Middle school students from throughout Northern Virginia, including some from Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon, will be traveling to compete in the regional competition of the National Science Bowl next weekend.
The space shuttle Discovery landed at Washington Dulles International Airport this morning, it’s destination being the Udvar-Hazy Center. It was easy to spot from Rachel Carson Middle School in Oak Hill as it made it’s approach. Picture courtesy of the Fairfax County Public Schools.
Welcome home Discovery!
Are you a magazine reader? Why not subscribe to your favorite magazines and help Rachel Carson Middle School at the same time? How to do this from the convenience of your computer?
Go to www.qsp.com to order online. Use school code: 1082718. Over 600 magazine titles like People, Sports Illustrated, SI Kids, Reader’s Digest, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Good Housekeeping and National Geographic for Kids — great value and price! Renew your favorite subscription, order a NEW title, or give a Gift.
Courtesy of the Connection Newspapers, Garrett Evans, a 7th grade technology teacher at Rachel Carson Middle School by the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association. In addition, in March, Evans will be traveling to California to receive the International Technology and Engineering Education Association’s (ITEA) Teacher Excellence Award.
A brief run down of what students accomplish at the 15 stations sounds like the type of knowledge everyone should have or would want to have. At the rocketry and space station, the students build rockets, at the electricity station students create circuit panels, at the small engine station students take apart a lawn mower engine and reassemble it, at the lights and lasers station students transfer sound using light, at the technical station students take apart a sink and put it back together and learn how to hang a shelf level.
Showing that the name of their school means something, Rachel Carson Middle School has installed solar panels. It is doing its part to address global warming issues. From their web site:
We applied for numerous grants and participated in several contests, and raised enough money to install an eleven panel array, which began contributing electricity to our school on December 27th, 2010. We are currently trying to raise more money to enlarge our system.
Check out their online meter showing energy collected today, for the week, month and since the system went operational.
Oak Hill is proud of the students, faculty, parents and administration at RCMS for leading by example!
In an effort to alleviate the late arrival of buses at RCMS in the morning, transportation has adjusted all Carson routes by five minutes. Starting Monday morning, September 27, 2010, ALL RCMS BUSES will begin their routes five minutes earlier, so plan to have your child at his or her bus stop 5-10 minutes earlier until a new pick-up time has been established. Please contact the Transportation Office at 703-249-7000 if you have questions.
Back to school nights for various schools.
Rachel Carson Middle School
7th Grade – September 14, 2010
7th Grade Form for Parents Back-To School Night
8th Grade – Septebmer 21, 2010
Check back soon for the 8th Grade Form
Oak Hill Elementary
Monday, September 13
Kinder AM and Grade 3 at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Grade 1 at 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Grade 2 at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 15
Kinder PM and Grades 4 at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Grade 5 at 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Grade 6 at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22
Principal’s Coffee-Cafe 9:00 a.m.
Back to School Night: Thursday, September 16–6:30-8:00 P.M
Fox Mill Elementary
September 16 – Back to School Night (for parents only) – 6:30-8:15 PM
|Upcoming Dates to Note
|New Student Orientation (Rising 7th and New 8th Grade Students) See details in Newsletter.|
|1st day of the 2010-2011 school year|
|1st Day Packet forms due|
|Back to School Night 7th Grade|
|Back to School Night 8th Grade|
|Fall Student Photos|
|Upcoming Dates to Note|
|Showcase Night, 6:30-8 pm|
|End of 3rd quarter|
|PTA mtg., media center @ 7 pm|
|Parent Advisory Council Mtg., B127 @ 10 am|
|Report cards go home|
|Out-to-Work-Day for 8th graders|
|Volunteer Luncheon, media center, 12-1 pm|