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Teacher of the Month

  1. 1. February 4, 2009 / THE FOUNTAIN HILLS TIMES / 13A FHHS Science Dept. dials up activities The science department at advance to the national competi- competiton in Virginia in July. the small gym at FHHS during Fountain Hills High School tion. The competition will be held between April 23-28. has another full agenda this Last year, Fountain Hills March 14 in San Diego. As for recent events, this spring. came in fifth ahead of two Bro- On March 21-24, students will year, students taking part in the The department supports phy teams. The event will be take part in the Arizona Science Math/Science Field Day had a several competitions that po- held at Glendale Community Fair, a competition requiring strong competition on Jan. 15. tentially could gain students College and could provide a six- research papers to be presented A total of 14 teams took part in significant scholarship money figure scholarship if the team in a poster board session. the competition this year. and even national recognition. makes it to the national competi- The research for this project Students were fed a light Along with the Math/Science tion. has been carried out during breakfast and entertained by Field Day, AAPT F=MA Test and On the same day, several the year under the supervision demonstrations from the As- Academic Decathlon students teams will also be taking part of teacher Dr. Paul McElligott. tronomy, Chemistry, Biology and have already taken part in this in the Science Olympiad. This The event will be held at the Math departments of Scottsdale semester, following is a list of the project-based competition also Convention Center in Phoenix Community College. remaining activities for the rest involves many students in over and winners go on to compete After lunch, students took of the school year. 25 different events and also nationally with large scholar- part in the first event, a tre- On Feb. 20, students will head takes place on the GCC cam- ships provided by the Intel buchet competition where the off to the Castles and Coasters pus. Corporation. object was to knock “Artie the Physics Day. Students from all Science students will also Finally, on April 28 at 11 a.m., artichoke” off a castle. FHHS physics classes will com- once again take place in the Bot- the students of FHHS will once After that, the top three Rotarian Klaus Schadle, left, FHHS co-principal and Rotarian Tom pete in five competitions at the ball competition. The object is to again take part in the Rube teams were chosen to compete Lawrence and Four Peaks Rotary President Jim Guess, right, park and, in addition, teachers preprogram up to two robots to Goldberg experiment. Students for further prizes. Fountain Hills present a ‘teacher of the month’ award to Gary Abud. will assign a lab on the fun rides make the most points on a com- are inspired to go for the world placed seventh in the project that takes physics into a real petition board against several record sanctioned by the Guin- competition and special honors world environment. On Feb. 21, students will other teams. When the event starts, teams ness World Record Group. Students are once again try- were given to Ben Owens, who won the highest math score for Abud: Teacher of the Month take part in the Science Bowl. activate the robot which is pro- ing to create the world’s most Fountain Hills. Gary Abud was honored as a Halloween show. This event tests students in the grammed to search for colored complicated alarm clock with According to McElligott, all Four Peaks Rotary’s “Teacher of Abud incorporates his ex- three primary sciences over five objects and capture them. This is over 225 steps that either light students benefited from the the Month” for December. perience into his teaching and rounds throughout the morning. not remote controlled, but done up, make a sound or create a experience as FHHS stood its Four Peaks Rotary presented shares many practical applica- The top 10 teams will go head- entirely by pre-programming. motion. ground against 5A and prep him with a certificate and hono- tions of science with students. to-head and the top three teams Winners go to the international The event will be staged in schools. rarium of $300 co-sponsored by Abud is originally from Michi- the club and Jim Guess, owner gan and earned his bachelor’s of Instant Imprints. degree in philosophy from Wayne Charter Gala Feb. 28 Colonial Days Abud, who teaches physics and chemistry at Fountain Hills High School, was introduced State University and completed his science teacher preparation in a master’s program at Sagi- Fountain Hills Charter The FHCS fulfills that to the club by Tom Lawrence, naw Valley State University. School is holding a round-up desire with parents actively a member of Four Peaks Ro- He has completed medical for its kids, their “Diamonds supporting their children in tary and co-principal of the high research in cornea transplanta- in the Desert.” This also just a wide array of educational school. tion, anemia and kidney disease so happens to be the name endeavors, but it needs the Although this is Abud’s first and has presented research find- of this year’s annual Gala support of residents. year in the community, he has ings at the national conference event. Community leaders and previous teaching experience level twice. He currently has FHCS has big plans for the public are invited to in the suburbs of Detroit as a study submitted for publica- this year’s gala, and school attend the celebration or well as being a private tutor, tion. officials invite everyone to make an investment in the piano teacher, choir director and His hobbies include biking, become a part of the celebra- children of Fountain Hills by — more recently — a Spinning tennis, racquetball, running and tion. way of donation. (indoor cycling) instructor. weight-lifting. On Saturday, Feb. 28, So get rid of that hitch in He is also the Fountain Hills It is always a pleasure for families and guests will con- your giddy-up and join the High School National Honor Four Peaks Rotary members verge on Fort McDowell fandango. The excitement Society Sponsor. to honor one of Fountain Hills’ Adventures, which will host starts at 5 p.m. A silent auc- Abud’s classes have success- excellent teachers. the western-style festivities tion, raffles and great food fully designed and conducted re- The club welcomes anyone beneath the stars and among will be provided, and rooms search experiments of their own interested in service to the the evening calls of the coy- are available at the Fort on various topics and completed community to learn more about otes. McDowell Radisson and a a number of experiments includ- its projects and activities. Join According to FHCS, Foun- free shuttle will be provided ing the building of electronic members during their every tain Hills is a premier family for guests’ convenience. computer speakers. Thursday morning meeting, 7 community giving choices to Ticket price is $75 per Other innovative classroom a.m., at the Eagle Mountain parents in the education of guest. For more information, activities have included teaching Grill. their children. contact FHCS at 837-0046. chemistry through food, teach- For more information, contact ing density by putting students Jim Guess at 480-837-1830 or in a tank of water and teaching Sue Hendershott at 602-418- elements of light by putting on 0821. Colonial Ryder Worden and his classmates play a game of marbles. For Colonial Days, A special attraction for Colonial Days was a visit from History fifth grade students took part in many hands-on activities including cross-stitching, Digestive Specialist in Motion where students learned about Ben Franklin, his many inventions and contributions to the country and his life as a making clay pinch-pots, writing with quills and more. comes to Fountain Hills! printer. Bradford C. Gelzayd, M.D. is now scheduling patients in Fountain Hills. 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