The Biographical Living Wax Museum is always one of our most anticipated events. Hosted by our 3rd grade, this year's 10th annual museum was held on February 22nd. Each student chose an influential, historical figure to portray. After weeks of research, the students are ready to give us a glimpse into the lives of these famous people. Along with perennial favorites such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, we saw some "new" faces this year including Elizabeth Blackwell, Jackie Robinson, and Queen Elizabeth I. It is always exciting to see our students in full costume and to learn a little bit about what makes each of these historical figures so special.
Our students recently attended Florida's Beta Club Convention at the Renaissance Sea World in Orlando, Florida. TCS received many accolades and awards. All of the students who attended the convention had to participate in at least one academic event and one engineering and/or arts event. Over 2,000 Jr. Beta Club students from all over the state of Florida attended this event.
The National Beta Club (often called "Beta Club" or simply "Beta") is an organization for 4th through 12th grade students in the United States. It's purpose is "to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership, and service among elementary and secondary school students." The State Convention is a venue where students can compete and be rewarded in the areas of academics, engineering, and talent (visual and performing).
Congratulations to all of our participants who did an outstanding job.
1st Place Tower of Power Division II
2nd Place Black & White Photography Division II
3rd Place Tower of Power Division Division I
3rd Place Special Talent Division I
3rd Place Color Photography Division II
5th Place Social Studies Division II
5th Place Digital Art Division II
All of our students who placed are now eligible to compete at the National Convention in June 2017.
A special thank you to our faculty and parent sponsors in attendance:
Mrs. Martial and Mrs. Zippay Division II (6-8 grades)
Ms. Thompson and Mrs. Gaylord Division I (4-5 grades)
TCS Receives STEM Grant
We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the generous support of the South Florida Science Center, our school will be participating in a brand new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Inventor’s Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to introduce our students to a range of emerging technologies and inspire them to take an active role in solving real world problems. As participants in the program, we have been given a 3D printer for use in completing the challenge tasks. Our students will compete in teams to design their inventions and will create multimedia presentations to describe their processes and ideas. We are grateful for this opportunity and cannot wait to see what they come up with.
Please join us Sunday evening (September 11) for a night of fellowship. We have the privilege of hearing from guest speaker, Jackie Kendall. Jackie Kendall is a national speaker and best selling author of Lady in Waiting, The Mentoring Mom, and many others. Her teaching style is humorous, hard-hitting and healing.
She is also the author of our upcoming bible study book, Surrender Your Junior God Badge.
This event is open to all TCS female parents (preschool, elementary and middle) and TUMC family, as well as close friends, neighbors, family members, etc. so please extend the invitation and make it a Girls Night Out!
The cost is only $5. Feel free to pay at the door or pay in advance at the Erbey Center front desk. Please RSVP by Friday, September 9th so we can reserve a spot for you.
Light refreshments, including salads and sweets, will be provided.
Hope to see you there!
Contact Karen Chapin with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org