Warner sixth graders win; Hillside teacher inducted

Warner students take home 3D printer, science kit

Sixth grade students from Warner Middle School recently attended the Southeast Michigan Science and Engineering Festival and won a Dremel 3D Printer and a complete science kit. The Festival was held October 28 at the Schoolcraft College Campus in Livonia.

Warner students and staff members entered Warner Middle School in both of these contests. The Dremel 3D Printer, courtesy of Bosch, was awarded to Warner Middle School for having the most students register via ipad at the event. The complete science kit including lessons and all necessary equipment, courtesy of John Deere, was awarded via a random drawing during the festival.

“We had 100% of our students participate. We are extremely proud of our students’ participation at this event. Warner is very excited and thankful to Bosch and John Deere,” said school principal Allen Archer.

The Southeast Michigan Science and Engineering Festival is a free, open to the public, event. The demonstrations and activities are geared toward students in grades K-12. Michigan Technological University’s Mind Trekkers STEM Road Shows bring the WOW! of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to the hands and minds of K-12 students under the inspirational guidance of the Mind Trekkers team consisting of undergraduate and graduate students.

This year’s festival was sponsored by Bosch, Denso, DTE Energy, Michigan Technological University, HED, Ford, Federal Mogul, the Schoolcraft College Foundation and Schoolcraft College. For more information on Mind Trekkers, visit: mindtrekkers.mtu.edu.

Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inducts fourth grade teacher

Kimberly Spaulding Shaw, a fourth grade teacher at Hillside Elementary School, was recently inducted into the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Shaw is one of only nine other females that have been inducted into the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame for her love and dedication to the sport of hockey.

Shaw has won countless awards and accolades since she began playing hockey as a child in Southfield. She moved on to play five years with the Metro Flyers, which is now known as the Honeybaked Girls’ AAA Hockey Club, which earned three Michigan Amatuer Hockey State Championships. Shaw earned a Presidential Academic Scholarship to play Division 1 Hockey for Wayne State University and continued playing competitive hockey after college in the Senior B Women’s division.

After a break, she and a former teammate launched another competitive women’s team for the 2013-2014 season. This Honeybaked Senior Women’s team has been to the national tournament twice, and this past April, won the National Championship, topping out 11 other teams from across the country.

Softball was Shaw’s second love; she earned three varsity letters in softball as a third baseman for Harrison High School in Farmington Hills.

In August of 2005, Shaw was hired as an elementary school teacher in Farmington Public Schools, where she still teaches today. She has also been involved coaching youth hockey teams in the Farmington Hills/Novi area over the past several years. Now, Kim tries to be the same role model to her sons Drew, 6, and Grant, 4, hat her parents were for her. She coaches her son’s Mite travel hockey team and plans on staying very involved with both boys’ future athletic endeavors.

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