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. MESA welcomes all students and actively recruits ethnic minorities and females as they are often underrepresented in STEM fields such as computer science and engineering. MESA mobilizes and aligns the resources of diverse educational institutions, industry and other partners to create and implement an integrated program that maximizes impact and outcomes.
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.
Elementary Choir for 4-6 Grades
Monday & Wednesday 7:50 am to 8:25 am
Starting Monday – September 9 @ 7:50 am
Winter Performance Fee: $35
Parent/Family Performance – Monday, Dec. 9, at Sand Springs Elementary; call time 5:30 pm, performance 6 pm
In-School Performance – Friday, Dec. 13, 9 am; call time is 8:00 am
Community Performance – Tuesday Dec. 10, at Chancellor Garden’s Assisted Living Center; call time 6 pm, performance 6:30: limited seating, please try to car pool. We will also be caroling to the residents down the halls. Later on I will be ooking for donations of oranges to share with the residents. Choir tradition for me!
VEX-IQ Challenge Squared Away
Applications are now available for the 2019-2020 VEX Robotics Team.
This program will be focused on 4th grade students, however, 5th and 3rd grade students are welcome to join as well. We need a minimum of 12 students for this session and a maximum of 20 students can participate. We will be unable to hold the class if we do not have at least 12 students attending.
Applications and information are in the front office, Mr. Hall's room or by clicking here.
Join us for an exciting year!
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
- Don’t go online and get the best deal for an instrument. At the parent night I will go over instrument do’s and don’ts
- There is a Parent Night September 17, 6 PM at Legacy Jr. High
- Classes start September 24. We meet twice a week. Please refer to the last page of the flyer for your school’s days and times.