April 26, 2018
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Helensview 3rd Quarter Showcase Highlights Bridge Design, Civil Rights, Career and CTE Projects

Last Wednesday's 3rd quarter showcase at Helensview featured student and class projects in Bridge Design, Civil Rights, Career and CTE Projects.  

Bridge Design

Students displayed their stress-tested designs for the Bridge Design project, a collaboration of the math and science classes.
Above: Student Jackie and teacher Joe Williams
with her Tillicum Crossing inspired bridge design.
Students had to span a minimum of 18 inches, be self supporting and hold a minimum of 5 lbs using provided materials; including popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, string, drinking straws, plaster. Designs were inspired from a variety of real world examples including Portland's own Tillicum Crossing. The winning 18 inch span held 22.5 lbs. The winning 8 inch span held 78.5 lbs.

Civil Rights and Music

Students also displayed their language arts projects which focused on civil rights through the lens of music.  Educator Brian Granse explained how students researched and gathered content about civil rights,then presented their knowledge through student composed lyrics using metaphors, simile, and rhyme about civil rights.  
Above: Student Zoriah explains her language arts project. 

Student Zoriah, focused her presentation on Rosa Parks. "I'm not really a rapper" she  admitted, "I just did it for the credit and it was a good way to learn about the topic."

Culinary and Career Building

Students also earned prerequisite health and career credit to participate in Summerworks by creating resumes and cover letters.  
Above: Student Ashley P proudly displays her résumé

Senior Ashley P explained to Culinary Program teacher Joe Williams that she used the résumé  and her culinary program skills to acquire a food handler's card and apply for summer restaurant jobs. The culinary program served freshly baked cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing. 

CTE Manufacturing Civil War

The showcase wrapped up with a spirited game of cornhole with boxes designed and built by Helensview's woodworking class. The custom made boxes featured mascots and logos of local universities including OSU and UofO.  Custom boxes are available just in time for summer lawn games.
Contact Principal Dawn Joella-Jackson to place your orders.
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