Technology Student Association
Ridgeview middle school students won a regional engineering competition hosted by David Crockett High School Drafting Department on March 11, 2015 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.
They worked on complex, theme-based problems designed to be solved in teams. This gave the students a hands-on experience that provided a glimpse of the way engineers work in the real world.
Their first place finish entitled them to an invitation to compete for “Best in the Nation” honors at the National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference in Dallas, Texas in June 2015. TSA is a national, nonprofit organization for students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Membership in the TSA includes more than 200,000 schools spanning 49 states.
For more information on the event and upcoming competition contact Holly Jamerson, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Hill, email@example.com .
2015 Science Fair Winners
Caleb Dykes, 1st Place-7th Grade Biological
Mackenzie Miller, 3rd Place-7th Grade Biological
Dylan Walser, Honorable Mention-7th Grade Physical
Ridgeview School students made an impressive showing at the Upper East Tennessee Science Fair held at East Tennessee State University on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The event was sponsored by the Johnson City Kiwanis Club, Eastman Chemical and East Tennessee State University.
Mrs. Alice Ann Smith, third grade teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School, was awarded a grant in excess of $500 from the Washington County Department of Education QUEST Foundation for an innovative, math-based pen pal program conducted cooperatively with Mrs. Christie Bass at Jonesborough Elementary School. Students in each of their classes will exchange letters, but the letters must be phrased in mathematical terms and contain problem-solving content. The grant will support the program by funding the purchase of much-needed supplies.