STEMtastic News

C.A. Gray counselor, Pam Heidelberg, met with mentors for C.A.G.J.H.S. students. The time and dedication invested by our local community members is an invaluable asset in the lives of our young people. Mentors make a difference! (February 2014)
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S.T.E.M. partners, Beau Sherman (of C.N.S. and Georgia Tech) and Frank Cannon (of C.N.S.) met this week with Ms. Pam Heidelberg (guidance counselor) and Ms. Sheila Smith (assistant principal) to discuss curriculum opportunities and engineering events for C.A. Gray students. The C.A. Gray family is excited about partnerships like these and the impact they will have on students' learning experiences. (January 2014)
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DonorsChoose.org has funded Mr. Liles' request for his "Saltwater Ecosystem for the Classroom" project. Thanks to donations from Timothy Smith (Georgia), Ashley Huston (Brooklyn, NY), and the AT&T Foundation, Mr. Liles will receive a marine aquarium kit valued at $240.30. Click HERE for more information. (January 2013)
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The 2014 Siemens Summer of Learning
Application is now open.
(Due: 02.04.14.)
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Mr. Rewis - Audio & Video Technology & Film I.
(Fall 2013 Class Newsletter)
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On-Air and Online Resources.
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S.T.E.M. Trips


On Saturday, 11.16.13, 37 Gray students attended a "Science Saturday" Field Trip at V.S.U. The students were accompanied by Dr. Jackson (principal), Mrs. Smith & Mr. Hill (assistant principals), Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Norman, and Dr. Ann Horne. The group met in the cafeteria parking lot at 7:45 a.m. and departed at 8:00 a.m. Students were well-behaved and had a great time of learning and fellowship together at the university as well as a picnic at Drexel Park. Special thanks to Ms. Boyd for helping out with provisions for a tasty and nutritious lunch! More information about "Science Saturdays" at V.S.U.
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On Tuesday, 10.22.13, a group of students and teachers from Gray visited the Pat Thomas Planetarium at Florida State University in Tallahassee. The planetarium has been in operation since 1982, and it was recently upgraded to a state-of-the-art digital system with high definition projectors, powerful computers and advanced software.
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S.T.E.M.: A New National Education Imperative
9th Grade Biology
8th Grade Math
9th Grade Literature
S.T.E.M. Resources

"CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions."


"Discovery Education and 3M know real-world connections can peak a student's interest in science. That's why we've created Science of Everyday Lifean online hub of free resources for the classroom and beyond that includes standards-aligned lesson plans, virtual labs, videos and more for K-12 classrooms."


"Discovery Education and the Navy present a series of interactive lesson plans specifically designed for 9-12 graders to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)."

* Discovery Education: Science Fair Central
* The PBL Project: Wearable Technology
In the Know...
Yik Yak anonymous message board app causes uproar at schools
(Los Angeles Times - 3.08.14)
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Students think up app to help during a tornado.
(The Washington Post - 2.27.14)
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The Georgia Geographic Alliance
at Georgia State University

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STEM students to participate in poetry contest
(Technician Online - 1.28.14)
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F.S.U. Gets Millions to Create S.T.E.M. Workshops for Teacher Training
(Campus Technology Magazine - 1.6.14)

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Texas Library Offers Glimpse of Bookless Future
(AP - The Big Story - 1.3.14)

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National Math + Science Initiative
(September 25, 2013)

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eBook from Simple K12
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Environmental Education in Georgia
(Grants listed in order by application deadline and grouped by moth due.)

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Designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the places in which they live.
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Science Wild Wednesday
Future Forecaster of the Week


The Fox 31 Weather Department is sponsoring a weather contest where each Friday we choose one child who has entered (grades 3-8) to deliver a portion of the forecast and be featured on FOX 31.  This has been a great success with the participants, but we are in need of more entries to this contest.  In the past, we have had entire grades submit entries for this contest. I extend an invitation to all your eligible classes to enter. You can find the rules" by clicking the image above.
Tech for TKES

Resources for teachers and administrators organized by TKES standard.