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NASA Partners With Sanford School
Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School for Math, Science and Technology has been
named a 2005 NASA Explorer School. A kick-off to announce the partnership is
scheduled for November 4, 2005 at 9:30 A. M. in the school’s multi-purpose room.
The school-wide assembly program will include a music video, activities and
distinguished NASA guests including Dr. Jim Kennedy, Director of Kennedy Space
Center; Clarence Bostic, NASA Explorer Schools coordinator; Congressional guests;
an astronaut; and other NASA officials. It will end with the NASA Explorer School
presentation to the school.
Goldsboro Elementary, one of 50 schools selected this year, is the only Central
Florida elementary school in the state selected to participate in the three-year
partnership with NASA. The relationship gives the school a $17,500 NASA grant,
sustained professional development, unique student learning opportunities, technology
integration, video conferencing, and family involvement opportunities.
NASA will sponsor an outreach program as part of the kick-off. “Experience
the Wonders of the Night Sky”, a night event, is planned for Goldsboro students,
parents and teachers. Interested community members are invited to attend and
review the stars with an astronaut and NASA officials.
Goldsboro Elementary, a Seminole County Public School, is the site of the only
Kids Space Center (KSC) in Florida and is one of the key features that appeal
to students attending the school. Students in all grades from Kindergarten through
fifth grade visit the KSC with their class on a regular basis to investigate
science and space concepts. The Space Center also integrates language arts,
math, science, technology and literature to provide an integrated and well-balanced
curriculum that compliments academic skills taught in the general education