Online registration for Mt. San Antonio College’s fall semester credit classes begins July 16. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 26.
New and continuing credit students must register for classes online at my.mtsac.edu. New students must also submit an admission application online. For students who do not have computer access, computers and assistance are available in the Student Services Center during business hours. The Admissions Office is open Monday throughThursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Before registering, new students are required to activate their personal Mt. SAC portal account at the same website, which provides set-up instructions. Students will be able to view a registration date and time in their portal account and will not be allowed to register before their assigned time. New students must also contact the Counseling Department to sign up for the required orientation session before registering for classes. For more information about required orientation sessions, call the Mt. SAC Counseling Department at (909) 274-4380.
The enrollment fee is $46 per unit for California residents, and all fees are due upon registration.
For more registration information, call the Mt. SAC Admissions & Records Office at (909) 274-4415, or visit www.mtsac.edu.
Collegewood Elementary students cheer on their robot at Robot Expo.
The Walnut students were real fireballs and the Pomona kids weren’t far behind in the Robot Expo at the Fairplex on Monday morning. The fun competition is part of Cal Poly Pomona’s School Robotics Initiative.
In fact, Team Fireball from Suzanne Middle School won the gold medal in the Gate Crasher contest with an amazing time of 6.967. In the close competition, students have to program their robots to pass through a gate in 7 seconds.
Easier said then done, when the students have to calculate the circumference of their robot’s wheels, estimate the gear ratio they should use and program the power running through the little electric motors.
But the Fireball team seemed to have mastered the engineering challenge. Team captain Augustus Rodriguez worked with classmates Adel Nasir and Abdul Rahman Ali to build the winning robot.
“I built our robot, while Adel programmed it,” said 12-year-old Abdul. “It was interesting to work with robots in school.”
The little machines force the students to focus on science and math.
“The students have to apply their math and science skills to build their robots, which motivates them to do better in school,” explained Nicole Forrest Boggs, director of development for the College of Education at Cal Poly Pomona.
Since 2006, the university has worked with elementary and middle school students in the two districts to develop an innovative robotics curriculum.
Read more in Rich Irwin’s story ROBOTS
Diamond Bar and Walnut High School business students competed in the State Leadership Conference in Santa Clarita on April 18-21. They’re members of Future Leaders of America (FBLA). They qualified for the competition during regional Inland Section contest in February.
Both high schools brought home many awards. Seven students also qualified for the national competition: Crystal Chang and Sachin Vernin from Diamond Bar High; Jefferey Huang, Hana Haideri, Annie Liu, Howard Chen, and Vivian Huang from Walnut High.
Read more in BIZ.
Walnut High School’s production of “The Music Man.”
Music is a big deal on the Walnut High campus. Just check out the new $3 million music building that opened this year.
So its appropriate that the performing arts department is performing “The Music Man” as its spring musical. The popular play brings a con man to town with his scam to equip and train a marching band.
Unfortunately, the scamp plans to skip town with the money because they find out he doesn’t know anything about music. Fortunately, the con man falls for the librarian, who’s intend on exposing his fraud. The show opens tonight at 7 p.m.
“This has become our biggest production, with 59 members in the cast,” said director Joanne Karr. “Many will be on stage at the same time in some large numbers.”
Read more in Rich Irwin’s story “MUSIC”