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N3 ~ NHSTE Night of Networking, Annual Meeting, & Finding YOUR School's Future Ready Swing!

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N3 ~ NHSTE Night of Networking, Annual Meeting, & Finding YOUR School's Future Ready Swing!
by Stan Freeda - Monday, September 17, 2018, 10:44 AM

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Join NHSTE at the Derryfield Country Club (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester) on Tuesday, September 25th for an evening of hands-on fun, great food, and casual networking with your colleagues.  Bring a friend and plan to meet new like-minded educators.

Explore 5 STEAM Playgrounds & Engage in 2 Interactive Conversations this year!!!

Playground directors include:

  • Sheila Adams & Robin Ellwood, Rye Junior High School ~ Finding Your Swing Project
  • TBD ~ playground supervisors will be added as secured

Raffle prizes include:

  • as usual the mums on each table
  • 2 copies of Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • STEAM surprises!
  • more STEAM surprises . . .
  • Comp registration to CMTC18

Start your evening by playing in the STEAM Playgrounds and then continue to explore these interactive spaces during the dinner break.

Special guests for the evening include . . .

Sheila Adams, Science Teacher & Robin Ellwood, STEAM Teacher, Rye Jr. HS share this most engaging interdisciplinary effort . . . 

“Finding Your Swing”

During the 2017-18 school year, Rye Junior High School completed a year-long project called “Finding Your Swing”, linked to a school book read of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  The term “swing” is used within the competitive rowing community to describe when a rowing crew is in perfect sync with each other and the boat is moving forward at optimum performance. We used the term as a theme for the year to present numerous interdisciplinary challenges to students. 

One focus of the project was that each grade level (6thgrade - 8th grade) built two rowboats and their corresponding oars. Each grade level constructed a different model boat. At the end of the year, May 31st, RJHS held a “Rye Rowing Regatta” in Rye Harbor at which time grade level teams raced their rowboats through a marked course within the harbor. The entire community was invited to line the shores to cheer on the student performances and accomplishments!

$30 general registration, $25 for NHSTE Premium members!

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