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Auburn school up for BIG prize and looking for YOUR VOTE

Weimar Hills Charter School students under the supervision of teacher Mr. Oates put a video together in the hopes of winning a $75,000 classroom makeover.  Now there video is one of the five finalists in the 6th to 8th grade category.

One of the prizes up for grabs is a "clicker" system - which Oates describes as a handheld student response systems.

He says it will give the teacher the ability to give tests and quizzes electronically - and get instant feedback on how many students understand the lesson.

If you would like to help them by casting you vote, click HERE.

 

Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

As you know, the rapid pace of technological growth coupled with the demands of a global economy that operates 24/7 raises the standard for schools to produce "life-long learners" who can keep up.

Studies show students as young as third grade have started thinking of their career path which is why it’s important to start early when getting kids to understand their options in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. Studies also show that STEM classes and career planning should be built into school curriculum as early as possible, and that hands-on activities and visits with professionals in different fields are necessary for students to learn how their work in the classroom can be relevant to a future career.

To support the STEM initiative, this Saturday, March 24, William Jessup University will host Placer County’s Second Annual STEM Expo, free and open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm.

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

High School, nothing like the movies. Nobody gets up on the tables and sings, there's no group of "big bad girls," and in the end, the unpopular girl doesn't always get the guy. They teach us a lot in high school, most of it we don't listen to. But it's where you make all your memories. I believe high school is where you set the path for you future. What you learn shapes who you are, and who your going to be. 

 

Memories. Most of the memories you make in high school stick with you for life. So why not make them good ones? 

 

Challenges. You will face many challenges during these four years. Some could be drugs, relationships, grades, peer pressure, or bullying.

CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

Jeopardy! will be hosting an online test for kids between the ages of 10 and 12 to find bright young people for the popular Kids Week shows. The test will be given only once at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on October 5th. Registration must be completed in advance by a parent or guardian at www.jeopardy.com.

Taking the online test is the first step toward becoming a contestant on Jeopardy!  Kids who pass the test will be invited to auditions held in Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago in November.

VOTE: Fan Game of the Week

VOTE: Fan Game of the Week

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW to see News10 at the game of your choice.

Voting ends Thursday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m.

Horizon Charter Schools Weather the Fiscal Crisis

Horizon Charter Schools Weather the Fiscal Crisis

In spite of the doom and gloom of California’s fiscal crisis and its impact on public education funding, Horizon Charter Schools are weathering the storm by offering unprecedented educational options that include adding hybrid programs in Auburn, raising the instructional funds available for independent/home study students, and providing academic support and enrichment to independent/home study students through credentialed teacher-based instruction in core content areas.

All education options are offered at no cost through Horizon Charter Schools.

In the Auburn area Horizon is opening two new hybrid options.  For grades 7-12, School of Kreativity, Innovation, and Excellence (SKIE) provides a multiple pathways program that includes core academics, project and community-based learning and opportunities for arts and media exploration.