On October 3, 2018 the Green Bank Elementary Middle School Radioactive Robotics attended the regional West Virginia First Lego League (WVFLL) robotics competition in Union, West Virginia. This event was hosted by the West Virginia First Lego League (WVFLL). This event happened so that children can learn about robots. Participants practice respecting others and have fun in a relaxing atmosphere. Mason Solliday, a member of Radioactive Robotics. said, “It was fun.“ Sarah Cole, also a member of the team, said, “It was fun because of the team.“ The team placed 2nd in the competition. The Radioactive Robotics will advance to states on December 1.
Update! The Radioactive Robotics competed in the state competition on December 1. The team placed 1st overall and 3rd in the Robot Game. The Radioactive Robotics will advance to the world robotics competition in April 2019 held in Detroit, Michigan.
On October 10, 6th graders at GBEMS went to Marlinton Ranger Station where they learned about pollinators and pollination. Amy Lovell, an Ecologist with Monongahela National Forest, said the purpose of the trip was for 6th students to “learn about native pollinators and their role in a healthy, functioning ecosystem.”
Students did numerous activities to expand their understanding of pollination including working in the garden planting native plants to encourage pollinators to visit, collecting native seeds to make “seed bombs” and making butterfly feeders.
Today, I interviewed three elementary students about the new water fountain in the cafeteria to find out if they like the water fountain and to ask why they think they got it.
The first elementary student I asked was in the third-grade and I asked her, “Do you like the new water fountain?” She said she likes it, but she has not been able to fill her water bottle up in it yet.
This year, Green Bank Elementary-Middle School is having a new yearbook class! Many students joined the yearbook class for the new school year. The class includes many fun activities like writing articles for the newspaper, The Pocahontas Times, and working on the 2018-2019 school yearbook. This is the first year Green Bank is having a yearbook class. Mrs. Baldwin, GBEMS English Language Arts teacher, has been putting the yearbook together for two years and this year she decided to let students take the lead. There is a combination of sixth-, seventh-, and eighth–grade students in this class. Students can’t wait to see what happens next.