Crestview Middle School recently recognized their Red and Blue Clubs for the second semester of the 2016-17 school year. These students earned this recognition by meeting required criteria. Red Club nominees must attain no grade less and a C and participate in two activities, one being school-related. Those in Blue Club can have no grade lower than a B and must participate in three activities, one being affiliated with Crestview. As a reward for achieving this honor, students will be treated to a surprise in the near future.
Front l to r: J. Balliet, K. Sites, A. Motycka, L. McCoy, K. Parrish, C. Wallace, K. Sites, L. Temple, N. Riggenbach
Middle l to r: M. Kulwicki, O. Heckler, M. Mosier, M. Speith, P. Waltmire, A. Dowler, B. Miller, C. Hunter, H. Thornell, P. Speith
Back l to r: H. Tomlinson, C. Tussing, M. Lugabihl, I. Watts, D. Wreath, C. Helt, E. Greulach, A. Hoersten, B. Putman, S. Saylor, and R. Miller read more...
With the start of the 2017-18 school year came a brand new Robotics course for students at Crestview High School. After introducing coding in the Computer Programming 9 requirement last school year, offering Robotics was the next step in getting students exposed to career possibilities in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The Robotics course, taught by Mr. Matt Holden, seems to be doing what it set out to do, which is get kids excited about STEM. In the first few weeks of school, students built robots in small teams. Now those teams are putting their robots to work with a little friendly competition. Students are going head to head with their robots by transporting empty aluminum cans into nearby recycling bins within a set time limit. Holden said, “This class will provide students with the essential basic understanding of engineering processes needed to pursue an advanced education on the topic.” Some students in the class chose it for that very reason and hope to gain a foundation for their next step in education. Senior C. Wolford said, “I want to go into aerospace engineering at The University of Dayton, so this is good experience for what I’ll do later in college.” Not all of the students in the class plan on going into engineering or technology fields. Sophomore I. LaTurner said, “I’m just taking the class for fun. But Mr. Holden makes the class interesting and I like it.” It seems that no matter the direction students are headed they’re enjoying their time learning in Robotics. “What has surprised me the most, so far, is the level of interest these students have for the topic. They’re extremely excited for us to move on to the more advanced topics where we will be able to program our robots to move and react autonomously,” said Holden.
Sophomore S. Bowman works to manipulate his team’s robot to place aluminum cans into a bin. Throughout the full-year course, students will learn to program their robots to move and react on their own.
To start the year Robotics students work in teams to assemble their robots with the help of teacher Mr. Matt Holden. The goal of the course is to generate interest and excitement for the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). read more...