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Sign up for BCMS TSA Club

 

Thank you for your interest in joining BCMS TSA!

 

Click the link below to see what competitions are available for students. Not all competitions are available for regional competition but they are all available for State competition. 

https://tsaweb.org/competitions-programs/tsa/middle-school-competitions

 

TSA students are required to work hard and challenge themselves in many different competition categories. To become an official TSA member complete the attached google form and turn in the club fee ($20) on our first meeting Oct. 10th. TSA members compete at Regional Competition which cost an additional $15 (this includes registration fee, lunch and t-shirt) and State Competition (which is a 3 day trip to Greensboro Convention Center) cost between $225-$275. That cost includes registration, hotel stay for 2 nights and all meals. 


According to the TSA national website, “The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national organization of students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 233,000 middle and high school students in approximately 2,000 schools spanning 49 states. TSA is supported by educators, parents and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities and much more. The diversity of activities makes TSA a positive experience for every student. From engineers to business managers, our alumni credit TSA with a positive influence on their lives.” 


Students interested in joining TSA club, must meet these requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Career and Technology course during the 2019-2020 school year. This includes our new elective period that Band students can take. 

  •  $20 club fee (includes local, state and national affiliation dues) – CASH or check made BCMS

  •  Excellent behavior during club meetings and work sessions

  •  Excellent work ethic

TSA Club Member events throughout the year:
□ Club meetings/work sessions: Thursday 3-4:30 (beginning Thursday, Oct. 10th)
□ $ 20 Club fee due (October 10th)
□ Regional Leadership Conference: Saturday, November 9th @ McDougle Middle School Chapel Hill, NC (this is optional)
□ Regional Competition – Friday, February 7th (This is an all day event) 

□ State Competition: Thursday-Saturday March 26-28th @ Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro, NC
□ Fundraising throughout the year to assist with travel and entry expenses for student projects

 

If you have any questions please email me at elizabeth.maynard@carteretk12.org

Thank you, 

Dawn Maynard

 

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Dawn Maynard

8th grade mechanical pull-toy parade

 

Welcome To Mrs. Maynard's PLTW Class and TSA Club

Hello parents and students! Welcome to PLTW. My name is Mrs. Maynard. This is my 14th year teaching with 6 of those teaching Project Lead the Way at BCMS. I am also the advisor for our BCMS TSA Chapter. Please see note on my website about more information on TSA and how to join! I have 3 little boys. One attends Bogue Sound Elementary and two are here with me at BCMS this year in 6th grade and 7th grade! We moved to the Crystal Coast 6 years ago to enjoy the beautiful beach but mainly for Carteret County Schools. I am honored to be able to work at such an outstanding school system. You will enjoy BCMS and PLTW! PLTW is an engineering curriculum that engages students in a team/problem solving environment.

6th grade students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy.

7th grade students become Medical Detectives where students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they collect and analyze medical data to diagnose disease. They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, measure and interpret vital signs, dissect a sheep brain, investigate disease outbreaks, and explore how a breakdown within the human body can lead to dysfunction.

8th grade students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.

 

Please don't hesitate to reach out anytime! I am looking forward to an excellent school year! 

 

Dawn Maynard

elizabeth.maynard@carteretk12.org 

PLTW Teacher

TSA advisor

My three sons

My family

The Parents

Welcome To Mrs. Maynard's PLTW Class

Calendar

7th grade Vex Olympic Pick & Place- Jamaica

 

BCMS Winning Bridge Design

 

2nd Semester 7A Pull Toy Parade

 

2nd Semester 7B Pull Toy Parade

 

1st semester 8A Bridge Competition

 

1st semester 8B bridge competition

 

The WOMANN Machine- vex recycling robot

 

John- Vex Recycling Car

 

Vex Robotic Recycling Car

 

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What is PLTW???

 

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