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A new school year brought a new lab and class to Miller Middle School which has students learning about careers in a hands-on way. The new Modular Technology (Mod Tech) Lab is up and running at the school.
Modular Technology is a career based simulation class that allows students the opportunity to explore different avenues in many different career fields.
“We have 17 different modular stations, most of which are sponsored by local businesses,” said teacher Siera Schwartz. “Having the local Marshalltown business community involved allows for the students to see what they may be interested in and where they are able to find jobs in that particular career field.”
Every seventh grade student will have the freedom to explore at least three to four different career clusters as they spend a quarter in Modular Technology. Each module gives the students 10 days of learning and understanding what each career may entail.
“It allows them to see a small glimpse into the education that goes into each career as well,” Schwartz said. “With experience in many different careers at the middle school level, we are hoping to help the students become more interested in each career cluster as they learn and grow.”
The lab will be open to the public for a special open house from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16.
The 17 modules are:
Building and Construction
Career and Community
Digital Audio Production
Hospitality and Tourism
Nutrition and Wellness
Web Page Design
Business sponsors for the project include:
Marshalltown Company, Mechdyne, JBS, Trending Media (KFJB/KIX101.1), Stalzer Photography, Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, Structural Engineers, P.C., Great Western Bank, Marshalltown Aviation, LRI Graphics, Alliant Energy, Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce, UnityPoint Health Foundation, Emerson and Dr. Dennis and Heidi Drager.
Franklin Elementary School has created a sensory path in a hallway at the school.
It is the idea of paraeducator Gina Eberline, who saw it on social media and noticed these are a growing trend in schools. It is part of a program to help all students at the school self-regulate their emotions and behaviors.
Eberline developed the plan and created the path, which has students follow several different stations.
See a video of this new hallway path below.
Rene Hernandez Andrade and Katherine Avalos Sanchez were named the 2019 Marshalltown High School Homecoming king and queen during the coronation held on September 19 at the MHS/Community Auditorium.
Also on Thursday was the Homecoming parade and the pep rally.
See more photos from Thursday’s events on the MCSD Facebook page.
Don’t miss the big Homecoming football game as the Bobcats host Ames at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20 at Leonard Cole Field. The Homecoming dance will wrap up festivities from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 21 in the MHS cafeteria.
A statewide grant has led to a new Computer Science class underway for all fifth and sixth graders at Lenihan Intermediate School in Marshalltown.
The classes are taught by Amanda Miller who said they are using curriculum through Code.org, which includes educational, fun and creative programs that students can learn.
“Coding projects will be part of science and math by the end of this year, and students will demonstrate them at our coding showcase at the end of the year,” Miller said.
Lenihan fifth grader Thomas Lian said he likes the class because he has a strong interest in technology.
“You can do anything,” he said.
Miller said this curriculum also works with the diverse student population at Lenihan.
“Code.org has translations of the site for newcomer students and multicultural videos that show people of different backgrounds in Computer Science jobs, which I think is really important for our diverse student population,” Miller said.
Lenihan was one of 12 schools in the state to receive the Computer Science is Elementary grant. Read more about the grant at this link.