Monday, April 18, 2016

Yarmouth Education Foundation spreads joy and learning

We glimpsed the first true sign of the joy that spring brings when the YEF Grants Parade came to HMS on April 12th! The Yarmouth Education Foundation continues to enrich our students' and teachers' learning experiences at HMS and throughout our district. We're grateful for their on-going efforts!

Congratulations to the following YEF grant recipients:

Merry Stuhr, Tracy Weinrich, and Mike Arsenault: The 4C Studio at HMS will provide a library space for students to work on projects involving the 4Cs:
  • collaboration
  • creativity
  • communication
  • critical thinking

Mike Arsenault and Merry Stuhr-The 4C Studio

Bob Gross: Arduino is an open source hardware and software system that will be used to teach students about circuit function, programming and problem solving.  The starter kits contain circuit boards to which students can add components like resistors and sensors.  The students can then develop computer programs to respond to a wide variety of input sources. 

Bob Gross-Arudino

Morgan Cuthbert and Jay Harrington: The Shellfish Nursery will create a floating learning lab for our students.  Currently across Maine and the North East the Invasive Green Crab, Carcinus maenas, is causing havoc to the third most lucrative fishery, and a hallmark of our town, clamming. 
The project will be an embedded part of our 7th grade curriculum for all students.  Students will play an active role in farming clams to a size big enough to withstand green crab attacks.  We will run field trips to the shellfish nursery throughout the year and then participate in the seeding of the clams into Yarmouth's mud flats.

Morgan Cuthbert and Jay Harrington-Shellfish Nursery

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