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Herzogenaurach schoolchildren are computational artists

Herzogenaurach schoolchildren are computational artists

540 students from grades 5 to 12 at herzogenaurach high school prove that mathematics can be fun. 31 of them have now been awarded prizes for their outstanding performance in the so-called kanguru competition. For more than 15 years, head teachers heike duthorn and astrid dobler have been committed to showing schoolchildren that mathematics is not just about calculating or learning formulas, but also about finding answers to tricky questions.
The award ceremony was also attended by the visibly proud principal norbert schell, who had a surprise for the 31 best-ranked participants. They spend an extra day hiking with the two teachers to the "tower of the senses" to nurnberg goes. Five students were awarded first place, 14 second place and twelve third place.
"It is an event that supports mathematical education in schools, awakens and consolidates the joy of dealing with mathematics and, through the range of interesting tasks, challenges independent work and work in the classroom", astrid dobler explained the concept. "The competition makes us see our students once again with completely different eyes than in normal math lessons", principal norbert schell is pleased with the gymnasium’s great participation in the competition round. Competitions often reveal previously undiscovered talents, notes the principal.
The two teachers were proud of daniel kreiner from the twelfth grade, who, despite the oral examinations for his school-leaving certificate, also "incidentally" won the first prize in the competition took part in the competition and won second prize. "This is our "model school", the two math teachers noted. It is very gratifying that individual high school graduates – despite abistress – consciously decide to take part in this competition. Since they have participated year after year since the fifth grade, this is simply part of school life for them in their final year as well.

The number of participants is rising steadily

"The competition is booming, no doubt because so many schools are really enjoying it", says heike duthorn. In germany, just under 200 schools took part in the kanguru competition in its first year in 1995; this year there were around 906,000 participants from 10,950 schools. The competition is a multiple-choice competition with a variety of tasks for puzzling, digging, calculating and guessing, which is intended above all to awaken interest in mathematics. The organizers hope to break down, or at least scratch, the fear that schoolchildren often have of the serious, rigorous, dry nature of mathematics.
The idea for the competition originated in australia (1978) and was brought to france by two french math teachers. In honor of the australian inventor, it was named "kangourou des mathematiques" (kanguru of mathematics). Among other things, each participant receives a certificate, the prizes are experiment kits, interesting strategic games, challenging mathematical puzzles and many books. In addition, the (very) best from grades 9 and 10 are invited to international math camps. Cultural and educational stays for the best from secondary level II.

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Old muhle to become ice cream parlor and meeting place

Old muhle to become ice cream parlor and meeting place

You will have to search a long time to find a mayor who can hold a candle to the oberhaider: carsten joneitis – as head of the community – not only has an old water right, he also owns the associated muhle. The municipality acquired the building in 2016 in order to secure the decaying listed building for the future and to breathe new life into the centrally located site. A contemporary meeting place – not only for the people of oberhaid – is to be created, which in the heart of the village will link to its past.

Barbara spies is particularly pleased. The district archivist is also oberhaid’s community archivist. As such, it was pushed onto the old water right and naturally encouraged the mayor and the town council in their intention to acquire the muhle and associated buildings when the opportunity arose.

For joneitis and his council, it was clear from the start that the aim was not to create something museum-like, but to make the muhlengelande in the town center a tangible experience for the people.

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First steps on the adult stage

First steps on the adult stage

It was a special event for the numerous parents and teachers, when 40 pupils of the ninth and tenth classes of the ebern middle school slowly moved in to the music with a polonaise at the beginning of the final ball.

By way of introduction, principal philipp arnold praised the schoolchildren, who had also been dancing for weeks, for their perseverance and their courage. In the course of the evening, the school representative diana ponomarew and the school teacher joseph korn thanked the couple christel and joachim holzwarth, who had conducted the dance course with a lot of patience and empathy, with small presents.

Safe step

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Future-oriented marktbreit with zero debt

Future-oriented marktbreit with zero debt

At the traditional new year’s reception of the town of marktbreit in the lagerhaus, to which all office bearers and employees of the town were invited, mayor erich hegwein gave a short review of the most important points of the past year and an outlook on the plans of the town in the new year.

The second keynote speaker at the microphone besides hegwein was mayor thomas keil of benshausen. In addition to politics, culture was not neglected either: the vocal ensemble "kreuz und quer" under the direction of silke dittrich inspired the audience with song performances. The "monday socks", a young group of musicians who met at the gymnasium in marktbreit and have now been playing music together for three years, also provided applause.

Research school of the year

A special welcome was given to the new mayor of marktbreit, volker schlegelmilch, who officially took over from volker deifel at the beginning of the year. Among other things, hegwein praised the gymnasium marktbreit, which was honored last year by the state ministry as research school of the year 2012. Last year, the city was not only able to sell 20 building sites to developers from outside the city, but the old town is also to be preserved and challenged.

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Each piece is available for 150 cents

Each piece is available for 150 cents

For the fourth time, the bavarian red cross, habberge district association, together with more than 100 red cross clothing stores in bavaria, is organizing an open house on tuesday, 8. May (world red cross day), under the motto "rediscover valuable materials" the "day of the store" campaign. With this day, the red cross is also making a plea for sustainability and social cohesion, as can be seen from a message from the habberge district association of the bavarian red cross (BRK).

For more environmental awareness

"We are making an important contribution to slowing the depletion of raw materials. The issues of sustainability and environmental awareness are of great social importance and are at the same time positive features of our BRK clothing store, and they perform an important function as a social meeting place for our society", emphasizes BRK vice president, brigitte meyer.
According to a study, each german buys about 60 new pieces of clothing per year. For example, increased carrying time reduces carbon dioxide emissions. "In order to reduce plastic consumption, we ask our customers to bring their own plastic bags or tote bags. Apart from that, customers can also purchase self-made recycled tutes made by the participants of the production school", says the head of the production school of the BRK-kreisverband habberge, karina hauck.
The topic of sustainability and environmental awareness is a positive feature of the BRK- kleiderladen and especially of the production school habberge. The clothing store of the production school, the first in bavaria, was opened in 2005.

For young people

Since 2005, young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who have not yet developed their own career prospects and have not yet found an apprenticeship or a job have been learning under professional guidance how to produce, sell and market marketable goods and services at the production school. Working hours and activities are based on everyday industrial working life. In addition to gaining qualifications through practical and theoretical training, production school students have the opportunity to expand and consolidate their knowledge and skills in general education and life skills learning modules, and to obtain their basic secondary school certificate or the qualifying secondary school certificate.
The places at the habberge production school will be filled by the habberge job center and the habberge district youth welfare office, according to the red cross. On world red cross day, the store on the land of the BRK district association in habfurt (industriestrabe 20) is open from 9 a.M. To 4 p.M. All parts cost 150 cents.

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Grade one in listening

Grade one in listening

He doesn’t take it personally that they assigned him a pig book, says markus ungerer, deputy commander of the kitzingen fire department. "The adventures of eduard speck" (john saxby), which he read on friday to the class 3c of the st. Hedwig elementary school prepared actually have little to do with putting out fires or rescuing cats.

The story about the lazy farmyard pig still grabs the children who are sitting in the snowy seat on top of the fire truck. The third and fourth hours of school are reserved for listening today. Because all over germany children listen to stories.

Six stations

The annual nationwide reading day is an initiative of the stiftung lesen with other partners. The elementary school st. Hedwig sends her third and fourth graders out of school into the city this year: volunteers read to them from books at six stations. Without any sound effects or 3D animation. Ungerer already liked to read to his own two children in the evenings before they went to bed. Today, only the time of day and the fire suit make the difference.

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Reading is a ticket to the world

Reading is a ticket to the world

About 200 students of the 1. And 2. This year, the first classes met in the auditorium of the elementary school at the monchsturm for the presentation of the reading touts.

The action was opened with the driving "piri-rap", which the first class restaurant owners presented. The second classes were waiting with an "ABC song" danced as a polonaise through the rows of spectators.

The high point was the handover of the reading mares, in which matthias teltz of the "bunten buchladen" (colorful bookstore) was the guest speaker the first reading book, which had previously been colorfully painted and labeled by the second-graders. So every tute is a unique piece. Speeches about reading and the world of books – delivered by second-graders – rounded off the event. The school beginners were happy about the presents – they are books after all"…A ticket to the whole world" and"…Fits better in a backpack than a tv" – as the children aptly stated.