• QACPS students from our 4 Middle Schools all converged on Centreville Middle School to participate in the first ever STEM Challenge - STEM meaning Science Technology Engineering Science. Teams from each school were challenged to design a catapult using those STEM techniques to hit a target with a sticky ball - as in darts closer to the center of the target gathers the most points!
     
    The Spring Fling 2014 competition was moderated by Mr. Willie Waits;Supervisor of Instruction, his decision being final on where the ball actually stuck, and Kim Umberger of Partnership For Youth. Students worked on their designs during the after school program.
     
    Teachers from each school were there to cheer on their teams.There was a tie at the end - the playoff lasted for several tense rounds, the oohs and ahhhs of the crowd increasing as the drama unfolded! Who won? You can see all the action right here...