School Report Card for
2012-2013 School Year
Dec 12 Winter Music Festival
Dec 16 Winter Social & Cookie Exchange
Dec 17 APC Special Meeting Agenda
Dec 21 "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus"
2:00 PM Complimentary showing at VPA
WINTER BREAK: Dec 23 trhough January 6
Jan 6 School Office Opens
Jan 10 Grade Conference Deadline for the students
who sign up for sessions
Jan 14 Session Sign-ups begin
Jan 17 Grade Conference Deadline for the students
who do not sign up for sessions
Jan 21 Sessions begin the week of Jan. 21-23
Twindly Bridge is a great place for homeschool families.
Dear Twindly Bridge Families:
There is a buzz of excitement and celebration at TBCS. The school is decorated, we are offering a variety of workshops and our families will be getting together for some fun and festive social events.
Working with homeschool students is a wonderful experience and the past twelve weeks of Twindly Bridge session classes went by at lightening speed. I'm sad that it's over, but I'm already busy planning for our next semester. As I prepare, I find that we need more faclitators, and classroom assistants. Please contact me as soon as possible to volunteer and to share your ideas for new sessions.
Volunteers make a huge positive impact on our families and we truly appreciate their generosity. Our children benefit from a variety of onsite enrichment sessions and workshops: science labs, language arts, math, robotics, 3D printing, percussion, art, physical education, and much more. Thank you to all the parents, vendors, and staff that make these sessions possible!
Twindly Bridge Sessions!
April 2013 Twindly Student Brings Home Gold
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.
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.
Twindly Bridge Charter School, 141 E. Seldon Road, Wasilla, Alaska 99654 | Phone: 907-376-6680