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 Best Buy Academic Achievers of the Year
Congratulations to Tommy Cianciolo and Kelly Arholt, Best Buy Academic Achievers of the Year!  And thank you to Turkey Creek Best Buy for awarding these top senior students with new laptops! 
 Best Buy's Academic Achievers
Congratulations to to our STEM Student of the Month winners for April:  Miller Duren and Weishan Liao.

Prior month winners:

March - Garrett Welch and Katie Wagner
February - Ray Vennix and Julia Riley
December/January - Tim Frizzell and Lilly McCampbell
November - Durant Richardson and Claire Mitchell
October - Ryan Ferguson and Pangaea Basin
September - Cian Greer and Austin Joiner

The STEM Student of the Month program is sponsored by Regal Entertainment Group, Brixx, Salsaritas, Sport Clips, Strike and Spare Family Bowl, SuperCuts.


THE STEM Academy at HVA
What's STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  If you love math and science, are interested in learning how the world works and is put together, and/or can't get enough of computers and the latest techy gadgets, you  belong in the STEM Academy.  STEM students are smart, motivated, and don't mind asking questions or thinking outside the box.  If you want to learn how to use math, science, logic, computers and technology to make the world a better place to live, you will gain the knowledge and skills through STEM courses.
Academy Announcements
University of Dayton - Women in Engineering Summer Camp
 The University of Dayton is hosting the 2014 Women in Engineering Summer Camp from July 13 - 18. For more information on the camp, please visit the website.  

http://go.udayton.edu/wie


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Two Blues STEM Camp
Hardin Valley Academy is partnering with Farragut High School to host Two Blues STEM Camp (formerly HVA STEM Camp).



HVA and FHS team up to jump start your child’s love of math and science!
Come and explore science, technology, engineering, math, and health science in a super fun hands-on experience you’ll never forget. Ignite that spark in your child for 21st century problem solving and teamwork skills.

2014 STEM Camp Flyer and Registration Form

Rising 2nd – rising 7th grade
2014 Camp @ HVA
June 23-27, 2014
Daily Sessions at a Glance 8:30–12:30 M-F

For more information contact:
Debbie Sayers,, Curriculum Principal
Email: 
debbie.sayers@knoxschools.org
Phone: 865-671-7110 (FHS)

George Ashe, STEM Academy Principal
Email: 
george.ashe@knoxschools.org
Phone: 865-539-5427 (HVA)
RoHAWKtics
Congratulations to RoHAWKtics FRC team #3824 for competing in the Palmetto FRC Regional competition in Myrtle Beach, SC on Feb 27 - March 1.  They finished the competition in first place and secured a birth in FRC World Competition in St. Louis, MO April 23-26.  They also were awarded the Industrial Design Award sponsored by GM.

The team will be in competition again March 27-29 at the Smoky Mountain Regional held at the Knoxville Convention Center.  Admission is FREE!  Come cheer on the RoHAWKtics team #3824!
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Science Bowl Takes Third Place!!
 Hardin Valley Academy has competed for the thrid time in the Tennessee Regional Science Bowl. This year we took thrid place. Coachs; Mr. Hartman and Mrs. Hartman, Students; Avery Sukienik, Kai Zhao, Sanat Mulay, Chase Toth, and Sam Feldman. The event was help on Feburary 22, 2014 and we competed against 55 other teams. GO HAWKS!
The 2013-2014 STEM Academy Summer Readings are:
(Students choose and read ONE of the following three)

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Considered by many to be the best sci-fi novel ever written, Ender’s game imagines an intense world where aliens have twice attacked earth and almost destroyed humanity. The world government breeds child geniuses for military solutions to save the planet, and Ender Wiggin is the best. Winner of multiple awards including the Hugo and Nebula. Contains some profanity, violence, and sexual innuendo.

The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner
Tane and Rebecca aren’t sure what to make of it – a sequence of 1s and 0s, the message looks like nothing more than a random collection of alternating digits. Working to decode it, however, they discover that the message contains lottery numbers . . . lottery numbers that win the next random draw! More messages follow, and slowly it becomes clear – the messages are being sent from Tane and Rebecca’s future. Something there has gone horribly wrong, and it’s up to them to prevent it from happening. The very survival of the human race may be at stake! Contains some examples of adolescent bullying and parental disobedience.

City Behind A Fence by Charles W. Johnson and Charles O. Jackson
Non-fiction account of the Manhattan Project (first atomic bomb). The story is the saga of the people sequestered in the Project’s three crucial support communities and the obscurity of these secret cities. See why Oak Ridge, TN is “atomic”, especially considering the inhabitants of these cities were virtually unaware of the nature of the facilities’ activities. Contains sporadic references to gambling, alcoholism and pre-marital sex.


Parents having concerns with these works may contact the school or email Mrs. Reynolds at sallee.reynolds@knoxschools.org for an alternate assignment.

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Best Buy Academic Achievers of the Year
Congratulations to Tommy Cianciolo and Kelly Arholt, Best Buy Academic Achievers of the Year!  And thank you to Turkey Creek Best Buy for awarding these top senior students with new laptops! 
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US Coast Guard Academy (for HS Juniors)
AIM Summer Program
It is important that you make an informed decision about applying to and attending the Coast Guard Academy. Our Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) is a one-week summer program that gives you the chance to see if the Academy is right for you, and if you have what it takes to succeed. If you are selected, you will experience the rigor, discipline, and rewards of the Academy, just like a cadet, for a week in July following your junior year in high school.

You will meet faculty and staff; learn about our academic, military, and athletic programs; talk with cadets who have sailed on Eagle, flown aircraft, and started their leadership journey; and meet with Coast Guard professionals who are protecting our nation right now. Success at AIM is a good indicator of success at the Coast Guard Academy. Typically 50% of students appointed to the Academy attended AIM.

The AIM 2013 application is now open. Before applying, please review the eligibility requirements to ensure you can apply for the AIM program this year.

For more information, see http://www.uscga.edu/AIM/
Maryville College Scots Science Scholars Program
The Scots Science Scholars (S3) program provides enrichment and support for select students who are interested in STEM fields at MC.  The 4-year program includes the following components:

  • An all-expense paid on-campus summer bridge program prior to the start of your freshman year designed to give you early practice with lab and math skills that are necessary in STEM fields.
  • An $1150 stipend paid directly to you for attending the summer program.
  • A curriculum designed to build community and provide academic support, including a specialized first-year sequence tailored to appeal to the interests and needs of S3 scholars.
  • Research/leadership experience that is integrated iwth the Maryville College core curriculum, including many opportunitties to begin reserach on exciting STEM projects with faculty at MC.
  • A scholarship of $20,000 toward MC tuition (this scholarship will replace a student's MC academic scholarship).
For more information, see http://www.maryvillecollege.edu/academics/s3/or call 865-981-8092.
Our Vision and Mission Statements
Mission: The Hardin Valley STEM Academy fosters self-directed learners by providing student-centered instruction, utilizing collaborative partnerships, instilling empathy, encouraging creativity, and promoting experimentation and refinement.
Vision: Through ground-breaking instructional experiences, the Hardin Valley STEM Academy cultivates inquisitive thinkers and innovate leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Academy Pride Days move to Wednesday!
Show your STEM PRIDE!
Every Wednesday wear a STEM T-shirt, lab coat, or shirt featuring a scientist, technologist, engineer, mathematician OR one of their experiments/inventions
 
 NERD UP!!!

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Best Buy's Academic Achievers
Congratulations to to our STEM Student of the Month winners for April:  Miller Duren and Weishan Liao.

Prior month winners:

March - Garrett Welch and Katie Wagner
February - Ray Vennix and Julia Riley
December/January - Tim Frizzell and Lilly McCampbell
November - Durant Richardson and Claire Mitchell
October - Ryan Ferguson and Pangaea Basin
September - Cian Greer and Austin Joiner

The STEM Student of the Month program is sponsored by Regal Entertainment Group, Brixx, Salsaritas, Sport Clips, Strike and Spare Family Bowl, SuperCuts.


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Entrepreneurs of Knoxville visit STEM
EOK visited with Dean Debbie Sayers and discussed HVA, the STEM Academy, and Senior Portfolio/Internships.

www.ustream.tv/recorded/1930080

STEM Academy Files
 STEM Endorsement Information
Look here for endorsement requirements, planning sheets, etc.
 Books for STEM Readers
The books in this list have been carefully selected with STEM students in mind.
 Senior Portfolio Experiences
Sample final presentation PowerPoints.
 STEM Habits
Folder with traits and habits for STEM
 STEM Summer Read 2013-14
Click here for Summer Read Handouts and Info
Wiki
WikiTHE STEM Academy at HVA Wiki: Collaborative Definitions for STEMPosted: Monday, April 5, 2010
Enter vocabulary words and definitions that are used across both science and math curriculum.
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