Updated on 6/1/20 for Middle School Encore Students:

Hi everyone! I hope that this finds you safe. I wanted to let you know that I will be hosting virtual "Office Hours" on Thursday this week (June 4th) due to packing up materials at school. If you need help with any of your Makerspace projects, or have questions about grades, please just email me.  The Zoom information is posted on Edmodo. Take care! ~ Mrs. Banks

All students in middle school that are part of the spring encore classes for Makerspace can log-in to their Edmodo pages and look for updates on current assignments.

This week we are posting final pictures or short videos of the "Rube Goldberg Challenge", but we are still accepting the "Cardboard Challenge" assignment pictures too. Log-in to Edmodo for more details.


Tween Scavenger Hunt

Updated for the Week of June 1st:

Rube Goldberg Challenge
Have you heard of a Rube Goldberg machine? Perhaps you've seen them but didn't actually know what they were called.  They are actually a really complex machine that performs a rather simple task. Check out this great video:

Check out this great site that explains the Rube Goldberg machine and gives you some more details about the guy behind these great machines.

Now-find some items around your home and set off on a creative adventure to construct something fabulous!  Show us what you made! 

Send Mrs. Banks (banksdl@pwcs.edu) your pictures or videos and she will post them starting next week! 


Elementary Students are welcome to choose one of these great "Reading Maker" Challenges located on the Padlet post below:


Reading Maker

Check out these great activities to work on from home:
Maker Stations

Love creating things with your own hands? Like to tinker with technology? In our evolving Makerspace area off of the library, students will explore high and low-tech resources to create and design solutions to real-world problems and challenges.  

The Makerspace Encore class for middle school students will focus on S.T.E.A.M.-unit projects this year in areas connected to academics and career paths, as well as outside interests and hobbies.  

Video game design, 3-D printing, jewelry making, and Lego creations are all possibilities! We are all "makers".  Let's see what we will "make" this year together!


**Porter's Maker Tech Night**

We were excited to host our second annual MakerTech Night on Tuesday, February 27th!  We hope you made it out to enjoy all the great themed activities focused on "Fabulous February Festivities".  If you couldn't make it, make sure you mark your calendar for next year because it's sure to be just as fun.

Special thanks to the PTO and DoDea Military Grant for their support in this evening's event.