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ShearerArm 'Arming' our Future

Andrew Shearer’s advanced engineering students at Henry County High School were tasked with designing a rotating and oscillating arm that needed to be able to pick up blocks and move them to a specific location.

They needed to incorporate previous learning, especially the simple machines units, to create their machines that worked with hydraulic controls. They worked in teams of three to complete the design process, from sketching through testing. Problem solving, group communication, time management and creativity are all pieces of this complex assignment.

The final task was a head-to-head competition of time and control that tested all the work they have accomplished. The overall big idea is for them to be able to recognize the influx of automation in the manufacturing sector in which several of them may eventually be employed.

Makerspace 'Making' it Work

It’s that time during the school year when high school seniors are faced with the daunting inevitability of “adulting.”

Henry County High School English and Life 101 teacher Jerilyn Vaught worked with Media Specialist Librarian Rachel Burgin to create a project-based learning unit that would help students recognize and develop some of the skills they’ll need in the next phase of their lives.

“The whole process allowed students to practice not only technology and literacy skills through research and reflection, but also real-world skills of breaking down complicated tasks into simple steps, setting deadlines, and figuring out how to prioritize,” Burgin said.

BackpackFullofCashLogo FREE Screening

Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) will host a FREE screening of “Backpack Full of Cash” on March 26 at 6 p.m. in the Henry County High School auditorium.

This feature-length documentary, narrated by Matt Damon, explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, “Backpack Full of Cash” takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education – starved of resources – hangs in the balance.

“This is a very timely film due to the current reading of House Bill 205 regarding school scholarships and tax credits,” said HCPS Superintendent Terry Price. “This film truly brings to light what this can do to public education.  I urge you – educators, parents, students and community members – to make time to view this film.”

For more information, visit www.backpackfullofcash.com.

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