Welcome elementary families as we get ready to begin another new school year at eCademy. A mandatory component of the enrollment process is participating in a new school year eCademy Elementary Parent Orientation Session (this is for all families - returning and new). The virtual session via Zoom will last about 45 minutes and cover general elementary virtual and in-person activities and calendars, the role of learning coaches, parents, and teachers, Q & A, and more. During the general orientation, you will receive information about the meet your teacher/pick up materials days as well as the grade-level specific orientations which will be in person this year. You may use the link below that matches the best day and time for you to sign up for the first general orientation session. You just need to sign up for ONE session. The sign up links can also be found at https://www.andoverecademy.
K-5 eCademy General Orientation Sessions
Looking forward to a great year!
The eCademy Elementary Team
We have some amazing students here at eCademy! Sistine McKown from Hutchinson is one of our brightest. She was recently named a top 4 finalist in the NASA Lunabotics Junior Contest out of thousands of entries.
Her design Athena the Navigator is a solar-powered, astronaut-controlled rover. She has a corkscrew digging device that extends and gathers regolith then contracts, keeping regolith stored inside. She has a movable arm with an electron beam that repels lunar dust. She has an aluminum-titanium alloy body, and thermal glass surrounds the electronics. Outside the glass, a Kevlar cover provides extra protection. Athena has airless tires with several-hundred steel wires woven into a mesh-like material that provide traction. Additionally, the wheels have the feature of shape memory. On the front are two sensors that detect the smoothness of the regolith, which makes Athena go faster or slower. She has another sensor on the corkscrew digger that observes if the digger is full. If it is, a weight will move to the back to prevent Athena from tipping, otherwise, the weight will move to the middle of the body.