MESA: Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement
MESA provides students with the essential skills and resources to achieve success in school, career, life and STEM-related disciplines. OSMO will be open to students in grades 1-3, and will introduce students to coding. This class will be held in the library. Students who participated in previous sessions are also invited to join and continue into OSMO Coding Jam and then OSMO Coding Duo.
This session is open to 30 students and will begin on Monday, September 11th, 2023. Each class in the session runs from 3:30-4:30pm.
FOR THE APPLICATION FOR MESA OSMO CLICK HERE.
MESA SPHERO Program -4th thru 6th Grades
This class will focus on using the SPHERO for coding and programming. It is an interactive and dynamic activity for your student. The class is $30. Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 PM. Starts Monday, September 11th, 2023 until September 27th.
FOR THE APPLICATION FOR MESA SPHERO CLICK HERE.
Information for First Lego League (FLL) and Mindstorms
Sand Springs Elementary Team
For Fifth and Sixth Graders
What is FLL? This is a Lego League team of students who are interested in robotics, engineering, technology, coding, math, and science. We will be using Legos to construct a robot and will program the robot to perform certain tasks. A school-wide competition will take place in March. Interested students will write a paragraph about why they would like to participate in Lego League. The teachers will be working together to select the teams.
What is Mind Storms? The 5th grade competition is called “Amazing” and will learn how to program a robot to drive through a maze. The 6th grade competition is called “Sumo” and students will learn how to stay on a circular platform while pushing their opponent off. The best part about this competition is that it will be two students to one robot. They get a lot of one-on-one time with the robot. The competition is held at Lagoon in May, where we will compete against other schools throughout the state.
VEX-IQ Challenge Rise Above
Applications are now available for the 2023-2024 VEX Robotics Team.
VEX is a great after school program to help you develop robotics skills, coding skills, and have a fun time both at school and at our competitions.
Applications and information are in the front office, Mr. Hall's room or to print click HERE. Tentative dates click HERE. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Hall via email. email@example.com Join us for an exciting year!
Things to consider when applying:
· The VEX Program will go from – September 6th-February 12th
· You should be able to make a commitment to participate for the entire year.
· There will be competitions which will be held on Saturdays. I think we will attend 3.
· We will have a competition at Sand Springs Elementary on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 and we will be participating in 2 additional competitions – dates to be determined.
To pay online go to your parent DSD account
· The estimated t-shirt charge for the team is $10
6th Grade Parents
This year your student has the opportunity to learn a string instrument in the Davis School District 6th Grade Orchestra. This is a wonderful opportunity to try something fun and rewarding.
Here are a few bullet points of information about the program:
- It is free- there are no registration fees
- Instruments will need to be provided by each participant
We are excited to offer a choir for the 2022-2023 school year. Mrs. Stephanie Bradshaw will be teaching this fun activity. Spring Choir starts on (? date coming soon) at 7:45AM. Students who were in choir before do not need to turn in a form or any additional fees.
Students who were not in choir before and want to join will need to get a form from Mrs. Bradshaw and return it before March 3rd. They will also need to pay a $20 fee for a shirt and music costs. Come sing with us!