Family Bulletin – January 11, 2019
Monday, January 21 – MLK Day: No School
Friday, February 8 – Winterim Term End
This week middle and high school students in our Flight clusters toured maintenance hangars, the flight school, and the runway at Bellingham International Airport. Guided by instructor and technician Daryl Wade, we got nose to nose with a variety of small craft. Daryl discussed engine mechanics and maintenance routines for private and commercial airplanes. We learned about how aviation engines work, flight procedures, and the job market for licensed pilots. Students were able to identify principals of aerodynamics at work in different wing and tail designs. At the end of the tour, Daryl took us out to the runway for an on-the-ground view of how our local airport operates.
Leadership While Bacchus is Away
Bacchus will continue to be available via phone and email while in Vietnam. Please understand that there may be delays in communication during that time as a result of remote adventures and time zone differences. Tania will handle the day-to-day operations during his time away. Additionally, there will be a form at the entrance to the school identifying the person in charge, either Tania or another staff member if Tania is off-campus. There will always be a designated staff member on site who is able and empowered to manage emergencies, discipline, and the general well-being of our students.
Making Kites to Fly
Middle schoolers are working on a series of kite designs with veteran kite-builder Ed. Kites are one of the first “flying machines” that humans designed, and cultures across the world have developed their own versions. Students are building simple kites as practice, to prepare for a much larger, multi-part kite project. We hope to fly these at the end of the term, so stay tuned for a flying schedule as the weather allows.
2019 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is Now Open for Applications
The WSOS provides up to $22,500 per year to high school graduates pursuing STEM and health care fields in Washington State. This is an amazing opportunity to fund secondary education in a range of high-demand and emerging fields. This year’s application window for 2019 graduates closes on February 28, but we want all families to be aware of this resource regardless of your student’s age or year at EA.