Here is a gist of the amazing things that takes place at Scholars' Academy
Congratulations to eighth grader, Katherine Doda, whose original design was chosen for next year's planner cover. It reads:
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."
Thank you to all who entered the Planner Cover Contest. We received many unique and beautiful designs this year.
Women in Technology!
Three hardworking scholars from the AP Computer Science A Class were recognized for their hard work by National Center for Women in Technology with an Aspirations in Computing Award at a ceremony in Brooklyn earlier last week. They received the following awards:
- Savanna Chapman earned Honorable Mention; she received a glass plaque award and $50.
- Victoria Stephens earned Affiliate Honorable Mention; she received a glass plaque award.
- Christel Wanchope earned Rising Star Recognition; she received a certificate.
Our school also received a glass plaque!
The Scholars' Gardening club would like to thank the Queens Botanical Garden for planning activities that allow us to further develop our very own garden with fruits and vegetables, make delicious hummus, and learn more about seeds and how to grow them.
Please congratulate the baseball team on winning their pool and then their bracket in the PSAL Spring break showcase tournament! We went undefeated in all our pool and bracket play games outscoring opponents 32-11.
We unfortunately lost 4-1 on April 25th in the championship game (to Bayside HS). We beat several top teams in NYC and the team played amazingly well. The boys got a lot of exposure to colleges and outside programs.
Scholars at Medieval Times
2019 Scholars' Academy 2nd Annual Crossfit Games
HS Scholars at Brooklyn College
HS Scholars at Seton Hall
HS Scholars at Sr. Francis
HS Scholars at Adelphi
HS Scholars at St. Francis
HS Scholars at Adelphi
Ninth & Tenth Grade Scholars' at Hard Rock & Dear Evan Hansen
Scholars’ Academy representing at the MUN Conference
Here are some pictures of our amazing scholars representing at the international Model UN conference on Mar 11, 2019! We are very proud of them :-)
Scholars rocking hard at Hard Rock Cafe! On their way to the “Dear Evan Hansen” show!
The High School World Cultural Club having fun with origami
Scholars' Academy 603 class learned about hydroponics on Feb. 25th. Then harvested crops and cooked with them. Afterwards, they enjoyed healthy veggie tacos. Great work by the Rockaway Water Alliance.
Swim Ben, Swim!
Benjamin Fox is very excited to represent Scholars' Academy this week at the NYS High School Swimming Championships, and is honored to be the first Scholar ever to qualify for this competition. The best swimmers from across New York from all public, private and religious schools will attend, and a number of college coaches have already reached out to Ben to meet him there for possible recruitment for their swim teams.
Wish Ben luck! He’ll swim the morning of Friday, March 1st. If he comes in the top 30, will swim Saturday too. SEA WHAT??!!
On Saturday, at 11:30am student Dani Santiago of 801 was nominated by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato as an outstanding student at for her artwork at Cuisine By Claudette.
"It's really phenomenal and something she worked on in Renaissance" says Mrs. Worster. "It's essentially a map of the community highlighting landmarks inside her lettering."
Benjamin Fox joined the Varsity Swim Team at Scholars’ Academy two years ago as a freshman, making a splash from day one. Fox has always been a team player. Whether it is helping teammates with their flip turns or breaking down their stroke technique, the team always looked up to him for advice. No stranger to hard work, Fox gives one hundred percent in and out of the water; he is a true scholar athlete, who also competes for a club swim team.
Over the last two years, Fox has repeatedly led the Scholars’ Academy team to victories, but has really brought it to a new level this year. Fox was trying to make his first state cut in the 100 yard butterfly, and he did not disappoint. With the stands packed and both teams at attention, all eyes were on Fox. Would he do it? [READ MORE...]
The Green Team is working hard to ensure that all rooms/offices have the cans needed to recycle. Signs and informational presentations will come next.
The art work in the main office was created by Bryan Todes, Ann Marie Todes's late husband. It is Okinawa, Japan, when he was stationed there. It looks like Jamaica Bay! Note the initials "BT" between the vertical line to the right.
Today is the 6th Anniversary of us returning to the Scholars' Academy building after Hurricane Sandy relocated us.
High School Spirit Week Boards Fall 2018
6th grade STEM classes have been busy working in our garden. We just harvested some crops, planted daffodil bulbs, and put down wood chips to improve soil quality.
6th grade STEM classes have been working with RWA (Rockaway Water Alliance) learning about plastic pollution and cleaning our local beaches.
A Wonderful Visit
Curtis from the Harlem Magic Masters stoped by Scholars' Academy. The girls from the volleyball team couldn’t let him go without a photo!
Help Young Women Pursuing Careers in the Music Industry
Last year, Mr. Leicht wrote a letter of recommendation for Sharon Arcos Gamba for Sound Thinking, a summer program that promotes young women taking part in the professional music recording industry.
As a result, she was admitted into the program last summer, where she flourished.
She informed Mr. Leicht that next summer she is entitled to a paid internship in a recording studio.
What's Happening at Scholars' Academy?
Today, Thursday, October 4th, a delegation of educators from South Korea visited us. Ms. Kohn, Ms. Montalvo, Ms. J Henck, Ms. Tubridy and Ms. Podmore each led a group around the building and visited classrooms around the building. Students were engaged in meaningful tasks and were collaborating in their triads in deep discussions about the content. There was purposeful use of technology and teachers in many rooms took time to answer questions about their practice. The educators were extremely grateful to us all for hosting them and wished for us to communicate their appreciation to the entire school community.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this visit a success and to the leadership of DOE's iLearn who coordinated this visit. We do have a wonderful, collaborative school culture here and Scholars' Academy and it was an honor to be a part of sharing it with our international community of colleagues!