We have been very fortunate to have received a grant from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education to help purchase tools and other items for our Makerspace. Here are links to several stories:
On Saturday, September 10, the Alta Vista Campus School Garden was a stop for the Driftless Farm Crawl. Staff and students answered questions, planted raspberries for next year, and helped people interact with our hens. It was a great experience for us, and moments were captured and shared in the District Update video:
The Alta Vista Campus was fortunate to have been awarded funds from the DRA Grant to purchase new active learning furniture. Students and staff alike are excited to have this unique classroom furniture. Many thanks to the Dubuque Racing Association!
Students are building a hen coop for an economics class project. Students selected a design after researching the needs of a hen and sharing several different designs. Students observed the local market offerings and designed a product that would be an economical choice for the potential clients. Students decided to name their business Key City Coops and have a Facebook page documenting the progress of the coop as it is being built. Logos are now being considered.
ALC robots are engaging students in coding, programming, critical thinking and problems solving, collaboration and communication. Students have responded well to the challenges and frustrations as they work to accomplish many tasks with their robots. The sense of pride and accomplishment is visible as students achieve success!
ALC students worked to create a display for the Multicultural Center in Dubuque. The structure will feature pictures and text explaining what students have learned about the culture, history and people of different ethnic groups in Dubuque.