The MS math team did it again this weekend! We have medaled in every competition we have been in this year! (Truly a first for the MS Mathcounts team.) On Sunday, February 9th, SoF middle schoolers, Bernice Negrin (Grade 6), Jackson Zheng and Sophia Lin (Grade 7), and Saksham Thapa (Grade 8), competed in a Mathleague competition against Brooklyn middle schools. Jackson earned 3rd place overall for all 7th graders competing.
We attribute the win to great team work, fun, and the ritual of getting pizza before each meet! Ms. Thole (advisor) is proud of everyone on the team!
Our SOF HS Robotics team, SOF RC, participated in the citywide qualifier of the First Tech Challenge competition on January 26 at Horace Mann school in the Bronx.
The following SOF students participated in the challenge: Evan Kharlamb, 10th grader and new team leader, Dylan Foler, 10th grader, Angelo Suarez and Ringo Valdes, freshmen, Dylan Joseph, 11th grader and the seniors Ronan Schneider and Milan Jevremov.
For this year’s challenge, our team designed and built a light and fast robot with an arm that picked up and moved custom 8 by 4 inches blocks on a special platform.
Each team competed in a pair format during five games where an alliance partner in one game could be an opponent in the other. Unfortunately, during all of our games, our alliance partners had technical difficulties which prevented them from using their robot to function well in the field. Our SOF team managed to win one game and tied another when playing against an alliance of two teams with two functioning robots.
For next year, our team plans to get ready for multiple scenarios both in a team and individually in order to overcome difficulties that our alliance partners may have.
Our students had fun and performed well in their role in the team on a long day packed with activities. They practiced various engineering skills including documenting their journey in an engineering notebook as well as presenting their work to a panel of judges consisting of engineers, teachers and parents. Go SOF RC!
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School of the Future congratulates Victoria Vidolova (a 9th grader) who proudly represented School of the Future at the prestigious Colgate Women’s Track and Field Games this winter. She competed in the 800 m and 1500 m events.. Vicky qualified in both but chose the 1500 m for the semi-final and final competition and finished 3rd at the final and 4th overall in the cumulative ranking.
Great job Vicky!!
Members of the SoF Green Team attended the 2nd Annual Youth Climate Summit on February 4th. Over the course of the day, we planned our goals for improving school sustainability, attended a Green Careers Fair, and heard inspiring stories about youth climate action from the keynote speakers.
While at the summit, we received the exciting news that School of the Future was selected as a winner for a School Water Bottle Refill Station! The Green Team applied for a grant from the Office of Sustainability and we won!! The station will be installed in the cafeteria by June of this year.
On Saturday, February 1st, 2020, SoF middle schoolers, Luka D’Onofrio, Keahi Gal, Jackson Zheng, Ida Gray and Saksham Thapa competed against over 40 middle schools throughout Manhattan in the 2020 Mathcounts Manhattan Chapter meet. Keahi Gal earned a medal for best student at SoF. Fun was had by all & the team looks forward to next year’s competition!
Ms. Thole (advisor) couldn’t be prouder!