Elementary Robotics Club

After school club that meets every Thursday until 4:15. Students learn how to build simple robots to solve a given task. We focus on creating robots that run autonomously and use the sensors to allow them to function with minimal interaction with humans. Students work in teams of three to five students each and learn teamwork and compromise. Challenges that they have to solve involve creating a sturdy moving robot, a claw or arm to retrieve items, solve a simple maze, and “climb” and shaft. The robotic kits used are Lego EV3. There is no cost to participate and membership is open to any student in grades 3-6.


SHC BEST Robotics Club

BEST (Boosting Engineering through Science and Technology) is a nationwide competition program that encourages students to develop robotic solutions to real life problems. This competition is only 6 weeks long and kicks off with the challenge reveal in October. Students then have 42 days to design and build a working robot using only the materials provided by the local hub, decide on a corporate structure, raise funds, develop a marketing presentation, create print resources, develop a trade booth, and advertise their product at the competition. There are many opportunities for students to put their individual skills to good use for the team!

For more information about BEST and to view the teaser for the upcoming 2017 competition, visit www.bestinc.org.

Band

Beginner band is offered to students in grades 6-8 and focuses on developing proper tone and posture, sight reading skills, and on preparing music for both performance and education. The 2016-17 school year is the first year that the program is being offered during school hours.

For 2017-18, students who have completed beginner band or have prior band experience will be offered the opportunity to participate in a more advanced concert band. Our goal is to create a music program to allow our students to compete and perform as part of an ensemble or solo in our area.