September 2012 * This year's program getting set to begin!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:00 PM
Coaches are getting their new tables, lego setup kits, computers and training and preparing the registration forms to be handed out soon. The website has been updated with new articles. Please read the new articles "Introduction to GEMS and GISE", "Homework Requirements", "2012 Theme: Senior Solutions" and the New "FAQs" to answer some commonly asked questions.
May 12 2012 GEMS/GISE Circuity Exhibition
Sunday, May 13, 2012 10:50 PM
LHCS GEMS and GISE groups learned about electrical circuits this past Spring. Groups of students made good use of their new circuit knowledge by making games which were entered into an exhibition at Anishinabe Academy on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Click here to see photos from the event.
Mr T E-mail with New Details for Saturday
Thursday, January 12, 2012 7:40 AM
The FIRST LEGO League Competition will be held
from 8:00 - 5:00
at Anishinabe Academy, 3100 E. 28th St. Minneapolis. Here's a map:
The kids need to BRING:
1) BOTH Parent Permission Slips: 1. First Consent and release form 2. NASA realease form (brand new as of Tuesday- Gino's email)
If you have misplaced yours, the 2 documents that must be signed
and given to Mr. Marchetti/Mr. T before your student can go to the district competition
2) Wear your GISE/GEMS shirt
3) any presentation materials (if they made posters or other props for their presentation)
Click the title for all the details....
Saturday Jan 14 Rundown - E-mail dated Jan 10
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:50 PM
Jeff and I are going crazy right now and we would be even worse if it wasn't for all the help you parents have put in!! THANKS AGAIN!
Saturday starts out very early with the buses leaving Lake Harriet at 7:00 am. We are going to Anne Sullivan/Anishinabe school just off of east Lake street.
Parents usually drive to the tournament location but you could join us on the bus as well. It is ok to take your kids home at the end of the day. It usually happens so we have only one bus for the return trip. If you take your own child home just let Jeff and I know so we can mark you off our list!
Lunch is pizza and water and it is for students and parents as well. It is from 10:30 to 1:30. The teams fit in the lunch around their teams schedules. A small snack is provided but it might be a good idea to bring snacks in as well.
Concessions are available.
Click the title for more and to download the new NASA form which is required by Thursday Jan 12....
Schedule for Jan 14 - E-mail dated Jan 3 from Mr. T.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:20 PM
Here is your schedule for Jan. 14:
**I believe the judging group will judge the core values, project, and robot design.
Judging Group D2A
Core Values- 8:30 a.m.
Project- 9:10 a.m.
Design- 12:11 p.m.
performance #1 on the Blue 2 table- 9:57 a.m.
Performance #2 on the Blue 1 table- 10:51 a.m.
Performance # 3 on the Orange 1 table- 11:48 a.m.
Head-to-Head competition (single elimination) will be from 1:30-2:15 p.m.
The Award ceremony is from 4:30-5:00 p.m.
I will get more information to you when we return to school such as the location, address, bus arrival and pick-up times, etc.
GEMS/GISE Registration 2011-2012
Monday, September 12, 2011 10:00 PM
GISE and GEMS is almost ready to begin! If you are interested in remaining in or joining the program see Mr. Marchetti (room 104) or Mr. T. (Room 201) for the forms and information letter. Forms are due by September 30.
We will start out with the popular FIRST Lego League robotics session (which includes a research project and an invention within this year's theme: food safety) and will finish up with a unit in electronics.
This is an out-of-school program for 4th - 8th graders and will include either morning or evening sessions one or two times a week. Note - This is a change in times for this year's sessions -evening sessions will be necessary to keep the program going. We should be getting under way the 1st week of October! See you soon!
May 2 Email Update - Bus for Saturday
Monday, May 02, 2011 12:00 PM
Saturday Bus Schedule
We have our bus pick-up time for this Saturday, May 7! Our time is 7:45 am. Be here a bit early, say, 7:30 to be safe. If you miss the bus we are heading to Washburn High School again at 201 West 49th Street, Minneapolis, MN.
See you soon!
Mr. M. and Mr. T.
A note for Mr. Marchetti's groups: You don't need to show up Wednesday unless you need time to organize your journal or study for the quiz bowl. Show time on Wednesday is 8:30 unless you need more time than that. Both of my groups need to be here on time Friday so we can have a Quiz Bowl Battle Royal!!! On time is no later than 8:00!
Mr T's Prep Email for May 7
Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:00 PM
To Mr. T's GEMS/GISE parents,
We have a lot to complete before the tournament next Saturday, May 7. If all GEMS and GISE students from Mr. T's groups could come to class Friday of this week (April 29th), Monday, Thursday, and Friday of next week, it would really help. We have to complete a form on each team’s car that includes quite a bit of data we still need to collect, finish painting, journaling, and we need to prepare for a quiz bowl. As you can see there is a still lot to accomplish.
Thank you for your support,
PS If you are able to volunteer to stay with your child's team that day, please send an email
with your name and child's name. Thanks in advance.
Mr. M's Prep Email for May 7
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 1:00 PM
Hi everybody, Just one more reminder that May 7th is the big day at
Washburn. We still don't have all the details but we will let you know
as soon as we do.
The cars will be picked up by the district on Monday. We will use next
week to fine tune our portfolios and bone up on quiz bowl factoids.
ME. MARCHETT'S GROUPS, BOTH GEMS AND GISE, WILL BE MEETING THIS FRIDAY APRIL 29.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO MEET WITH BOTH THE GEMS AND GISE ON MONDAY,
WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY THE WEEK OF MAY 2 AS A WHOLE GROUP.
NEXT FRIDAY WE WILL RUN A PRACTICE QUIZ BOWL. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE A DAY
LET ME KNOW.
Mr. M and Mr. T.
E-mail Regarding Car Shop Plan
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 10:00 PM
The Spurgat's have opened up their shop for all of us to cut our car shapes out using proper tools. They have opened up the shop on Wednesday and Thursday nights of this week, the 6th and 7th. Mr. T and I have decided the easiest way to make this work would be to split up his group and mine on different nights.
Mr. T's groups will be using the shop on Wednesday April 6 from 4:30 to 7:30ish.
Mr. M's groups will be using the shop on Thursday April 7 from 4:30 to 7:30ish.