Garden Spot High School received the Air Force Association 2013 Educator Grant for the Meteorology and Astronomy Class to use to study aerospace travel. The grant was in the amount of $227.00 and was used to purchase model rockets and supplies so the students could learn more about aerospace technology. The students have been studying meteorology and the importance in our daily lives as well as for aerospace missions. They will be studying the physics and forces that act on a rocket launch and why design is important for the flight to succeed. The rocket launch allows the students to apply the physics, meteorology, and aerospace lessons they worked through the entire semester.
Walk for Diversity – Success!
The Walk for Diversity, held by the class of 2016, proved to be a great success! Students learned to be more accepting of differences and celebrated differences by walking together on the GSHS track. To learn more about the Walk for Diversity, watch the video on WGAL.
Screen Printing for a Cause
Austin Haas, a senior in Mr. Stitzer’s Graphic Communications class chose to design a screen printing project not for himself, but one that would benefit a classmate. Austin designed an original lion graphic and created unique text that reads “Heart of a Lion” dedicated to friend, classmate and fellow teammate Mike Kelly, who was recently diagnosed with a heart condition preventing him from continuing his athletic pursuits. Austin’s idea was to design, market and print t-shirts in class and on his own time and donate all proceeds to Mike Kelly. To date Austin has pre-sold and printed over 150 shirts for the cause.
Walk for Diversity
The class of 2016 is hosting a walk for diversity at the Garden Spot High School track on Monday, June 3 from 12:15 to 2:15. The rain date is set for Tuesday, June 4. The purpose of the walk is to celebrate diversity and to show that everyone deserves to walk together regardless of differences. Students from the class of 2016, the autism support class, the multiple disabilities class, and the life skills class will be participating. Pre-order your t- shirt for the walk in the Garden Spot cafeteria during high school A lunch or during homeroom from a representative from the class of 2016.
Earth Day Celebration
Science Department Receives Grants
The Air Force Association Grant: Garden Spot High School Science Department received the Air Force Association 2013 Educator Grant for the Meteorology and Astronomy Class to use to study aerospace travel. The grant was in the amount of $227.00 and was used to purchase model rockets and supplies so the students could learn more about aerospace technology. The students have been studying meteorology and the importance in our daily lives as well as for aerospace missions. They will be studying the physics and forces that act on a rocket launch as we as why design is important for the flight to succeed. The rocket launch allows the students to apply the physics, meteorology, and aerospace lessons they work through the entire semester.
The Donors Choose Grant: Garden Spot High School Science Department received the a grant from Donors Choose for 12 motorized cars to learn about velocity and acceleration. This grant provided a hands on opportunity for the physical science and physic first students to learn more about motion. The grant was in the amount of $395.18
Science Olympiad Winners!
Scholastic Art & Writing Winners!
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the United States. The Awards are an important opportunity for students in grades 7 through 12 to apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to win scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Panelists select students’ works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and voice or vision. Four students at Garden Spot High School in the Eastern Lancaster County School District won Scholastic Writing Awards this school year. The winners are as follows: Tyrone Walters (Silver), Madison MacDonald (Silver), Ashton Nussbaum (Honorable Mention).
Job Shadow Helps Students Discover Future Career Options
Freddy Raupp, a current Business & You student, shadowed Captain Cuthie of the United States Reserves, as part of the job shadow requirement for Business & You. On this day in November, Captain Cutie and the men in his unit were running a weapons certification course. Freddy was afforded the opportunity to watch the test and observe the range course. Next, he and Cuthie went to the armory where Freddy got to see a number of weapons (50 cal machine gun, M4, M240 Bravo). He even got to watch the men pick up their Stryker’s for their upcoming deployment and take a tour.
“I was amazed by how much technology was crammed into the vehicle,” stated Freddy. Towards the end of his job shadow he was able to see the Shadows. The Shadow is a 17 foot wingspan unmanned plane.
“This experience allowed me to see what military training may be like. I had a really amazing time and I am now even more seriously thinking about the military.”
Art Students Paint Windows for Christmas on Main
Garden Spot students kick off the fifth annual Christmas on Main event by painting holiday images on store windows in downtown New Holland.
On Saturday, November 10th, students, Ella Bergdoll-Oberhammer, Nga Do, Hannah Faber, Gina Heywood, and Shannon O’Malley met downtown to paint creative holiday scenes on two business windows.
The students began the day by painting a warm fireplace scene on Dr. Georgelis’ Orthodontist office window.
Next, the girls painted a computer screen image complete with sleigh and reindeer on the window of Fix My Computer business located in the Kaufmann building.
This year Christmas on Main will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The
event is sponsored by the New Holland Business Association.
Check out the highlights of the day by visiting their homepage