School board takes a tour

Ronna LawlessStaff Writer
School board takes a tour

Nevada school board members took a tour of the high school and middle school during the meeting April 25.

First, the board members and several administrators met with teachers and some students from Project Lead the Way classes. James Mills instructs the high school classes, and Greg Baethke teaches the middle school classes.

Eighth-grade students, Carter Franzen and Kody Kruschwitz, talked to the board about their use of the 3D printer to create a prototype that was originally constructed of cardboard.

Seventh-graders Dominick Garcia and Brady Moser presented information about mechanisms, gears, chain drives, force and torque.

Junior Patrick Pogwizd showed the board members his robot that was able to follow a twisting path due to its sensors.

In the agriculture classroom, Kevin Cooper’s students presented information about the recent fourth annual Renewable Energy Conference. Courtney Davis and Connor MacVey told about the event, which was attended by 204 students from eight different schools.

The school board also toured the recently completed ag-mech building, where they saw the collection of tractors and machinery that are projects for FFA members. They also saw the welding lab, which is a collaboration of the school district, ALMACO and DMACC.

The last stop on the tour was the new greenhouse, which is starting to fill with growing plants.