On Friday, January 18, Lead Dogs met with their freshman groups to share tips and tricks for preparing for semester exams. Each freshman was presented with a study survival kit filled with items to help them study and keep them going. The kits included pencils, highlighters, notecards, granola bars, gum, and some sweet treats. Finally Lead Dogs wrote a note with some encouraging words to each freshman. Good Luck on exams Whippets. #TheWhippetWay
The Whitewater High School Gymnastics Team had their first dual meet of the season on Thursday, January 17th, Against Jefferson at Jefferson High School. The gymnasts had a successful ending to their meet ending up with a team score of 121.725. The highlights of the dual meet included Autumn Lesar placing 3rd on Vault scoring an 8.3, Sydney Treder placing 3rd on both beam and floor scoring a 7.65 on beam and an 8.5 on floor, and Trinity Nickels placing 2nd on both bars and beam scoring a 7.75 on bars and a 7.85 on beam. Trinity Nickels also placed 3rd in the All Around with a season high of 31.45. Come on out and support your Whippet athletes!
Ms. Lynn Weilbrenner's culinary classes were hard at work the last 2 days preparing for Cupcake Wars. Everyone worked hard and turned out a fantastic display. Here are some of the ending results.
There will be an informational meeting for parents of students who are interested in traveling to Spain during Summer of 2020 on Wednesday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the LMC at the high school. Please direct any questions to Kate McNulty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in Computer Concepts are currently being introduced to the concept of machine learning. Their job was to build an algorithm to classify pasta (for the King of PastaLand who needed to find his pasta quickly) just as apps like Facebook classify people for the purpose of facial recognition. Building a classification system for pasta involved studying the properties of each piece of pasta, such as whether a piece was hollow or in a spiral, just as measurements of things like distance between your eyes and length of your nose can be used in facial recognition. Students are also exploring online tools such as the Teachable Machine and Quick Draw which are able to “train” themselves to recognize actions or drawings.