Poly Drivers: Stars and tech shine on @ Poly

Starlab came to Poly the week of April 24-28. The PTA STEM Committee hosted the portable planetarium from the Museum of the Rockies. Every class at Poly was able to spend 20-40 minutes in the inflated dome learning about our night sky, including Greek Mythology, Native American Constellations, and even the navigation of Lewis & Clark.
On Friday, April 28, Poly families were invited to our Starry Night Tech Event. With the support of Poly library and classroom teachers, families could experience technology in action with student and teacher presentations throughout the school. Special thanks to our teachers who helped with the evening and to Mrs. Caskey, our wonderful tech leader and librarian.
We sent over 175 people through the STARLAB to view the constellations in our night sky. Shannon Davis was the winner of the PTA Survey Chromebook Giveaway.
Thanks to organizers and presenters, Jennifer M. and Amber E., for their hard work and expertise in the STARLAB. It was a long week of set ups, takedowns, teaching and sharing alongside the Poly Drive teachers and all of their curious, excited students. Thanks to Mrs. Reas for giving up her space for the STARLAB and to Mrs. Buss, Mrs. Ruby, and the great support staff for all their help in getting us back up and running after lunch each day. Thanks to all of the volunteers who made the week and night event possible: Katie C., Ryan and Michelle D., Letha M., Shawn K., Cici and Bruce K., Becky S., Kiely L., Jeannie P., Jenny W., Renee W. and Briana B.

Poly Drivers: STEM takes Poly by storm

This spring, over 60 parent, teacher and community volunteers came together to host our first Poly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day. On a sunny April day, 115 kids learned about local bird tracking, soil composition, bugs found in our area, technology in our own library and robotics. We watched in awe as the LifeFlight Medical Team landed their helicopter on our playground, stayed the day to share their knowledge, and took off as parents arrived for their students. What a day, what a school and what a great group of people making the day happen. Thanks to all!

Special thanks to school nurses Melissa Archilla and Debbie Davis. And thank you to parent volunteers Caroline Chviliek, Robyn Willett, Amber Erlenbusch, and Jon and Jessica Peel.