By Mrs. Miriam U Rodriguez (ATEC)April 16, 2019
WSMR Works kicked off with a game of human Chinese checkers April 15 at Army Community Service at White Sands Missile Range.
WSMR Works is an interactive career expo where several vendors will come out and help students in grades K to 8th engage in decision making skills allowing kids to explore new trades and occupational opportunities and activities. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 at White Sands School.
In the weeks leading up to the main event students will have a chance to earn WSMR Works tokens which they can redeem at the expo.
Bell Gym is sponsoring the main event on May 1 where students will be able to do interviews, take pictures, and experience other career fields. Several organizations on post will partner with Bell Gym.
The April 15 event was a team building event where students and their parents tested their playing skills. Students earned a WSMR Works token for participating in the after school event.
Students can earn up to 18 tokens by participating in WSMR Works events on post for the next 2 weeks. They can be redeemed at the Interactive Career Expo scheduled for May 1 at White Sands School.
Here is a schedule of upcoming events:
2nd Day - April 16 at Fire Station One stating at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Students will better understand how keeping vehicles maintained helps firefighters be prepared for emergencies. Come ready to get wet while helping to wash fire trucks.
3rd Day - April 17 at Outdoor Recreation 3 p.m. for a surprise exploration.
4th Day - April 18 at Post Chapel 3 p.m. There will be a scavenger hunt.
5th Day -- April 19 Child Youth Outreach Easter Egg Hung 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
6th Day - April 20 -- Library scavenger hunt 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Swimming Pool search and rescue 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
7th Day -- April 21 -- Spend the day with the family at White Sands National Monument. Bring back the receipt and get a token.
8th Day -- April 22 -- White Sands Homes maintenance education day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9th Day -- April 23 -- White Sands Museum 3 to 5 p.m.
10th Day -- April 24 -- Bell Gym Army Combat Physical Fitness Test 3 to 5 p.m.
11th Day -- April 25 -- Fire Station 1 learn about vehicle readiness 3 to 5 p.m.
12th Day -- April 26 - Child Youth Outreach -- Month of the Military Child 3 to 6 p.m.
13th Day -- April 27 -- Library 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Arts and Crafts 1 to 4 p.m.
14th Day -- April 28 -- Spend the day with the family at White Sands National Monument. Bring back the receipt and get a token.
15th Day -- April 29 -- Child Youth Sports Functional Fitness Day 3 to 5 p.m.
16th Day -- April 30 -- Roadrunner lanes bowling 3 to 5 p.m.