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Makerspace: French Speaking Food

June 10, 2016

The peas are chatting with the pizza in the elementary school lobby, and they are speaking French!  So is the banana!  Wait a minute; all the food is speaking French!  Ms Giron has been busy teaching the second graders AND their favorite foods how to order meals in French.  Upon tapping the food item, each dish orders itself and proclaims it likes itself.  Students created the food items from dough […] Read more...

Makerspace: MCS Bulldog Robotics Club Hacks Electronics

May 16, 2016

Members of the Bulldogs Robotics Club hacked electronics at their last meeting. Using multi-meters provided by a PTO grant to the Makerspace, and circuit boards and components donated by Greensea, club members built custom circuits. Working in small groups, students identified traces on disassembled circuit boards and soldered salvaged components into them. Circuits included LEDs, resistors, beepers, switches, potentiometers and a power source. Future circuits will include transistors, capacitors, sensors and an Arduino microcontroller. The club […] Read more...

MCS 8th Grade Students Compete in 2nd Annual Town History in 3D Competition (Featured on WCAX)

April 5, 2016

For the 2nd year in a row, Ms. Julia Melloni and the Mater Christi School 8th grade students competed at The High School and Middle School Olympiad of Architectural History in Vermont at VT Tech College in Randolph on Friday, March 25. The statewide project gives students an opportunity to research and design Vermont historic buildings. To closely tie this project to the MCS middle school religion curriculum, Ms. Melloni’s […] Read more...

Makerspace: Kindergarten Students Use Digital Microscope to Examine Bones

March 17, 2016

Ms. King’s kindergarten students are in the midst of their annual human body science unit. To learn more about the skeletal system, Ms. King brought in chicken bones and the students used hand held magnifiers and the Makerspace’s digital microscope to observe the patterns and structures of the bones. The digital microscope allowed the students to take photomicrographs and then they were able to share their pictures with others and […] Read more...

Mater Christi School Robotics Team Places in Top 10 at Vermont FIRST Tech Challenge

March 5, 2016

The Mater Christi School robotics team, Bulldog Robotics, competed in the Regional Championship FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) on Saturday, February 27 at UVM. Our students, lead by Ms. Tricia Finkle and Mr. Mike Early, ranked 9th out of 31 teams from the northeast region (from Maine to Virginia). Bulldog Robotics FTC was one of the highest ranking teams from Vermont. Our current Bulldog Robotics FTC team is comprised entirely of […] Read more...