Today we broke ground on the (soon to be) 5th Grade Art & Science Gourd Garden! Here is a time lapse video to show the progress. Great job Class of 2019-2020!
Out of an abundance of caution and due to the threat of severe weather, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System will be closing all schools and offices on Thursday, April 18, 2019. All after school activities on Thursday will be cancelled or postponed. School will resume after spring break on Monday, April 29.
Have a happy and safe spring break!
Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) STEM faculty generously hosted our WHAM kindergarten students for an iCoding workshop. During the visit our students participated in a series of activities centered around STEM. The students were led through several hands-on, highly engaging, and super fun challenges. With the expertise and support of the BRCC team the students were able to persevere and deepen their understanding of science. We are immensely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to a continued partnership with BRCC!
The WHAM Moonlight in the Gardens has become one of our favorite annual spring events. This time of food, fun, music, and fellowship was enjoyed by all members of the school community. We would especially like to thank Ed Perkins, grandfather of Braxton and Oliva, and the members of his band for their performance through the Jazz Foundation of America. Dr. Legoria began this event several years ago and each year the event continues to grow and expand. We are already looking forward to next year’s event!
The students in Ms. McCay's 2nd grade class had the opportunity to participate in First Lego League Jr.'s Mission Moon Challenge. The students worked throughout the school year to explore questions such as: What do you need to know about the Moon to live there? What will you eat and drink? How will you get energy? and more! Using the Engineering Design Process, the students designed and built a Moon Base to hold the LEGO rocket ship and demonstrated how they would solve problems related to living on the Moon. The LEGO WeDO 2.0 was used to build and program the motorized parts.
Recently, each of the teams presented their solutions to their class. Peer discussion and debate were utilized as the teams made claims and provided evidence to support. Mr. Corey Cheeks, a WHAM parent and Exxon Mobil employee, volunteered with the students each week to provide this robotics experience. Through a grant provided by Exxon Mobil and Mr. Cheeks' volunteerism, we were able to purchase the materials for this AMAZING experience!
Use the link below to learn more about First Lego League Jr.