The Aviator Gazette
January 25, 2021 | Issue #7 ----------------------------------"Keeping the Momentum" Edition
Our Vision and Mission
Helix Aviation Academy School Values
AWARENESS
We are aware of who we are, our opportunities, and what we have to offer.

INNOVATION
We do not take shortcuts and are not afraid of going after more complex solutions.

EXCELLENCE
We strive for excellence in all we do.

LEADERSHIP
We set direction, influence others, and take steps toward positive change.

COMMUNITY
We are all on the same team and working toward a common goal.
Aviation Spotlight
Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
Founded in 1976, the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers.
Helix Aviation Academy Partners
Helix Aviation Academy is excited about our newly formed partnership with Garver. 

“Offering a wide range of services focused on aviation, construction, facilities design, federal, survey, transportation, and water, Garver sits in the top 125 of the Engineering News-Record's prestigious Top 500 Design Firms list and is consistently recognized as the best firm to work for.”  

Curriculum Spotlight:

Amplify Science blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.

Amplify Science is grounded in research and proven effective. The authors behind Amplify Science developed the Do, Talk, Read, Write, Visualize approach, and gold-standard research shows that it works. 
Community and Culture
We will use a variety of Research-Based Strategies at HAA to educate the “whole child” and influence a positive culture within our school.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
teaches skills
to change
distorted negative thinking.
Learning to use assertive communication skills instead of relying on aggressive or passive-aggressive communications helps students better communicate their needs in personal and educational settings.
“CBT can help students control their own behavior, rather than attempting to control student behavior with external reinforcement alone (e.g., tokens for staying on task, praise for raising hand). CBT teaches students to use self-talk to affect or to modify their underlying thinking, which in turn affects the way they behave.
Simply put, self-talk (also known as covert self-instruction) consists of talking to oneself to solve a problem or guide behavior. Cognitive strategies can help students learn “how-to-think”, instead of “what-to-think.” CBT is based on students’ self-control rather than external rewards and punishments. While we all know the benefits of using rewards (good) and punishments in the classroom, CBT theory suggests that it is even more important to teach students how to use their thinking to improve their own behavior.”
Creating the Future
with Tomorrow's Leaders
Community Outreach Events
School Tours
January 21, 2021

HAA sends a special thank you to all of the parents and community members that attended the school tour this past Thursday. We hope you enjoyed seeing our newly renovated facilities. 
Parents, if you have any questions that were not answered during the tour, please feel free to reach out to our School Principal, Charita Sellers, through email at charita.sellers@helixcommunityschools.org.
To Enroll Your Student
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Enrollment is OPEN!
We have limited seating for our first 6th grade class. 
Next year's 6th grade class will be special because they will be our first graduating class in May of 2028 as we reach our full range of being the first K - 12 Aviation Academy in the country located on an airport.
Upcoming Events
Interested in Touring Our School?
Click the link below to take a tour of Helix Aviation Academy on Thursday, February 4th to see what our school has in store.

Neighborhood Pop Up
Saturday, February 20, 2021
12 noon - 2 p.m.
STEAM Saturdays
Saturday, February 27, 2021
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Aviator 10
Join us on
Saturday, February 6, 2021
for
another session of
Aviator 10
from
6:00 - 6:10 p.m.
Let The Fun Begin!!!
AVIATION TIDBITS
What is the Dihedral Effect?
Dihedral Effect is an airplanes tendency to roll in the presence of sideslip or relative wind from the left or right, and it comes from more than a planes canted wings.
AVIATION VITTLES
Easy Mini King Cakes
With the upcoming Mardi Gras Season right around the corner, we would love to share with you one of our favorite recipes. Click the link below to learn how to make Mini King Cakes.

And Away We Go!
(Aviation Cartoons and Quotes)
Aviation Corner
(A new game, mini activity, or mini lesson in Aviation each newsletter)
Newton’s Third Law

is often stated like this:

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

This means that if one body applies a force to a second body, then the second body applies an equal force in the opposite direction to the first body.

An obvious example in aviation is jet propulsion—a driving or propelling force in which a gas turbine engine provides the thrusting power. A jet engine applies a force to gas particles it expels in its exhaust.
According to Newton’s third law, the ejected gas particles apply an equal force in the opposite direction on the jet engine.
Because the engine is connected to the aircraft, this force propels the aircraft in a direction opposite to that of the gas particles. 
Want to find out more about Newton’s Third Law of Motion, here is a Rocket Car to construct that demonstrates how rockets move by means of action and reaction.
WHO COVID-19
Protect Yourself and Others
If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue. Check local advice where you live and work. Do it all!.
Check out these strategies provided by the CDC: 
Helix Aviation Academy
Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 - Helix Aviation Academy School Tour
  • Saturday, February 6, 2021 - Aviator 10 Session
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021 - Neighborhood Pop Up
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 - STEAM Saturday at Helix Community Schools
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