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Fauquier County Public Schools will offer two weeks of “Camp Creation” STEM camps this summer. The four-day camps run from 8 a.m.-noon during the week of June 12-15 at Liberty High School and June 19-22 at Kettle Run High School. Cost is $75 per session per participant. The following camps will be offered June 12-15 at LHS: Elementary K-2nd grade – Lego Storystarter and Mad Science; Elementary grades 3-5 – Lego Robotics, Making Music with Garage Band, and PhotoShop; Grades 3-8 – Minecraft and Drafting Design with 3D Printing; and Middle School – Auto Technology, AgriScience, and VEX Robotics. The following camps will be offered June 19-22 at KRHS: Elementary K-2nd grade – Lego Storystarter and Mad Science; Elementary grades 3-5 – Lego Robotics, Making Music with Garage Band, AgriScience, and PhotoShop; Grades 3-8 – Minecraft and Drafting Design with 3D Printing; and Middle School – Auto Technology, Video Editing, and VEX Robotics. Registration forms are available at www.fcps1.org/STEMcamp. Registration ends Friday, June 2. For more information email STEMcamp@fcps1.org or call (540) 422-7000.
The Destination Imagination team from Pierce Elementary School – “Pierce’s Prodigious Pickles Go Meow Meow” – won second place at the DI state tournament held April 8 at Atlee High School in Mechanicsville, VA. The team participated in the challenge “Project Outreach: Ready, Willing and Fable.” The team qualified to compete in the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, TN, May 24-27. Competing with other teams from around the world, they will perform an eight-minute play that they wrote – “The Fox and The Bird” – about a tricky fox who learns all about being kind; the Pierce students created all of the scenes, props and costumes for the play. This is the second year in a row a Pierce team will head to DI Global Finals.
Applications are now being accepted for Fauquier County Public Schools summer STARTALK Arabic and Turkish language program. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bradley Elementary School from Monday, July 10 through Thursday, July 20 (no classes on Friday, July14). Cost is $75. Due to a significant reduction in the federal STARTALK grant, bus transportation and lunch will not be provided.