As Harrisonburg and the surrounding area "Stuffed the Bus" at both Walmarts in Harrisonburg, folks out in the feeder schools for East Rock were "Stocking the Rock" at the Food Lion parking lot and downtown Elkton at the beginning of August. The area feeder schools supplied the effort with workers from Elkton Elementary, Elkton Middle School, McGaheysville Elementary, River Bend Elementary and of course East Rockingham High School to man the tent. The rain didn't keep people away and over $2,000.00 was raised along with a multitude of school supplies!!
From ERHS Science Teacher, Jackie Woodall:
"In June, I, along with 7 East Rockingham juniors and 2 of their parents, had the opportunity to participate in a World Strides trip to Iceland for 5 days. We landed in the capitol city of Reykjavik where we toured the downtown area, visiting museums, a concert hall, a bazaar, and the Port of Reykjavik.
Over the next 4 days we learned how the country uses its geothermal power to generate free electricity for all of Iceland and how this, in turn, is used to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables year round in greenhouses.
We experienced why Iceland is known as the “Land of Fire and Ice” as we explored lava fields that had colonized into pastures, hiked glaciers, visited collapsed volcanoes that are now crater lakes, and walking through Rift Valley above the Mid-Atlantic ridge, in between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Students learn about these various geologic activities and formations while they are a freshman in high school, but this trip brought about a completely new level of learning and understanding for both students, parents, and one teacher."
See their slideshow:
From ERHS Principal, Eric Baylor:
"MMS student, Araya Fitzwater, earned Silver. Anna Rogers and Taylor Comer, ERHS students, earned Gold. All three participated in 'Engage' Leadership Academy workshops at the FCCLA National Convention in Washington D.C. and earned recognition for those experiences. They also participated in an FCCLA Rally on the Capitol lawn while supporting lobbying efforts that contacted a majority of all members of Congress and Michelle Obama. The conference took place from July 5 through July 9 2015."
See their presentation embedded in the ERHS School Board slideshow:
ERHS Principal, Eric Baylor, describes:
"East Rockingham High School senior Sydney Halleman had the unique opportunity this summer to participate in the NASA/VIMS Governor's School program through NASA. She worked at NASA's Langley Space Center. It consisted of Sydney boarding at Christopher Newport University for a month from June 21 through July 18. Activities included Sydney's helping create the sensors for the 2020 Mars Rover project. She participated with astronauts in creating the programs for the protection of the rover including sensors detecting heat, light, dark and cold. The concept was and is to create a sensor to preserve the rover from damages on the surface of Mars. She also worked on small CubeSats created to orbit the Earth as well. She worked directly with astronauts in creating these satellites. Only 12 students in the state of Virginia were accepted into the program. In all, only 4-10% of applicants were accepted into the program."
See her presentation embedded in this ERHS School Board slideshow:
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