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Stemability is a college transition program for rising high school juniors and seniors with disabilities and their parents.  While on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, students will participate in engineering, technology and science learning activities designed to enhance success in the college and work environment.  Click the banner above for more details and registration information.

 

Sadly, due to inclement weather the Little Feet Meet has been cancelled for this year.

LFMeet  More than 200 students from 12 elementary schools will participate in Special Olympics Virginia’s Little Feet Meet on Friday, April 29th at King’s Fork High School.

The meet, which will begin at 10 a.m., will feature children enrolled in Suffolk’s special education program.  From the 25-meter walk/run and the tennis ball throw to the standing long jump, the athletes will compete with the help of non-disabled students from their schools, who will serve as buddies.  A special ceremony, featuring remarks from prominent members of the community, the Special Olympics oath and the Special Olympics’ torch and cauldron lighting, begins at 11:15 a.m.

King’s Fork High School students also will serve as the primary volunteers running the Little Feet Meet.  A Student Leadership Team will be in charge of the stations and the rest of the student body will help throughout the day. The event is sponsored by a Project Unify Grant through the United States Department of Education, and Suffolk Public Schools.

For more information, or if you plan to attend the Little Feet Meet, please contact Debbie Apperson at dapperson@specialolympicsva.org or 757-962-1575 (office) or 757-672-6012 (cell).  For more information on Special Olympics Virginia, visit www.specialolympicsva.org

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Moodys’ Mega Math Challenge

About the M3 Challenge

The MChallenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool and as a viable and exciting profession. Participating students are encouraged to explore and bolster their mathematical modeling know-how to position themselves for success.  The specific real-world problem that is posed each year is entirely unknown to participants until they login during Challenge weekend. Scholarship prizes total $150,000, and there are no m3challengeregistration or entrance fees whatsoever. The Challenge is entirely Internet-based with no registration or participation fees. Each high school in the U.S. (including US territories and DoDEA schools) may enter up to two teams of three to five junior and/or senior students.  Homeschool and cyberschoolm3challenge2 students may also participate.  Students from Scott Graham’s math classes participated this year.  They spent 14 hours on a Saturday working on an unstructured, open-ended modeling problem.

 

Our spring season is off to a great start.  There have been victories in several of our contests thus far and the action is just beginning!  There are many exciting spring athletic and educational events taking place at KF every day!  Check the school’s calender for these events and updates to athletic events due to the ever changing spring weather.  Come cheer your favorite bulldog to greatness!

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