The Space Exploration crew, consisting of students and staff are proud to share our most recent learning initiatives with our families, friends and community.

Our students spent the summer session exploring space, science, and technology in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.

On July 26, we celebrated the hard work from the last 6 months. The celebration started out with a presentation about the view from earth into space and vise versa. We welcomed a guest speaker, Dr. Don Granquist- Fraser, who is working for Collins Aerospace in Massachusetts. He built a piece of the Hubble telescope and worked on the Biosphere 2 in Arizona. He brought a small version of a real spacesuit and our students and staff were able to take some pictures!

After the presentation, we officially opened our new Community Learning Path down Corporate Drive. We had a terrific lunch while listening to the WbcR Space themed radio show.

The Art show was a great addition and the concert was superb……TOP NOTCH……Theatre even got involved with a stage reading by Colby and crew!

When we started this project, we never expected for all the parts come together so well. It all starts with the ripple from a single pebble. A big thank you to everyone.

Solar System Walk

We designed and built an interactive learning path along the sidewalk, that follows Corporate Drive from our main campus to Lily’s gym. Featuring interactive and informational displays at ten individual stations, the viewer will experience out of this world insights about our solar system.

Art

EPIC Visual Arts held a Space Exploration inspired gallery showing in the conference room at Lily’s Gym. Featured were works created by talented Bellcate student artists in the media of clay/pottery/ceramics, graphic novel, pencil portrait drawings, surrealist space-art , abstract/assemblage painting, colored pencil anime and landscape drawings, original concert T-shirt design, theatre props and much more! Students and staff marveled at the unique and exquisite creations of our gifted and expressive artists!

Theatre

The Bellcate Theatre Company welcomed three new student members this summer. Those students joined with existing members to stage a reading of an original new play, “A Space Adventure,” by playwright Colby. The summer was spent preparing for the reading by introducing acting exercises that promote creativity, communication, and most importantly having fun. This fall the Company begins designing and building the show for a staged production during the 2019-2020 school year: details to follow!

Music

Wow! The EPIC Music Education Program students rocked the Bellcate School universe with a set of space themed music to provide an energizing soundtrack to all the amazing programs that worked together to make this stellar day a reality. Musicians Dakota, Kade, Kryon, Kolbi and Ralf went above and beyond, starting back in the winter, doubling down on their Spring EPIC concert rehearsals to simultaneously prepare for the space program concert. The audience was totally blown away by the performances and the hard work really paid off as they worked through the nerves, played an incredible set, and they all had so much fun! Students were working together, helping and teaching each other, sharing their creativity and talents, inspiring and motivating their fellow classmates and teachers, practicing their focus and adaptability, and their bravery for working through the anticipation. We are all so proud of the students who performed and participated in the space program, the audience members for their support, and the staff who worked together to make this all possible. It really was, “To infinity and beyond…”

Setlist:

Rumble – Link Wray

Blue Moon – Beck

Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters

Stars – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Space Oddity – David Bowie =>Say It To Me Santos (Chorus) – Phish


Testimonials

  • Kelly, Parent

    Our son was born in the middle of the night in a hospital about an hour away from where we live, I was there, not because I gave birth to him but because I am his mom. My husband was also there, not because his DNA runs through our son’s veins, but because he is… Read more »

    ~ Kelly
    Parent