Connecting Learning to Earning
Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses are offered in grades 7-12 and focus on preparing students with professional training in a variety of career fields. Students develop an understanding of the importance of work and how performance, efforts, and decision making directly affect future educational and career opportunities. Students are trained in basic workplace skills as well as specific technical proficiencies in wide variety of career pathways.
Career & Technical Education courses provide innovative educational opportunities within the Marysville School District. Students are engaged in learning and excited about the opportunity to experience focused course work that allows them to excel in an area of interest. Students who participate in CTE courses are being prepared to enter a highly competitive workforce based on a global knowledge and information economy.
Students who are career and college ready need to be able to compete in this every changing workforce and have marketable skills that put them ahead of others. CTE offers these skills in a rigorous, hands-on, project based learning environment. CTE courses also offer embedded core academics which allow students to complete their high school graduation requirements more efficiently. CTE courses are aligned to Washington State teaching standards and offer high school as well as college credit in many areas. Instruction is provided by highly trained educators who are experts in their field of study.
Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow challenges 9th through 12th graders to seek new ways to support the transition to sustainability. Students research complex topics related to sustainability, then innovate technologies, designs, or plans to mobilize behavior. They forge connections in their communities and create positive change. In this competition, as in life, solutions are limited only by imagination.
We will be sending 7 students to compete in the competition
If interested please contact Glenn Owen, glenn_Owen@msd25.org
Opportunity Expo 2017
Everett Community College Gym
CEDARCREST STEM HOW THINGS WORK UPDATE FOR 2/16
Students researched simple machines, energy, and Da Vinci’s Self Propelled car in order to create a vehicle that can use one or more of the stored energy sources that were available to Da Vinci at that time: Elasticity, torsion, or gravity.
The students challenge is to create cars that use one or more of the energies that would have been available for Da Vinci during the historical period of time he designed his self -propelled cart.
After researching this topic, the students realized that cars such as the mousetrap car, the gravity drop car and the rubber band car would be part of their solution.
However, this is only part of the challenge. Students must also create a car that can travel more than 10 meters, and use two or more of the three types of energies in the above examples: torsion, gravity or elasticity. They will also be able to design and 3D print at least one part that may help them to achieve the challenge. Just think if Da Vinci had one of these.
Next week they should have some of their prototypes built so they can start testing them.
Sincerely,Michael Shreeve, Science, CTE, STEM Robotics, 21st Century, Computer Science teacher.
EXPLORING COMPUTER SCIENCE Update for 2/16
Students this week were introduced to Programming through the Website “Scratch.”
The students joined a classroom I created in order so that they can practice a form of programming that introduces them to computer science languages.
“Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.”
The students worked on three different sets of cards that led them through the steps necessary to
1 Animate your name
Next Week we will continue working through the self-paced tutorial program to continue exploring computer science with “Scratch.”
Michael Shreeve Science, CTE, STEM Robotics, 21st Century, Computer Science
Marysville Getchell FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) with adviser Kris Mikesell had 24 competitors at the Northwest FBLA Regional Conference on Saturday, February 11 at Mt. Vernon High School and brought home 20 awards! The top six places qualify to go to the state competition in Spokane Washington. There were 13 schools represented and 386 competitors. The chapter did very well representing the Business Program at MG and they look forward to competing at State. Congrats #Chargers!
Another fantastic job by the Marysville Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at today's meet!
Since September the Computer Repair Program has:
Come support the Marysville Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps this Saturday as they host seven high schools for a meet at MPHS! All six #MSD25 teams are still in the running to compete at state. Marysville starts at 9 a.m.! Come see what these amazing cadets can do!
Cedarcrest's own Student Resource Officer, Officer White and Colleen Mack, Providence Hospital emergency room nurse were guest speakers in Mrs. Mack's Nutrition and Fitness classes last month. As part of the Substance Abuse Prevention unit, Officer White and Ms. Mack discussed issues related substance abuse from the perspective of law enforcement and health care. Both shared information about the opportunities available for young men and women in their career firleds. As a former Marysville school district student (from kindergarten to graduation) Colleen discussed the importance of maintaining good grades in all classes, and the benefits of AP and College in the High School courses for all college bound students. We look forward to Officer White and Ms. Mack visiting later this spring with second semester students.
WEEK 18 CEDARCREST STEM ROBOTICS AND 21ST CENTURY NEWSLETTER—SPECIAL END OF FIRST SEMESTER EDITION
THIS WEEK IS THE SPECIAL END OF FIRST SEMESTER EDITION OF OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER. Due to short weeks, being under the weather, competing in the last FTC challenge, and just plain being super busy trying to get all the STEM classes here at Cedarcrest to finish their projects, I took a few weeks off from the weekly updates. I thought it would be nice for both the parents of the STEM Robotics students and the 21st Century students to get a glimpse of what each program did as a final culminating project.
In STEM Robotics, the students used both the Light sensor and the infrared sensor in order to create a “Battle Bot” that could stay in a ring yet find another robot and either incapacitate it—or push it out of the ring.
I’VE INCLUDED A YouTube VIDEO CLIP BELOW OF ONE OF THE BATTLES-- ENJOY!
The competition was a lot of fun for students and spectators alike. This project was a culmination of all the skills the students learned over the semester: Designing, building and testing a robot that can do a specific task, programming robots to do a repetitive act such as go forward or turn, and using the artificial intelligence features of the EV3 Brick to interpret data from a sensor, then act on it. Students were also supposed to complete a group slide show on how to accomplish this last task.
This assignment was similar to what students would be asked to do at any high tech company: Share the workload, collaborate, and create without even having to be in the same room, same building, or even same part of the world.
The next step for students who have taken a class like this is either Lego League or First Tech Challenge which are after school programs offered here at Cedarcrest. Furthermore, EVCC has a robotics program that uses the same Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to teach robotics.
The 21st Century Students have been working on their final project which was FORCES AND MOTION—ROCKETS.
The Design Problem:
To design, build and test a rocket that can launch an egg astronaut and bring it back safely...for the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. They want you to develop a unit that kids of all ages can safely build and launch around the Pacific Science Center grounds for their Tinker Tank Program.
There were constraints associated with this challenge:
1. Must use recycled materials
2. No flammable or explosive fuels
3. Must cost less than $3 dollars
4. Must use a raw egg astronaut
The 21st Century students have been researching about what type of rocket could solve the engineering problem. Based upon their research and discussions in class, The Design Solution was:
To design, build and test a Soda Bottle Rocket that can carry an egg, has a recovery system, is made from recycled materials, and relies on water and compressed air for its fuel.
The 21st Century Students designed, built and tested their rocket designs this past Wednesday.
I’ve included a short You Tube video link BELOW of one of the launches from this week. Enjoy!
The culminating projects for both classes, as well as all of their other work from this semester were uploaded to their electronic journals on SeeSaw. Please have your son/daughter share all their work from STEM Robotics and/or 21st Century classes by logging onto SeeSaw and looking at the electronic journals.
Additionally, The Cedarcrest Timberbots of the Science/FTC Robotics Club competed again on Sunday, Jan17, in the tird and final competition at Everett High School in Everett, WA.
Finally, On Behalf of all the STEM staff here at Cedarcrest, I want to thank all parents and students who were either directly or indirectly a part of making this past semester one to remember here at Cedarcrest.
Next Semester I will be teaching another round of 21st Century, another STEM class “How Things Work, and a High School Credited class “Exploring Computer Science.” .
Mr. Shreeve , Science, Robotics, CTE, STEM, 21st Century, Computer Science TeacherI will have another
The Marysville Getchell High School DECA chapter recently participated in the Area 1 Competition! Join us in congratulating the following students: Jaymz Walters, Ashley Maag and Caden Natterstad (5th place for their Entrepreneur Innovation Plan), and Courtney Taylor (7th place in the Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series). Great job and thanks for making your school and community proud!
This past weekend MP DECA sent 35 students to compete against over 800 students from 16 schools in our region. Our students did extremely well. Below is a list of our 14 State Qualifiers. 5 of them are 2017 Area Champions.
Allyssa Burrows 5th Place Apparel & Accessories
Trevor Anderson 5th Place Automotive Services
Jakob Wiechert 7th Place Food Marketing
Kennedy Lentini 1st Place Food Marketing
Ross Whyte 6th Place Hotel & Lodging
Jason Cook 3rd Place Human Resources
McKenna Dahl 6th Place Professional Selling
Connor Peterson 3rd Place Quick Serve Restaurant
MacKenzie Bosket 1st Place Quick Serve Restaurant
Bryson Sundseth 6th Place Restaurant & Food Services
Keili Roberts 2nd Place Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Tim Barton 1st Place Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Olivya Cerdino/Cece Watson 1st Place Buying & Merchandising