Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools. Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools. Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools.

Happy First Day of Spring

Happy Friday!

May the Snow Force be with us!  Until then, check out Mrs. Lewis' Five on Friday Blog.


Breakout Club @ Central

     Five girls from Central Elementary met for four weeks to participate in a Breakout EDU Club.  Each week they were presented with a choice between two challenges.  Sometimes the Breakouts were digital and online and at other times the girls solved clues to open the box from the Breakout EDU kit to discover treats.  Here is one of their favorite digital breakouts.  Can you solve it?


School Daze

Black History STEAM Style

Katherine G. Johnson was one of NASA's human 'computers in 1952.  She performed the complex calculations that sent astronauts into orbit in the early 1960s and to the moon in 1969.  She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

Black History STEAM Style

Kerry G. Johnson is graphic designer and artist who has won several awards for his work.  He has been published in multiple newspapers, books, and magazines.  He is publications manager of the American Physical Society . APS Physics is a leading professional organization of physicists.



Hands-On Coding

Even big kids in the fourth grade love the Code and Go Mouse.  Here they are creating mazes and trying to code their mouse to move through the maze.

Bringing Insight to Sound in the STEAM Lab

Students at AES participated in various hands on experienments on sound when Southern Air engineer, Johnathon Givens visited the STEAM lab.


Black History STEAM Style

Leland Melvin is a local hero.  He is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis.


Coding Kinders

Even Kinders can code.  Here are kindergarteners from CES exploring with the Code and Go Mouse.


Black History STEAM Style

Kimberly Bryant wanted to ensure that young black girls have the opportunity to learn how to code. In 2011, this technologist founded Black Girls Code, a six-week program that teaches basic programming concepts, and gives underrepresented youths the chance to learn about robotics, and a wide range of other technological concepts.



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