Congratulations to our three Regional Science Fair participants! Samee was one of the top two 6th grade projects. He will be honored at a special luncheon since 6th graders cannot move on to compete at city. Both Madison and Rashail are moving on to the City fair at MSI in March!
Our Chess team had another great chess tournament Saturday. Everyone had a lot of fun and they again won two team trophies and three individual trophies too.
They won two team trophies and both times it was a very close competition. Many contributors were needed to achieve this success. The 3rd - 4th grade team took home the first place trophy! We were led by Charlie A who had a perfect 4 points in 4 rounds. Based on tiebreakers, Charlie won the 2nd place individual trophy. Congratulations also to Mitchell A, Simon B, Sinan H, Doug Z and Zachary A on their first place finish. The K - 2nd grade team walked off with the second place trophy! They were led by Andy C who had a perfect 5 points in 5 rounds. Andy won the 1st place individual trophy. Congratulations also to Alec O (playing his first tournament for our team), Hannah G and Andrew X on their second place finish. In the Advanced section, Jack H won the 3rd place individual trophy with 4 points in 5 rounds.
Our 7 and 8th grade students completed a unit on minorities, specifically women, in STEM. During the unit, students learned more about the West Computers, female African American mathematicians who worked at NASA from the 40’s through the Space Race. The essential questions being posed were: How have race and gender impacted education and career access? What implications do these factors play today?
The students researched those individuals, the era, and each student also selected another minority in STEM to research. As part of the unit, they will saw Hidden Figures, which is about the West Computers.
They went to Arclight Cinema to see the movie Hidden Figures. Thank you to FoSN and Arclight for helping to make the trip happen!
Today, we hosted our 3rd annual Skinner North Spelling Bee. Each classroom sent a classroom winner to our school-wide bee. Muhammad S., a sixth grader, won the bee with the word technicality. Izzy, a fourth grader, was our runner up and Jack H. was the third place participant. Other participants and class champions included: Kenyatta (1st grade), Marissa (1st grade), Adriana (2nd grade), Aidan (2nd grade), Isaac (3rd grade), Nina (3rd grade), Nicole (4th grade), Leon (5th Grade), Harry (6th grade), Naomi-Erin (7th grade), and King (8th grade).
Congratulations to all participants! Students worked hard to prepare for this event. We look forward to cheering on Muhammad as he moves to qualify for the City Wide Spelling Bee.
On Wednesday, December 14, Skinner North hosted our annual Science Fair. Thanks so much to Ms. Machado for all her efforts in organizing the event.
The 2016 Skinner North School Science Fair was a huge success! Students were enthusiastic and took pride in their work. Our students showcased their scientific skills as well as their ability to convey information through oral and written presentations.
Congratulations to all science fair participants and to the 3 students who will be moving on to Regionals on January 27!
Congratulations to our Regional Qualifiers:
Madison - 8th grade
Rashail -8th grade
Sameer- 6th grade
Thank you to the students and families who came to our volunteer days (Dec. 29, Jan 4, 5, and 6th). So much was accomplished! We touched up some peeling paint around the building and also completed the painting of the middle stairwell. It is now an even more welcoming space upon entry. Student Council worked collaboratively with administration and Ms. Glynn to create the project and it is exciting to see it come to fruition. Visitors will now be welcomed in languages that represent our students backgrounds and cultures. Again, thank you to our awesome volunteers! Working together, achieving success!
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