Congratulations to 6th graders Keahi Gal, Jenny Li, Sophia Lin, and Alexander Pascal for winning 2nd place in the 6th grade JV division at the Pi5NY Math Olympiad sponsored by the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science. The competition was held on Saturday, May 11th at the Fort Washington Track and Field Armory. The SoF 6th graders earned their 2nd place victory over 25 teams. They look forward to more math competitions next year!
We celebrated our amazing team of teachers on Tuesday, May 7th for Teacher Appreciation Day with a special luncheon on our beautiful roof!
Little Shop of Horrors was a huge hit at SoF! Congratulations to the cast and crew for three incredible performances! Directed by Lauren Gorolev and Lisa Sobin.
Two teams from SOF have participated in the citywide data competition Hack League and were awarded The Metrics and Outcomes award for their app prototypes: Rat Radar( HS) and Self-Driving Taxi app ( MS). The event took place at the City Hall on March 17 and was organized by Computer Science for All & BetaNYC.
The awards reflect students’ hard work and skills on using metrics to measure the usage and impact of their app prototypes.
Our HS team consisting of seniors Violet Brachman, David Scher, Ethan Ng and Samuel Keller have impressed the audience with their teamwork, data analysis, creativity and technical complexity of the prototype.
Our seventh graders Elizabeth Appelbaum, Noe Humbert, Himamsu Subedi, Ahsanul Hoque and Devon Anderson have done a great job of crafting and presenting a prototype for addressing a local transportation issue.
The day was filled with lots of fun and students had opportunities to listen to inspiring stories from various speakers from the DOE, City Hall or technology companies.
The City Hall event was the final stage of a competition that started in the Computer Science classes in December, continued to the Borough competition in March and ended at the citywide event in April. SOF was the only NYC school that was represented at the event by two teams, one at the middle and and the other at the high school level, each on a separate track.
25 SoF high school students traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos over spring break to learn about biodiversity and practice Spanish.
The group traveled to Quito, the Galapagos Islands of Santa Cruz, Isabella, and San Cristobal, and Otavalo, a village north of Quito.
Highlights of the trip included science experiments on the equator line, traveling to the Santa Cruz Highlands to see giant tortoises in their natural habitat, two snorkeling trips, and a visit to an indigenous market.
Students observed a wide array of wildlife on the trip: giant tortoises, sea turtles, sharks, eels, rays, penguins, finches, marine iguanas, sea lions, and birds with blue feet!
The 2020 high school trip will be announced before the end of the school year. We are hoping to raise money to offer more financial assistance to students in need. If anyone has ideas, please reach out to Emily Birden [email protected]