Mrs. Kelly’s eighth-grade science research class and Mr. Slack’s Robotics & Automation class at North Shore Middle School joined forces to study how and why rockets work. Each student constructed and launched a rocket powered by an A-8 engine.
Using the scientific method, students investigated the question “Can the number of fins on a model rocket change the apogee of the rocket flight?” Apogee is the term used for the highest point of a rocket flight. During the lab investigation, students were introduced to trigonometry and used an instrument to measure the angle of elevation in order to calculate the height of their rocket.
Using their findings, the students completed their calculations and graphs while following NYS Regents exam formats. Mrs. Kelly and Mr. Slack’s classes were able to utilize their specific class skill sets to help their peers think critically and solve problems. At the end of the lesson, students were hypothesizing what would happen if they changed a different variable such as; engine size, fin shape or body tube length.
Students in the art department at Glen Cove Middle School have entered the 2013 AHRC T-Shirt Design Contest to benefit the 2013 AHRC Walkathon. The contest officially began April 9 and will conclude on May 10. The student with the winning design will be awarded a cash prize of $500 as well as $500 for their school’s art program. The winning design will debut as the official t-shirt at the 2013 AHRC Walkathon on Sunday, November 3.
Glen Cove High School junior Rayvaun Satterfield recently won first place in the Ceramic Sculpture category at the Nassau Community College Annual Arts Fair, held on April 6. The theme of the gallery is “Journeys: Travel to Outer Spaces, Middle Spaces and Inner Spaces,” which ran at NCC. “I like the challenge of doing things that people think cannot be done,” said Rayvaun. “I use my imagination to establish my goals.”
Several Glen Cove High School student reporters with the school’s newspaper, The Cove-er Times, were honored at Adelphi University’s Press Day 2013, an event designed to recognize the best among area high school journalists. Approximately 330 students were in attendance representing over 33 high schools from Nassau and Suffolk counties. Out of the six categories that Glen Cove entered, The Cove-er Times staff received awards in four categories: Best Opinion Piece: Silver/second place: Matt Kolbert; Best Arts Review -- Silver/second place: Natasha Miller; Best Photo -- Silver/second place: Konrad Backiel; Best Online Newspaper -- Honorable Mention: Co-editors-in-chief Matt Kolbert and Yaqarah LeTellier
The North Shore Key Club, received many New York State accomplishments for the 2012-2013 Key Club Year. The awards were presented to the club at the 65th Annual Leadership Training Conference that took place March 22-24 in Albany. There are currently 230 clubs eligible to compete for awards in New York State.
Club recognitions included: Diamond Level Achievement Report 2012-2013 Key Club Year: 4561 hours of service and $7,865 raised for charity, First Place: Single Serve Project, The Title: “North Shore Lends a Hand & Takes a Stand on Bullying.” This project was judged the best Key Club Project in New York State First Place: Major Emphasis Program The Theme: “Safety For All,” First Place: Scrapbook Contest, 2nd Place: Public Relations, and 2nd Place: Digital Poster Contest.
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