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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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VJSHS 7th Grade Orientation

Valley Jr/Sr High School will host an orientation workshop for incoming 7th grade students on Wednesday, August 18th from 1:00 to 2:30 in the auditorium. Students can be dropped off and picked up in the circle. Please call the Jr/Sr High School Office if you have any questions.

Sports Physicals

Dr. Skvarla will be providing Sports Physicals on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in the Nurse's Office at Valley Junior/Senior High School beginning at 8:00 a.m.

NKASD General School Board Meeting - Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The NKASD General School Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at VJSHS, 703 Stevenson Boulevard, and also via Zoom. This meeting is open to the public. Please click the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96838121365 Or One tap mobile: US: +16465588656, 96838121365 or +13017158592, 96838121365# 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 Webinar ID: 968 3812 1365
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Kennywood Tickets Still Available

A limited number of tickets are available for sale in the Administration Office by appointment only. Tickets are $29.00 and we are accepting CASH ONLY. Contact Tracy Fleeger at tfleeger@nkasd.com or 724-335-4401 Ext. 1064 to set up an appointment. Tickets are also available at www.kennywood.com/newken. Tickets purchased online are subject to a $3.00 processing fee and applicable taxes per ticket. If ticket is not used on School Picnic Date, ticket is valid for June 2 through August 22, 2021.
Everyday, we empower each of our students to reach their individual potential, learn to respect themselves and others, and to become lifelong learners.