Students Learn to Code at VVJA – October 3rd, 2019



Good morning!

Oct. 3, 2019



“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” -Proverbs 11:25

Students Learn to Code at
Valley View Junior Academy

Third and fourth graders at Valley View Adventist Junior Academy in Arroyo Grande, California, are having fun with dancing robots! It all starts with learning how to code them. Valley View uses EdBlocks, a graphical robot programming language that allows students to program Edison robots to respond to claps, lights, lines, and other obstacles. Last year, students programmed their robots to navigate through obstacle courses and even have synchronized dance parties with their own music! Kristin Martinez, classroom teacher, is excited to watch her students create new activities for the robots. “It’s amazing to see the students’ natural ability to code and understand the intricacies of their robots.”







Valley View Adventist Junior Academy’s third- and fourth-grade class show off their Edison Robots and certificates.

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Heavenly Valley Church
Supports Local Teachers

Inspired by the ideas they learned at Adventist WestPoint this past April, members from the Heavenly Valley church in South Lake Tahoe, California decided to show “love with no strings attached” by supporting a few local teachers. “We decided that the biggest mission field in our sphere of influence was the Bijou Community School, just one block from the church,” said Carla Hoyt, the Heavenly Valley church secretary. After the church approached the school’s principal with the idea, three recent graduates in their first year of teaching were chosen to receive $200 checks to support their classroom fund. This church plans to find other creative ways to show these teachers throughout the year that their efforts in the classroom are appreciated—and supported by neighbors who care!





Craig Wilcox (far left), treasurer of the Heavenly Valley church, snaps a photo with educators and administration from the Bijou Community School—an elementary school just one block from their church in South Lake Tahoe, California.

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Faith-based Reading

The Recorder is the monthly news magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Pacific Southwest, providing thought-provoking stories and faith-based articles to challenge you in your faith journey. Read your copy online via the link below!

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Western Prayer Circle

Today, join us in praying for those in our churches who have a heart for mission. Ask God to bless their efforts as they rally their community to action.

P.S. Did You Know?

According to survey findings released by the Department of Education [in 2018], 94 percent of public school teachers said they paid for supplies without reimbursement in the school year that straddled 2014 and 2015. –Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer, via Associated Press

Printed: April 2021  – Page 1 of 1

Article reprint from on October 2019

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