We will be practicing for the TCAP test this week.
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.
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.
The 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.
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!
Walter J. Baird Welcomes the Advanced Ed Accreditation Team
Girls game at 6pm
Homecoming between games
Boys game at 7pm
7th Graders take a trip to the local creek to engage in some real world learning. Armed with iPads, and scientific measuring instruments they work with professionals and their teachers to decide whether the creek was healthy or not. At the end of the day they concluded the creek WAS HEALTHY because there were many animals found that are sensitive to pollution.