In the beginning of June, the ninth grade class embarked on a three day adventure to Washington DC. On the first day the ninth grade explored a number of the Smithsonian Museums including the Air and Space Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and the Holocaust Museum and in the evening went to the Nationals baseball game.
The next day, we visited the Supreme Court, the National Zoo, ate lunch at Union Station, had a party at Dave & Busters, and finished off the day with an Illumination Tour of DC stopping by the White House and both the Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials.
On the final day, students got to hang out in the Sculpture Garden, received a tour of the Capitol, and briefly explored Baltimore on our way home. Although it was an action packed trip, everyone had a lot of fun exploring a new city.
ON THE ROOF AT 6:00PM ! DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING NIGHT OF FOOD FUN AND GREAT GREAT MUSIC. Wednesday June 11
SOF seniors presented their projects at the event called “STEME Education Showcase”, hosted by NYU & the Sci-Ed Innovators, as part of the World Science Festival happening in NYC. Teachers and their students were invited to present a science project from their class that would excite other students. The hope was to encourage more students into exploring science-related fields. Our students presented their work with Arduinos. Over the course of two months, seniors were taught the basic principles of programming and circuitry. They then were introduced to the Arduino, and through the use of small tasks, figured out how to use it to control simple sensors and actuators. For their final project, they had to design a simple robotic system that produced some sort of response to a reading from a sensor. They presented their projects to festival goers at NYU last weekend. Below is a sample of their work.