After weeks of preparation, our students launched their pop bottle rockets on May 18 and 19. The students constructed the rockets in their science classes, using nose cones that Mr. Clemmer created with our 3D printer and adjusting different variables like the number of fins. They also studied properties of aerodynamics and the forces of flight – gravity, lift, thrust, and drag. The students made predictions about how high they thought their rocket would fly based on how much water was added to the pop bottle, and then analyzed the relationship between the amount of water added and the height the rocket traveled. Some of our rockets flew over 100 feet! Thanks to Mr. Clemmer, the science department, the elective team, and all of our teachers and students for making this a great day of learning!
Mr. Kamara's 7th grade Robotics team competed at the Cardboard & Duck Tape Boat Regatta on Friday, May 8th, at Miller Swim School. The competition was organized by the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance. Our team took 3rd place in boat design. Must be all those black and yellow stripes! Congratulations Chargers!
TPS Summer Cafe The Summer Café provides nutritious meals free of charge to any child ages 18 and under during the summer months. There are 73 sites throughout Tulsa that have been designated Summer Cafés this year, some even serve breakfast! For more information about times and locations, go to the TPS Summer Cafe web page. Memorial High School Open Gym The boy's basketball team is sponsoring several open gym days in the Veterans Arena at Memorial High. Pick-up games will be held Thursday, May 21, from 6-8 pm, Sundays, May 31, June 7, and June 14, from 4-6 pm, and Thursday, June 18, from 4-6 pm. Contact Coach West for more information. Summer School Open House
An open house for all summer school students and their parents and guardians will be held Thursday, June 11th, from 4-6 pm. Come hear about the program, see the classrooms, and meet the teachers. For more information, call 918-746-6433 or email email@example.com
Summer School Open Enrollment
Open enrollment for summer school will take place for secondary students on Tuesday, June 16th from 8-4:30 at the TPS Enrollment Center, 2819 S. New Haven. To avoid delays, students need to bring all information regarding their necessary credits. Contact the Transportation Department at (918) 833-8100 to check on availability of a bus for your child.
Young People's Creative Writing Contest
The TCCL Young People’s Creative Writing contest is for students ages 10-18. The categories are poetry, short story, informal essay, short play, and comics. Contestants may enter more than one category, but only one manuscript per category. Entries are accepted May 1st-June 5th. Enter online, or fill out the attached form.
TCCL Summer Reading Don't forget to keep reading this summer! The Tween & Teen Summer Reading Program runs through August 1st. All you have to do is read or listen to SIX books and you'll earn prizes and coupons for all kinds of great food and entertainment. This year's theme is Unmask! and there are a ton of fun, free events happening at libraries all over Tulsa. Go to www.tulsalibrary.org/summer to sign up. 2 FREE downloads all summer long
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for young adults. Starting again May 7th 2015, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com
Summer Camp CHARL-E at Memorial High School The Tulsa Engineering Academy at Memorial High School will host a summer camp for students entering grades 3-12, June 1-5, 2015. In Motion Mania, novice programmers learn to use software to make a robot move. In Sensor Sensation, intermediate programmers learn to incorporate sensors, loops, and switches to make a robot interact with its surroundings. Register at Camp CHARL-E. For more information, contact Lane Matheson. Summer Camp GLEE at Memorial High School The Tulsa Engineering Academy at Memorial High School will host a summer camp just for girls entering grades 6-8, July 27-31, 2015. Participants will explore fields of engineering through fun hands-on projects, including chemical, biomedical, electrical, design, mechanical and environmental engineering. In addition, the camp participants will meet women from a variety of career fields related to engineering. Register online at Camp GLEE. For more information, contact Lane Matheson. Summer Academies in Math, Science, and Technology
Start planning now. Explore an Oklahoma college or university this summer for a unique, hands-on learning experience! And it's FREE for students in grades 8-12. Go to www.okcollegestart.org
to find out more.
Summer Tutoring at OSU-Tulsa The Randall and Carol White Reading and Mathematics Center at OSU-Tulsa offers personalized tutoring assistance to elementary and middle grade students who wish to improve their reading and mathematics skills. There is a $25.00 enrollment fee required. Access the the application on the RMC website. Summer TU Basketball Camps
Full and half day basketballs camps are now enrolling for this summer. Directed by Frank Haith and the TU Men's Basketball staff on the University of Tulsa Campus. Open to any and all entrants grades 2-12, depending on the week. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
TPS Athletic Physicals
Athletic physicals for the 2015-16 school year will be offered on the following dates: August 3rd & August 24th from 5-8 pm. For more information call the OU Physicians Group at 918-619-8700.
SchoolWay is a free mobile app that helps you stay connected and receive school information using your Apple or Android device. TPS is utilizing this app in an effort to improve communications with parents and students. For more information, go to tulsaschools.org/app
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