Plan now to be our Guest at the 5th Annual Fellowship Scouts Pack 356 Pinewood Derby on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th in the HS Gym.
Friday Night 2/14/17 Details: TIME TRIALS Are From 6:00 to 9:00 PM
- Come race your car on the official track and check your time
- Pizza & Refreshments will be available for purchase
Saturday Morning 2/25/17: MAIN EVENT – THE PINEWOOD DERBY RACE !!!
Official Race Day, February 25, 2017 - Race Car Drivers & Pit Crew Members
- 8:00 - 9:00 AM: Check-In/Weigh-In (Please do not wait until the last minute to show up) *NO CARS WILL BE REGISTERED AFTER 9:00 AM*
- 9:30 AM: The Pinewood Derby Cub Scout Competition is open to all Pack 356 Cub Scouts.
- After the Scout Competition: An Open Pinewood Derby Competition will begin for all Pack 356 Scouts, Scout Leaders, Family Members, and other Guests!
- Finale: The Pinewood Derby Awards Ceremony
*Race Car Drivers & Pit Crew Members: Food & Refreshments will be available for purchase.*
- The Race is Open to All Boys and Girls in 1st through 5th grade, not just scouts or students at Fellowship.
Even Dads can build their own car! This is a Family Race!
- RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Provide: Name of son/daughter, number of car kits desired, phone number to reach you, school, grade and teacher
- Cost: $15 can be paid via check or credit card; includes a Car Kit
- Car Kit: The car kit includes an official Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby Car Kit (wood, tires, axles), Weights, and a Tire Alignment component; in the car kit, we will also provide Tips for Construction of the Fastest Pinewood Derby car as well as detailed Rules for how the cars can be constructed
Hurry – Limited to the first 100 Registrants!
The Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition is one of the nation's largest venues for students to showcase their work. In Georgia alone, there were thousands of submissions from a large range of public and private schools. The FCS Visual Arts department entered over 180 works from 8th grade through 12th grade students. The art varied from drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media. To achieve one or two top places (The Gold Key) is a challenging feat for most programs. This year, we earned 8 Gold Keys from 7 different students, including one 8th grader (Hayden Hickman). Senior Lauren Bell achieved two Gold Keys for her photography documenting her time in Malawi. Rae Malone earned two Silver Keys and three Honorable Mentions. Jordan Worley also earned two Silver Keys. In total, our students achieved 8 Gold Keys, 15 Silver Keys, and 16 Honorable Mentions. This was an outstanding testament to the hard work, creativity, and God given gifts of our students. God has blessed us with such a terrific group of artisans and we look forward to seeing what they will create in our brand new facilities beginning in March 2017. Congratulations again to all of our amazing artisans!
Pictured Back Row from Left to Right:
Cole Kroeber/9th, Jared Miller/11th, Luke Morcos/10th, CJ Burke/10th, Aubrey Breed/12th, Maddie Carpenter/12th, Jackson Kreikemeier/12th, Skyler Corbett/12th
Pictured Middle Row from Left to Right:
Lizzie Thompson/9th, Laine Harmon/9th, Kristin Dippolito/10th, Carolyn Murphy/9th, Noelle Durham/9th, Sarah Kammerer/10th, Emma Cole/10th, Hayden Hickman/8th
Pictured Front Row from Left to Right:
Anna Claire Robinson/11th, Jordan Worley/11th, Brielle Ninesling/9th, Chloe Greaves/11th, Kristina Benbow/11th
Emma Austin/9th, Lauren Bell/12th, Britta Broyles/9th, Whitney Cookston/9th, Emmie Harvard/12th, Savannah Lane/12th, Rae Malone/12th, Ireland McKee/10th, Liv Rickheim/10th
This week in our project:
Students presented their designs for the upper cage. A lot of great critical thinking went into these designs. Students made excellent materials choices, balancing weight and strength, as well as maximizing value for the project on some internal pieces. PvC was often chosen for its waterproof qualities, structural support, and ability to directly support the focuser. Groups then took the best components of each design to make one final design and materials/cost workup. The group with the best design for the upper cage consisted of students Jon Consoli, Brandon Pugh, and Jon Yancey.
Students spent much of the class time on the design requirements for the bearing at the base of the telescope. STEM Director, Mr Scripka, showed many examples of different designs to open the floor up for discussion. Aesthetics, material, design, function, feasibility, ease of use, and cost were all considered very heavily during the process. Part of the engineering design process is combining what needs to be done, what can be done within time and cost constraints, and the team's creativity and execution. This 4th period class has been doing an excellent job at balancing those three parts, and it is such a joy to watch them work!
Join our MS Drama Troupe as they bring the familiar characters of the "Peanuts" gang to life on stage April 20 - 22. You'll be sure to enjoy our youngest Artisans as they delve into all the antics of the "Peanuts" gang - from kite flying failures, book reports, and childhood pranks galore.
Audiences of all ages will truly enjoy You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Friday 1/13/17 - Project Update
This week, students discussed the design requirements for the Newtonian Telescope build. They created a product requirements document after a classroom brainstorming session. On Thursday, the students collaborated on a Gantt Scheduling chart. This created a timeline and specific task breakdowns for each team. The design phase will be completed by late February. The students broke into five teams and worked on designs for the frame and construction of the upper assembly. Much of the discussion centered around choosing the best materials for the task. Next week, teams will present their designs and decide on one design by January 19th. Students will then digitally draw the design using Fusion 360 CAD software. The next design segment will be the mirror box, one of the more intensive portions of the project.
Friday 1/20/17 - Project Update
Student teams have been heavy into design work on the upper body of the telescope this week. On Wednesday, there was intense debate between teams over which materials would be the best fit for the project. Metal, PVC and wood were all valid proposals for the upper cage. Mr. Scripka fielded numerous questions on the feasibility of certain options as the designs became more concrete. Most groups have started to design the parts in Fusion 360, a 3-D modeling tool. Teams are finishing up designs this week, as well as making spreadsheets of necessary parts and other material requirements. On Monday, all teams will present their designs. The class will then vote on the best design, or the best aspects of several designs to create one final design for the secondary cage.
Join our High School Drama Troupe as they present their version of the Tony award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Don't miss this great performance! You may catch the show March 9th and 10th at 7:30 pm, or March 11th at 2:30 pm or 7:30 pm. All performances will be held in Gym 1.
Join us on Saturday, February 25th at 7:00 am for the 2017 Warthog Waddle, supporting our Wiphan sister school in Zambia. Wiphan serves and disciples widows and orphans to empower them through the gospel, education and skills training to glorify God and to walk in the purpose He has ordained for them. We encourage you to register early at www.active.com.
Tomorrow is the the deadline to register
and have this fabulous shirt included in your race packet!