05-25-2010 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #41

Field Trip - Satellite High School SECME Mousetrap Car Winners' Competion in South Carolina


A team of three Satellite High School students qualified to compete at the annual Mousetrap Car Construction & Operation competition to be held on June 25-30, 2010, at Clemson University in South Carolina. The students qualified by winning the district competition held at Kennedy Middle School on April 9, 2010.  A Mousetrap Car is a model car that is 4-1/2 x 10 centimeters, weighing approximately 25 grams with several other required design elements.  The Engineering Design Competition requires participation by each team in construction, design, technical reporting and team interview with the judges.

The three-member team (3 boys) will be accompanied by two Brevard County teachers, Mr. Joe Midgett, Kennedy Middle School teacher, and Olga Peraza, Satellite High School teacher and SECME sponsor for Satellite High School. The trip will cost approximately $700. The three participating students will be participating in fundraisers to earn the money ($234 each) to pay for the trip. There will be no cost to the Brevard County School District. The students will stay in dorms at Clemson University in South Carolina at no cost.

Approve the field trip for the Satellite High School SECME Mousetrap Car Winners Team to compete in the 2010 SECME  Engineering Design Competition at Clemson University, South Carolina on June 25-30, 2010.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/11/2010
Consent after Information5/25/2010

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

Cost Center


Mr. Mark Elliott - Principal, Satellite High School - 779-2000

Dr. Ronald Bobay - Area II/IV Superintendent - 269-3826

Attachment:  SHS agenda.pdf