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SOF “Top Competitor” at Manhattan Mathcounts Competition

On Saturday, February 3rd, middle schoolers Saksham Thapa, Anna He, Amelia Bustamante (grade 6) and Min Lin Yang and Caleb Friedman (grade 8) competed in the Manhattan Mathcounts chapter competition at Baruch College.

Saksham won for “top competitor” at SOF.  We competed against schools such as NEST + m, Hunter, Clinton MS, and Yorkville East MS to name a few.

Fun was had by all!   We look forward to growing our team and more successes in the future.

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The Earth Savers Club

The Earth Savers Club is SOFs sustainability group.  Pictured here are members of the club with SOFs Custodial Engineer and a lead architect from the DOE.  The Earth Savers try to think of creative solutions to help SOF become more sustainable.  Some of the projects we’re working on?  Updating the roof garden and greenhouse, making a push to replace the old windows with ones that are more energy efficient, campaigning to replace the water fountains with filtered bottle filling stations and recycling to name a few.  Contact Mrs. Deonarine in room 506/7 if you are interested in joining.

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SOF Girls Basketball

SOF  Girls Basketball team improved to 4-0 with a convincing 19-2 win over Tompkins Square Middle School!
Next home game is Tuesday, January 16th, at 4:30pm.
Go Bulldogs!

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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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