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Piedmont Middle science class to raise hundreds of rainbow trout
They won’t be able to pet them or walk them on a leash, but science students at Piedmont Middle School will have an entire school year to raise hundreds of rainbow trout from eggs to “fingerlings” that will be released in the spring. Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is an environmental education program designed for teachers who want to incorporate more environmental education into their curriculum. The program was born about 20 years ago and is now in classrooms across the United States. Piedmont Middle School eighth-grade science teacher Victoria Tuck will receive about 300 eggs in September, provided by the Erwin National Fish Hatchery in Erwin, Tenn. This will hopefully result in at least 100 rainbow trout, which will live in a 55-gallon tank located in the classroom. Pictured at left, Piedmont Middle School eighth-grade science teacher Victoria Tuck pours water into the fish tank in her classroom.Full Story
STEM students introduced to high school CTE
Piedmont Middle School Eighth Grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students were introduced to high school CTE (Career and Technical Education) program areas and the clubs attached to them. Several CTE students from Piedmont High School shared their experiences and postsecondary goals in Biomedical and Health Sciences, the Fire Academy and Public Safety, Business and Marketing, Computer Science, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture Education, Computer Programming and Film Editing.