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Fort Gay Students Challenge at State Robotics Competition
Posted by Ric Morrone, 2018-05-21
Two Eighth Grade students at Fort Gay PreK-8, Elijah Fox and Ethan Sturgill, finished in 2nd place at the West Virginia Cyber Robotics Coding Competition at Fairmont State University. Prior to the state competition almost 3000 middle school students across the state spent three weeks coding robots to perform specific tasks. Twenty teams consisting of two members received invitations to compete in Fairmont. The teams had two and a half hours to complete eighteen challenges of varying difficulties. Fox and Sturgill scored 3600 points out of a possible 3800 to place second. The two youngest competitors, Fort Gay fifth grade students Tyger Cavins and Brayden Scott, also competed and finished in 12th place representing Fort Gay PK-8.
Fort Gay PK-8 Principal, Mr. Greg Miller, said, “We are very proud of all our students in this competition. They competed at the highest level in the state and performed well. Here at Fort Gay PK-8 we focus on developing our students and encouraging them to reach their fullest potential. The robotics program and the competitions allow them to challenge themselves in new and exciting ways.”
For more information regarding this and other activities at Fort Gay PK-8 contact:
Principal Mr. Greg Miller @ 304-648-5404.
On Monday, October 30th, students brought in the culmination of their literary efforts in the form of tri-fold and no-fold poster boards! Every wing of the school had at least a few colorful displays detailing the exploits and misadventures of characters from every genre of the reading universe. Our students did a wonderful job and made their teachers proud! Below are just a few of the fantastical projects that were submitted (working on adding more):
FGPK8 will be hosting our very 1st Annual Literacy Fair on October 18, 2016.
What is the Literacy Fair?
The Literacy Fair is an event designed to promote literacy and to get students excited about reading. Students choose a book that they’ve read and enjoyed and create a project that promotes that book. The students’ projects will be displayed at the Literacy Fair on Tuesday October 18, 2016. The projects will be judged during the school day on October 18, 2016 by a panel of judges. That evening from 4-6PM parents and family members can attend a showcase at the school to view the projects that were entered. At 6PM, we will have an awards presentation for the winners in each division.
What kind of projects can they create?
There are two categories of projects that students may enter into the Literacy Fair.
The first category is a storyboard. For this project, students will use a trifold presentation board to present the information that is required (see attached checklist). You can find some ideas and inspiration for storyboard projects at this website, http://mommycracked.net/2013/01/school-reading-fair-projects-2013.html
Digital Book Trailer or Short Movie –
The second type of project that the students may enter is a digital book trailer or a short movie based on the book they’ve chosen. They may use any program or app to create their digital project EXCEPT for Powerpoint. Some of the more popular programs used for creating this type of project are iMovie, Animoto, and Photostory, but you may use another program that you are familiar with. You can find some examples of digital book trailers at this website, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1emxcttgKE
or by searching ‘student book trailers’ on YouTube or Pinterest.
How will the projects be judged?
The projects will be judged on how well students have incorporated the required elements and how creative their project is (use the attached checklist sheets to help guide you!) There will be three age groups, PK-2, 3-5, and 6-8 each group will have a chance to win a trophy for 1st – 3rd places and honorable mention. All students who participate will be recognized for their efforts.
This is not a mandatory assignment. However, students who participate in the Literacy Fair will be eligible for extra credit at the teacher’s discretion.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Fuller or Mrs. Kitts (304)648-5404 or by appointment at FGPK8.