05-27-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #37


Title
Stone Middle School Trip to U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION Competition in Washington, D.C.

Discussion

eCYBERMISSION is a U.S. Army-sponsored, web-based science, math and technology competition that allows students in grades six through nine to compete for regional and national awards while working to solve problems in their community.  The 8th grade team (SBS Bots) from Stone Middle School won first place in the 2007-2008 regional competition and has been invited to Washington, D.C. on June 21-25, 2008, to compete in this year's National Judging and Educational Event.

The winning team members are Zen Campbell, Jason Draper, Dalton Stanley, and Spencer Tuttle.  The chaperone is Richard Regan, Stone Middle School teacher.  All expenses (airfare, hotel, meals) are paid by the U.S. Army for team members and their sponsor/chaperone. 

The team will fly out of Orlando International Airport on June 21 and return on June 25.  They will be staying at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.  There will be no cost to the District.



Recommendation
Approve the trip request by the Stone Middle School eCYBERMISSION Team to attend the U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event in Washington, D.C. on June 21-25, 2008.  There will be no cost to the District.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/13/2008
Consent after Information5/27/2008

Authority for Action
Procedures & Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
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Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Andrew L. Johnson, Jr., Principal, Stone Middle School

Thomas W. McIntyre, Area I Superintendent




Attachment:  Stone Middle 5-13-08.pdf