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One beat, two beats, three beats, more.... It's amazing how the tiny pumps that rest in the center of our chest are responsible for carrying oxygen and other nutrients that are essential for survival, along with pulling all the wastes that accumulate throughout the cells. Using the tools given, students opened the heart of a sheep where they were able to identify the four chambers, the valves, as well as the arteries and veins that carry the blood throughout the body flowing in its specific circulation. Additionally, students identified which portions were oxygen poor and oxygen rich by looking at the direction the blood was flowing in from, and the way it was leaving the heart. This was a wonderful opportunity for students to discover how our Maker designed our "pumps" which fulfill life's daily functions and processes.
Elementary students participate in the second STEM challenge this year.
After completing a unit on eukaryotic organisms and the details of animal and plant cells, the students completed a cell project assignment. They were given basic instructions but were allowed the freedom of how to create the model. Some used styrofoam and clay while others decided to make an edible cell out of cake, brownies, Rice Krispies, pizza, or grapefruit (yes, grapefruit). One parent commented on how much their child knew about what they were putting together and what a fun way to lock in the learning. I am not sure if they were more excited about learning the cell details as they were consuming the edible projects!
The Theatre II and Tech Theatre II Honors classes will screen last year's production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7pm in the Main Theatre. Tickets are $4 per person, at the door.
The Junior High Studio Band and the High School Jazz Lab, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combos earned awards at the annual jazz festival. See Results
Tara Abdi was named 2nd place overall soloist, Samantha Steeves earned 9th place overall soloist, and the team earned 1st place in Medium Hip-Hop Competition. See all results.
9 VCHS Seniors signed their National Letter of Intent today on National Signing Day. See who signed and where they will be playing by clicking here.
A memorial service to celebrate Irene's life will be held on Saturday, Feb 7th, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Church at 16330 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, California.
Shota Homma Wins State Level of MTNA piano competition, and moves up to the Southwest Division Round on January 2.
Mrs. Diane Clemons visited VCES this week for chapel.
Click here for important tryout information for spring. Any student-athlete who wants to try out for a spring sports team must have a current physical (that covers their entire season of sport), concussion form, and parent consent form on file in the athletic office. Printable Athletic Physical Form under related files.
Special guest artist Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, pianist and percussionist, performs in recital and provides a masterclass for the high school piano classes on Friday, January 23. Two performances - 10:55am and 1:05pm in the Conservatory chapel.
Students in the sixth grade earth science class used Slinkys to model different types of seismic waves. Photo information: Tyler Roberts, left, and Nakai Miles, right, use a Slinky to model the movement of an S-wave, while Joshua Taylor, center makes a video of the demonstration on his iPad. An S-wave is a type of seismic body wave.
The hip bone's connected to the leg bone.....well, a little more scientific than this fun song, students are learning the sixteen major bones of the human body. Along with understanding their proper name and location, students are discovering the connection between each bone and how they work together to support and provide movement for our bodies. Creating their own clay models, students were challenged to label the major bones along with retelling the functions of the individual bones.
ISS students are testing high heat dissipation in microgravity. Students came up with the design on paper, then they created a schematic. We then built a prototype and tested it. The next step was to print circuit boards based on our design. Students then assembled the components on the circuit board and ran several tests before sending it into space. Super capacitors were used to heat up a resistor that would easily relay the heat to LCD paper. The LCD paper turned different colors depending on temperature.
Four HS and Two JH Students Were Accepted and Invited to Participate in the 2015 California All State Music Education Conference at the Fresno Convention Center, February 19-22.
Nine JH students were named to the Bay Area Honor Choir and participated in the event at Chabot College on Jan. 9. Three JH students named to the National Honor Choir will travel to Salt Lake City in February to perform at the ACDA National Convention and with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
VCJH is so excited to share the great news of Victor Liu (Eighth Grader). Victor participated in the 2014 US Table Tennis National Championships December 16-20, 2014. He won the Gold of Boys Cadet, Bronze of Junior Boys and Bronze of Mens under 21. In the national teams trial, Victor is selected as member of both Cadet (Under15) and Junior(Under18) national team of USA Table Tennis 2015. Victor will represent USA to compete in the international cadet and junior events in 2015.
Once a Warrior always a Warrior! Valley Christian is blessed to watch former athletes depart our athletic programs and enter into the competitive world of college and professional sports. This fall and winter our Warriors have made waves of success all over the nation.
Our fourth theme: Words with Friends - Caring that what you say is positive and encouraging.
Our fourth theme: Words with Friends - Caring that what you say is positive and encouraging.
Celebration of Life - Jonathan Hughes ('08), Sunday December 28th, 2014, 2:00pm at VCHS Main Gym, 100 Skyway Drive San Jose, CA. 95111
Six students chosen for the Junior Conservatory Worship Team. The group will begin rehearsals and perform at chapels starting in January.
Please enjoy this eCard from Nathaniel Ekstrand, 3D Animation Level 2.
Performances by some Conservatory groups at the California Theatre Christmas Concerts are available here to view.
JH Wrestlers spend their Friday afternoon donating Toys
ISS students working diligently on their project headed to space!
Click here to see the Fall WCAL All League Recipients from Valley Christian.
W.E.B. (Where Everybody Belongs) activities are building positive relationships on the junior high campus!
Life Science students had an opportunity to extract strands of their own DNA.
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