Thursday, March 31, 2011
"Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She began writing romance novels in junior high school. Her Heir Chronicles young adult contemporary fantasy series includes The Warrior Heir (2006), The Wizard Heir (2007), and The Dragon Heir (2008), all from Hyperion, with two more books forthcoming. Chima’s best-selling YA high fantasy Seven Realms series launched with The Demon King (2009), followed by The Exiled Queen (September, 2010) with The Gray Wolf Throne scheduled for fall, 2011."
Find Chima online at www.cindachima.com or http://cindachima.blogspot.com/
Monday, March 28, 2011
- March 28: Cuyahoga Valley JVSD (8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville)
- March 29: Pioneer Career & Technology JVSD (27 Ryan Road, Shelby);
- March 30: Warren County Career Center (3525 N. State Rte. 48, Lebanon)
- March 31: Mid East Ohio Vocational School (400 Richards Road, Zanesville)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The annual competition is designed to increase public awareness in science, math and engineering and featured entries in 14 categories ranging from behavioral science to Zoology. Over 400 students from Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Youngstown, Toledo, Chicago, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri competed while sharing their experiences, talents & abilities in this unique platform.
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge from Ohio's 11th District was the guest speaker and Steve Belliveau from www.getscience.net provided entertainment while judges tabulated the scores.
Menlo Park Academy won the highest honor of Best School – 1st Place in the Junior Division (grades 5-8). All of Menlo Park Academy's 15 participating students won awards: Best in Category winners included Nick Hiti (Euclid) for Electronics & Engineering and Ojas Nadkarni (Avon) for Physics. Gold medals went to Aidan Harrington (Avon), Alexandra Harrison (Avon), Ben Zastawnik (Garfield Hts), Cade Smith (Broadview Hts), Fox Milenski (Lakewood), Grant Gibeault (Medina), John Antolik (Cleve Hts), Melanie Carlton (Cleveland), Shannon Leimbach (Vermillion), Tyler Brown (N. Ridgeville) and Zasca Ristianto (Olmsted Twp). Silver medals were won by Alexandria Glazier (N. Ridgeville) and Quintin Kovach (Westlake).
"These excellent results are a measure of the hard work our students have put in all year. From day one, they have been challenged to work above grade level and think independently. Our hands-on, research-based program stimulates students to want to find the answers to meaningful questions in science and other areas", stated team leader and Menlo Park science teacher, Janeth Eby.
“This was a magnificent opportunity for our students to venture into the world of scientific research that goes beyond lessons in the classroom or chapters in a book. Through the development of these science projects, our students achieve a first-hand admiration of the work of scientists and the implication of their discoveries to the real world.” said School Director, Sandy White.
Wednesday, March 16th 6:30-7:45pm at Medina High School Middle Auditorium
All families of kindergarten through 8th grade students are invited for an evening with Captain Gadget 'Q' Think-a-ma-jig & Dr. Claire Out-a-Hair.
This dynamic duo inspires kids to create. Captain Gadget and Dr. Claire talk to students about inventing, the requirements for participation in the Medina and Cleveland Invention Conventions, and then do a couple of hands on activities with the students. Student volunteers selected from the audience get to do an invention quiz show and others will be selected to complete an “invent on the fly” exercise with assistance from selected adults.
The Invention Convention is designed to encourage and guide students in creating a new invention that will solve a problem in their everyday lives.
The local Invention Convention will be held at Ella Canavan on April 19th, 2011. The regional convention takes place at the Great Lakes Science Museum on May 7th, 2011. Top student inventors advance from the local convention to participate in the regional convention where they will have the opportunity to win over 50 prizes and may possibly earn a spot in the local or national media. Visit http://www.just-think-inc.com/ for more information.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
MPA parents may be interested in the following "summer camp" opportunity:
Dr. Meyer's - Institute for Problem SolvingSummer 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Menlo Park Academy has purchased a subscription to Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. for each of our students. The username and password were e-mailed to parents at the beginning of February. If you didn't receive the message, contact the main office for the information.
You can find a complete list of all the everyday fundraising opportunities on the MPA website.
While the Menlo Park Academy website is still the main source for important information about the school, this blog will be the place to come for weekly updates, information about what's going on in the coming month, and quick updates on the accomplishments of our students. Feel free to submit information and stories for submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.