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S.T.E.M. ClubThe sixth-graders at Burton Elementary now have a club after school where they can participate in hands-on activities using skills from all the S.T.E.M.…

S.T.E.M. Club

The sixth-graders at Burton Elementary now have a club after school where they can participate in hands-on activities using skills from all the S.T.E.M. topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The club began in February and meets every other week to engage in different projects each week.

The students are also involved in a long-term project to build a model home complete with electrical wiring for lighting and also passive solar heating. The homes are currently under construction. The students will complete the outside structures and begin the roof construction and assembly at the next meeting.

The project has the students assisting with predrilling and nailing studs together in a frame. Six teams of students must work together to get the job done. After the passive solar heating systems are in place, they will do the wiring, connect the lighting and work on the interior floor plans to complete their models.

There have been several wonderful adults who have graciously donated their time to assist with the long-term project to build and run drills: Mr. Brent Gardner, Mr. Brigham, Mr. and Mrs. O’Conner, Mr. Ford, Mr. Galdun, Mr. Zurbach, and Mr. Myers.

$900 Raised For United Way

On April 11, Berkshire High School brought back its tradition of holding a dodgeball game before leaving for spring break. All of the proceeds went to United Way.

Kelly Briggs, Megan Arnold and Klarissa Lipstreu, the Berkshire representatives for United Way, organized the tournament that brought in over $900 for United Way. The school’s teacher team ended up winning the tournament.

Thanks go to all who participated and supported the event.

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