There is a $2.00 Jeans Day ($1.00 for Honor Card holders) on Friday, February 24th. The proceeds benefit the SVMS Global Committee.
Congratulations to Cathy Hess-Grove, SVMS Teacher of the Year! She is among the 10 finalists for the UCPS Teacher of the Year! The SVMS family is lucky to have her!
SuperTracker is a website by the United States Department of Agriculture. SuperTracker allows you to track what you eat, how much physical exercise you should get, and gives tips to live a healthy lifestyle. The main feature of this website is the Food-A-Pedia, which allows you to look up foods that you’ve eaten for that day and track how much of each food group you ate in that day. It also gives you limits on what you should eat and how much of it. In our Science class, we had to make an account and fill in our height and weight to give us limitations to what we could consume. Each day we would track what we had eaten for breakfast and lunch and sometimes dinner from the night before.
Science Olympiad is a program for hard working students who have a passion for exploring. Recently, The Science Olympiad Program competed against several different schools in an invitational competition. I am involved in Science Olympiad and competed in the event. Though we did not place in my first event, we won first in my second. The event was held at CPCC Central Campus in South Charlotte, which in my opinion, is a very nice building.
On Friday, girls at SVMS attended an assembly sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Women’s Initiative. The presenters were two students at the university who are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Rida is a graduate student who is getting a Ph.D. in Urban Information Systems. Originally from Pakistan, Rida wants to use technology to make life better. Anjali, who is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is an undergraduate in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Anjali wants to be a neuroscientist studying why people think the way they do, why they do the things they do.