Greenland Middle School Hosts Fall EAST Night


Greenland Middle School Hosts Fall EAST Night
8/14/2013 4:50:38 PM

Students highlight EAST projects and capabilities in conjunction with parent-teacher conferences.

On Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Greenland Middle School held its annual Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) Night concurrently with Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Seventeen EAST 7 and EAST 8 students planned and executed the event.  Email and verbal invitations were sent to all Greenland teachers, staff, administrators, city mayor’s office, local police/fire, local business and community leaders, and three local newspapers and three TV stations.  Approximately 30 visitors attended.

EAST students provided refreshments for the event.  Display tables were set up for various technologies, including cameras, GPS/GIS systems equipment, and tech reference materials/articles.  Student representatives explained the website and training opportunities via a PC/internet connection. The EAST Story played continuously on a TV-DVD connection and both last year’s and this year’s anticipated EAST student team projects were displayed in a Power Point presentation via an overhead projector. Students agreed that incorporating observed lessons learned from this year’s event will lead to an improved next year’s EAST Night. 

EAST is an educational model that provides new ways of learning for modern students.  EAST focuses on student-driven service projects accomplished through teamwork and the latest in cutting-edge technology.  EAST schools are equipped with classrooms containing state-of-the-art work-stations, servers, software and accessories, including GPS/GIS mapping tools, architectural and CAD design software, 3D animation suites, virtual reality development and more.  Students identify problems in their local communities and then use these tools to develop solutions, collaborating with civic and other groups in the process.  For more information visit, email, or call (501)-371-5016.

Ashley & Angel

GMS EAST students





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