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Mineral Wells ISD Offers
UTDallas Summer Coding Camps
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2D Animations using Scratch (Grades 3-5) MIT Scratch is a GUI based programming environment. While it has a friendly interface that appeals to young children, it has tons of functionality!
You can do 2D animations of objects, create cool drawings, make a character sing a tune, develop an interactive game (control it with various inputs including voice) and even narrate a story with images!
Go to scratch.mit.edu to check out the tool and lots of examples. We will use a specific list of examples shown in www.utdallas.edu/~jeyv/scratch.
Scratch uses drag-and-drop programming which means no syntax errors – program is always ready to run! It enables the young learners to focus on the logic instead. This camp is for beginners – no prior experience is required.
Circuits with MaKey MaKey kit (Grades 3-5) MaKey MaKey is a kit that lets you turn anything into a controller. No technical expertise is needed, letting your imagination run wild while you quickly prototype ideas and interactions.
It’s basically a simplified Arduino processor that enables alternative ways for several inputs on your computer like mouse click, space, left-right-up-down keys, etc. through interesting objects like human body, vegetables, anything wet, pencil lead and almost anything that conducts electricity. We will work on “fun” projects every day!
3D Animations using Alice (Grades 6-8) This workshop is perfect for middle school students who have not done any programming so far. It uses drag and drop programming, which means there is no room for syntax errors!
You can convert your idea to code quickly and see it in action! You can code 3D animations or games with ease. Alice comes with a powerful graphics library that minimizes coding effort. Visit www.utdallas.edu/~jeyv/alice to preview the content.
GameMaker (Grades 6-8) As the name suggests, it is all about building games! This is perfect for middle school students. You can get started with GameMaker, even if you do not have any programming experience.
You will learn the building blocks and how to put them together to make your own fancy game!
MIT App Inventor (Grades 6-8) helps you to implement your great idea to real mobile app, even before learning serious languages like Java & Objective C.
It enables you to use drag-and-drop mechanism to put your creative ideas to work. You will add several components and make them work together to make a complex mobile application.
Checks made payable to Mineral Wells ISD
Payment must be received by June 2, 2015
Registration form can be turned in to any MWISD campus office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Partial need-based scholarships are available, please contact Karyn Bullock for more information at (940) 325-6404 or email email@example.com
Saturday, May 30, 2015, will be a big day for our community. Students, teachers, parents, and community members will be saying goodbye to a school building that will soon be put to rest.
The public is invited for the ceremonial closing of Lamar Elementary. This will be a time of reflection and remembrance with a “walk down memory lane” that will celebrate 61 years of learning and teaching. This building was the vision of our close-knit community in 1954 and has nobly served the children, parents, and community of Mineral Wells for more than six decades. The education received within its hallowed halls has helped shape the lives of many generations of Mineral Wells Rams.
This aged building is so much more than bricks, mortar, and steel. It holds within its structure memories of the thousands of students who attended Lamar Elementary. Children have been educated in this facility where their parents and grandparents received their education. Lamar was instrumental in many life-long friendships that were started within this building. It has been a living part of our community and has provided many wonderful experiences over the years.
So how will we say goodbye to a building that is an old friend? Lamar Elementary is planning a community celebration that will include a historical account of the building, self-guided tours, and a school memorabilia exhibition. Light refreshments will be served to those in attendance.
We invite current and former students and faculty to join us as we bid a final farewell to this well-worn, much-loved institution. Even when the building is gone, its significant legacy will live on for many years to come. Lamar Elementary has served us well in all its years; please join us on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm, as it will be “honored” for all its years of faithful service.
Please take a few minutes to visit and "Like" our Farewell to Lamar Elementary Facebook page. We are in search of historic photographs, stories, and other school memorabilia for this special event. If you have any questions about the event, please contact the school office at (940) 325-5303 or email Leslee Barham firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to visit our
Farewell to Lamar Elementary Facebook page.
On Saturday, May 30, 2015, The Mineral Wells Athletic Department will host a Jr. High and High School Athletics Physical Day at the high school field house.
Athletes will receive the required screening to clear them for participation in high school sports. All students need to arrive with their completed UIL Physical Packet form, which must be signed by a parent.
Please click here to print the 2015-16 Physical Athletic Packet