Mar 2, 2021

Sixth Grade at STARBASE

Sixth Grade at STARBASE

 

The STARBASE program aims to motivate students to explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math and encourages young students to set goals and achieve them. The program and curriculum are designed to be interactive, with specific activities that include drone flying, flight simulators, rocket building and launching, and tours of both the Aviation Museum and Blackhawk helicopters.

Sixth-graders are spending four days this week at the Clay National Guard Base attending the STARBASE program. On Friday, the STARBASE instructors came to MPCS and led the students in flying drones through an obstacle course. Students were paired together, with one student being the pilot and another as the spotter who helped guide the pilot through the course. 

The students experienced the following STEAM learning opportunities: 

  • Drone flying
  • Flight simulator
  • Egg drop
  • Rocket building
  • Rocket launching
  • Tour of hangar, including Black Hawk helicopters
  • Chaplain presentation
  • Director presentation
  • Explosive ordinance disposal display/presentation
  • Aviation museum

This was a fantastic opportunity for hands-on, immersive learning!


Announcements

January 20 - ParentEd. Living Biblically, 7:00 p.m.

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 29 - Serve Saturday

February 2 - World Read Aloud Day

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Lower School PTF Father-Daughter Dance, 6:30 p.m.

February 10-12 - Middle School Drama "Meeting Sam"

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 18-22 - Winter Break, No School

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 26 - Serve Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

February 28-March 3 - Lower School "Rock Your School" Week

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