Mrs. Vanessa Castro was recognized as the Columbia Basin Herald's Teacher of the Month for March. Mrs. Castro teaches 7th grade English/Language Arts at Quincy Junior High and is in her third year of teaching. In nominating Mrs. Castro, 7th grader Kaydence Avila said "Mrs. Castro is very nice and is the best at what she does!" Congratulations Mrs. Castro!
Things have been a little slower this winter with the Quincy Junior High Drone Club with the weather the way it has been, but we have still been able to get our JH students flying inside the school building, practicing on the flight simulator, and getting some repairs done (a number of our drones really took a beating when our drone club was presenting at the Wenatchee Mini MakerFaire back in October).
A few other things on the horizon for the club: the students want to demonstrate their drone skills at a student assembly this spring (and probably try to rope in an unsuspecting teacher, principal, superintendent, or assistant superintendent to fly as well) and do some FPV (First Person View) flying through obstacles and race gates. Also, we have our 3D printer on the way! We are planning on making a lot of drone frames and parts; the kids are really excited about this.
On Thursday, January 26th, several of us from the JH Drone Club were at Mountain View Elementary’s Science and Engineering night where we had some drones, FPV systems, and a flight simulator on display. Several of our students demonstrated their drones flying skills, and hopefully inspired some Mt. View students to get involved in the exciting world of drone technology.
We are hoping for some warmer weather soon so we can get outside for some flying! Thanks again to Microsoft for funding our club and all the rest of you for your interest and support.