Student Council - Members of student council are elected by thier peers in third, fourth and fifth grade homeroom classes. From those members we will hold an election for secretary (3rd), vce president (4th), and president (5th). The student council has monthly service projects, they help with the volunteer luncheon and fifth grade achievement celebration. One of our big projects is the Fall canned food drive.
Science Olympiad - North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract and retain the pool of K-12 students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers in North Carolina. Every year NCSO hosts tournaments on university, community college, and public school campuses across the state. These tournaments are rigorous and academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology. The challenging and self-motivating events of the NCSO align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study as well as the National Science Education Standards. The events are designed to enhance and strengthen both science content and process skills. (Adapted from www.sciencenc.org) Email Ms. Phillips for more information about Science Olympiad at Mountain Island.
Robotics Teams - Robotics teams are comprised of 3rd-5th Graders. Rrobotics teams are chosen in the spring before the current year. Students work all year to reserach and develop robots to solve a problem then compete in regional and state competitions.
STEMpalooza Robotics - Mountain Island will field STEMpalooza Teams for the third year. STEMpalooza is a Charlotte regional robotics competition using Lego Mindstorm robots. These teams will begin meeting in January. For additional information please e mail email@example.com.
Math Olympaid - The goal of the Math Olympiad program is to stimulate enthusiasm and a love for mathematics, introduce important mathematical concepts, teach major strategies for problem solving, develop mathematical flexibility in solving problems, foster mathematical creativity and ingenuity and provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges. Students will participate in class to explore strategies and solve problems.
Third Grade Odyessy Club - The purpose of the club is to stimulate an interest in problem solving, develop both long term and spontaneous problem solving skills, develop brainstorming skills, develop and build confidence with presentation skills and to have fun while strategizing!