Sep 26

Watershed Reflections Art & Expressions Contest

Start planning now to participate in Earth Day 2017 by submitting an entry into the student environmental art and expression contest. Download the flyer here: Contest Info

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES (One entry per person):

  • Traditional Media: Drawings, paintings, or mixed media artwork. Entries will be judged based on interpretation of theme, creativity, and presentation.
  • Photography: Unaltered photographs taken within the boundaries of the watershed where you live or go to school. Entries will be judged based on interpretation of theme, creativity, and presentation
  • Recycled Materials: Sculpture, mixed media, or recycled fashion created from at least 80% recycled or reused materials that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled. Fashion pieces must be durable enough to wear in public. Entries will be judged on percentage of recycled material, creative use of materials, and connection to theme.
  • Written Word: Written word pieces must be reflections on the watershed you live or go to school in and must be in the form of a short story or poem. Length of piece must be 500 words or less. Entries will be judged on interpretation of theme, creativity, and writing style.


Sep 16

APES Scientific Evidence Critique

MST Students in Mrs. Dean’s APES class spent part of this week learning and practicing how to critique their ability and their peers’ ability to find scientific evidence in support or in rejection of a claim found in the media. Nice work, APES!

Sep 12

Washington Aerospace Scholars



Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is seeking high school juniors who wish to kick start their STEM careers and earn college credit!

In WAS, students earn college credit by completing online curriculum that focuses on space travel. By completing the online program, students may earn acceptance into a week-long Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight where they will work with professional mentors to plan a mission to Mars, tour engineering facilities, and compete in hands-on engineering challenges. Teachers are also encouraged to apply as evaluators and summer residency facilitators.

Applications for the 2016-17 session of WAS are available now at and due by November 4, 2016.
Click here to learn more.

For questions, contact:

Paz Clearwater | Education Specialist | The Museum of Flight
206-764-5876 |

Sep 07

Freshmen Orientation 2016

On Tuesday, August 30th, the Magnet staff and upperclassmen welcomed the incoming class of “Magnetos” with an orientation. As usual, we ran the students through some icebreakers and six different “Olympic” challenges, from the 3 Legged Race to the Over/Under Water Relay, as well as taking care of some basic first week logistics. We capped the night off with a BBQ for the families and students. Kudos to this year’s Magnet Olympics champions, the Green Team, made up of Hannah, Mackenzie, Aanya, Elizabeth, and Rhianna.  Welcome, Magnet class of 2020!

May 27

Symposium 2016

We convened the entire MST Magnet program here at CHS on Wednesday night, grades 9-12, staff, parents, family, friends, and even a couple of graduates, to celebrate and showcase the year’s project study.  It was an impressive showing that began with a fair in the Commons, followed by formal presentations in the North Commons (after we gave up trying to get the technology in the theater to work).

We heard from the following student presenters:

  • A team anchored by juniors Calvin Taylor and Phoebus Tsai and supported by sophomores Gabe Mukobi and Duy Vuong shared the work they did on their Riffling Thermal Pollution project. By the way, they recently earned a second place in the Build Environment challenge category at the WSU Imagine Tomorrow Competition for this work.
  • Seniors Carly Langer and Casey Tolcser shared their internship experience conducted at Reed College centered on research about enhancing the growth and maturation of zebrafish larvae.
  • And senior Anna Roche spoke on her internship at WSUV, as well as her recent trip to ISEF earlier this month.

Excellent work with your projects this year, Magnetos. And a hearty congratulations to the seniors as they close this chapter in their lives and begin a new one.  Best of luck in your studies as you join other Magnetos and Papermakers studying across the world to realize their dreams.


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