Submitted photo This spring Randolph County began their Math-4-Life initiative. Thanks to a $90,000 grant, activities encouraging students to love math are occurring throughout Randolph County Schools. Community members and teachers have worked together to prep geometry bags to go home with all elementary students. Schools have held parent trainings on growth mindset and the importance of good school attendance, and parents went into their student’s classroom so the students and parents could learn together how to use the geometry materials. The community Math-4-Life team has been working on distributing geometry games and books into the community, and there will be summer math activities at all elementary schools. Keep an eye out for the summer feed and read schedule because there will be math books on the bus too. Also during the summer months, an ad will be featured at the Elkins Cinema 8 showing all the math events held both during school and during the summer.
Submitted photo Five high school students at Pickens School recently completed a project for A. F. Wendling’s Foods of Buckhannon. Students were recruited to complete 3D food models for A. F. Wendling’s display at a commercial foods event in Weston in April. Students worked with Pickens teacher Doug Davis to complete the models and had to utilize teamwork while planning for design and construction. As they had to construct several trial models, the students also learned about resource management and time management.
Submitted photo Jennings Randolph Elementary School had many different hands-on science activities throughout the month of March. Fourth-grade students in Ms. Patricia Lambert’s class learned about circuits. Students built electro-magnets and increased their strength using circuits. Kindergarten and second grade students conducted science experiments to create green ‘egg whites’ from various materials. The school also hosted a Carnegie Family Science Night and a Geometry Parent Activity.
Submitted photo Two sixth-grade students at Harman School received awards for their submissions to the West Virginia First Lady’s ‘Valentines to West Virginia’ contest. The students had to showcase in their valentine everything they love about West Virginia. Each student was awarded a certificate and a monetary prize. Art teacher Natalie Josimovich helped the students in creating their Valentines. All the winning valentines were displayed at the state capitol on Valentine’s Day.