News Briefs from the District

News Briefs from the District for Dec. 16
Posted on 12/16/2021

TSD Safety Committee holds quarterly meeting

The Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee met on Dec. 8. Topics discussed included:

*Lessons learned during recent campus drills

*Review of injury reports

*Flagger training

*Policy 3432

*“Say Something” anonymous reporting system approval process

*Lessons learned from recent power outage in preparation for winter weather

The safety committee includes representatives from all district buildings and departments as well as local first responders. The committee will meet again in March 2022.

Maple Valley Food Bank Toy Drive

Shadow Lake Principal, Scott Mitchell gave the challenge to his school to fill his office.  This is how they responded:

SLES before


SLES after

Summit Trail’s ASB promoted the Toy Drive too:

STMS before
Hannah R. and Pyper C. promoting toy drive at STMS

STMS end
STMS responded!

CRES toy drive
Cedar River Elementary brought in many toys, too!

Summit Trail Middle School eighth grade science counts down

Excitement builds for eighth grade science classes at Summit Trail Middle School as Katrina Alegado, science teacher, rises up in the lift with the airdrop packages designed by the students.  Everyone counts down “3, 2, 1!”  The box drops and the parachute opens successfully, but then, the cargo box starts to spin and the box lands with a thud out of the landing zone.  The crowd simultaneously groans, cheers and laughs.  They are all ready to see the next drop.

Eighth grade science has been studying the properties of aerodynamics and properties of gravity.  For the hands-on activity that brings these concepts to life, student teams were tasked to design a cargo hold with a parachute that could safely drop an egg from a two story height. 

STMS student team

L to R: Logan M., Drew P., and Woobyound K.

STMS 8th grade science teachers

L to R: Laura Morceau, Katrina Alegado and Aimee Hardenbrook

Laura Morceau, Aimee Holdenbrook and Katrina Alegado, eighth grade science teachers, dressed in NASA flight suits to bring fun to the event and a visual that this project has a practical application beyond the classroom. 

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