Thursday, March 20, 2014

School Events: Saturday March 22, 2014

Odyssey of the Mind Competition:

"We are very excited to be sending 2 teams to the Odyssey of the Minds state tournament this Saturday March 22 at CVU high school. We have one Division 1 team made of 6 students in grades 3-5. This team solved the "Stackable Structures" problem in which they created a representation of Earth with balsa structures, then will test how much weight they can hold stacked together . The second is a Division 2 team consisting of five 7 students in 7 & 8th grade. Their problem is "The not so Haunted House". They had to create an original skit and build a haunted house with 4 special effects with a surprise ending. These teams have worked very hard over the last 6 months to be able to compete on Saturday. We wish them all good luck and congratulate them on a great accomplishment. "

VT Jr. Iron Chef:

For the third year SATEC has two teams participating in VT. Jr Iron Chef competition. The team members are the following 6th-8th students: Liam Rocheleau (6th grader & first year member), Hannah Johnson (7th grader & second year member), Connor Brown (8th grader & first year member), C.J. Brown (8th grader & first year member), as well as the following 8th graders who have been on the team for the last three years Jenna Lawrence, Bennett St. Marie & Hilary Devarney. Team coaches are Ms. Jauna Berry & Mrs. Jane Berry. We have been practicing cooking, measuring and teamwork skills every Thursday afternoon as part of the Open Doors program. The timed competition is on Saturday March 22, at 9:00 am at the Essex Fairgrounds.There are two heats (am & pm) with over 100 middle schoolers & high school teams participating. Teams will independently prepare and present an original vegetarian recipe to a panel of judges. During the event judges will rate how the teams work together,cook cooperatively, and maintain an orderly work area. The plated food will be judged on taste, appearance, originality, and the use of local foods.We would like to thank the school staff, the Abbey staff, and the parents for their cooperation and help during the past few months.

We would also like to invite everyone to come and watch us compete. We will be competing from 9:00-10:30 at the Fairgrounds. We hope to see you there!

Dance Upon A Dream:

This Saturday, SATEC will host a Dance Showcase Fundraiser to benefit the SATEC Open Doors After School Program. Admission is a donation minimum of $5.00. Dance performances by 2Inspire Dance Company, Electric Youth, Studio 3 and the Dance Teams from Mt. Mansfield Union High School. This event will be held in the gym at 3:00 p.m.