Thursday December 3rd is the home Boy’s Basketball game against Walker Grant and this will be a Military Appreciation game. All Active duty and Veterans will get into the game free. There will also be a recognition during the game. Please join us at 4:30 for the first home game of the season.
Congratulations to the Caroline Middle School Robotics team, The Elite Eagles. They competed in their first tournament at James Monroe High School on Saturday, November 21. Using LEGO Mindstorms technology, the team built a robot capable of completing multiple tasks on a three-dimensional playing field. Despite only having 2 weeks to program their robot, the team earned 1st Place for Robot Design.
As part of their preparations for the tournament, the CMS Robotics Team gave a presentation and demonstration to school board members and principals on Thursday, November 20. As part of the theme “Trash Trek,” the team had to choose a problem and design a solution related to current trash collection and disposal. The CMS students acted out a skit and answered questions about their solution to aluminum foil recycling.
The purpose of the Robotics program at CMS is to encourage kids to think like scientists and engineers, while providing a fun, creative, hands-on and team-based learning experience.
Members of The CMS Robotics Team are Kyle, Aiden, Avery, Mikey, and Brandon. Again, congratulations to The Elite Eagles.
On Thursday, November 19th, Ms. Gibson took 33 students to the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, VA to attend the WWI: The Great War Student Seminar. The students were well received by the staff of the War Memorial, and were able to answer all questions regarding World War I! Following a discussion about propaganda used during WWI, and what life was like for children on the home front, the students made their way to the Shrine of Memory. Each student was given the name of one of the over 11,000 men and women who are listed in the shrine to find on the wall. When the student found his/her person, they said, “Thank you” to them for their sacrifice for our country. Isaac was selected by the War Memorial staff to help lay a wreath in the shrine to help commemorate the day and the sacrifice by so many Virginians. Ms. Gibson is very proud of how the students represented themselves and Caroline Middle School.
Thursday, November 12th, Mrs. Rachel Matern, Ms. Sara Gibson, and Ms. Emily Durrer attended the Civics Summit at the Virginia Capital Building in Richmond. They learned a lot of useful information about the recent election and upcoming presidential election that they are planning to share with their students. They also discussed the value of getting the students excited about learning how the government works so they will one day become active and informed voters.
They also met the First Lady of Virginia and asked her questions about her role as the First Lady. She was extremely nice! They also met the Secretary of the Commonwealth who shared information about his work assisting the Governor and serving the people of the Commonwealth. After attending this conference, they each walked away with a greater understanding of how the average citizen can participate in politics and they were impressed at how easy it is to reach out to the people representing us. This was a great experience!
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) has starting our annual canned food drive that will benefit many needy families during the holiday season.
Our holiday food drive started on November 4th and will end November 20th.
All collected items will be used to help stock the Glory Outreach Ministry, Caroline Department of Social Service food pantries, and to make Thanksgiving baskets to assist several families. Due, to the high demand of assistance needed our goal this year is to collect 3,000 canned goods.
We are excited to continue to assist those that are in need!