Magnet School News Archive

Sizzling summer camp fun at A-State
Kait Region 8 News Laura Gunter

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - School may not be in session yet, but one group of kids is learning a lot and having a great time. Students in the Arkansas State University summer camp program got to cook one on one with an expert close to their age. Former Chopped Junior Co... Read more

July 27, 2016

Elementary school students in STEM academy mingle with big-time scientists
EdSource Nadra Nittle

The average grade-schooler learns about water pollution by opening a textbook, but at one elementary school near Pasadena students studied the problem by visiting Catalina Island, where they dissected fish and examined their stomach contents under microscopes. In this... Read more

July 26, 2016

Newbury Park kids get a scoop of science with their ice cream
Ventra County Star Robyn Flans

Balloons popped, water squirted and clouds formed as a result of science experiments performed Wednesday by an ice-cream maker. Rob West entertained 35 shrieking EARTHS Magnet School summer camp kids in Newbury Park, "starting off with a bang" by spraying... Read more

July 24, 2016

Miami-Dade students attend coding camp
NBC 6 South Florida Ari Odzer

It doesn’t look like a summer camp, and it doesn’t sound like one. "You and your partner are going to design an app that will address some concern or need within your particular community," instructor Adam Mack tells the 25 kids in the room, all of whom a... Read more

July 20, 2016

Kindergartners go on a hunt
Herald & Review Valerie Wells

DECATUR – On the rug in Roxie Danyus' classroom at Durfee Magnet School, several little chldren were expertly using iPads to watch cartoons about the alphabet. “I didn't even show them how to use them,” Danyus said with a chuckle. “I just told them, 'Here's the app... Read more

July 19, 2016

Students head back to class at Onslow's year-round school Jannette Pippin

Dilyn started first grade at Northwoods Elementary and was anxious to return to school after a summer full of traveling and activities such as jet-skiing. “She’s been counting down the days,” said her mom, Courtney Hopkins. Monday was the first day of school for... Read more

July 18, 2016

Students make blankets for shelter animals
Colbie McCloud The Sentinel-Record

Children with YMCA-sponsored enrichment classes recently gave a "homey touch" to cat and dog kennels at the Garland County Humane Society by donating 20 blankets they created. "Little things like this make them feel a little loved," said Ivey Wo... Read more

July 17, 2016

Fun and games with math and more at Vista Magnet School summer camp
The Vista Press

Ray Huard …  Eighth-grader Kulpreet Chhokar and two of her classmates at Vista Magnet Middle School came up with a game where players have to add, subtract, multiply and divide number fractions to move around a game board. Whoever gets enough of the answers ri... Read more

July 8, 2016

Magnet journalism program alive and well at Melrose Elementary
Tampa Bay Times Gretchen Letterman

ST. PETERSBURG — Fourth-grader Vermon Miller stood proudly against the wall at the Studio@620, below the photograph of a scene from a school playground. The photo he took. The photo selected by his teachers to be displayed as part of a real gallery exhibit. The res... Read more

June 21, 2016

Students enjoy a sweet end to the year
Booner County

Students at Naples Magnet School recently had a sweet end to their school year, according to teacher Tawny Macdonald, better known as “Mrs. M” to her second-grade students. “I wanted to thank Jason Dillan, owner of Panhandle Cone and Coffee for making my students e... Read more

June 21, 2016
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