These past couple weeks of school 6th grade have been very engaged in the roller coaster unit. They have been increasing their knowledge of the positions of the Roman government system and developing an understanding of potential and kinetic energy.
The group of students featured in this video are Washington 6th graders competing in Cyberpatriots national competition. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Washington, DC for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
Cost is $7 for Warsaw Community Schools students & $10 for non-WCS students and adults. There is a $5 discount for registering online and paying with Paypal http://chess.joepye.net/2015WFallEntry.htm. T-shirts will be available for $10 and your name will be included on the back of the shirt if you register by Thursday, November 19th. To preorder a t-shirt, include payment and sizing during registration.
Spectators are not charged admission. Concessions provided by A.C.T.S.
View PDF flier here: http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/component/joomlaconnect_ce/jay-bolduc/pages/chess?Itemid=108
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The 6th began working on their Journey North Project in Science. In this project each student received two tulip bulbs. They measured the circumference, weight, planted, and will chart the growth of the tulips as they emerge in the Spring.
In this project students developed a strong understanding of the various forms of Green Energy, the advantages of this type of energy, the disadvantages of this type of energy, and the overall impact Green Energy can have on a community.