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6th Grade Field Trip

​ Friday, March 1st the 6th graders will be going to The University of Michigan – Dearborn’s Nature Centure for their maple syrup experience. There is no cost for this field trip. Field trip permission slips were sent home yesterday and they are due back to Ms. Fryzel no later than Wednesday, February 28th. Maple-Syrup-Schedule.24-1Download   

Decolonising film festival research

Decolonising film festival research

​ Decolonising film festival research Published: African film festivals showcase the diverse wealth of cinematic talent from the continent. However, researchers who study these festivals are often influenced by colonial practices. Professor Sheila Petty, from the University of Regina in Canada, and Dr Estrella Sendra, from King’s College London in the UK, are exploring how to contribute to decolonising film…

Top Science Internships

​ An internship is the perfect first step in achieving your dream career. You get plenty of work experience, you are mentored by a seasoned pro, and you can even earn college credits or some spending cash! Internships can help you advance your STEM career and gain valuable experience before you begin a job in your field of choice. But…

6th grade Super Smash Brothers Tournament

​ The tournament will be held on Friday, March 1st from 2:45-3:45 in Mr. Segerstrom’s room. The cost is $2 per person.  Pay Mr. Segerstrom before March 1st.  6th grader teams of two will compete head to head in single elimination rounds to determine which team is the smash champion! 7 minutes max per round. No item except smash balls.  Note: The number…

Creating narratives of resilience with people affected by cancer

Creating narratives of resilience with people affected by cancer

​ Creating narratives of resilience with people affected by cancer Published: The psychological toll that accompanies living with cancer can be immense. To aid the mental well-being of people affected by cancer, Dr Laura Béres, from King’s University College at Western University, and Tracey Jones, from Wellspring London and Region Cancer Support Centre, in Canada, successfully sought research funding for…

Wonderland: Free high-school hackathon in Newton, Feb. 23-25

​ Wonderland is a free, 48-hour hackathon, February 23-25, “bringing students from all over the Boston area for a weekend of unhindered creation.” It’s organized by six high-school seniors (including ones from Newton North HS and Newton South HS) under the auspices of nonprofit Hack Club with support from WPS Institute in Newton Centre, which is providing the venue. (Last…

Registration ends Feb. 20 for MIT ESP’s Spring HSSP (Mar. 2 – Apr. 6)

​ MIT’s Spring HSSP — a multi-week, in-person academic program for Grades 7-12 — will take place at MIT on Saturdays, March 2 to April 6 (except March 16), 1PM-4PM. Online registrations are open now, and all applications completed by February 20 will be considered equally in the course-assignment lottery (registrations after that will be taken first-come/first-served as space is available). The cost…

A hackathon challenge

A hackathon challenge

​ CC-By provided by the author A hackathon offers a fun way to engage students in solving real, concrete problems. Proposing activities that implement this methodology facilitates learning, stimulates creativity, and encourages participation. The fifth-grade students of I.C. S.G. Bosco di Napoli participated in a project that involved solving exciting educational challenges. These activities allowed the students to learn collaboration,…