Quail Hollow STAR Academy began their Summer “Road Trip”, first by flight...and a visit from Delta Airlines Capatain, Joel Loftin, who spoke about air travel, being a pilot and how airplanes stay in the sky! In Hawaii, we designed, built and water tested mini surfboards, made leis and totem creations and learned about volcanoes! Alaska we learned about the science behind the northern lights and created our own mural and pictures depicting the glowing, colorful lights. We explored arctic animals and their habitats in our polar science center, built our own Alaskan stilt houses, like those in Ukivok, as well as igloo dioramas! We look forward to traveling on land next to visit the Pacific Northwest! ... See MoreSee Less
STAR Academy is joining with the National AfterSchool Association to celebrate the professionals that are at the heart of afterschool programs during "Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week" April 23-27, 2018.
We are joining the effort because we believe Afterschool professionals make a difference in the lives of young people. We encourage you to join us in thanking the afterschool professionals in your life. Here are some ideas on how you can show your appreciation:
• Declare on social media: "I believe Afterschool professionals make a difference in the lives of young people. #heartofafterschool" • Give a hand-written card from you and/or your child to the afterschool professional in your life. • Send an email to an afterschool professional's supervisor describing why that person is appreciated. • Make treats for the staff at your afterschool program.For more resources and information check out www.heartofafterschool.com. ... See MoreSee Less
QHES had a BLAST with Mad Science! Groups of students learned about the properties of heat, changing the states of matter, turning solid candy into floss while making their own cotton candy! Others created slime using a mad science recipe, discovering, also changing states of matter and another group learned about the properties of light and explored glow-in-the-dark technology and used a blacklight writer to make secret messages ... See MoreSee Less