Our robotics team traveled to Gull Lake to participate at the 40-team district competition. The Gobles Voltage finished the preliminary rounds in 12th place which allowed us to enter the finals. The alliance for the final rounds was the Atomic Vikings, the Cosmic Chaos, and the Voltage. It was a great weekend for Gobles and we made it all the way into the quarterfinals.
Gobles High School English teacher Corey Harbaugh joined scholars from Israel, France, and the Netherlands, plus two American scholars, in Washington DC on March 11 to share original research as part of a panel on the state of Holocaust education around the world. Harbaugh attended the Comparative and International Education Society international conference and shared his work as a guest and representative of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The session was attended by history and education professors from around the world, and Harbaugh was the only speaker on the panel who works as a classroom teacher rather than a scholar or college professor. Many in attendance remarked that it was a refreshing change to hear how education happens and should happen from a voice actually teaching in the classroom.
Israeli scholar Zehavit Gross remarked that the duty of Holocaust education is to help students help to "light a candle in the world" rather than "to curse the darkness", a theme which Harbaugh reiterated by sharing his strategies for Holocaust education with teachers in Gobles, Michigan. Harbaugh shared that in his classroom, the ultimate goal of Holocaust education is to prepare his senior students to become better citizens of our country, and the world after they graduate from Gobles High School.
Harbaugh wrote a chapter about his research into Holocaust education for the book As the Witness Fall Silent: 21st Century Holocaust Education in Curriculum, Policy, and Practice, which will be published by Springer Books on April 15.
Attention Citizens of Gobles!
Do you have yard work that needs to be done this spring, but are unable to get out of the house to complete it? Do you know someone that would appreciate a helping hand with their yard work?
On April 29th, Gobles Middle High School students will be participating in the 3rd annual community and school wide Service Learning Day event. Students 6-12 will be available to assist anyone with outdoor activities and/or projects such as: weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning and other spring cleaning projects. Anyone who is interested in having students volunteer at their home or residence should contact the school and leave a message with Veronica Peterson at 269-628-2113 ex1505. Your message should include your name, a phone number where you can be contacted at, and your address. Your message will be returned with a follow-up call to confirm at the beginning of April.