The St. Croix Regional Technical Center has a new student project to show off as a result of hard work from 3+ of its students. A solar powered bicycle has recently been unveiled on the school campus. This project utilized the talents of students from the Computer Electronics, Welding, and Building Trades programs, as well as the Technology Education class at CHS. The construction of the bike began with the welding of solar panels onto the bicycle by Zach Goodwin from the Welding program. Several Building Trades students assisted by building a wood platform to raise the bike for construction. After the solar panels were welded on, Computer Electronics students Kale Sapiel and Dylan Korsadowicz setup the electronics that allow the solar energy to make the bicycle run. Fellow student Shane DelMonaco assisted with research for the electronics construction. Dylan Korsadowicz is currently constructing a dashboard for the bike in Brian Duffy’s Technology Education class at CHS. The bicycle is completely solar powered and charges while parked in the sun. Because of this form of power, it is very environmentally friendly. This project has been under development all school year, and has had a huge amount of support from the Superintendent and school administrators. (Pictured from left to right: Shane DelMonaco, Dylan Korsadowicz, and Kale Sapiel.)
On Friday June 8th, CES held the annual Hokey Pokey Fair. This event is an end of the year celebration in which students leave classes and gather with friends and their parents to enjoy a variety of games, contests, and snacks. This event is a staple of the school, and Hokey Pokey Fair day is one of the most exciting days in the school year.
This is the C.E.S. Wall of Readers! The students who participated each month had a picture taken and added to our Readers Wall of Fame. Our reading challenge will continue this summer. Students that read and fill out a reading log (20 days for 20 min.) can visit C.E.S. on July 10th from 1 – 2 p.m. for an ice cream party.
On Thursday June 7th, the CMHS drama club held a second performance of the play “The Internet is a Distract-Oh Look a Kitten!” in the school cafetorium. The drama club and the club director Kati Grass put a lot of work into this performance, and it was enjoyed by all.
The May reading challenge winner at CES is 2nd grader Dylan S.
Spring Celebration at C.E.S. was a great success. We had an attendance of 262. Everyone enjoyed a free dinner of hotdogs, chips, and cookies. Families got a chance to visit our classrooms and see the work that has been accomplished this year. Students were excited to show loved ones some of the things they’ve worked on throughout this year. The walls were displayed with student artwork and the third grade students performed on their recorders. (Photo and write up by Debbie Little, CES.)
On the evening of June 4th, the CMHS Class of 2022 had their Celebration of Growth in the CMHS gymnasium. This event honors the students’ completion of middle school and marks their transition into high school. We are all very proud of all the students and wish them the best of luck as they enter high school next year. (Pictured left, Principal Mary Anne Spearin shakes hands with a student and presents him with his certificate.)