Posts Tagged ‘Field Trips’

Middle School Orchestra Competes at Universal Studios!

March 10, 2016 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , ,

The Middle School Concert Orchestra will be competing at Music USA’s festival Friday, March 11 at Universal Studios. This all day affair has the added benefit of a fantastic park to enjoy!

It’s a competition of schools with similar music programs to ours. We compete within our areas (middle school orchestra for instance) not against other groups outside of our field.

We are excited about our Middle School Orchestra students and wish them the best of luck!

Orchestra to New World Symphony

March 3, 2016 Posted in: Arts Tags: , , , ,

FullSizeRenderOur High School Concert Orchestra Class attended a rehearsal of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach’s Frank Gehry Performing Art Center on the Lincoln Road Mall today, March 4.

The concert featured world famous pianist, Emmanuel Ax, who played the Beethoven Emperor concerto and the Orchestra performed Dvorak’s 7th symphony and Bartok’s Dance Suite under the baton of Maestro Pablo Heras-Casado.

Third Grade to Jungle Island

March 3, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

IMG_3515The third-grade class enjoyed the day at Jungle Island park in Miami.  The students explored God’s creation by observing some of nature’s most beautiful creatures.  They especially loved the exotic bird show where trained birds performed for a small audience.  A few of the student’s favorite animals included the lemurs, the tigers, the ligers and the monkeys. 

They ended the day with a picnic lunch and some free time on the playground. This was a great culminating activity for our unit on life cycles.

Video Recounts 8th-Grade Washington, D.C. Trip

March 2, 2016 Posted in: Student Life Tags: ,

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 10.17.36 PMLast month the 8th-grade students traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit our nation’s capital.

The students toured Mount Vernon, three Smithsonian museums, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arlington Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, presidential memorials (FDR, Jefferson, and Lincoln), war memorials (World War II, Vietnam, Korean), MLK memorial, the Capitol, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the White House.

This video—created by 8th-grade student, Patrick Mills—captures highlights from the trip from a student perspective. Great work Patrick!


Shark Attack FRC Team 744 Made the News!

February 26, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , , ,

STEM Day at The CapitolCongratulations to our very own Robotics Team Shark Attack! Yesterday, Thursday, February 26, was STEM Day in The Capitol, Shark Attack along with a few other schools and organizations had the privilege to meet with Senator Smith and State Representative George Moraitis, tour the Senate Floor, discuss STEM in our school and community, and showcase all they have ben able to accomplish through STEM.

Today, ABC News posted an article and video interview of our very own Mark Yoder. Congratulations to our Robotics Students and Mentors!

STEM Day at The Capitol

February 25, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , , , , ,

IMG_4365After working until midnight the night before, to finish “Build Season” our Robotics Students and Mentors knew they had to take the trip to our State Capitol for STEM Day at The Capitol! Thursday, February 25, 4 WA Robotics Club Students and 4 Shark Attack Mentors went to Tallahassee to meet with Senator Smith and State Representative George Moraitis, tour the Senate Floor, discuss STEM in our school and community, and showcase all they have ben able to accomplish through STEM.

Orlando Science Center President and CEO JoAnn Newman said

“Science Centers play an essential role in engaging youth in STEM learning, which can empower them to pursue further study, degrees and ultimately careers in the science and technology fields,”

“Partnerships between science centers, education and industry provide students with hands-on exploration of how STEM concepts solve real world problems. We all play a role in filling the pipeline for STEM jobs from cradle to career.”

For more information on STEM Day at the Capitol please click here.

High School Students Participate in Harvard Model Congress

February 25, 2016 Posted in: School News Tags: , , ,

HMC H SqWalking through one of our country’s most historic cities, nine WA high school students excitedly discussed the activities of the past several days. In addition to visiting Paul Revere’s home, the sight of the Boston Massacre and Mike’s Pastries, one student handled several national emergencies as the CIA Director on the National Security Council; another student convinced the Senate to deny the President’s appointment to the Supreme Court; yet another wrote legislation that would expand privatization of our country’s passenger rail system. These students were part of the 1400+ students from across the US to participate in the most authentic simulation of the US political system. In all, the WA students drafted more than 15 pieces of legislation and were able to get four through to be signed by the President; a very active four days.

During a special presentation during chapel on Wednesday, a few of the students described how impacting the event was for them. They felt intimidated at first but then realized that because of their thorough preparation in the American Political Systems course at WA, they were up to the challenge. They grew in confidence, public speaking and an understanding of the political process. The students encouraged others to take advantage of this great experience. Students interested in signing up for this course for next school year should contact Mrs. Christine Englert or Mrs. Denise Gianino.