Friday, July 20, 2018

Academy Students Lead at Learning Across Borders

Xin Chào from Hanoi, Vietnam! Three Sacred Hearts Academy students: Aubree Davis, Ella blu Pakele and Kammi Nguyen, along with their teacher, Ms. Kinga Wojtas, are in Hanoi, Vietnam, participating in the inaugural Learning Across Borders (LAB) Global Finals. 

LAB is an educational nonprofit with a program focused on students and educators from various countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The LAB program places focus on promoting four thematic principles: environmental science, project-based learning, student leadership, and cross-cultural navigation. Driven by a network of like-minded educators this program aims to transform educational systems to be student-centered, holistic, and hands-on.

Embracing year's theme ("Humans: Incorporating Ourselves Into Nature") Ella and Aubree's project is about genetically modified organisms focusing on plants humans consume; while Kammi's project demonstrates the impact of human consumption on marine life with focus on humpback whales.

The LAB program offers a global platform for participants to network with various educators and international students. We wish Aubree, Ella, Kammi and Ms. Wojtas the best of luck in the competition and safe travels home!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Academy Teachers Selected As Trustey STEM Fellows

Kana Takahashi, Jennifer Arthur, Dawn Robertson
Three Sacred Hearts Academy middle school teachers, Jennifer Arthur, Dawn Robertson, and Kana Takahashi, have been selected for the highly competitive Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows program. The team will join the 2018 cohort by traveling to a Trustey Summer Institute at Notre Dame University July 16-28.
The goal of the program is to foster continuous improvement in STEM teaching and learning. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education, the fellowship spans three summers and two academic years. It includes the facilitation of a school-wide STEM Impact Plan. The experience offers 100 hours of professional development per year, paid travel, and a stipend over the three-year fellowship.
During the school years, the Sacred Hearts Academy teaching team will implement STEM Impact Plans, engage with an instructional coach and travel in January each year to the RISE Summit in Palo Alto, California to reinforce their STEM learning and apply their knowledge.
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Monday, July 2, 2018

Recyclable Sculpture On Display

Sacred Hearts Academy Summer School 2018, Sculpture 1
A display of colorful sculptures composed of recycled materials will be on display in the Sacred Hearts Academy Clarence TC Ching Student Center courtesy of the Sacred Hearts Academy Summer School "Sculpture" students. 

Each sculpture featured was designed utilizing recyclable materials such as toilet paper and paper towel tubes. Students worked in collaborative teams of five and were tasked to create an abstract, asymmetrical sculpture using negative space. Upon completion students added personal touches with feathers, sequins, puff balls, tissue, yarn and google eyes.

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