Only Team to Solve the Teamwork Challenge!

On Saturday, December 19, 2009, the Stone Robo Gophers competed in the GEMS Florida Lego League State Regional Qualifying Tournament at Gardendale Elementary in Merritt Island!

Stone Robo Gophers came in 2nd Place overall for their great performances in robot technical design, research presentation, robot performance, gracious professionalism, and teamwork, being the ONLY team to correctly solve the teamwork challenge.

They also won a bid to the Florida State FIRST LEGO League Regional Tournament in February. They are one of the 96 teams that has earned its way to the Florida Regional Competitions. This is a great
accomplishment as there are more than 300 FLL teams in Florida this year!!!

The Stone Robo Gophers did an awesome job! I am so proud on how they performed and behaved!!

Check out their trophy and certificate to Regionals in the front office!
Team members are...
Csanad B.
Troy G.
Nicholas K.
David S.
Steven V.
Kenny W.
Gabriel W.-V.
Dakota W.

American Math Competition- this really counts!

Ten of our students participated in the American Math Competition (AMC), coached by Ms. Jameer. They were among 150,000 middle school students nationwide from 2200 schools.

Their task was to answer 25 tough questions in 40 minutes, without a calculator!

Our top achievers (front row from left) were Chris G. and Kalil M. (not pictured) in 1st place (15 questions correct), Reena E., Killian M., Rebecca N., and Sylvia O. all tied for 2nd place (14 questions correct), and Nick P. in 3rd place with 13 questions correct. Thanks to the rest of the team for participating: Jessica D., Anisa K., and Cleo K..

Stone Princess Gophers Debut Tournament

This past Saturday, December 5th, the Stone Princess Gophers (the All Girl’s LEGO/Robotic Team) competed in their 1st tournament, The Lightning Speed FLL State Regional Qualifying Tournament at Saturn Elementary in Cocoa!

The
Stone Princess Gophers did a great job and came in 1st Place in Team Spirit. Check out their plaque in the front office.

A BIG SPECIAL
THANK YOU to the following students who helped mentor and support the girls to get them ready for their first tournament. They even wore the Gopher Costume at the tournament – helping them win the Team Spirit Award.
Paul C.David Sp.Gabriel W.Dakota W.
Stone Princess Gophers Team Members
Anna B.Kierra K.Talait N.Chelsea R.Ja’naisha S.Ashley T.

Stone Shows Up at Space Coast Art Festival

Stone’s Art Teacher, Ms. Targee-Heid reports:
We had quite a few students with enough high-quality work to display one-person shows this past Saturday at the Space Coast Art Festival in Cocoa Beach. Since they had to enter a number of works, this is a huge accomplishment - we are only in November! Happy

The students that showed their work were:
Alex M.
Chelsea R.
Natalie B.
Amber G.
Lexi J.
Savannah F.


Now on to the recognitions – Stone took First Place in 2 out of 3 categories for for Middle Schools – and in that third category we took the 2nd Place!
Ellen S. - Second place in 3-D
Veronica R. - First place in painting
Jerilynn F. - First place in drawing

Our students had people from the North end of the county asking about Stone – and they got to brag a little about their school. The winners' work will be on display for the next month in Cocoa Beach and winners took home prize money.

Also - by the way - the only person representing Palm Bay H.S. was a Stone Art Alum. She is in 10th grade and won with a piece in the high school category that she did in Advanced Art two years ago!





Judges say "WOW! for Robo Gophers Robot Design

On November 21st the Stone Robo Gophers (the LEGO/Robotics Team) competed in the McNair Motion Commotion FLL State Regional Qualifying Tournament in Rockledge!

The Stone Robo Gophers did a great job and came in 1st Place in Technical and Robot Design. With this award the judges look for teams whose work stands out and makes them say “wow!”.

Judges interview teams to learn their strategies for solving missions and their understanding of the design process. They also evaluate the robot’s mechanical design, degree of innovation, and programming effectiveness to further assess overall design quality.

We had a GREAT day and the team continues to make Stone proud! Check out their unique trophy in the front office.

More to Sing About


All-State
3 Stone Middle School students were selected to be a part of the 2010 All-State Chorus which will rehearse and perform in Tampa January 7-9. The Stone students selected for this prestigious choir are Maggi M., Mitchel B., and Milan L.

Solo and Ensemble
The Stone Chorus had 5 events perform at the Florida Vocal Association’s Solo and Ensemble MPA on November 13th. 4 out of these 5 events earned a Superior rating. Special congrats go out to Maggi M., Lilli M., and Mitchel B. for earning Superior ratings on their piano and/or vocal solos.


ACDA Male Honor Choir
Two Stone students were selected to perform in the 2009 Florida American Choral Directors Assn Male Honor Choir. Mitchel and JR traveled to Lake Mary, FL on November 6-7 to rehearse and perform with the Male Honor Choir at the FL ACDA convention.



State Finalists in Art Contest!

From our Art Appreciation Teacher, Mrs. Heidi Targee-Heid:
It is my honor to announce our four finalists for the attorney general's Anti-Drug Calendar contest....


Out of about 3,000 entries for each grade level, here are the results:


7th Grade Finalists:
Veronica R.
Maggie W.

8th Grade Finalists:
Ron W.
Jerilyn F.




J
erilyn actually won first place for 8th graders in the county - her art will be featured in the calendar and she will be awarded with a U.S. Savings Bond.

Please congratulate them when you see them (how about those W.’s - a first time for Stone to have two siblings as the finalists?)!






7th Grade Student Makes All-County Orchestra

Congrats are in order for Rebecca N.! She has auditioned into an elite ensemble and has earned the opportunity to practice and perform with the best of the best orchestra students in Brevard. She endured a grueling audition process and her hard work has paid off. Even more impressive, she is a 7th grader! She certainly deserves congratulations for her efforts and accomplishments!

WOW! That's Engineering!

Thirty-five Stone Middle School girls participated in the Society of Women Engineers workshop, WOW! That’s Engineering!, at Bayside High School on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

These girls experienced the creativity and innovation of engineering and technology. They met women engineers and technologists and heard first-hand about these exciting careers.

They participated in hands on projects with topics in:
design engineering
electronics
rocketry
chemical and manufacturing engineering
nanotechnology
cryogenic fluids
mechanical and industrial engineering
robotics
biomedical engineering
thermo polymers
crime scene investigation
structural design engineering

The girls spent the day creating, designing, learning, and having fun by constructing desserts, recreating prototypes, making cosmetics, building and launching rockets, programming robots, lifting fingerprints, taking apart and looking inside small electrical appliances, and many other exciting activities.

It was an awesome day for all!!!




A special huge THANK YOU to the Society of Women Engineers Space Coast Section for providing registration sponsorships and bus transportation for the girls who attended from Stone Middle School!

And thanks to Ms. Coleman for sponsoring this fine experience for Stone’s future female engineers!

Boys Can Sing!

From our Chorus Instructor, Ms. Rock:

I am very pleased to announce that two of our boys were accepted to represent Stone in the American Choral Directors Association (Florida ACDA) Male Honor Choir.

Mitchel B. and JR W. will be rehearsing and performing with this choir at the Florida American Choral Directors Association Convention on November 6 &7, 2009. Please congratulate them when you see them!

Drum Roll, please... NJHS Election Winners are:

The National Junior Honor Society officers for the 2009-2010 school year are...

President
Harley D.
Vice President
William R.
Recording Secretary
Christopher H.
Corresponding Secretary
David S.
Treasurer
David S.
Historian
Tyler J.

Congratulations to our Scholarly Leaders!!!

Stone's Lego Robotics Team Members Selected!

Mrs. Coleman, the Stone Middle School Lego Robotics Team Sponsor has great news! The Stone Middle School Lego Robotic Teams have been formed. We are proud of these students that have taken the challenge to learn computer robotic programming. We look forward to seeing them compete and represent Stone with integrity and brains!!!

The following students have been selected to be on the 2 LEGO/Robotics Teams:

Stone Robo Gophers

Csanad B.
Jordin C.
Troy G.
Nicholas K.
David S.
Steven V.
Kenny W.
Gabriel W.
Dakota W.


Stone Princess Gophers
Anna B.
Keirra K.
Talait N.
Chelsea R.
Ja’naisha S.
Ashley T.

Stone Basketball Players Selected

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Exemplary Projects in Energy and Conservation

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Singing their hearts out!

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Stone Robo Gophers Top 10 in State!

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