Announcements and Reminders
Scientists and Engineers Empowering Kids is a science club for 3rd-5th graders at Cassidy. In the second semester there will be some available spots for 2nd graders. Each meeting will be spent exploring a science or engineering concept. Scientists, engineers, or community members will be invited to some of our meetings. Members will explore topics in energy, water, green spaces, and more! This team will analyze different facets of the school, then plan and help to implement improvement projects around the school such as energy conservation and green spaces. Students must submit applications to be a member by the stated due date on the application and membership may be limited due to size constraints.
New! Thanks to a generous grant from Kentucky’s Energy & Environment Cabinet along with the support of UK Center for Applied Energy Research, Cassidy Elementary is honored to participate in KY’s inaugural Gen-EV racing program. This experience is open to selected 4th and 5th graders during after school meetings. Each meeting will be spent exploring STEM topics to build a functioning and drivable electric car as well as lessons on effective communication, time management, critical thinking, and teamwork. The experience introduces students to basic mechanics, tools, and engineering concepts and culminates in a racing event with other Kentucky schools which includes a team presentation.
If you are interested in joining Cassidy’s Gen-EV Racing Team and are a 4th or 5th grader, then please fill out the attached contact/transportation form and application. There will be a limited number of participants due to the size of the build. If selected, you must provide your own transportation to and from team meetings and events. There will be a race at some point in the Spring at a location and time to be determined. There might be fees for this program for which waivers may be available. Students will be in charge of getting sponsorships from local businesses to cover the cost of helmets, gloves, uniforms, etc. as that is part of the program.