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The PTA is Excited to Announce Our Newest Gifts!

PTA/PTSA Coding and Robotics Program for
Grades 5-8

We are happy to announce a coding and robotics program has arrived at both elementary schools this year! We are supporting the district in their effort to have a broader focus on STEAM and design thinking. Our gift includes materials like the Edison Robot as well as professional development for teachers inside and outside the classroom. As a part of math, fifth graders will be learning the fundamentals of computer science by using the Scratch programming environment. In sixth grade, students will focus on programming robots to interact with the physical world. In science class they will be using the Edison Robot to solve rudimentary “search and rescue” problems and learn about different types of robots and the different uses for them.

Little Bits STEAM Student Kits

The Little Bits have arrived! After their big win at the "Student Vote at the Budget Vote" in May, the PTA purchased class sets for Greenville and Seely Place, and they're now in use at our schools! Little Bits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower you to invent anything, from your own remote controlled car, to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets, no soldering, no wiring, no programming needed!

 
 

Innovative Learning Spaces

The PTA is excited to announce that the new Innovative Learning Spaces at Seely Place and Greenville have been installed! These spaces deliver a dramatic range of options to suit different learning styles and teaching methods. The varied, mobile settings make it eay to get together, share and try something new, while encouraging active learning and collaboration. Promethean Interactive Flat Panels and Chromebooks have been added to these rooms to enhance the learning environment. These amazing spaces are available to all students and teachers to utilize and experience!