During the most recent Dream Big Academy, Airport Heights 5th and 6th graders have been studying engineering, physics, and structures. the students were tasked to build a bridge and held a contest to see which design would hold the most “live load.” More on the contest later. In the meantime, here’s a video that the student made about the project:

SAM_0191Update: You can see the segment on Alaska Bites.

Thanks to Channel 2 News for coming out to the school yesterday to report on our 6th Grade Hydroponics Project and our partnership with Table 6 Restaurant in Anchorage. This a a part of our Economics Program, the Garden Club, and the Dream Big Academy.

The Channel 2 pieced aired on the KTUU Morning Program Wednesday, January 16 and is scheduled to air again during this evenings newscast.

Amaya Austin and Ms. Becker did a great job representing our school. Way to go Airport Heights!

Goal Setting Takes Center Stage at Airport Heights.

As a part of our Dream Big Academy, every student at Airport Heights will be setting goals four times per year. Most of the classes are starting with a classroom goal that all students will work together to achieve. We are working to help students learn how to set goals that are challenging, achievable, and measurable. Once the students have learned how to be successful at achieving goals we will help them come up with individual goals.

Family support and ideas are more than welcome. We are expecting that parents will have a lot to say about the goals of their children. We are ready to work with you to make sure that your child gets the most out their education at Airport Heights Elementary.

At our Open House/Goal Setting Night next week (September 6, 2012 @ 6:30pm), parents will get a chance to see the student goals and help with the plan by choosing specific ways to help your child achieve. Your child will have a signed Goal Contract, and we’d like you to sign it too.

 

 

Airport Heights owes a huge thanks to Ms. Mayer’s 5th grade class for hosting an incredible luncheon for some neighborhood VIP’s on Wednesday afternoon. The students have been studying Culinary Arts.

We had several guests including parents, Community Council members, and local business people.

Here are some pictures (we’ll have more on the event soon):

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