Wrestlers Advance

The following WJB wrestlers recently competed in the State AAU Wrestling Tournament. From left to right, Preston 5th place, Jaxson 6th place, Ryan 2nd place and Nathan 3rd place, Coach Darin Plumlee. All four wrestlers will also represent the State of Tennessee in the National Dual Wrestling Championships, in Iowa, on April 12th and 13th. Coach Plumlee will travel as an Assistant coach for this team. Congratulations to these young men.
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STEMobile Feb. 10th-14th

The STEMobile is coming next week!

Every student at Walter J Baird will get to complete a Lab in the STEMobile; provided the weather holds off.

We will also be hosting 5th grade students from Coles Ferry and Sam Houston for after school labs in the STEMobile. The STEM Club will also meet one day after school in the Lab as well.STEMmobile InteriorSTEMmobile Exterior

The STEMmobile is a mobile learning laboratory that provides a unique, on-site educational experience for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school children in 20 Tennessee counties. This mobile classroom brings much-needed technology to the doorsteps of schools, and the students have access to state-of-the-art equipment to help them to learn about STEM topics in creative and hands-on ways.

The STEMmobile is a one of a kind product of the Oakley STEM Center and Tennessee Tech University as part of the Upper Cumberland Rural STEM Initiative, a grant project funded by Tennessee’s First to the Top program. UCRSI is part of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, whose mission is to enhance student participation and interest in STEM subjects.

Housed in a 53-foot tractor-trailer with self-contained power, the STEMmobile has its own heating and cooling system, a satellite uplink for Internet connectivity and workstations to accommodate about 24 students at a time. This classroom on wheels is stocked with equipment from the Oakley STEM Center and includes equipment and supplies for activities for each grade level. The Oakley STEM Center also has a lending library of STEM instructional materials to partially equip the STEMmobile and classroom kits for STEM subjects are on board, ready to go. The trailer will be moved from site to site by Averitt Express, Inc., which is sponsoring a significant portion of the transportation costs for the 2013-2014 school year.

Harlem Ambassadors

IMG_2183The Harlem Ambassadorsrelayed messages of positive attitude, stay in school, and never give up to our students today.  They will be at Winfree Bryant tonight beginning at 6:20.  Everyone is invited and ALL of the money collected will stay right here in Lebanon to help our veterans.

Mid-State Band Member

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Jaxon performed with the All Middle Tennessee Midstate Band Saturday.  This band consists of the top students inMiddle Tennessee.  Students audition in December for the privilege to rehearse and perform at Middle Tennessee State University.  Congratulations Jaxon!