Hilliard Tharp Sixth Grade School
Grant Award: $2,400.00
Grant Writer(s): Scott Snyder, Science and STEM Teacher (and the rest of the Tharp STEM teachers)
We want to further engage students in exploring and creating in science and technology to cultivate a future generation of inventors and critical thinkers. We’ll do this through the use of Sphero robots – an interactive robotics system that integrates with existing curriculum. These robots bring science to life by better engaging students and responding to unique language created from computer code and responding to directions from students.
Hilliard Tharp Team E science students were fortunate enough to Skype with former Davidson grad and geologist Matt Rine who is working on his doctorate at Western Michigan. Students wrote their own personal question on the topic of geology and had the opportunity to share those with him. Thanks For your time and effort Matt!
OK Tharp students…and parents…the time has come once again to show your appreciation for your favorite teachers. Teacher appreciation week is coming up and it’s time to celebrate. We have created a site where students, and parents (yes…you get homework sometimes too) can send these hardworking teachers a note of thanks for all the hard work they do. We value our teachers at Tharp and we would like to show them how much their hard work means and that we as students, and parents, appreciate it. So please, take a few minutes and go to the http://goo.gl/forms/2UVYBJ966Z and send a quick note, a thank you or simple ‘hey’ to brighten their day.
FUN, FRIENDS and a FREE nutritious lunch in the summer! Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids will have THREE Hilliard camp locations this summer. Children will participate in supervised programming that includes recreation, art, special visitors and the children at each camp will run a business learning valuable skills for the future. A healthy lunch is served daily through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Camp is in session Monday through Friday, June 15 – July 29 (closed July 4). Find out how to register early or call 614-586-7939 for additional information.
If you were unable to attend one of our parent meetings last month, you can see the presentation on our One2One site. This has information for families who will be getting iPads next year and may not be familiar with the device. It also includes the district iPad handbook.
Our last ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ workshop is this Thursday, May 5th from 7-8 pm at Weaver Middle School. Our technology team will discuss strategies on how to make this a more balanced digital summer for your student. They will have great apps for when your child is on the device and ideas on how to get them off the device.
Ian Burkhart, a business student at The Ohio State University and Dublin Jerome lacrosse coach, came to Tharp to speak to current S.T.E.M. students. Ian became a quadriplegic 6 years ago as the result of a diving accident. Mr. Burkhart voluntarily underwent brain surgery to assist Battelle engineers and doctors from Ohio State in the development of ground-breaking technology. Ian has a chip in his brain, that, when he is connected to a box and computer in the laboratory setting, allows him to control movements of his hand. The neurobridge technology receives signals from Ian’s brain and sends the appropriate message to the muscles in Ian’s hand. Because this technology is able to bypass the spinal cord, Ian is able to pick up a coffee cup, pour out its contents, and even play Guitar Hero! Click on the link to learn more about Ian and the neurobridge technology.
CBS News Segment