Each Art Fundamentals student creates a portfolio of work created during the semester. Over time and after taking different art classes, students can collect quite a few portfolios of work, demonstrating their skills in organization, thinking and writing about work, and growth over time. These are skills valued not only in the art world, but in virtually every job imaginable. When looking, please know these are works in progress.
Thank you to YEF for their support in helping find volunteers to come in to classrooms and talk about working in a computer science field.
All students in grades 1-12 had an opportunity to participate in an "hour of code" activity that was appropriate to their grade level. This is a slide show of some students at Rowe using iPads and YES using laptops with assistants from HMS:
This is the slide show from the High school activities
Grades: 9 Teachers: Alice Barr , Suzanne Hamilton and 9th grade Teachers Subject: Information Technology and Core Values Project Name: Digital Discussions Resources: Digital Discussions
This year we are going to have 3 periods during the year when we have discussions based on topics related to digital citizenship with 9th graders. Students will choose the topic they want to participate in. Round 1 will cover Digital Footprint and Digital Overload. Students will watch videos and read articles during Science and Social studies classes. On December 6th, students will participate in the Digital Compass opening activity and then go to smaller groups for the discussion. Groups will be generated randomly and each will have a teacher facilitator. Students will come prepared to the discussion ready to share and bring more questions. At the end of the sessions students will write a reflection. In future discussions, students will facilitate, based on the EdCafe Model.After the last discussion, students will write an essay based on the theme of Digital Citizenship.
Grades: 11-12 Teachers: Chris Hill Subject: Science Project Name: AP Environmental Science Holiday Sculpture
You and 2 other students will be constructing a holiday sculpture made out of material that you would otherwise throw away. This sculpture will be on display in the YHS library for the month of December. The sculpture must be handmade, with nothing pre-constructed, and include the following:
* Every part must be made of trash or previously used products. Nothing 'new' can be included in the structure. (note: the library does have old books and magazines)
* Have some sort of holiday theme that is clearly apparent in its structure. Examples may include, but are not limited to: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, New Year, etc.
* Be self-standing with a base of some sort.
* No food items may be used.
* Have a maximum height of 3 feet.
* A short, typed, informative paragraph explaining the purpose and vision behind the construction of your sculpture must be included, separately.
* The use of 'new' nails, glue, staples, etc. can be used to put your sculpture together.
This project is modeled on the Princeton Review's Vocabulary Minute. Using a list of SAT vocabulary words, students created their own songs to help them remember what they have to learn. The results are quite creative!
In a collaboration with a school in Beijing China, students create and share photos from their communities. They visually explore the similarities and differences of their own experiences. The project was features in School Arts Magazine on page 24.