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2017

Stop Kiss

Don’t miss the SOF production of Stop Kiss!

Lesbian love

Sara and Callie are walking through New York City’s West Village very late at night, when they share their first kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured. She falls into a coma, which becomes one of the major subjects of the play. George, Callie’s good friend, tries to help with the situation, but there is little he can do. Peter, Sara’s ex-boyfriend from St. Louis, comes to help nurse her back to health. Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play.

** Mature subject matters

Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th, 7pm at SOF.

Tickets are $7 for students; $10 for adults.

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Kareem Brown and Sophie Correa, both Seniors, rehearsing a scene.

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SOF Robotics

Our HS Robotics team, SOF RC, participated in the First Tech Challenge event qualifier at Manhattan Center HS on Sunday, November 19.

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This was a great opportunity for our team to test our robot and practice the challenges on a real field and for our students to collaborate with other schools and students. ( Image: Our students describing the robot design process to the judges).

We ended up on the 13th place out of 25 teams and were nominated for getting an ‘Innovation’ award for our robot design and strong team collaboration skills.

Even though we’re still a beginner team in our 2nd year, our students gained the necessary confidence and skills to approach challenges at the competition level. We were able to assist a couple of other teams to troubleshoot their Java programming code, one of them part of the consortium schools.

Our next event will be at John Dewey in Brooklyn on Dec 10th, join us for the next Qualifier.


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SOF Girls Varsity Volleyball

The Girls Varsity Volleyball team made the Semi Finals of the Bayard Rustin annual tournament!

The Lady Bulldogs defeated Brandeis, HS of Environmental Studies and Bayard Rustin before falling to top seeded Laguardia High School in a hard fought match.

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SOF Soccer

Hard working boys & girls soccer team after downtown soccer match!  The boys team team recently won 4-3 vs ICE with 50 seconds left in game, Osmar scored on a free kick from half way line!

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The SOF Soccer team and David Vila  from NYCFC at practice.

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Yoga in School

We are thrilled to have the Karma Kids Yoga program share the benefits of yoga with the 6th grade! 

YogaHersheyKiss  Hershey Kiss Pose

Twice every week, students get on the yoga mat to stretch and strengthen their bodies, learn important breathing exercises and relaxation techniques as well as learn tools to help navigate the teen years.  They’re learning basic and challenging poses, group and partner poses, and participate in activities that build confidence and self-esteem, focus and concentration, community, and a sense of well-being and calm.

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By the second class, all students were challenging themselves with arm balances (great for building core strength and confidence) and partner flying planks (builds core and back strength, teamwork).  They all enjoyed deep relaxation time with the scent of lavender.

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Namaste.
(my awesomeness recognizes and honors your awesomeness.  together we are one.)

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