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USA News

  • Fourth Day Fliers Head Out!!

    We took off on our first mission to explore and lay out our quarter mile stone markers. We learned how to measure our own heart rates, both at rest and after exercise. Our first lap was a success and our next walk back will include carrying a weighted backpack. Looking forward to measuring results, adding variables, and strength training! Blessings to y'all from Texas!

  • The Importance of Team Work

    What happens when you have a mission to complete but your teammate gets hurt?
    The Fireflowers started off the season with a team building activity. They were assigned a mission, on the Moon. They were paired up in teams of two. The only problem: their partner was hurt half way through the mission. They had to help their partner get to base at the same time completing the mission of collecting lunar rocks and bringing the science instruments to base (they had to pick up a shoe box). This was a three legged race and they could use only one of their arms/hands to pick objects. Communication between the teammates was crucial.
    Great team work Fireflowers!!!


    Walking to the  moon!!!

    The Pembroke Pines Charter East Eagles donned pedometers are recorded their steps in an effort to literally " walk to the moon!!"
    Based on our Train Like An Astronaut information we learned that:

    The average distance from the earth to the moon is 238,857 miles or 384,403 km.
    It would take the average human 478 MILLION steps to get to the moon, and at a speed of 3 mph or 4.8 km/h, it would take 79,619 hours. If you walked by yourself, and did not stop, it would take you about 9 YEARS to get to the moon.

    We obviously didn't reach the moon by did earn more than enough miles to walk to various points of interest within the United States!!!

    Teachers  take it to the school's track !!!
  • Our Last Run

    Though it is late in the game I wanted to add our last run! In April The Bronchos challenged each other as individuals to run the 26.2 miles it takes to total a marathon like the challenge in 26.2 with Tim! We had students and teachers running and walking around the playground, with their families at home, to and from school, and even during our reward time on Fridays! Many of us completed the challenge, and hundreds of miles were completed among the 125 Bronchos involved in Mission X. We will be presenting awards to those who completed 26.2 miles in our final awards ceremony this Friday at our school!

    Thank you, NASA, for allowing us to participate in Mission X. We have learned so much and enjoyed training like an astronaut! We will see you next year!

  • AFJROTC Cadets Honor Bataan

    Cadets from Battle Ground WA completed a 14-mile march in honor of the Bataan Death March on the 75th anniversary of the original event. 74 cadets completed the course while carrying the flags of the US, Philippines, POW/MIA, and the cadet corps guide-on.