Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events. The following iinformation is provided by Mrs. Novak and Mrs. Noblit:
 
Below you will find the list of events and corresponding dates. In addition to these stand-alone events, the entire District (students and staff) are encouraged to participate in the Miles to the Moon challenges. We are going to attempt to both read and walk to the moon (roughly 239,000 miles). To measure our reading, we will be tracking the number of minutes students and staff read throughout the year with our cumulative goal being 239,000 minutes. If every student and staff member commit to reading 20 minutes each of the 180 school days, we will almost double our goal of 239,000 minutes. Our physical challenge will be measured in miles and tracked as such. This challenge can be completed running, walking, cycling, swimming, etc. For physical activity that might not be measured in miles, please refer to the conversion chart linked below. Don’t forget the Middle/High School now has three FitDesks, which allow you to pedal your miles while working!
 
Links to the "Miles to the Moon" Tracking Logs
  • Monthly Space themed STEM challenges in both libraries for students/staff to explore passively
  • Space STEM Night: January 17th
  • 5th Grade Read Across America Space Celebration: Monday, March 2nd 
  • Literacy Night- April 24th
Questions regarding this initiative can be directed to Mrs. Noblit and Mrs. Novak. Good luck to all in expanding the the District's literacy efforts to the stars and new frontiers!
 

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