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Lockheed Martin employees give Arrowwood kids a taste of engineering

 

HIGHLANDS RANCH- Have you ever wondered why things work the way they do? Like how does my phone recognize what a face is?

Kids from Arrowwood Elementary in Highlands Ranch learned that and all sorts of other fun things about engineering when a group of engineers from Lockheed Martin stopped by to visit as part of the company’s outreach week on February 23.

 

This was no lecture. It was hands on experience and having fun. They built hydraulic lifts. They learned about computer coding. They learned how computers mix colors. They even saw thermal images of themselves with an infrared camera. “

Engineering is fun. You breathe life into different things,” says Pat Howley, a Systems Engineer with Lockheed Martin.

The hope is to open the eyes of kids to a career they may not have known anything about. Not everybody is meant to be an engineer, but Howley says “If we got one of these guys that found their calling and says ‘you know that sounds like something I might really want to do,’ then that’s great!”

 

 

February 24, 2017 | By ccheline | Category: Career and Technical Education, Schools

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”