Parent Teacher Magazine Cabarrus County Schools Nov/Dec 2017 - Page 10

HRMS Hosts Girl Powered Event Harris Road Middle School hosted a REC Foundation and VEX Robotics Girl Powered Event on October 10th. Female students ranging from 6th-8th grade were treated to a presentation by Stacy Jarrett of Jarrett Engineering and participated in a hands-on activity that involved building a structure out of spaghetti noodles and tape. The REC Foundation and VEX Robotics launched Girl Powered with a goal to double the participation of girls in robotics over the next five years. Harris Road will house three competitive robotics teams starting this year, each consisting of female members in an effort to help achieve this goal. Cabarrus County Gymnastics Class of 2018 Graduation Dates Graduation dates for the Class of 2018 have been set! Graduation rehearsal dates, times and locations will be shared later. Saturday, May 19th at Cox Mill High School Cabarrus Kannapolis Early College 10 a.m. Friday, June 8th at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center Performance Learning Center 9 a.m. Hickory Ridge High School 12:30 p.m. Jay M. Robinson High School 4 p.m. Mount Pleasant High School 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9th at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center Northwest Cabarrus High School 9 a.m. Concord High School 12:30 p.m. Central Cabarrus High School 4 p.m. Cox Mill High School 7:30 p.m. CCS Receives VEX Robotics Grant Cabarrus County Schools received a grant from the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation to continue its VEX Robotics success. The first implementation of the grant began in September as coaches from 27 schools attended training on how to assemble and program robots. Coaches also learned how to use the robots competitively with student teams from each school. REC Foundation CEO Dan Mantz visited with coaches and district staff on September 15th to kick-off the implementation. girls and boys, 18 months to 18 years Sign Up for Fall Classes & Afterschool Program Register Now! Gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline! Flip N Fun afterschool program, birthday parties, Friday night fun gym and daycamps! CABARRUS COUNTY GYMNASTICS (704)784-3111 8 November/December 2017 • Parent Teacher Magazine International Walk to School Day October 4 was International Walk to School Day! Students, parents and staff from Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary, R. Brown McAllister Elementary, and Harris Road Middle celebrated the annual event by walking to school. They gathered in the morning before the bell in support of physical activity. #WalktoSchoolDay