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    one that is growing in popularity amongst schools across the country and although FRPS is not officially a STEM school Bridget Lester FRPS gifted teacher has spearheaded the charge to bring these important lessons to the primary school and open the STEM lab STEM is huge in our society so if we want our children to become more successful productive citizens we need to start training them now she said Our society is one of collaboration and teamwork and you ve got to be able to work with people and STEM helps with that because it gets them to work together as a team to solve problems The new lab has the space and tools needed in order for students to be able to work on STEM projects without needing to take up space in other classrooms or pods said Lester The need for the lab came about when Lester began teach STEM lessons about a year ago but found that she was strained for space It was suggested by Dr Deborah Deas FRPS principal to transition a computer lab into a STEM lab so the process began We took a leap of faith said Lester and got to work on the lab right away with the help of Sylvia Thornton music teacher I painted the entire room and Ms Thornton scraped every single wall for two days straight It took about two weeks to complete the entire lab In the STEM lab the students are presented with a real world challenge and Thursday they took part in such a challenge During the lesson students were working as if they were agricultural engineers and were tasked with creating a carrier for apples so that farmers could pick their apples and carry them from one side of the orchard to the other during harvest time Whenever we give them some kind of real world problem that they have to solve they have to follow the engineering design process Lester said They investigate first and learn about the problem and then they learn about some background information on what they re doing From there the children brainstorm different ideas individually before coming together as a group to compose a single plan to tackle the project That s really good for these children because it gives them the experience to be able to work with a group that s the society that we live in said Lester After the planning the building process begins As they build there are certain rules they must follow use their materials wisely always be working and never say I m done We introduced STEM to the students with a NASA video that showed that they are continually trying to improve so if they just finish and say they are done they never give themselves the chance to improve she said Not only must the students complete a project together but they must do so within a specific timeframe and budget Each group is given a set amount

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    About Us News Room Districts Schools Policies Guidelines Contact Us Eligibility Enrollment Curriculum Parents Students Calendar School Liaison Officers Non DoD Schools Employment Equal Opportunity Business Opportunities Supporting Offices DoDEA HQ DoDEA HQ About DoDEA DoDEA Director News Room Virtual High School DoDEA Regulations Districts Schools Data Center Quick Headlines Curriculum DoDEA Accreditation Eligibility Enrollment Student Support Services Special Education Parents Students Employees Teachers Teacher of the Year School Liaison Officers Calendars Human Resources Equal Opportunity Supporting Offices Procurement Business Opportunities Non DoD Schools Contact Us Facebook Twitter Pinterest Flickr You Tube Search DoDEA Quick Links DoDEA Director Becoming a Teacher Current Vacancies DoDEA Curriculum Newsroom Press Releases Multimedia Media Advisories Publications Downloads DoDEA Celebrates Headlines DoDEA Quick Headlines Back to Previous Page All News Items New Assistant Principal at McCool Elem Middle School October 6 2014 Mr David Lee is the new assistant principal at McCool Elem Middle School Back to Previous Page All News Items DoDEA DoD Global Footer Menus DoDEA Virtual School DoDEA School Calendars Non DoD Schools Contact DoDEA Interested in Becoming a Teacher Contract Opportunities Education Facility Specifications Military OneSource USAJobs Department of Defense USA gov Parent Resources Community Strategic Plan Whistleblower s Protection Act

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    Teacher Current Vacancies DoDEA Curriculum Newsroom Press Releases Multimedia Media Advisories Publications Downloads DoDEA Celebrates Headlines DoDEA Quick Headlines Back to Previous Page All News Items Fort Campbell Golf Goals by Heather Clark Courier staff Fort Campbell Courier Fort Campbell KY October 3 2014 Les Freeman assistant coach for the Fort Campbell High School golf team never misses an opportunity to impart lessons in golf and in life on the students in his charge He also jumps at any chance to offer the young players words of inspiration focusing on the tenets of positivity hard work and determination I want to make sure they understand that you can t wish your way into a good golf game said Freeman You have to commit yourself to it and you must do a lot of practicing Because many important lessons are better conveyed with the help of an example Freeman brought a good friend with him to Cole Park Commons Sept 25 to talk with the team about the benefits of staying focused and learning the game His special guest was Shelley Anderson a former touring professional golfer with an impressive feat under her belt during her athletic career she finished a game with a score of 59 an elusive feat accomplished by only a small handful of golfers She explained to the Falcons that there was no magic behind her accomplishment it was something she earned as the result of dedication Like Les said goals and commitment to the game are an important part of golf said Anderson It took a long time and a lot of practice Anderson told the students about her first round of golf played at Paris Landing when she was a member of the Northwest High School team in Clarksville She ended the day with a

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    ll never heal but you learn to cope with losses As the parents of an only child your greatest fear is that she will be forgotten But that won t happen Knowing her name will always be out there means so much to us Hampton 27 was killed when her Kiowa Warrior helicopter was shot down by enemy fire over Fallujah Iraq on Jan 2 2004 She had been providing cover for the withdrawal of infantry soldiers She served in Korea and Afghanistan before coming to Fort Bragg and deploying to Iraq She was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Air Medal and Purple Heart Dale and his wife Ann traveled from Seneca South Carolina to attend the school dedication The couple thanked the crowd and spent much of their time hugging soldiers and chatting with school officials During the ceremony school officials helped the Hamptons unveil a portrait of their daughter that will be displayed in the school The school s second grade students sang a patriotic medley including Hampton Pride a song packed with references to Hampton s bravery and courage The school features advanced technology in the classrooms as well as sustainable resources including solar panels for hot water and a small wind turbine inside the building We want children to aspire for greatness and become lifelong learners said Principal Priscilla Joiner Hampton was such an inspiring individual Joiner said She followed her dreams and that s what we want children to do The Hamptons were approached by Emily Marsh superintendent of Fort Bragg schools about a year ago for permission to name the school in her honor As the couple reflected on Hampton s childhood they said the naming dedication would be fitting She loved school Ann Hampton said She took education very seriously Her teachers told

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    Quick Links DoDEA Director Becoming a Teacher Current Vacancies DoDEA Curriculum Newsroom Press Releases Multimedia Media Advisories Publications Downloads DoDEA Celebrates Headlines DoDEA Quick Headlines Back to Previous Page All News Items SHAPE 7th Graders Get a History Lesson John Taylor October 2 2014 SHAPE 7 Grade Lesson Photo unknown Language Arts 7 students got an amazing treat to start the month of October Author and historian Martin King did a follow up video teleconference VTC with the students to discuss the documentary The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne The 7th graders watched the documentary on Sept 25th at the SHAPE Cinema and a week later Martin teleconferenced with the students to answer questions The documentary film details the incredible story of Augusta Chiwy an African Belgian nurse who helped wounded soldiers during the siege of Bastogne in the winter of 1944 Chiwy put her life on the line repeatedly to help rescue and tend to the wounded men during the Battle of the Bulge Her accomplishments went largely unknown until Martin King began researching her in the mid 2000s Martin King is a leading expert on European Military History Writer Stephen Ambrose referred to him as Our expert in the Ardennes He produces shows for the History Channel he was a professor at a university in Antwerp and he is from Scotland Students asked questions about Chiwy s children her legacy her current whereabouts and other projects Mr King is currently working on Jada C a student from Texas said it was really interesting to talk to a real writer I m glad he took time out of his day to talk to us Anna Y from Colorado thought the VTC was like talking to a normal person except this person has done a lot more than the usual person

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    2 2014 FORT BRAGG N C Ann and Dale Hampton of Seneca South Carolina now know that their daughter s legacy as well as her sacrifice for her country will not be forgotten The Hamptons and others will gather for the dedication of the Kimberly Hampton Primary School located at Fort Bragg It is the Army base s newest primary school and serves 800 students It opened at the start of the 2014 15 school year The Hamptons made the trip to North Carolina from their home in Seneca on Wednesday When reached by phone Ann Hampton said that she and her husband were excited about the dedication ceremony We are so honored and just thrilled Ann Hampton said It is a state of the art facility Kim would have just been blown away because she was such a serious student herself She realized the importance of a good education Ann said she loves the fact that school s mascot is a helicopter Her daughter was a pilot in the U S Army The students will be known as the Hampton Helicopters Capt Kimberly Nicole Hampton who was raised in Easley joined the U S Army Reserve Officers Training Corps while she was a student at Presbyterian College in Clinton South Carolina As a college senior she became only the second woman to serve as the school s ROTC battalion commander She was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U S Army when she graduated her mother said Kimberly Hampton went through flight training and graduated with honors She was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg and was deployed to Iraq in 2003 Hampton died when the helicopter she was flying was shot down near Fallujah Iraq on Jan 2 2004 Hampton was the first female military

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    the children of military service members Parker came to Fort Benning in 1986 as a science teacher at Faith Middle School and later became assistant principal She was also the principal of Wilson Elementary School before moving to McBride in 2006 Parker has taught first fourth sixth and eighth grades throughout her career My husband served in the Air Force and my student teaching position was with the children of Marines Parker said My first teaching assignment was with the children of the Air Force Now I am proud to be serving the children of our Army parents Parker said she believes in using disciplines such as art music or physical education to reinforce classroom lessons McBride School offers a rich program for students on a daily basis Parker said They are involved in art music and physical activity throughout the week We offer opportunities for children to be involved in the Environmental Protection Club to learn about our world and their responsibilities for caring for our earth Technology is also a highlight for the school McBride offers an after school robotics club where students build and program robots to carry out various tasks Parker said Additionally students are encouraged to learn new languages and participate in several academic clubs McBride s new Science Technology Engineering and Math initiative include students volunteers teachers and Partners In Education collaborations with the 2nd Battalion 47th Infantry Regiment There are some new aspects of our partnership that we believe will benefit all of our students and we are eager to work out details and get these new programs underway Parker said We always work to honor veterans and we will soon unveil a special program that focuses on veterans this year Parker said her personal goal for McBride is to see students achieving

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    RAF Alconbury United Kingdom asked questions and chatted with a NASA astronaut during a virtual conference Sept 23 U S Air Force Col Michael Hopkins joined up with students parents and teachers for an in depth look at what life in space is really like as well as what it takes to be an astronaut It s really a pleasure to talk with you all today Hopkins said via webcam from Johnson Space Center Houston There are just so many great stories about spaceflight I m honored I get to share some with you During the conference Hopkins shared unique insights and experiences from his time on board the International Space Station Space is an amazing environment he said It makes the impossible possible However Hopkins continued while lifting heavy objects could be done with relative ease simple tasks like shaving required much more concentration and precision Students sat transfixed as Hopkins answered question after question for more than an hour I thought it was really cool said Robin Dudley seventh grade student at Alconbury Middle School I ve never gotten the chance to talk to an astronaut I learned so much about what it was like to live in space and take care of yourself in zero gravity According to Hopkins the feeling of absolute freedom while weightlessly suspended in orbit around Earth was an experience he will treasure for the rest of his life The spacewalk was probably the highlight of my entire time up there Hopkins said To see the Earth without any obstructions really takes your breath away Hopkins who achieved international notoriety when he posted a selfie from space also shared photos and videos with the students in an effort to educate and motivate them These children now have an experience they will never forget

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