Caroline County Public Schools – Parent Teacher Resource Center, in conjunction with the Special Education Department is hosting an event for Disability History and Awareness Month on Monday, October 23, 2017
Our guest speaker will be nationally recognized motivational speaker, Rohan Murphy
. Rohan, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University and earned three varsity letters during his tenure. In addition to wrestling, Rohan is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in competitions all over the world representing the USA. Rohan Murphy has lived his whole life motivating people through his actions; he is now motivating the youth of America through his words. Rohan’s life story is a gripping tale of adversity, dedication, and living life with a purpose.
On Monday, October 23, 2017, Rohan will be in Caroline County for three presentations, speaking to all of our 4th and 5th grade students, middle school students and high school students.
The 2018 senior group picture will be on 10.19.17. Students will meet in the new gym lobby at 7:15 AM (rain date- 10.20.17).
Faculty and underclassmen that have not had their pictures taken may do so on October 20th. Check with your 1st period teacher to find out your appointment time.
Don’t miss the Homecoming Tailgate sponsored by the Blue Crew. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks, music and cornhole.
Friday, October 6th
3 PM-5:30 PM
Cost? FREE for CHS students
***The tailgate will be held in the lower field between the football stadium and the softball field.
excerpt from: “The Bright, Bright Future of Electronic Engineering: EE Journal Editors’ Choices for World Maker Faire 2017” by Kevin Morris
(The Electronic Engineering Journal. September 27, 2017) Read the full article.
Ever get booted by sandals? If high-schooler Becky Button walked into a coffee shop where you were using unsecured WiFi, you certainly might have. Becky came to Maker Faire to educate people about security vulnerabilities in older WiFi networks with some literally disruptive fashion.
Working with collaborator Naomi Wu, Button created 3D printed sandals that hold a Feather Huzzah WiFi development board and a battery pack. When she walks up to a network that is using unsecured 802.11 protocols, Button’s sandals launch a deauthentication attack, booting every other user off the network, so she can enjoy the WiFi all to herself – uh, oops, we mean – in order to highlight the security vulnerabilities so network owners will correct them.
How does one get from wanting to make some cool, custom, 3D printed sandals to exploiting unsecured WiFi network protocols? Let’s just say the mind of the brilliant budding engineer is an awesome place. Becky’s energy in explaining her project and her process are infectious. We left her booth wanting to design a black hat that could seek out Bluetooth, or some gloves that could handle… Wait, nevermind. The point, as with most maker projects, is learning. Becky built a thing that allowed her to solve challenging problems while learning new skills and disciplines. Inspired by Chinese maker Naomi Wu, Becky wanted to take a similar journey for herself, with her own creative twist. We think she’ll make an awesome engineer!
Button hopes her sandals will bring attention to the issue and encourage people to learn about network security and protect themselves from known weaknesses.
Attention Juniors and Seniors:
If you would like to meet with any of the representatives of the institutions below, please sign up, in advance, in the School Counseling Center.
October 5th-University of Mary Washington
October 10th-Eastern Mennonite
If a student or parent wants to make an anonymous report regarding bullying or other safety concerns, you can use the reporting mechanism on the CHS website at www.ccps.us/chs. Hover over “About” at the top and click “Silence Hurts.”
You can also call a counselor or administrator at 804-633-9886.