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    Congratulations to the following four students who had their art projects chosen to be framed and put in the new Akron Children's Hospital Critical Care building!
     
    Ali Karas
    Isabella Kei
    Megan Hagenbaugh
    Bekka McCafferty
     
    This building will be completed in March 2015. Congratulations Spartan Artists!
     
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    Tech Ed News

    Tech. Ed. students at the high school have been very busy building a podium, a soap box derby car, CO2 dragsters, mousetrap cars, cornhole boards, trebuchets, water bottle rockets, digital circuits, model decks, and many other projects.  The following are a few highlights and some pictures from our busy spring. 

    The high school soap box derby club recently participated in the 5th Annual Gravity Race Challenge at Derby Downs.  Although we weren’t able to defend our title from last year, we did make it to the round of 16 while competing against 98 cars within our division.

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    An Elements of Construction II class recently designed, constructed, and painted a custom podium that includes cup holders, a pull out shelf, side storage, and locking caster wheels.  Also, Elements of Construction II classes have finished constructing sets of cornhole boards.  The boards are made to regulation size and are finished with a white paint job.  If you are interested in purchasing a set of boards for the low price of $50, please contact Mr. Geiss at sp_geiss@springfieldspartans.org  
     
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    Multimedia Classes

    Mrs. Hartman's Multimedia courses are creating podcasts with visual aids for Mrs. Craig's and Mrs. Scrimo's kindergarten children in the Springfield district.  Narration, pictures, sound effects, and music will technologically bring these kindergarten books to life!

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    Butler Museum of Art Show

    These are photos from the Butler Museum of Art on May 10.  Hannah Urbach and Kevin Myers are the students in the photos, along with Congressman Tim Ryan.The other SHS students (not pictured) that were honored to be accepted into the congressional art show were: Brittney Borrell, Kassi Flores, and Victoria Morrison.

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    7th & 8th Grade Math

    The 7th and 8th grade math students have been wrapping up the school year by compiling artifacts for their electronic portfolios which have been created in Prezi.

    Some of the activities 7th grade students have been participating in are: creating Algebra Videos, using proportional reasoning and their own shadows to calculate the heights of random objects, utilizing an array to help increase their odds of winning while experimenting with probability games, using number sense to help identify the cost of smoking as a habit and then exploring the concepts of Dave Ramsey’s financial advice to calculate how long it would take them to become a millionaire with the savings from breaking this habit.

     
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    Some of the activities 8th grade students have been participating in are: Barbie Bungee (using Line of Best fit to predict the number of rubber bands needed to safely bungee Barbie from the second floor of the school rotunda), using similar shapes to find indirect measurements, using formulas to complete an experimental versus theoretical lung capacity lab, creating a tessellation masterpiece, and taste testing several brands of soda to create a class scatter plot and look for correlation among various ingredients.

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    In addition,  all students are analyzing and interpreting data from IXL,  STAR, and in some cases ALEKS in order to identify strengths and weaknesses in their math learning as well as to have a clear understanding of where they will need to remain focused for the next year.