Welcome EAGLE School of Madison

Sept. 20, 2012

EAGLE Tech Month: A Call for Presenters

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Presenters Wanted for EAGLE Tech Month


November is “Tech Month” at EAGLE; we seek to raise awareness of the critical role computer science education has in preparing students for 21st Century careers and the transformative role computing plays in today’s society. During the month of November (coinciding with MAP testing taking over the lab), Jack is hoping to organize a series of lectures and workshops for classes Intermediate through Middle School 7/8 led by parents who work closely with technology in their professions. The goal is to show students the many and various careers that integrate technology in serious ways on a daily basis, whether it be programming, web development, graphic design, animation, logistics, systems management, etc.

Jack would love to have presenters make a half day commitment to present to either AM or PM classes, or, if time is an issue, present at a brown-bag lunch for interested computer students. Of course, Jack would appreciate any time an interested presenter could spare, so if you can only commit to a class period or two, he is still interested in having you come in! Please direct all inquiries to jack@eagleschool.org, and thanks to everyone in advance for committing your time, energy, and ideas to this project!

Interested in presenting to younger students?  If any parents are interested in sharing their computer expertise with Nest, Primary, or Upper Primary students, please contact Gabrielle at gabrielle@eagleschool.org to discuss your ideas. These presentations may be during "Tech Month," but they may also fit better at other times during the year.  Gabrielle looks forward to hearing from you.

Sept. 14, 2012

Type to Learn at Home!

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Type to Learn for Free at Home!

This summer EAGLE purchased a new typing program; Type to Learn 4.  This comes with the added benefit of being a free home download and access to students' accounts.  Students can log in with the same info they use at school (their username and the password "type") and the first time you set it up you use the Account Code 144105.  Accounts have been created for Nest - Junior 5/6; if your 6/7 or 7/8 student would like to use this for building their typing skills, please contact Jack.

Please monitor your child's typing and make sure they use proper touch typing technique:  http://www.rapidtyping.com/typing-instructions.html

Download Type to Learn 4 at:  http://ttl4.sunburst.com/downloads/ 

Click on the link in the first paragraph that says "FULL VERSION" and then download the proper version, PC or Mac.

Aug. 29, 2012

Fall Sports Sign Up

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***A copy of this with the necessary forms is attached to this blog post***

Fall Sports Sign-Up

 


Hello!  We will have three offerings this Fall (September and October) for EAGLE Students.  We will offer volleyball for 7th and 8th graders, and two sections of basketball skills camps, one for Primary – 4/5 units, and one for Junior 5/6 – 7/8 units.

Questions?  email jack@eagleschool.org

Volleyball:
When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Practices begin Tuesday September 4th.  When we practice we meet from 330-430pm at EAGLE.  Matches will be on Thursdays beginning Sept. 27.  An end-of-season tournament will be at LaFollette High School on Saturday, October 20th.  Plan ahead!
Where:  EAGLE Gym and West side middle schools
Who:  Open to 7th and 8th graders.  Coached by Jack Maloney
How much:  $45

Younger Basketball Skills Camp:
When: Mondays, beginning Sept. 10 and ending Oct. 29, 330 – 430 pm
Where:  EAGLE Gym
Who:  Open to Primary – 4/5.  Instructed by Jack Maloney, EAGLE Coach and Coach with Wisconsin Hoops Select basketball club.
How much:  $45

Older Basketball Skills Camp:
When:  Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 5 and ending Oct. 24
Where:  EAGLE Gym
Who:  Open to 5/6 – 7/8.  Instructed by Jack Maloney, EAGLE Coach and Coach with Wisconsin Hoops Select basketball club.
How much:  $45