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The Outdoor Classroom 02/08/18
On Tuesday, February 06, Mr. Horton’s forestry class and Mr. Carter’s engineering class made the great out...
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Watch the Game Live 09/01/17
The Galax High School Production club (PANDA) is proud to bring you live sports coverage of Galax High School ...
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Programming 02/09/18
Teams of students in the GMS gifted program built and programed a robot. Each team chose a specific task for t...
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First Tech Challenge 12/10/17
The Maroon Tide (Team 12953) competed at its first ever First Tech Challenge.  The Maroon Tide competed S...
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Programming

Teams of students in the GMS gifted program built and programed a robot. Each team chose a specific task for their robot to execute. Some were programed to walk, to pick up objects, and even one danced the Tango.

The Outdoor Classroom

On Tuesday, February 06, Mr. Horton’s forestry class and Mr. Carter’s engineering class made the great outdoors their classroom.  Engineering students used their new drone to survey the property that the school system recently purchased.  The students will generate a 3-D model of the property.  Mr. Horton’s forestry students walked the property and completed a timber survey of the 50 plus acres of land.  The students identified oaks, popular, pine, and cherry trees on the property.  In addition, the forestry students found a small stream that feeds a pond. 

Combining their information, the forestry students and the engineering students plan to estimate the value of the timber on the property, as well as how much of the property is covered by timber. 

GHS engineering students set up the control station for the drone flight

Once students have programmed in the flight plan, they activate the drone and it takes to the sky to complete its mapping mission

Mr. Horton's forestry students identify a small tree as they hiked the property.

Mr. Horton explains to students how to identify this species of tree.  Horton explained that a cherry tree has horizontal lenticels and color of the bark is brown or gray.

Students also had some time to explore on their own.

As the drone follows its flight plan, it snaps pictures.  Here, a small pond is revealed although it is hidden from view on the ground by the surrounding trees.

In this picture, the drone snapped a picture as it passed over our control station.

 

 

 

Watch the Game Live

The Galax High School Production club (PANDA) is proud to bring you live sports coverage of Galax High School Football and Basketball.  Click on the link to watch the game live or on-demand.  A subscription is required through www.nfhsnetwork.com to watch the games.  A portion of the subscription fee is returned to the school that you follow.  Just click on the link to watch the game.

Basketball Opponent                         Date             Broadcast Time Result   
Galax v Eastern Montgomery     Boys 12-11-2017 7:00 PM  59-35  W

 

 

Football Opponent Date Broadcast Time Result
Galax @ Glenvar 08/25/2017  14-34  L
Galax v Radford 09/01/2017 6:30 PM  17-14  W
Galax v Carroll Co. 09/08/2017 6:30 PM  53-0    W
Galax v Rural Retreat 09/15/2017 6:30 PM  63-7    W
Galax @ Northside 09/29/2017 6:30 PM  13-31   L
Galax v Fort Chiswell (Homecoming) 10/06/2017 6:30 PM  40-13  W
Galax @ George Wythe 10/13/2017 6:30 PM  50-13  W
Galax v Auburn 10/20/2017 6:30 PM  35 - 0  W
Galax @ Bland 10/27/2017  75 - 7  W
Galax @ Grayson 11/3/2017 6:30 PM  20 -21  L
Group A Region C Playoffs
Galax v Bland Co 11/10/2017 6:30 PM  62 -13  W
Galax v Parry McCluer 11/18/2017 6:30 PM  28 -10  W
Galax @ Narrows  Region C Championship 11/25/2017 1:30 PM  28 -27  W
Group A State Championship Playoff
Galax v Chilhowie Group A State Semifinals 12/2/2017 2:30 PM  21 -25  L

First Tech Challenge

The Maroon Tide (Team 12953) competed at its first ever First Tech Challenge.  The Maroon Tide competed Saturday, December 9th at the Southwest Virginia Qualifier held at Southwest VA Community College.  The Tide finished 8th out of 15 teams.  Coaches Joyelle Edmondson and Dustin Carter have been working with 13 students to design, build, program, and drive the robot in the 2017 FTC game Relic RecoveryWatch the Maroon Tide compete.

GHS students compete at the First Tech Challenge robotics competition