During Quarter 2, 7th grade students worked to create healthy school lunch menus as they learned about nutrition and body systems. Their challenge was to integrate the knowledge from the unit into the men
u by including foods that helped the body, were well-balanced and included the essential nutrients. Jocelyn worked hard for 7 weeks to create a thorough website that details her lunch menu and why it is a great option for middle school students!
Argyle MS Students Develop Technology Products for Local Businesses
June 12, 2014
The Argyle Magnet Middle School Capstone program is helping to prepare the next generation of small business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors. Through a unique partnership with Junior Achievement, students are learning how to form and run small businesses. Students complete a Capstone project in the eighth grade where they have an opportunity to develop technology-based products for nonprofit organizations and local businesses.
Cool Schools: Big business helps high tech teens
Michael Hydeck, WUSA8:28 a.m. EDT July 3, 2014
Junior Achievement shows Students are Argyle middle school how use programming skills to solve problems for local business.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) --Students at Argyle Middle School are solving problems for real businesses by using the programming and tech skills they already have.
Non-profit Junior Achievement is the major thrust behind the project. They help to shape the students' ideas into a viable small business venture.
Chelsea Soneira is the education coordinator for Junior Achievement, and she gets them started.
"They have to actually develop their tech product, they have to make a marketing plan for it. They have to do market research so all of the elements that you would have to fit into a multi-person organization, they're doing so they are just building their entrepreneurial skills."
That's how they were able to help Andrew Brown of World Bridge Health.
His company builds hospitals in third world countries. Students used their programming knowledge to build him a model on a 3D printer to help sell his latest project.
"That gives me something solid to take to an investor or somebody interested and we can be: hey this is what we are trying to build this is who it can serve this is what it will look like."
Brown says he's also impressed about how much the students communication skills improved throughout the project. Eighth grader Sanjana Kottapalli says that was a huge hurdle for her.
"It was different because I'm really a shy person and I've never really interviewed anyone before and so I also helped do the camera work and it was pretty interesting."
Junior Achievement is hoping to expand the project next year.
At Argyle Middle School, students in the Lights, Camera, Literacy class with Mr. Crable, are learning to write and tell stories by making videos. Students work in teams to first discuss their story ideas, and then write it in a screenplay format, draw a storyboard and shoot the scenes with video cameras. Later students will edit the videos and add titles to complete the project.
At Argyle Middle School in Montgomery County, Maryland, middle school students take their first courses in assembling and programming basic robots. This MCPS school offers an all school magnet program in Digital Design & Development for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.