March 4-6 Scholastic Book Fair
March 10-14 Spring Break - Office closed
March 19 Building Committee Meeting
March 21 Progress Reports Due
March 24 Grades 3rd - 6th SBA PREP
March 28 Grades 7th - 10th SBA PREP
April 1-4 SBA / HSGQE Statewide Testing
April 29 Student Expo
May 1 Reimbursement Deadline
May 17 Micromouse+ Competition
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State Robotics Competition - Twindly Bridge Charter School Teams. First Tech Challenge is a robotics competition for grades 7-12. They focus on the STEM philosophy as they build and program robots to compete in a different challenge each year. They are also required to complete an engineering notebook which includes all of the information about their robot & design process from start to finish.
Shane Preuit, Caleb Weber, Joshua Weber, Caleb Richardson, Lorne Focht, Tyler Kelly, and Seth
Figon. They began last year’s competition with very little experience but managed to assemble a respectable robot for the December qualifier. Inspired after having a taste of competition, they spent long hours week after week working to improve their robot in any and every way possible. With hard work and the continued support of their school and their parents, they were able to place high enough in the February competition to qualify for State, where they made it to the finals.
Devon and Taylor Olson qualified for the Alaska state tournament in March. They were a finalist for the Connect Award for their positive interaction with other teams & they were on the winning alliance for the robot competition. They also traveled to South Carolina where they were a finalist for the Think Award for their engineering notebook. They were the captain of the finalist alliance & also received the highest award which is the Inspire Award for placing the highest in all categories. This advanced them to the world competition which was in St. Louis, MO in May. They were one of 128 teams from 16 different countries.
Taylor, Sadie, & Hailey Olson participated in First Lego League. First Lego League is a robotics competition for grades 3-9 and focuses on the STEM philosophy. There are 4 areas of judging which are centered around a different theme each year. They are judged on a project, core values, robot design & programming, & robot performance in the game. Our FLL
robotics team, GymBots, also qualified for the AK state tournament which was in Jan. They received first place in the project judging & second place in the robot performance. They advanced to national competition, the North American Open Tournament which was at Legoland, CA in May. There were 74 teams competing there from several different countries.
TBCS STUDENTS Tyler, Katie, Freya, and Joshua make Twindly Bridge proud at POETRY OUT LOUD!
JUNEAU, ALASKA — The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council announce the Alaska state finals for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The annual competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great
poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Tuesday, March 11, at 5 pm, 10 high school students from around the state will participate in the
Poetry Out Loud state finals at the new 360 North Studio at the KTOO Building.
The Alaskan Finalists are:
· Vy Tuong Be from Unalaska City School, Unalaska
· Katherine Carstensen-Zerbst from North Pole High School, North Pole
· Owen Fulton from Sitka High School, Sitka
· Tyler Kelly from Twindly Bridge Charter School, Wasilla
· Angela Nashalook from Unalakleet School, Unalakleet
· Maeva Ordaz from West Anchorage High School, Anchorage
· Rafael Sales from Thunder Mountain High School, Juneau
· John Sarmiento from Homer High School, Homer
Underwood from Kenny Lake School, Copper Center
· Zoë Wassman from Skagway School, Skagway
Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure. Beginning at the classroom level, winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to the state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington, DC. Last year some 375,000 students from more than 2,000 high schools took part in the Poetry Out Loud program.
April 2013 Twindly Student Brings Home Gold
SIX TBCS STUDENTS WILL COMPETE IN APRIL 2014!
Twindly Bridge Charter School student Logan Spencer took the Gold medal for the 2013 National Junior Olympic Sport Pistol Match in his age division (junior3),13 to 15 years old. Logan is coached by Mike Kelly at TBSC and the Matanuska Valley Sportsman's Range - also helping Logan get to the Olympics. He was one of only 21 shooters nationwide to qualify for the national match. The members of the National Olympic Junior development shooting team are selected form the results of this match and many members of the Olympic Shooting Team start here. Logan qualified for the national match by winning the Gold medal in the Alaska State Sport pistol championship, men’s division.
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