Van Wert City Board of Education unanimously approved resolutions related to the district’s construction of a new grades 1-5 elementary school, as well as an energy conservation project that would center mostly on the S.F.
The board first voted 4-0 (board member Ken Mengerink was unable to attend the meeting) to approve construction documents for the elementary school project during a special meeting held Wednesday in the Goedde Building.
Beilharz estimated that the school project would cost $19 million, with only three alternate bids included with the project.
One of the main alternates would be inclusion of a bid for concrete paving around the building, instead of using asphalt, because of the “heat island” effect caused by asphalt. The school board also unanimously approved a resolution approving participation in an energy conservation project linked to House Bill 264. Ray Robinson of HEAT Total Facility Solutions also attended the special meeting to present his company’s recommendations on what can be done to reduce energy use, while also reducing utility costs for the district. Replacement of lighting in the gym with new high bay fluorescent fixtures that would reduce wattage by half.
Replace T-12 and T-8 older generation fluorescent light fixtures with newer generation T-8 lighting that would reduce wattage 20-27 percent. Replace “eggcrate” light fixtures in classrooms in the Goedde Building with new lay-in fixtures that would provide better lighting as a lower cost. Install occupancy sensors in classrooms and other areas of the building that would automatically turn off lights when no one is in the room. Replace metal halide light fixtures in the gymnasiums, wrestling room, weight room, shop area and two hallway locations with high bay fluorescent fixtures, which would reduce wattage between 21-50 percent. Retrofit second-generation T-8 fluorescent light fixtures with low ballast factor electronic ballasts and 28-watt T-8 lamps.
Retrofit 146 exterior shoebox and wall-pack light fixtures with pulse start metal halide lamps. Retrofit 12 metal halide fixtures in the library with pulse start ballasts and natural white lamps for better lighting and energy savings. Architect Kraig Beilharz (left) goes over documentation related to bidding for the new elementary school while VWCS Superintendent Ken Amstutz looks on. Robinson said his company would use local contractors wherever possible in the project and also answered a statement by Board President Mike Morrow, who noted district residents might not understand why lighting was being replaced in a four-year-old building. Robinson explained that newer generation lighting products have been developed since the building was constructed that could lower energy consumption and utility costs in the building.
The total project cost is estimated at $573,916, with financing costs increasing the cost to $774,280.
Although HEAT also looked at replacing some windows in the Goedde Building to provide more energy savings, the high cost of new windows would not meet the requirements of HB 264, which requires that a school be able to use energy savings to pay off the cost of such projects within 15 years.
Also Wednesday, the board went into executive session to discuss personnel issues, with no action taken afterwards. Engineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy. Add adventure to your afterschool or camp programs with real-world engineering challenges for kids in grades 3 – 5. BOSTON -- The Museum of Science, Boston's new engineering curriculum for preschool and kindergarten (PreK-K) was highlighted today at the first-ever White House Symposium on Early STEM Learning. Every Thursday on the EiE blog, we share tips and resources for K–8 engineering educators. EiE is an excellent inquiry-based STEM curriculum that teaches students thinking and reasoning skills needed for success. Kids learn about the natural world in science classes, but what about the human-made world built on top of it — the buildings and vehicles and screens where they spend the vast majority of their time?
The group recently released Next Generation Science Standards based on research from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Instead of a concrete curriculum or a test that students must be able to pass, the science and engineering standards lay out benchmarks for what concepts students should know at particular grade levels, each year building on those before it. The new suite of standards is necessarily open-ended, recognizing that teachers need the flexibility to teach different students in different ways. In her work with Engineering is Elementary at the Museum of Science in Boston, Cunningham sees countless kids at play. Engineering is Elementary provides curricula that teachers can use to work toward the goals set by the Next Generation Science Standards.
Few teachers are mechanical engineers, for example, but one unit introduces students to the power and behavior of moving air, then has them design mechanical windmills to turn that movement into usable energy.
In an accompanying lesson, students conduct pH tests on supplied soil and water samples to trace the source of pollutants from a factory in a fictional location called Greentown. Flexing these mental muscles and fleshing out these concepts can continue as students progress through the educational system. Abts proposes that the AP test be based on online portfolios in which students submit videos, sketches or other visuals that demonstrate their problem-solving process, from idea to prototype to solution.
The Innovation Portal provides a rubric for evaluating projects structured around the design process. In one example, a group of high school students asked how a hiker can hobble to get help if she twists her ankle far from a hospital or cell phone tower. Abts describes the portal as a much-needed tool for instructors and students to work through the design process together, as illustrated in the above examples. Even though his students aren’t engineers (most are freshmen and sophomores who have not yet chosen a major), they come up with novel ideas based on their interests and expertise. Abts considers these projects successful regardless of whether they are technologically feasible.
First, lessons should engage students in the kinds of practices that scientists and engineers use to investigate the world, develop theories, build models and design systems. Second, lessons should help students understand core ideas of science, engineering and technology as well as enable them to evaluate new sources of information on these topics in the future.
Third, students should learn how to apply concepts across many different fields of science. Liberty School was originally built in the mid-1800s with the first multi-use building lost to a fire in the 1950's.
In response to stringent budget constraints, several meetings between school district, staff, and parent volunteers were focused on value engineering and other methods of reducing costs. Features of the building included a Multi-Use room with basketball court and foldout tables for dining, stage, snack bar, and restrooms.
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It was our pleasure to greet our longtime clients and meet some new future campers as well - at our prime center space at the front of the school dining area.
Thanks also to those who spun our prize wheel and enjoyed the new items we had on hand to give away!!!WEST CHESTER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT PRE-SCHOOLERS AND PARENTS ENJOY YOUNG REMBRANDTS LESSONOn November 10, 2015, nearly 30 pre-schoolers and their parents participated in a demo Young Rembrandts class, entitled "From Doodles to Drawings" (pictured below).
The Center on Central offers a variety of programs for children in grades K-5 listed below. Work together to create a project – in some workshops we will choose from among different possible items.
NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON! You can help us spread the word about Parent and Child Pottery Workshop at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. This offering is currently on a waiting list – there is space only on Mondays and only from certain schools. In this class, students will, via group participation and brainstorming, create characters and modify them to make them fun and easy to draw. Then students will compile the characters into their very own storylines (silly, scary, inspirational are a few examples of themes) and complete their individual comic books. This class helps your young artist organize thoughts, focus on a theme and learn artistic techniques. You can help us spread the word about Comic Book Club at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Everyday Sketch Club helps the young artist build their drawing skills by observing the world around them and expressing those observations with sketches, both in and out of the classroom.
In the classroom, we will practice sketching objects found around the studio and gathered from outdoors, as well as sketching the human figure and other forms of still life.
The students and the instructor work both collaboratively and independently, as ideas come alive while students explore their imagination and creativity!
You can help us spread the word about Everyday Sketch Club at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. A weekly Art Therapy Social Skills Group for children ages 9-13 who can benefit from activities designed to foster positive interactions with peers. In this group, we will put our bodies in action as we practice building our ability to be part of a team. In this group, we will put our bodies in action as we practice building our ability to be part of a collaborative team. In the upcoming session, Lauren will simulate a working studio, working with our Fashion Design students on an individualized level while introducing new work and practices.
You can help us spread the word about Fashion Design – Working Studio at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. This course will explore the potter’s wheel, cover handbuilding approaches to clay, along with techniques of surface decoration. You can help us spread the word about General Pottery – Hand and Wheel at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. LingoKids is set up for caregivers and their young children to immerse themselves together in a weekly language class. Caregiver & Me Spanish introduces and encourages young children to learn Spanish through reading fun stories, reciting nursery rhymes, singing popular folk songs, dancing and playing interactive games.
This class is perfect for pre-schoolers, afternoon kindergarteners and homeschooled children! Please note: This area of the website is under development and the information is not yet up to date. Congratulations to Warrender School for raising the final A?217.14 needed to complete the library project!
We have raised A?327 of additional funds to support the library building project from Gift Ethiopia fundraising. The Kola Diba Elementary School community is excited about being able to start work on the library project.
Supplying Ethiopian schools with good quality, up to date textbooks, fiction and English language books is a fundamental way of enhancing children's education. Although often such projects contain a number of alternate bids – items that are included in bidding, but are only funded if there is sufficient money in the budget – but Beilharz said he like to keep alternate bids to a minimum. Beilharz said his firm had looked at including concrete in the base bid, but felt that, because of the budget, it would need to be an alternate instead.
One alternate would involve the installation of marble-like terrazzo flooring in high-traffic areas – something that was done in the high  school-middle school complex and was also installed in several other district school buildings.
The OSFC only authorizes composite flooring in base bids for elementary schools, but Beilharz said wood is a better surface for gyms. Robinson said AEP, which is offering rebates to spur replacement of inefficient lighting to conserve energy, would provide a rebate of $22,300 on the project, while he also recommended creating a $10,000 contingency fund for the Goedde Building in case additional work would be needed on the building’s aging HVAC equipment.
They’ll engineer a better world with engaging activities that relate to real-life experiences. In fact, for the thousands of students Cunningham has polled around the country in recent years, childhood perceptions of engineers have been strikingly consistent — and consistently inaccurate.
This world, constructed by engineers, rarely appears in the curriculum until college, and even then, as little as 8 percent of incoming freshmen choose to pursue an engineering major, says Leigh Abts, a research associate at the University of Maryland’s School of Engineering and College of Education. Engineering provides an overlooked opportunity to teach kids how to work together and solve problems at a very young age, Ferrini-Mundy says. They up the ante from previous iterations of science standards by integrating engineering ideas into math and language arts classes and applying engineering skills to real-world scenarios so students are better prepared for such experiences outside of school. As such, the standards don’t offer specifics on how teachers should bring engineering into the classroom. Worse, rigid math- and language-arts-centric curricula can actually educate these engineering tendencies right out of children.
To tackle environmental engineering, for example, students read about a Native American girl named Tehya who is snapping pictures of landscapes near her tribal home in Washington state when she discovers oil on the surface of the Elwha River.
They also use various materials and methods to see what will best clean up an oil spill simulated in a 9-by-9-inch pan. As such, one of engineering professor Abts’ main initiatives over the past eight years has been to develop an engineering Advanced Placement test for high school students. Although approval of the AP test by the College Board is still in the works, the beta version of the portfolio submission site, called the Innovation Portal, is already up and running. Students submit their work, get feedback from their teachers, glean inspiration from other projects and refine their designs as they go. Others are high school students submitting class projects or participants in extracurricular engineering competitions.

In isolated locations, even a minor injury could be fatal, so the students submitted a design for a trekking pole that doubles as a crutch, combining lightweight durability with a detachable armpit rest and handgrip to use in case of emergency.
The students recognized that people often abandon the ill-fitting bulk of a life jacket so they can swim, fish or paddle with ease.
Since the new science standards emphasize the need for more hands-on problem-solving projects in STEM courses, he anticipates that such a resource will become an increasingly useful tool in the future. Further refinements have since turned the once-imaginary hovering vehicle into a powerful and prevalent machine.
In Energy 101, his students identify an energy-related problem in the world and then design a way to address it. An architecture student laid out the floor plans for a home with an area dedicated to growing algae to fuel an in-house energy-producing biomass reactor. After nearly fifty years, Liberty School acquired the funds to build a new Multi-Use building. The full design intent was made possible by labor and material donations from the community.
Interior elements were thoughtfully designed to mimic typical barn design features as well as a simple, clean look of the interior finishes. In addition, The Center on Central also offers Parents’ Night Out and School Holiday and In-Service Camps, as well as birthday parties and music lessons for children of all ages.
If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you. If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience! Each student will practice sketching, drawing, shading and coloring techniques which brings their ideas to life! Students will learn to quickly capture the important parts of the subject (composition) first, and then add shading and color with a variety of media such as charcoal, pastels, ink, paint and anything else we decide to try! Feel free to develop ideas, gather reference material and do your own sketching between classes as well.
Through playful, creative movement we will learn how to control our impulses and increase our social thinking, express ourselves and adapt to others. Through playful, creative movement we will develop the foundation for positive experiences in our bodies as we learn how to express ourselves, and support others in their self-expression.
Students can continue refining their present skill sets, or progress to a new level of technique.
Its windows and doors have been fixed in place and painted, it has been plastered once on the outside, and a sturdy base wall has been constructed around it. The main structure has been constructed on a sturdy base, in a good location within the school site. They have ambitious plans, and are currently collecting donations from the local community to add to Warrender's fundraising.
What books do exist are often out of date and many children have to share one textbook between three or four. Terrazzo is popular with school districts because it lasts a long time and needs relatively little maintenance, compared with other types of flooring. Research-based, teacher-tested activities develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. The ubiquitous worksheet model asks kids to memorize and regurgitate facts instead of creatively applying those facts to solve problems. STEM fields are increasingly important to our fast-paced and fast-changing society, but remain underrepresented in schools, Cunningham says.
Spoons, they find through trial and error, are far less effective cleaning agents than soap and sponges.
If the jacket is uncomfortable, people might put themselves at greater risk by not wearing one at all, the students explain.
Another student conceived the idea of a flooring material that would convert kinetic energy from rowdy football fans in the stands of the University of Maryland’s stadium into electrical energy to power the lights on the field.
Each of the 200 standards addresses a concept in science, technology, engineering or math for a particular grade level. Several components of the building and site work were made possible by donations of parents and staff. Donated items included installation of underground utilities, casework, ceramic tile, asphalt paving, and entry insignia.
Expression of the structure inside and out was intentional to expose students to some of the basic elements of architecture. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).
The project is currently on schedule and will hopefully be completed and ready for pupils to use in the summer term.
However, it needs to be included as an alternate because the OSFC will not authorize inclusion of the flooring in base bids.
While not altogether unexpected, Cunningham says such childhood misconceptions are troubling. Department of Defense on plans to implement the portfolio into online engineering courses aimed at helping returning servicemen and women transition their skills to a noncombat context. The final iteration of their redesigned flotation device resembles a pair of unobtrusive foam suspenders, which the students claim outperformed a normal life jacket in tests at the local pool. Design inspiration came from the surrounding barns and farmhouses of the Petaluma region, and was coupled with a strong emphasis on sustainability. Contractor coordination and patience were integral parts in making this operation work smoothly.

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