At the CAPA playoff game, sophomore Malwina Dymek once again scored multiple consecutive points putting SLA in the lead. Co-captian Leah Petty joined forces with SLA-Beeber freshmen Alisa Foster by setting the balls and hitting them over to the other side flawlessly. All in all, the girls were quite impressive on the court!
This season has been one of the most challenging seasons the Rockets have faced, yet the team is playing tough, showing great teamwork, and working hand in hand with Coach Hirschfield to make it this far. Go Rockets!
The Rockets have three more games left in the season, taking on George Washington HS on Tuesday, Bodine on Thursday, before playing their last game of the season against Lincoln High next Monday. Go Rockets!
The SLA kids were awesome yesterday. Leo Levy, Jordan McLaughlin, Mia Weathers-Fowler, Amy Chen, Goldie Robins and Taylor Thomas were articulate, powerful and magnificent. They worked so hard and did SLA proud.
SLA parents were also amazing. Anne Bigler, Arden Kass, Liz Hersh, Laura Schwingel, and Denise Larabee came through in each and every way. Anne and Arden especially did a heavy lift in pulling together the letters excerpts, designing the posters and producing the "program" of our press event. The event would NOT have happened without them.
It's an honor to be associated with such dedicated students and parents!
Thank you to everyone at SLA who made yesterday possible!
Sophomore Alyssa Winner scored two goals and Aateeyah Sherrieff and Korah Lovelace each added one a piece for the victory.
SLA never trailed in the game, but it took a penalty kick by Lovelace 25 minutes into the second half to break a tense 2-2 tie. Winner iced the game with a rocket into the side netting with 10 minutes left to play.
SLA opened the scoring early with Winner hitting a direct kick from 25 yards out into the upper-right corner above the goalkeeper at the five-minute mark of the first half. PACHS equalized off a scramble following free kick in the SLA end of the field 18 minutes later and the teams entered the half tied at 1-1.
Sharrieff opened the scoring in the second half on a scramble in the goal mouth following a bobble by the PACHS keeper at the seven-minute mark of the second half. PACHS soon equalized, however, and the game entered a tense period with neither team producing scoring opportunities.
The 2-2 tie was broken when Michelle Torelli streaked down the left wing to chase down a loose ball in the PACHS defensive end. Her hustle earned a penalty as she was brought down in the box by a defender. Lovelace coolly converted the penalty kick in the lower right corner of the net to give the rockets the winning goal.
The playoff win by the Rockets avenges a 2-1 loss to PACHS during regular season and brings their record up to 10 wins and five losses.
All interested girls MUST bring current physicals and knee pads. We will meet at SLA and then walk to the field on Chestnut and 31 St.
Practices will take place on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm and Thursdays from 4:00 -5:00 pm at the field (on Chestnut and 31st) or Freire Charter School. Questions should be addressed to Coach Hirschfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-797-9807.
Dear Incoming Ninth Grader,
Welcome to SLA! Before coming to school in September we'd like you to read one of three books:The House of the Scorpion (Nancy Farmer), The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins), or Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card).
While you may get the book from the library, we strongly suggest that you purchase your choice text, as we will be using it in English classes in September. Of course, feel free to read more than one title! They are all so great!
Below are some questions to help you navigate your novel and help you prepare to discuss it with your classmates and teachers. As you may already know, SLA utilizes guiding questions that help focus our studies and make learning more meaningful for us all.
As you read, think about the following larger questions as they apply to the characters,action, conﬂicts, and resolutions in your choice text and also as they apply to your life. Part of active reading includes some writing. Prepare to hand in a journal consisting of at least eight entries, each one longer than a half page. Before you write, consider the following questions to explore in your journal. Include your own personal responses to these questions, and how these questions might apply to your choice text. This will be collected in September.
AGAIN - TOMORROW'S EARLY DISMISSAL HAS NO BEARING ON GRADUATION EVENTS!
Laptop turn in is Thursday, June 7th starting promptly at 10:30. Please come with your laptop and charger, if you no longer have a charger there is a $25.00 fee.
During this time you will be cleaning out your locker and turning in all materials issued from the school. If you are missing any issued materials please check in with your teacher about the cost of those items.
Seniors should report to the following rooms:
D band Global report to 506 Latimer
B band Econ report to 313 Rami
B band Global report to 303 Dunn
D band Econ report to 308 Best
Mr. Lehmann and Ms. Hull
We are almost half way toward our goal! No amount is too small. Monthly donations are welcome.
Please online donate today or send a check to SLA Fuel the Rocket, c/o Home & School, 55 N. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
|Date||Section||Start Time in testing room|
|3/20:||Math/reading sections 1 and 2||8:15 am|
|3/21:||Math/reading sections 3 and 4||9:00 am|
|3/22:||Math/reading sections 5 and 6||8:15 am|
|4/17:||Writing sections 1 and 2||8:15 am|
|4/18:||Writing sections 3 and 4||9:00 am|
|4/25:||Science Sections 1 and 2||9:00 am|
|4/26:||Science Section 3||8:15 am|
Tuesday, Sept. 6th:
8:15-10:15am - 2 hour advisory
10:20-11:35 - X band
11:40-12:45 - Y band
12:50-1:55 - A Band
2:00-3:05 - B Band
Wednesday, Sept. 7th:
8:15-9:15am - 1 hour advisory
9:20-10:25 - C Band
10:30-11:35 - D Band
11:40-12:45 - E Band
View more videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com.
Spanish 1: Bach Tong, Morgan Taylor
Spanish 2: Khalil Clark
Spanish 3: Gina Dukes
Spanish 4: Taylor Valentine
Spanish 5: Martha Robles
The award is renewable for up to five years for an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Scholars who go on to pursue graduate degrees in computer science, education, engineering, library sciences, mathematics, public health, or science are eligible to receive continued funding.
Davonte will be attending Pennsylvania State University, main campus, and is interested in pursuing computer science and broadcasting majors. His interests are in film and media and he wishes to be part of executive media industry.
FINANCIAL AID 101 NIGHT
Wednesday, April 27, 20116:00-7:30
Speaker: Chad A. Spencer, Senior Assistant Dean, Davidson College
Topics covered: Financial aid basics, college costs, determination of aid eligibility, finding money for college.
If you have any questions, please contact Karina Hirschfield, SLA College Counselor at email@example.com.
The Board of Trustees of The Franklin Institute is offering a $5,000.00 Franklin Institute Board of Trustee (FIBOT) Scholarship, renewable once, (to total $10,000.00) for outstanding Science Leadership Academy Class of 2011 students matriculating college and pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).
The Board of Trustees anticipates awarding multiple scholarships each year. The requirements for the scholarship are:
Minimum 3.0 High School GPA
Two Letters of Recommendation
Primary Letter of Recommentation from a Teacher/Senior SLA Administrator
Secondary Letter of Recommendation from a Non-SLA individual
Declared STEM major for application
Personal statement addressing the question:
"What is your career in the STEM field going to look like in the future?".
The deadline to apply is May 1, 2011.
SLA's team is coached by Mr. Kay and Sinnea Douglas after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Anyone who wants to join is more than welcome. It is not too late!
SLA placed 2nd in the Mock Slam on February 25th. Gina Dukes, Eryn James, and Joshua Melendez all participated and had tremendous performances. Check out the videos on the teams Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SLA-Slam-Team-PYPM/171147346261542.
Friday, March 11, 2011
6-9pm at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street
A festive evening of fellowship and fund-raising for our students. Come celebrate the SLA Community with parents, teacher and friends! $45 per person or $80/couple
Please RSVP today!
Use your invitation reply card or pay by credit card using PayPal
The Auction Committee welcomes donations of tickets, items, or services. Please fill out this form to make an auction donation. Donations must be made by February 28th to get into the Auction Program.
Just want to make a donation? Click below to choose your own amount
As many of you know, school is cancelled tomorrow - the first day of EduCon. EduCon will still be happening, and attendees will begin arriving at school at 10:00 am. We will have activities for the attendees set up at school all day long and the building will be open. In addition, several of tomorrow night's panelists were planning on speaking to SLA kids during the day. Those conversations will still happen for students who wish to attend.
No students are mandated to come to school, but the building will be open for EduCon. We know that many students are very committed to the conference and have been working very hard for tomorrow and the weekend. We are all committed to making sure that it is an incredible event for all.Students who wish to come in should bring in a note from their parents.
A FAFSA completion workshop will be held here at SLA on January 19 at 6pm. Sharon Scott and Nichole Moore, Assistant Directors, Student Financial Services, University of Pennsylvania will assist parents in completing the FAFSA application. Students and parents must bring the following items:
Parent and student social security numbers
Parent and/or student Alien Registration Number (if applicable)
Parent and student 2009 0r 2010 W-2 Forms
Parent and Student 1040 Federal Income Tax Return for 2009 or 2010
Copies of untaxed income for 2010 (i.e. amount of any unemployment, welfare benefits or social benefits received)
This is late, but here is the 1st game of the SLA boys basketball game against RUSH in its entirety.
The Science Leadership Academy Boys Basketball team registered their first victory of the season on Tuesday with a win over the Arts Academy @ Benjamin Rush, 71-52. SLA was led by junior Sam Kabangai with 16 points and junior Tyler Hankinson with 13 points and 10 assists. SLA was leading at halftime 33-24, and then put the game away, out-scoring Rush 22-12 in the third quarter.
Come out and cheer on SLA on Friday, Dec. 17th as the Rockets take on Douglass. Go SLA!
Photo: Freshman Sterling Perry lays it up against Rush. (Photo credit: Ayanna Robinson)
As part of the on-going Scaer Library Speaker Series, Jonny Goldstein, founder of Envisualize, will be speaking at Science Leadership Academy during X lunch today, Tuesday, November 23rd. Students interested to learn how they can better visualize powerful ideas should come to the Scaer Library during lunch and meet one of the people re-thinking the way we communicate ideas.
The Science Leadership Academy is featured on the Apple Education website! SLA is one of four case studies showcased by Apple on how computing can change education. SLA is featured along with Greene County, NC School District, Ohio State University and Central Elementary School in California. SLA is the only high school and the only urban school to be showcased. Apple is using our case study to demonstrate to schools and universities all over the world how Apple products, along with a clearly defined progressive pedagogy, can transform schools.
Thank you to Apple for choosing to showcase SLA, and thank you to all the teachers and students who gave their time to the project!
Be sure to check out the Science Leadership Academy case study on Apple's website!
Faculty, Staff and Friends of SLA,
My Rock and Pop Music class is coming along nicely but we are lacking a few pieces of musical gear.
If anyone has guitars, electric guitars or basses, keyboards, microphones, guitar straps, mic or guitar stands, 1/4" instrument cables or amplifiers that they are not using and would like to donate to our cause, please do so! We will use the gear! We will dedicate songs to you and play them for you with your donated gear! It will be great!!
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this.