Caroline County

Caroline Middle School - The Elite Eagles Robotics Team

Categories: Caroline County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Caroline Middle Schools “The Elite Eagles” Robotics Team was created as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers STEM Program. Mr. William Fields and Mrs. Michele High serve as sponsors for the team. The purpose of the Robotics program at CMS is to encourage kids to think like scientists and engineers, while providing a fun, creative, hands-on and team-based learning experience. In order to prepare for their first Lego League tournament, the CMS Robotics Team gave a presentation and demonstration to school board administrators and principals. The team shared their solutions to a common recycling solutions problem that affects all communities. “The Elite Eagles” competed in the tournament using LEGO Mindstorms technology. The team built a robot capable of completing multiple tasks on a three-dimensional playing field. “The Elite Eagles” earned 1st Place for Robot Design.

Contact:

William Fields
Technology Teacher
wfields@ccps.us
804-633-6561


Caroline Middle School Junior Culinary Academy

Categories: Caroline County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

The Caroline Middle School Junior Culinary Academy under the direction of Ms. Denise Ewing-Williams, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher hosts an annual luncheon for the school board during School Board Appreciation Month in February. The Junior Culinary Academy was developed as an alignment program to support Career and Technical Education (CTE) from middle to high school. Students that seek certification in the culinary field meet twice a month at the middle school to discuss and develop healthy meals and plans for their families and peers. Students learn culinary and workplace skills to lay the foundation for them to be successful in the workforce. Skills include having a positive work ethic, being part of a team, having a creative but diverse mindset when thinking about foods of other cultures and alternate diet plans. Each year members of the academy visit different culinary schools and colleges for three days, reinforcing their speaking, listening, reading, writing skills and other professional and knowledge skills taught during the year. The academy prepares student leaders at Caroline Middle School for their transition to high school, which focuses on college and career readiness.

Contact:

Denise Ewing-Williams
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
dewingwilliams@ccps.us
804-633-6561