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Last day of school is May 25th which is an early release day: Transitions 6-12/Crossroads releases at 10:00 and Transitions K-5 releases at 12:25.
CAIR Focus Students WIN Battle of the Brains KC!! http://www.grandviewc4.net/apps/news/article/790891
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Noonan-Kurtz Scholarship Winner is:

Vanessa Swartz originally joined CAIR as part of the Missouri Options Program this fall.  She decided she'd like to go the more traditional route and moved to the Transitions program later in the year.  Vanessa demonstrated her excellence as a student early on by scoring a 20 on the ACT as part of the Duke TIP program in middle school. She was a model student during her time in Mr. Jarrett's homeroom earning gold sheet status and completing additional coursework to graduate this spring.  Vanessa plans to attend Metropolitan Community College in the fall.  Vanessa has a love for music and pop culture as well as having an excellent approach to life.  It has been a joy and pleasure to work with her this year and we wish her the best. 
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Battle of the Brains Update

Tuesday, May 15th, the Battle of the Brains winners worked with the architects on structural components of Science City that must be worked around or incorporated into the design for the Big Brain Theory exhibit.  The students' proposed design will require some transformation to work around existing structures.  The three words used to describe the ideas for this design were contrast, transparency, and connectivity.  Our next visit in July will provide us with the opportunity to work the graphic designers.

Graduation!!!

Farewell to our seniors who walked that stage Monday, May 14, 2018 and received their diploma's.

The Battle of the Brains journey continues...

On January 23, 2018, the 4th and 5th grade Focus students began the collaborative work for their winning exhibit design, The Big Brain Theory.  The students met the design teams from Burns & McDonnell and Science City and began to discuss the timeline for making the The Big Brain Theory come to life.  The project has a one-million dollar budget, and the students were charged with thinking about the most important parts of their design and how their design will integrate with the exhibits that currently surround the build-area.  After the meeting, the students toured Burns & McDonnell and were amazed as they experienced the work environment of the 16th rated Fortune's 2017 list of Best Companies to Work For.
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