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Camp Success at NMS

Learning about the Water Cycle and States of MatterCamp Success students celebrate graduation from the Tennessee State Parks Junior Ranger program with Ranger Megan and Ramble, the State Parks mascot. The Junior Ranger Program visited Camp Success again in September 2017 with fun games, learning activities, and an environmental stewardship project.


Join our Before and After School message system. For Before-school Program messages, text @csmorning to 81010. To sign up for After-school Program updates, text @campsu to 81010.

Morning program meets in the computer lab: 6:45-7:45
After school program meets in the cafeteria: 3:00-5:00

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics projects are hands-on activities and learning units designed to help develop skills necessary for success in school and careers in the 21st century. 

STEM PROJECTS

2016-2017

BrickLab
Building with Purpose. Engineering projects that integrate math, science, and communication


SNOW SCIENCE
Topics include:Designing and building an Igloo, Investigating Snowflake Symmetry, Comparing the rates at which different Snowflake designs fall, Making "Snow" from everyday materials, BrickLab Snowflakes, Fluffy Snow Slime Lab, and Freezing Ice Cream "Snow Cream"


FLUFFY SLIME

One of a variety of kitchen science projects demonstrating physical and chemical changes

2015-16

ROBOTICS
Build your own BristleBot mini robot


CIRCUITS
Hands on activites with open and closed circuits, series and parallel circuits, switches and amplifiers

SNAPCIRCUITS
Integrating electricity and light energy with interchangeable circuit components

FORENSICS LAB

Crime Scene Investigations including fingerprinting, tire tracks.evidence photos, and more

BUBBLING CAULDRONS

Investigating chemical reactions

 2014-15

THE CHEMISTRY of BUBBLES
Learn about mixtures, solutions, and surface tension by creating AMAZING bubbles!


ENGINEERING EDIBLE CARS

Design Them, Build Them, Race Them!

PROGRAM PARTNERS

2017-2018
THE TENNESSEE STATE PARKS JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM WILL BE VISITING CAMP SUCCESS IN SEPTEMBER FOR FOUR, 1-HOUR PROGRAMS. JUNIOR RANGERS OFFERS CHILDREN, AGES SIX THROUGH 14, A FRESH LOOK AT THE WORLD AROUND THEM, WHILE INSPIRING A LOVE OF NATURE AND THE OUTDOORS. WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THIS OUTSTANDING PROGRAM TO OUR STUDENTS.

2016-2017
GUEST SPEAKERS:
KEEP SMITH COUNTY BEAUTIFUL VISITS OUR PROGRAM ON APRIL 19, 2017, TO HELP US CELEBRATE EARTH DAY.

MS. MARY DRAPER FROM THE SMITH COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE WILL BE VISITING NMS ON APRIL 12TH TO PRESENT A PROGRAM ON FITNESS AND NUTRITION. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HER VISIT.

MS. KIM COWAN FROM SMITH COUNTY BANK WILL VISIT ON MARCH 6TH TO SPEAK TO OUR PROGRAM ABOUT SAVINGS, CHECK-WRITING, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING PERSONAL FINANCE.

MS. FELICIA POPE FROM CITIZENS'S BANK, GORDONSVILLE BRANCH, WILL BE VISITING ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH TO DISCUSS CURRENCY, SAVINGS AND CHECKING ACCOUNTS, CHECK WRITING, USING AN ATM, AND CAREERS IN BANKING.
STEM FORENSICS LAB: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
MAY- BRISTLEBOTS
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: THE SMITH COUNTY DRUG PREVENTION COALITION AND THE SMITH COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE WILL BE VISITING OUR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER.


LINKS:
Sink or Float an Apple Boat www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQuW8G2QV_Q&t=12s
The Little Red House with a Star Inside www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOBUx8-3nrI
Johnny Appleseed www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AuotNxGoG8
Internet Safety jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/technology/internetsafety/
Fire Safety jr.brainpop.com/health/besafe/firesafety/
Total Solar Eclipse www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6OtLfszaVI
Solar Eclipse www.brainpop.com/science/space/eclipse/
Line of Totality Map www.eclipse2017.org/2017/maps/states/TN_web.jpg
The Science of Water Bottle Flipping www.youtube.com/watch?v=fayZhjneD_Q
Typing Practice www.typing.com/student/games
Kid President - Martin Luther King, Jr Day www.google.com/#q
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc39Ka8ut6k
Building an Igloo www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-x5QOSqP3E
Christmas Games: www.primarygames.com/holidays/christmas/games.php
Christmas Games: www.northpole.com/clubhouse/games/
If I Were President teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/games_quizzes/electiongame/game.asp
pbskids.org/halloween/
Interactivesites.weebly.com/halloween.html
Electric Circuits
Edible Cars on the Teaching Channel
Acceleration Nation Sponsored by NASCAR- Science Activites, Games, and Fun: accelerationnation.com
Kirigami Peace Dove
Forensics Science Lab
Forensics Activities & Games http://forensics.rice.edu/en/For-Educators/Online-Activities.html
Lesson 1- How Observant Are You? http://orderofthewhitelion.com/Miscellaneous@/Observationpowers.html
Pi Day Brainpop https://www.brainpop.com/math/geometryandmeasurement/pi/
Thinking Blocks Math http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html
How to Build BristleBots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKxvbBFMr7s

WE APPRECIATE OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS!
Smith County Bank
Citizen's Bank
Smith County Extension Office
Smith County Health Department
Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition
New Middleton Fire Department
Riverview Regional Medical Center
Sonic Drive-In
TDOT / Smith County Solid Waste Dept.
Smith County Wellness Center
Smith County Sheriff's Department

For Program Information Contact-
Nancy Bradley, Site Director
bradleyn5@smithcoedu.net
Stephanie Johnson, Program Director
johnsons33@smithcoedu.net

PARENT ENGAGEMENT:
FUN FAMILY FITNESS WALK/RUN
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
HOLIDAY PAINTING PROJECT
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
JUNIOR RANGER GRADUATION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
PARENT ORIENTATION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
ART SHOW
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
PI DAY PIES & ACTIVITIES
MARCH 14, 2016