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Students pose holding their 3rd place trophy
AAJHS students pose by tree
AAHS Students pose by tree
A woman displays six cups of water that are hooked up to a computer. The computer displays a piano, which plays chords when the water is struck.
A picture of a man conducting a catapult experiment with a plastic spoon.
Students build shapes using Play-Doh and toothpicks

Students build shapes using Play-Doh and toothpicks 

Students are using iPads to utilize the Osmos system.
Students posing for a picture next to their STEM creation
Students building a model using K'NEX
MHI students placed first in the AAHS STEM robotics competition.

MHI students placed first in the AAHS STEM robotics competition.

Local Lego League Robotics Competition in Johnstown

Local Lego League Robotics Competition in Johnstown 

Local Lego League Robotics Competition in Johnstown
McAuliffe Heights Students pose for a picture at the robotics competition in Johnstown, PA.

Local Lego League Robotics Competition in Johnstown 

MHI students at KidWind Challenge
PSU Kidwind Challenge
The Propellers at McAuliffe Heights
 
Latest News Feature Links Upcoming Events 

McAuliffe Heights Host IU8's STEM Connection

May 3, 2018

 A woman stands at a display to show how cups of water can play a piano when connected to a computer.
 On Thursday, May 3rd, McAuliffe Heights was invited to host the IU8's STEM Connection, which is a time that all district administration and teachers within the IU8 area get together to discuss how STEM education is implemented within their school. During my presentation, I spoke of our program at McAuliffe Heights and how it has changed over the past year with the guidance of Mrs. Burlingame and the work of myself and the teachers to build a strong STEM program just over the summer. I also spoke of our Tinker Tuesdays, STEAM Nights, STEM challenges with other elementary schools within our district, as well as teachers' professional learning and the support from central administration. Mrs. Kelly Grassmyer then led a STEM Challenge for the adults, that attended the STEM Connection, to engage in a catapult activity. After that we toured the school going to a kindergarten classroom, a fifth-grade classroom and a water piano made with our makey-makey in the lobby, run by a parent volunteer.

 

 

40th Annual Pennsylvania TSA Leadership Conference and Competition

April 22, 2018

Mr. Dzurko and his TSA student pose for picture.
Student members of the AASD TSA Chapter (7 AAJHS & 3 AAHS) competed in the 40th Annual Pennsylvania TSA Leadership Conference and Competition this past Wednesday through Saturday (4.18.18 – 4.21.18). There were 2300 students and advisors representing over 150 school districts from Pennsylvania at Seven Springs Resort and Conference Center. Our AASD TSA students competed in STEM Events, attended General Business Meetings, Special Interest Sessions, and Served as Voting Delegates and represented AASD with pride. Students that represented AAJHS TSA at the 40th Annual PA-TSA event were Alyssa Clark, Aiden Gregg, Sarah Graham, Darrian Berkheimer, Cameron Krause, Amelia Schultz and Ben Wagner. AAJHS TSA members placed in the following events: Off the Grid Design Challenge – Team of Alyssa Clark and Amelia Schultz – 3rd Place Technical Design Challenge – Team of Sarah Graham and Darrian Berkheimer – 4th Place Essays on Technology – Darrian Berkheimer – 6th Place Technology Bowl Written – Aiden Gregg – 10th Place Students representing AAHS TSA at the 40th Annual PA-TSA event were Coby Bernharthorton, Jennifer Worley and Jessica Worley. AAHS TSA members placed in the following event: Technology Problem Solving – Team of Jessica Worley and Jennifer Worley – 5th Place

 

 

The McAuliffe Heights STEM Program