Horizons at The Ethel Walker School Showcases STEAM Projects of 200 Students

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Takiyah, a rising fifth grader from the Horizons at The Ethel Walker School program and a rising fifth grader at Jumoke Academy, explains to first grade students from the Moylan School in Hartford about the dash robot. Takiyah and her classmates coded the dash robot to complete an obstacle course. Looking on is Riley, a rising tenth grader at The Ethel Walker School and a volunteer with the Horizons program. The Moylan students are with the Horizons program at the Westminster School. (contributed photo)
The first ever state-wide Horizons at The Ethel School STEAM Exhibition was held on July 27th at The Ethel Walker School campus in Simsbury. More than 100 students from Horizons’ sites throughout Connecticut joined the 85 young girls participating in the Horizons at The Ethel Walker School program to display their science, technology, engineering, arts and math projects. These public school students showcased the science, technology, engineering, arts and math skills they have acquired during the six-week summer program.
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Aug 3, 2018 - 2:07:50 AM

How It All Adds Up Learning to Love Math at The Children’s School

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Math is as essential to our understanding and appreciation of how the world works, and our place within it, as the spoken and written word; it has been described as “the poetry of logic.” As Maureen Murphy, Head of The Children’s School, explains, “A practical and needed tool, math is also a language, a window to deciphering the physical world as well as the forces that govern it. It teaches an important habit of mind—problem solving. Children learn how gratifying it is to find a solution, even if it takes several tries or a shift in strategy.”
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Aug 2, 2018 - 2:03:47 AM

WHS Students Earned Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that students from Westhill High School (WHS) recently earned top honors at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)National Leadership Conference, where more than 9,200 of America’s top high school students competed in more than 70 business and business-related events.
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Jul 25, 2018 - 5:59:38 AM

AITE Student Ryan Edkins Took First Place in the NFTE NY Metro Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) student Ryan Edkins took first place in the Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, hosted by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) NY Metro, which qualifies him for the national competition in October.
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Jul 16, 2018 - 5:01:09 AM

Just in Time for Graduation Volunteers from AXA Investment Managers Revitalize Stark’s Courtyard and Kindergarten Outdoor Classroom

As the school year draws to a close and the days get warmer, the campus at Julia A. Stark Elementary School was in need of some “sprucing up.” On Friday, June 15, approximately 70 volunteers from AXA Investment Mangers (AXA IM), headquartered in Greenwich, CT, shed their business attire in exchange for workpants and gardening gloves as part of AXA’s Global CR Week 2018. This community engagement was coordinated by the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) in alignment with its role of bridging the gap between Stamford Public Schools and the business community.
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Jun 26, 2018 - 5:53:20 AM

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