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
On Feb. 21, students will
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
in Motion where students learned about Ben Franklin, his many
inventions and contributions to the country and his life as a
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