COE CARES! INTRODUCE YOUR CHILD TO ENGINEERING!

COE Cares is offering a workshop for middle school children, “Introduce your Child to Engineering”, Thursday, June 6.  It’s a fun opportunity for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to explore different engineering areas and gain hands on experience, which will help them understand what engineering is.  See the below flyer for more information and to register your child (grandchild, or other relative) for the workshop.  The cost is only $10 which includes lunch and a t-shirt.  Registration ends on Friday, May 17. 

THIS IS THE SPIRIT! FSA Math Olympiad Team Meets Every Morning

FSA Math Olympiad students meet every morning at 7:30am in Mr. Tuzen’s room to prepare for their next math competition, Cheetah Cup. So far students have finished individual rounds and they are familiar with the question format. In the remaining days, they will be practicing team rounds. We congratulate these students for their hardwork and wish them good luck at their next math competition this Saturday.

 

FSA STUDENTS ENJOYED THE EARTH BALLOON

This past week, FSA students and teachers had a great time learning with “The Earth Ballon!”  The Earth Balloon is intended to make the Educational Programs of Keep Roswell Beautiful much more effective. Students entered the 22′ (6.7m) diameter Earth Balloon through an entrance in the Pacific Ocean and learned about rain forests, the ring of fire, time zones, population clusters, migration, man’s impact on the earth, and endless other topics. The Earth Balloon is truly a unique way to learn about our ever-changing earth! 

ELEMENTARY GRADES ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN TRIP

1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will be heading on a field trip to The Atlanta Botanical Garden this Wednesday,April 17th!  Students will enjoy a guided tour beginning at 10 am that focuses specifically on plant diversity.  While most plants have similar parts, each species’ vary in function and appearance according to their environment. During this tour, students will discuss plant adaptations as they explore the Outdoor Gardens and the Fuqua Conservatory – particularly the rainforest, desert and southeastern bog gardens.  Afterwards, we’ll head to Piedmont Park to enjoy a picnic lunch in the warm springtime sun and then re-visit the Botanical Garden for some self-guided exploration! 



FSA CELEBRATES GEORGIA STEM DAY WITH STEM ACTIVITIES AND SUMOBOTS ON MAY 3RD

Over the course of the year, FSA Robotics Club students learned building and programming robots to attend competitions.  Since now all the robotic competions are over, we have decided to do our own at our school. We will do our first annual sumobot competition on Georgia STEM Day. During Sumobot competition, two self-controlled robots are placed in a ring. The robots try to avoid falling out or avoid being pushed out by the opponent robot. The first robot that touches outside of the ring loses the round. The first robot to win two rounds, wins the match. Different robots compete one-on-one against each other throughout the contest. The robot that wins the most matches wins the contest. The Sumobot competition will be held at the school cafateria on May 3rd, Georgia STEM Day and the winners will be awarded with gift cards and other suprises. Good luck to all students.

What is Georgia STEM Day?
The Georgia Statewide STEM Day (May 3rd) will be a day for schools, students, teachers, and companies to raise awareness, celebrate and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math!

FSA Model U.N. Team Competed at the United Nations Building in New York

Our Model U.N. team just returned from an awesome trip to New York City!  Beyza Akgun, Aditya Choudhari, Andrew Grigsby, Maria Hagen, J.J. Lu, Erin Machado, Nuri Ozer, Vikram Ruppa-Kasani, Brian Shoffeitt, and Davis Tardif traveled along with Mrs. Bragg and Mr. Stiffler to compete in the Global Classrooms International Middle School Model United Nations Conference.  There were students from all over the world at this competition, included schools from South Korea, Ghana, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Turkey, and many more.  The opening ceremonies were held at the actual United Nations building and students had an amazing time on the trip!  We have not received the full list of awards and recognition yet, but we do know that Davis Tardif and Andrew Grigsby were given the Honorable Mention award for their representation of Sweden in the UN Habitat Committee.  We will be sending out pictures and more information about the trip sometime later this week!  If you see these students, please congratulate them for a job well done!

Team Fire Wolves 360 is A Finalist at TAG-ED Web Challenge Competition

We are pleased to inform our community that one of our FSA Web Challenge Teams, Fire Wolves 360, was announced as one of the four finalists in 2013 TAG-ED Web Design Challenge among over one hundred teams registered. Team Fire Wolves 360 includes following 6th grade students: Joseph Pederson, Gwyneth O’Sullivan, Eemil Harkonen, and Chloe Richardson. Fire Wolves 360 have been invited  to the WEB Challenge Awards Reception on April 23rd hosted at Google’s midtown office in Atlanta. This will be a great opportunity for our students to see Google and listen to the presentation given by a Google Executive. Finalists will also be awarded with scholarships during the award ceremony. We will share the details in the next newsletter. Congratulations to these wonderful team of 6th graders, their parents and our coach Mr. Kaya for this great achievement. Way to go!