUNK Scale Drawings
Mrs. Yount Language Arts-The Titanic & The Industrial Revolution
K. Lyalls & T. Newton
Clockwork Worlds -Buy, sell & trade in the American Wild West
Green Steam- Mad Scientists control the world food supply
Elementary My Dear Watson- Crime Scene Investigation technology available to Holmes
Automatons & Mechanical What-Nots- Automaton design and construction
HeiBluftballon- Build your own hot air balloon
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-Early ocean exploration
La Contes Philosophiques- Create your own STEAMPUNK Video or comic book
STEAMPUNK Emporium- Create your own googles, hats, and jewelry
Forevertron to the Raygun Rocketship and Beyond- Career Fair
A. Johnson, B. Cole, J.Stinson & R. Watts
Spring Break at WCC
Wilkes Community College
Wilkes GEAR UP Summer Opportunities at WCC
Session 1: June 13-24 (M-F)
Session 2: August 1-12 (M-F)
- Any rising 6th-8th grade student in GU cohort
- Approximately 20 different courses (some offered during both sessions)
Baking, robotics, animal science, auto mechanics, gaming, pottery, song writing, construction, architecture, photography, 3D design, cosmetology, math, first aid…
- Courses vary in length; majority are one half day either morning 8-1 or afternoon 12-5. Some courses are two mornings (gaming) or three full days (baking)
- Lunch will be provided for every student each day
- May 2 marketing materials will be delivered to school system with hope to distribute by May 13
- Additionally, will be advertised in WJP, FB, with students that have taken prior WCC courses, on WCC website
May 24 Registration Night for all STEAM courses at WCC Alumni Hall from 5-8pm
- scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, every student entitled to one scholarship and additional scholarships may be need based or based on household income
- The number of scholarships per student are still being discussed. This will be clearly communicated on marketing materials.
- If spaces remain after registration night, students and parents will need to complete registration paperwork with Bekah Gardner by appointment only.
Career and College Leadership Camp
- Rising 9th grade students (strongly encourage those that applied to WECHS yet were not accepted to apply)
- 20 accepted (will take a waitlist)
- Most likely will use google forms to complete applications
- Day camp starts and ends at WCC 8am-5pm: Explore programs of study each morning and each afternoon visit local employers
- Information disbursed of save the date and when to apply to schools week of May 16
Appalachian State University
ASU Lead is a summer program that targets rising 8th and 9th grade students. Students will stay on campus in the residence hall on ASU's campus. During their stay, students will participate in teambuilding activities, learn more about college, develop leadership skills, and prepare for their high school careers.
Wilkes ASU LEAD Dates
Rising 8th Graders: July 11-12, 2016
Rising 9th Graders: July 13-15, 2016
GEAR UP has partnered with High Country Coding Corps (HC3) to provide a coding camp that uses Minecraft to help students gain STEM and 21st Century Skills. Students will spend time at Boone's new Center 45 climbing gym where they will develop and gain physical strength during this camp.
Wilkes Coding Camp
June 27-July 1, 2016
ASU Juntos Summer Camp
The Juntos initiative provides culturally-appropriate services for Latino Students and their families. This summer, ASU will provide a summer camp experience for those students.
Wilkes Juntos Camp
June 27-29, 2016