Monday is President’s Day across the nation and that means no school for Smyrna-Vinings kids. Students at Whitefield Academy and St. Benedict’s Episcopal Day School get an added bonus, as Tuesday is a teacher in-service day. Patch parents what do you and your kids have planned for the holiday?
Teasley Elementary School’s FIRST Lego League Team, the Robot Warriors, is competing for a chance to have its spoiled milk detection device professionally patented as part of the Global Innovative Award Challenge. The Robot Warriors need your help garnering enough online votes to advance to the finals. The three finalists nationwide will be honored at an awards ceremony at the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria, Va. The winning team will be offered the opportunity to collaborate with Edison Nation to professionally develop, produce and market their product; a prize valued at $250,000. Voting is open till March 1 and community members can vote for as many solutions as they like.
Teasley Elementary School’s library is growing thanks to the Vinings Village Civic Club. Each month the club honors its monthly speakers by donating books to the Teasley library in their name. January’s honoree was Pascaline Ivey, a media specialist.
Smyrna Academy of Excellence holds a comedy fundraiser at McCray’s Tavern Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. See some of Atlanta’s funniest comedians at this fundraiser for the kindergarten through sixth grade Science Technology Engineering and Math charter school that will open in Smyrna July 2013. The show is appropriate for audiences 21 and older and tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Smyrna Academy of Excellence website.
Congratulations to Westminster Schools alumni and Smyrna resident Tucker Douglas Hartley on being named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at Washington University in St. Louis. Hartley is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. To be named to the dean’s list students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.