Butcher Educational Center uses a holistic approach to educating our specialized populations using innovative curriculum, technology, and real life applications while fostering a sense of community and integrity.
The mission of the Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center, in partnership with families and communities, is to create the best innovative environment which fosters excellence and vision in teaching, learning, and discovering the relationships of mathematics, science, technology, and society.
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After an intense first semester of research and presentations, the science fair season has begun!
The festivities began Tuesday night at the People's Choice Science Fair. Spectators were given a limited number of Supal Bucks to finance a deserving project.
The excitement continued on Wednesday morning when researchers presented their projects to a panel of distinguished judges. The top two projects were selected in all three sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics), and an overall winner was chosen. The Class of 2017 made it very difficult for our judges! Seniors researched some relevant and innovative ideas. Great job seniors!
Grace Hsia, class of 2008, comes back home to share her expertise as a physics judge for our annual MMSTC science fair. She said she remembers what it was like to be in their shoes, presenting her science project and how nervous she was back then. Now a graduate of University of Michigan 2012 with a B.S.E. in Materials Science Engineering and a Master of Entrepreneurship from Uof M College of Engineering and Ross School of Business 2013, she is Cofounder and CEO of Warmilu LLC. In 2016 she was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30: Manufacturing and Industry Honoree for her contributions to improving Manufacturing & Industry in her work at the University of Michigan and Warmilu. So what is Warmilu? Warmilu is a non-electric warming technology company sharing warmth to help reduce infant mortality and morbidity from hypothermia and provide pain management. Grace is pictured with her invention here.
Other science fair judges who were MMSTC alumni include: Aaron Setlak, class of 1994, Athletic Director of Cousino High School, Tony Grittini, class of 2007, now working as the Physical Properties Administrator, Dow Corning Corp./Global Capital Engineering. Ryan DuTour, class of 2010, Transmission Analysis Engineer at GM, and Dylan Twardy, class of 2013, soon graduating from Oakland University with a B.S. Engineering Chemistry degree.
We are so proud of all of our alumni!
Freshmen are beginning research this semester, and they are ready to go! After finished up their 20% Project Presentations, freshmen move on to projects and presentations and GAT, IDS, and finally the biology research presentation. Presentation skills have never been better at the freshman level. Nice work Freshmen! We are excited to see all that you accomplish!
Broom Ball and ice skating... what could be better? Whether students were just learning or seasoned hockey players and figure skaters, spending a couple hours together as an MMSTC family is always a good time. Who was the MVBBP (Most-Valuable-Broom-Ball-Player)? Mr. Supal, of course!
It is back! The HOUR OF CODE is just the start of a possible career path in programming and design. Try it out! Computer Programming may be in your future. The tutorials are free at Hourofcode.com. The tutorials range from easy to challenging and begin with kindergartners. It's never to early to start a new language...How about a programming language?
Freshmen had their first combined field trip to WSU. The weather was great, the presentations were informative, and alumni were as helpful and inspiring as ever. Students got tours and heard presentations from the colleges of engineering, pharmacy, and occupational therapy. It was great seeing all our MMSTC alumni who are presently attending WSU. The gave advice and talked about their college experiences. We have alumni in engineering, medicine, English, business, chemistry, biology, and computer programming. We are so thankful for our extended MMSTC family.
It was a beautiful fall day on the hilly campus of Oakland University. Students explored the Honors College and the many programs that OU has to offer. They toured the Health Sciences and Engineering buildings, as well as the Student Activities Center, a couple Dorm Rooms, the Bookstore and one of the Dining Facilities. Lunch was eaten in a banquet room while the Dean of the Honors College spoke about the program, then MMSTC alumni shared their experiences at Oakland University and told the sophomores what from MMSTC helped them the most.
Marshmallows for smores? Marshmallows with hot cocoa? Not here at MMSTC, here students build towers to see who can design the highest structure with a marshmallow on top! Groups of four student each were given twenty spaghetti noodles, string, tape and a marshmallow to see who could design the highest tower. Students learned how important leadership, teamwork, and prototyping are when you need to accomplish a task in a set amount of time. All groups gave a valiant effort, but only three could actually hold the marshmallow. McGyver's got nothing on those groups!
Halloween MMSTC Style
Students from grades 9 through 12 gathered in the haunted cafetorium to enjoy some ghoulish games, devilish dancing, and creepy crazy crafts. Everyone from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell to the Mario Cart Crew, which included Luigi, Princess Daisy, Princess Peach, Mario himself and Yoshi came to join in the festivities! Many other fun and spooky characters could be found there too, Sharkman, Pumpkin girl and Spooky Scary Skeleton Pumpkin man all came to join in on the fun! Click here to see the Spooky Scary Skeleton Pumpkin Dance
AM Homecoming Celebration
After sophomore Jessie Ludwick wowed the crowd with her singing of the National Anthem, the 9A Eyepods competed against the old class of 2019 Left-sharks in a heated battle for the Homecoming Championship Title. The Eyepods had the lead for the entire first half, but the Left-sharks (with a few ringers from the Googlers) won in the last seconds of the 2nd half. At half-time, the Eyepod Dance Team took center-field and danced a little number for "All the Single Ladies." The Eyepods even had a trombone player representing the band.
PM Homecoming Celebration
Can you say INTENSITY! This is the best word to describe the battle between the 9BBuccaneers and the 9CTurtles! It was a nail-biter throughout the entire game, but because of the TWO touchdown scores by MVP Olivia Maurice, the Buccaneers came out ahead. The festivities were kicked off by 9B's amazing rendition of the National Anthem. 9C's half-time performance of YMCA, complete with dancers, was as good as it gets! With the Cheerleaders and the Pep Band makin' it loud, Homecoming was a complete success (with no injuries on game day!).
Tenth graders learned a little bit more about themselves and each other as they spent a whole day doing team building activities and crafts. Friends were made and bonds were strengthened as everyone bowled a couple games at Regal Lanes on Mound. The walk there and back on such a beautiful Fall day provided just the opportunity for fun conversation and camaraderie.
It's that time of year again, when freshmen can be seen decorating shirts, practicing a musical half-time performance, making banners, and designing football plays for the annual touch football MMSTC-style Homecoming celebration. Morning students square off against the sophomores, and afternoon classes 9B and 9C compete. The day is filled with food, fun, and friends; and marks the beginning of the Class of 2020's bonding experience!
AM vs PM? Girls vs Boys? Nope! Blue vs Red was the big senior competition. Teams were picked, friends were made, and team and family bonds were strengthened to start off a great senior year! Although BLUE won, we are all winners here at MMSTC! Good luck seniors! This is the year you can truly make a positive impact on the world you live in! We are excited to see the awesome research and ideas you come up with!
The Math Club had its first meeting and got right down to business with the first challenge of the year. Did you miss the first meeting? No problem! Check in with Mr. Acre and join in on the fun! The next meeting is October 18.
The entire Butcher Education Center family joined together to support our PTO and our schools in the second annual Jog-a-thon. Students from all programs, from 6th grade to 12th grade ran (or walked) for 30 minutes. Helpful for our school and healthy for our hearts!
First Days of School
Welcome MMSTC students! We are excited for another year of growth and learning adventure. After Mrs. Dewey's motivating opener, and Dr. Neuhoff's positive policy reminder, school is officially back in session. Freshmen students worked in groups to create their first build...something useful to the school community...using limited materials; while sophomores, juniors, and seniors jumped right into class information!
Enroll to help pay for some of the extra activities we do here at MMSTC. Open the enrollment instructions document. Our school ID number is 82800. Thank you so much for helping out!