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Charger Robotics Team Is Headed to State

Charger Robotics is returning to the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) state tournament at Missouri S&T in Rolla for the third consecutive year this Saturday, March 9. Charger Robotics will compete with 47 other teams in pursuit of a berth to the FIRST International Competition in Houston April 17–20. The HCA …

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Chargers Robotics Team to Use STEM Skills to Bless Children with Disabilities

Just as a teenager dreams of his first set of wheels, a child desires to freely move about to explore the world around him. Yet there are many children for whom this is but a dream. A group of Heritage Christian Academy students has the opportunity to help make these dreams come …

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Charger Robotics Team Advances to State Championship Tournament

“Team Chargers” (FTC Robotics team #9808) joined 22 other teams at the Missouri FTC Western Conference Qualifier at Harrisonville High School on Saturday, February 18, six of whom would advance to the Missouri State Championship. Team Chargers earned a spot in this Conference Qualifier by finishing second overall in the NW …

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The Skills Your Child Needs For Future Success {Are They Getting Them?}

I recently came across an article from the World Economic Forum where they identified skills that are valued in the 21st century workforce. (Specific definitions of each of these 16 identified skills are listed in Appendix 1 in the linked article.)  The foundational literacies are the traditional core skills (reading, …

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HCA Becomes First KC-Area Christian School to Offer PLTW

The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will grow 17 percent by 2018—nearly double the growth for non-STEM fields. By 2018, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs because there will not be enough qualified workers to fill them. STEM is where …

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{Science & the Christian} Can Scientists Even HAVE A Christian Worldview?

Why do we feel called to spend our time, talent and treasure on teaching today’s students a strong Christian worldview? The world around us, mainly in the form of the various media that bombards our thoughts daily, would have us believe that those with a worldview that is shaped by …

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"Students, Turn ON Your Cell Phones!"

One doesn’t have to look far to see someone around them on a cell phone. If you have ever sat through the stop light at an intersection, it becomes almost amusing to count the number of people around you talking on the phone. We won’t get into a discussion here …

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