New Dimensions offers two sessions of clubs during the year. The Science Club ended with a BLAST! (add picture of blast-off rockets) These clubs are typically hosted by teachers but this year, a parent volunteered to share their knowledge and time with our students. Dan Kentch hosted the Science Club with 12 students. Their theme was “Science is Fun, and everyone can be a scientist”. The club featured many fun experiments which instilled in students that everyone can be a Scientist and Science can be and is fun! Projects included producing electricity from fruits & vegetables, disecting worms, science of pressure, experimenting with plants, and making the perfect paper airplane. Other great projects included building their own homemade CO2 powered rockets, and their Grand Finale project ended with rockets designed and fired by students. The students presented NDS Director, Larry Wilkerson, with a decorated rocket for him to fire as well. The student created rockets achieved heights of 1500 feet – observers included 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes out on the field along with several parents and staff. Mr. Kentch stated that he was thankful for the opportunity to work with these great kids.
Click here for pictures of our spring Extravaganza where the band played, students danced (as well as some teachers!), sang, daydreamed about school, performed skits all based on things they have learned this year in the Core Knowledge curriculum. Fifth graders played percussion sticks on buckets, middle school talked about what an NDS Warrior is, Girl Scout Troop 2396 talked about Bully awareness. Middle school students sang, “Man in the Mirror” while the whole school joined in for the chorus, reminding everyone that change begins with them . PTO raffled off themed baskets created from each class. Way to go Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!
The mission of New Dimensions: A Challenge Foundation Academy is to nurture every student, every day to develop strong character, academic excellence and good citizenship.