Parents and kids grades 4-8 (for 2014-15) are welcome and encouraged to attend an information and demonstration session about FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. East Middle School robotics teams and student built robots will be available for demonstration.
FIRST – For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is designed to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. It combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.
Come and learn how you can participate in these FIRST fun and educational activities.
Event Information: Thursday, June 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM, Community Room
The light between oceans: a novel by M.L. Stedman — After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and becomes the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings his young wife Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom's judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. Returning to the mainland when she is two, Tom and Isabel are reminded that there are other people in the world and discover that their choice has devastated one of them.
On July 26 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM we are welcoming Sr. Leonor J Esnard, Principal of Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute (http://www.admtei.org/) for an informative session covering a variety of important topics including:
- Ages and stages of a child's brain development and early cognitive development
- Building concentration, confidence, coordination, independence and order
- Tenets of the Montessori philosophy
- Using the Montessori philosophy at home to encourage positive brain development
And much, much more.
There will also be a Q & A session with our esteemed presenter. This program is developed for parents, teachers and student teachers o ALL teaching philosophies. Register today!
This program is presented in cooperation with Banyan Montessori of Canton
The housekeeper and the professor by Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder — A beautiful story about family, memory, and math. Yes, math. Ever since a traumatic head injury, a brilliant math professor has had only eighty minutes of short-term memory. The housekeeper hired to care for the Professor returns to her job every morning to find that the Professor has forgotten her. Though he cannot create new memories, the Professor's mind is alive with elegant equations from his past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a new and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son.
- Saturday, July 12
- Saturday, July 26
Cupcake by Federic Bisson (CC by 2.0)
Marshmallow icosahedron, part I by Todd Stadler (CC by 2.0)
Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love.
On Saturday, June 28 from 4:00-5:45 PM, participants will explore the Heart of Well Being. This session will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.
Photo Strawberry Lime Snow Cone 061409 by VMIRAMONTES (CC by 2.0)
Binky by Joe Shlabotnik (CC by 2.0)
[Exoplanet HD 189733b Eclipses Parent Star (NASA Cahndra 07/29/13) by NASA's Marshal Space Flight Center is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
The instructors are experienced on the subject of standardized testing. Prateek Sharma, a senior, scored a 35 on the ACT. Benjamin Yang, a junior, scored a 33 on the ACT. Charlie Hou, a junior, scored a 36 on the ACT. All three scored within the top 1% of test takers nationally. The instructors have also spent time helping fellow students for the ACT in independent efforts in the past year.
Registeration is required to join the class, which will be in 10-week sessions on Sundays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00. The first session will take place on Sunday, June 22 and the last session will be on Wednesday, August 27. Having a library card is a requirement for registration. This class is geared toward patrons who have completed 9th grade and above as the classes taken in 9th grade are the foundation on which the testing is based. Please be aware that attendance is mandatory to get the most out of this class.