• Visions            
     
     
    Mission Statement: 
    Visions is an innovative educational program that grew out of the need to further enhance academic enrichment at the middle school level. It extends beyond the school curriculum as well as the time frame of the nine period school day.  It affords teachers  the time and opportunity to teach beyond the school curriculum. Visions is a project based learning experience that allows students to re-imagine their capacities to see and solve problems with tangible real-world solutions. It encourages rigorous and advanced thinking while also focusing on necessary 21st century skills.
     


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    Future Cities: 
     
    Future Cities  
     
     
    Future City is a project-based learning program where students in middle school imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future.
     
    The single most important ingredient in any city is people. And people need a variety of public spaces throughout their city, both indoors and outdoors, where they can meet, relax, play, learn, connect, share cultures, create community, and build civic identity. When city planners and engineers develop public spaces they don’t just consider open fields or existing parks and plazas, they look at sites such as abandoned buildings, old railway lines, waterways (rivers, lakes, ponds), former industrial areas, and the single largest land asset in any city—the streets and sidewalks.
     

    Public spaces, both small and large, indoors and outside, not only make an urban area more attractive and more livable, they also serve as an anchor that benefits cities in a variety of ways.  Many public space projects revitalize a city’s economy by introducing new businesses and bringing in new visitors.  Other public space projects help reduce crime, ease traffic congestion, improve pedestrian safety, promote healthy living, improve the environment, and enhance civic engagement. In fact, a recent study by the UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatories Unit found that cities that devoted about 50% of their space to public use tended to be more prosperous and have a higher quality of life.

     

    Team challenge:  Your challenge is to include in your future city a distributed network of innovative, multi use public spaces that serves your city’s diverse population.

     

    VIRTUAL CITY DESIGN

    Students design a virtual city using SimCity software and present their city's progress via a slideshow presentation.

    CITY ESSAY

    Students write a 1,500-word essay describing the unique attributes of their city. This year's Power of Public Spaces theme challenges teams to design a network of innovative, multi-use public spaces throughout their city that serves the city's diverse population.

     CITY MODEL

    Students build a scale model of a section of their city using recycled materials and including at least one moving part.

    TEAM PRESENTATION

    Students give a 7-minute presentation (followed by a 5–8 minute question and answer period with the judges) discussing features of their future city and their solution to the citywide challenge

    PROJECT PLAN

    Students work with their team to complete a project plan to help them stay organized and focused with the Future City project.

    If you are interested in Future Cities please contact Mrs. Sterbinsky or Mrs. Schiavoni.  
     
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    Introducing 

    LMS Makerspace!


    Linglestown Middle School is getting a new addition, a makerspace! The Linglestown Makerspace is a collaborative space where students can create, invent, explore, and discover. The Linglestown Makerspace is located in the library and provides students with an unique interactive hands-on technology experience!  We encourage our students to seek out challenges beyond their comfort zones and persevere in solving real-world problems. The Makerspace provides students the opportunity to explore the worlds of 3D printing, robotics, and digital design.  
     
    If you have any questions about what a maker space is be sure to check out the video above. When you're finished with the video, we would love to have your input!  What do you want to learn about?  What are your interests?  Fill-out a brief survey to have your voice heard! 
     

    Maker Space

     

    We want your input! 
     
      
    MakerSpace themes include:

    -Robotics

    -3D printing & Design

    -Engineering Inventions

    -Wearable Tech

    -Electricity/Papertronics

    -Textiles 

     
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    Streaming and Video

    Streaming & Video

     

     
    Live Streaming: WLMS
    Students participating in live streaming, also known as the “LMS Stream Team” will broadcast real-time, live video feeds to our school and community.  Students will broadcast the morning announcements and other exciting events at LMS such as tournaments, concerts, ceremonies, and the infamous end of the year talent show!
     
    Video Editing
    The video editing team will document memories made here at LMS.  This team will capture raw footage and will use video editing software to insert music, narration and dialogues, and sound effects to it.
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    CODING

     CODING

    Students participating in Visions coding will receive an advanced introduction to programming through Tynker classroom.  This course includes programming fundamentals as students learn to build two arcade inspired games from start to finish.  Some topics covered include animated motions, parallax scrolling, conditional and nested loops, object cloning, and local and global variables. Students will be able to use their coding knowledge to program and fly drones.

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    Sign Up Now!!! 
     
    Click the link below! 

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