BCPS in the News

Pines Middle School Students to Ride Goodyear Blimp, Spirit of Innovation

Friday, October 31, 2014
 
– Excellent Photo/Video Opportunity –
 
WHO:              
More than 30 Pines Middle School students, parents and staff will ride in a Goodyear Blimp, Spirit of Innovation.
 
WHAT:            
Students have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride in a Goodyear Blimp with their schoolmates and teachers. This ride is the result of a partnership between Pines Middle School and Goodyear.
 
WHEN:                 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Rolling ride schedule
Media are invited to cover the event from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
WHERE:              
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
1500 NE 5th Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL  33060

WHY:                
Pines Middle School and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company established a unique
partnership aimed at increasing students’ interests in Science, Technology, Engineering
and Math (STEM).  This is the second year of the partnership and Goodyear has been
tremendous support of STEM lessons in the classroom at Pines Middle School.  The
primary goals are to align the science curriculum using Goodyear Tire and Rubber
Company as a real world example for the students.   
 
Goodyear employees also visited students to share their experiences, encourage them to work hard and inspire them to explore the "science" side of a tire and service company.  As a reward for their efforts, students are being treated to a ride on a Goodyear Blimp!
 
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