Campbell STEAM Showcase March 29th Our 3rd Annual CUSD STEAM Showcase is coming up! Thank you to all of our hard working teachers, students, administrators, and our community partners for celebrating STEAM in our district. Last year, we had over 1,000 people attend! This year, we will also have live student performances. We had both elementary and middle school CUSD Extensions Drama performances, Lynhaven 5th grade Drumming and Poetry, elementary and middle school choirs, and our three middle school bands.
CUSD Engineers Weeks March 5 - 7 This year we celebrated National Engineers Week as a district STEAM event! It was optional, but we had over 100 classes choose to participate! We are preparing teachers and parents for Engineers Week by hosting five Engineering Teacher Boot Camps at district school STEAMSpaces and the Tech Museum of Innovation. Teachers and parents who attend will learn about the Engineering Design Process and receive materials to design and build solutions to clear our storm drains!
Hour of Code December 7 - 11 Students in our district joined millions of students around the world in the Hour of Code last week. This year, we had well over 4,000 students participate! A special thank you to Blackford, Campbell Middle School, Capri, Forest Hill, Marshall Lane, and Village for having 100% of their students participate! I started a collaborative celebration wall this year, for classes around the district to share photos: http://padlet.com/jgoo/hourofcode
Campbell Cardboard Challenge - October Congratulations to the students, teachers, and administrators of Blackford! They had the largest percentage of students participate in the Cardboard Challenge this year. All of their 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students participated! With many of the TK - 2nd grade teachers participating as well! We really want to celebrate the Blackford teachers for being willing to try something new and truly fostering a culture of creativity and critical thinking. A special thank you to the Blackford teachers, Stacy Enfantino, Christina Rocci, Shanti Lipari, Tammy Bilbes, Anupama Gupta, May Liu, Nancy Cassell, Aimee Oani, Nancy Lopez, and Emily Salmon! The school will be receiving a Campbell Cardboard Challenge certificate to display in the office and the Blackford staff will be receiving well-deserved cardboard carafes of Starbucks Coffee! Honorable mentions this year: All of the 4th and 5th graders at Lynhaven and Sherman Oaks participated this year! The 5th graders at Forest Hill raised over $200 to donate to the Second Harvest food bank from visitors playing their games!