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Thursday, April 14, 2016

International Night at Sanborn


Did you know that at Sanborn School we have  ………

31 children who speak Chinese, including Mandarin, Uyghur, Taiwanese, and Cantonese?
37 children whose families speak languages from India and Sri Lanka, including Punjabi, Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarti, Tamil, Kashmiri, Sinhalese, and Telegu?
14 children who speak Spanish?
15 children who speak Korean?
  4 children who speak Arabic?
  4 children who speak Hebrew?
14 other languages represented in our school, including:  Portuguese, Turkish, German, Italian, Urdu, Hungarian, Japanese, Romanian, Vietnamese, Farsi, French, Bulgarian, Greek, and Dutch?


To celebrate our students and their families, Sanborn’s Fourth Annual International Night took place on Wednesday, March 23from 6:30 – 8:00.   The cafeteria was filled with table displays, demonstrations, and delicious snacks from around the world, including Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Romania, Syria, and Taiwan.  Performances representing different cultures and traditions took place in the gymnasium, including a Chinese Lion Dance and Kung Fu, Indian Dances, a Hindi Song,  a traditional American song, and an Arabic Line Dance.  


DMS 8th Graders Learn Programming via Lego Mindstorms


DMS 8th graders were busy testing their robots out in the hallways this week. Students have been using Lego Mindstorms in building and programming their robots.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

AHS English Teacher honored with a humanities grant

AHS English teacher Stacy Giggie has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the 2016 Dickens Summer seminar. Ms. Giggie will spend the month of July at the University of California Santa Cruz studying and developing curriculum for Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Hard Times. 


Congratulations,        Ms. Giggie !










Monday, April 4, 2016

AHS CAPStone equals Self-Directed Learning for these Enterprising Seniors

During this year's Spring Semester, six seniors have volunteered to participate in the Senior Capstone pioneering cohort, an advanced research seminar that affords Seniors in good standing the opportunity to self-direct their learning toward personalized areas of interest.

On March 17th, Senior Capstone Scholars presented their passion project ideas and initial research to the School Committee: Leigh Burte--Entrepreneurial Explorations of Event Planning; Sara Clark--Women in Silent Film; Dan Combs--Innovative Networking; Henry Gilbert--Exploration of Music and Subculture  Emma Plourde--Broader Aspects of Phenotype; and Abby White--Healthy Cost-Effective Cooking in Under-Privileged Communities.  
       
Co-led by Steve Chinosi, Director of Innovation, and Rebecca D'Alise, English Teacher and Senior Exhibition Advisor, AHS CAPStone is an advanced research seminar that allows students to pursue a researchable question through quantitative and qualitative research methods along with a substantial field-based inquiry project. CAPS offers students a chance to create an independent academic experience, with the focus on authentic inquiry.  A Capstone project also provides second-semester seniors with a critical learning experience and an opportunity for intellectual problem solving, social change, and community service. The focus of CAPS is to put students in the position of the "expert" in an area of study or in a career setting of their own choosing.


We encourage all rising juniors to consider including a CAPStone project in their senior-year planning.  SeniorsCAPS will be implemented as a credited course in the 2016-2017 academic year.  



 
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