7th & 8th Grade PSSA Exam Information

During the month of April, our seventh and eighth grade students will be taking a number of Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) exams. Please click on Read Full Story to find the schedule, Frequently Asked Questions, Code of Conduct for Test Takers, and Guidelines for Electronic Devices.

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Wehen Mr. Edgerton launches potatoes in his science class they record each launch.  The videos are used to show that the velocity of the potatoes can be calculated using the distance each potato travels from one frame to the next, then dividing by the time each frame takes.  The iPhone videos at 60 frames per second, so each frame takes .01666 seconds to elapse.  All the videos show the potato traveling at 36.01 m/s or 80 mph.  Next we use two meter sticks attached to a speed square to measure opposite and adjacent to calculate the launch angle of the potato.  Combining the launch angle and velocity we can calculate how far the potato would go in a vacuum.  The final calculation multiplies the vacuum distance times a drag coefficient to accurately estimate where the potato will land.  Wind makes a big difference in how far the potato goes.  An 8 mile per hour wind will change its flight distance by 30 meters. We were attempting to make the potato travel 100 m, measured by the start and finish on the track, but with a head wind the potato would come up 20 meters short and with a tail wind it would overshoot about 10 meters.

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7th & 8th Grade PSSA Exam Information

During the month of April, our seventh and eighth grade students will be taking a number of Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) exams. Please click on Read Full Story to find the schedule, Frequently Asked Questions, Code of Conduct for Test Takers, and Guidelines for Electronic Devices.

Policy Committee Meeting

The New Kensington-Arnold School Board will hold a Policy Committee Meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via zoom. Below is the link to join the Policy Committee Meeting this evening. The meeting will be via zoom only. Please click the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/99455774957 Or One tap mobile: US: +13126266799,,99455774957# or +16465588656,,99455774957# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 994 5577 4957

NKASD General School Board Meeting - Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The New Kensington-Arnold School District General School Board Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in the Board Room at VJSHS, 703 Stevenson Boulevard, New Kensington. The meeting will also be available online via Zoom. See link below. Please click the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/93439285969 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16465588656,,93439285969# or +13017158592,,93439285969# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Everyday, we empower each of our students to reach their individual potential, learn to respect themselves and others, and to become lifelong learners.