Vietnamese Past and Identity

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Mi nombre es Jason Lam

Me familia viene de Vietnam

Tengo catorce años

Me encanta jugar videojuegos, ver televisión, y dormir

Soy ciego, no puedo ver,

Pero yo siempre me trato mejor

Veo la sonrisa de mi prima bebé

Saboreo la tarta de manzana de mi prima

Huelo la cocina de mi abuela

Oigo la música de mi Dan Tranh

Toco abrazos de mi madre

Duermo en la música relajante de un  Dan tranh

Juegos con las lenguas que hablo

Leo el libro de la guerra y inmigración

Me siento en un lugar que se siente como un hogar para mí

Somos la gente de nuestro país

Somos de Vietnam

Vivimos en America

Vivimos en ellos, y viven en nosotros

Hablamos Vietnamita, Chino , y inglés.

Mi madre, hermano menor, y me rezan a Buddha

Celebramos fiestas no de nuestro país de origen

Somos lo que somos.

Mi Corazon, Mi Familia


Yo soy African American

Mi familia es diferente

Vienen de todo el mundo

MI familia me da fuerza

Ellos mi animan a lo mejor

Vienen de todo el mundo

Ellos estan separados de mi

Mi encantan mucho.

Yo veo las bellas flores y la hierba alta

Yo saboreo el frio vanila el helado de mi primos

Yo oigo la voz de mi famila

Yo toco el sol brillante en mi cara

Bailo con mi ascendencia.

Hablo con mi corazon y a traves de mi pasado

Esacapo la encruijada de yo y mi familia

Necesito el amor y apoyar de mi familia

Soy hija de las Americas

Yo no soy una cosa

Somos productos todo el mundo

Soy neva. La historia me hizo

Aunque mi familia es diferente

Nosotros todo venir juntos

Somos familia

Mi familia Mi corazon

E1 U5 - Nada Especial

Nada especial

Mi abuela y mis mascotas

Mi principal familia

Un secundario familia

De extrovertidos Judíos

Oigo gritó alrededor me

Veo simular sonreír

Huelo el mentiras

Yo no comprendo

Saboreo sal en el aire

Toco el tensión

“Hablo” con mi madre

Yo escucho

Hago un viaje

atravesar videojuegos

Leo el señala

Somos dividido

Somos llamaremos “Fine”

Somos siempre ocupado

Somos sabio

Lucien's Song 2.0

Lilly Roman; Spanish 1 Poem


E1 U5: Familia Rap

Raymond Rochester

Soy yo

El hijo de una madre trabajadora

Africano Americano

Niño con una hermana

Producto de Filadelfia

Un pato chino marrón

Veo caras familiares

Saboreo una hamburguesa

Oigo la risa de mis amigos

Siento mi dignidad

Huelo panqueques

Toco nuevos tenis

Leventar pesas

observación de aves

las personas que asan


Somos de products de Filadelfia

Somos Americanas

Hablamos  Ingles

La lengua de

No somos Arican, Vivimos en America

No somos Ameria esta en

Nosotors, pero alli no tengo hogar

Mi mama y yo estos en ta encrcijada

Rockets Softball Takes Home First Win

After a heartbreaking, one-run loss in their debut, the Rockets mounted a late-game surge to solidly defeat Bodine in their second game of the season. SLA knocked in four runs in the first inning and launched to a 5-2 lead going into the third inning. Unfortunately, Bodine tied the game 7-7 heading into the fourth. Jumpstarted by SLA@B junior, Gianna Flego's triple in the 4th, SLA once again pulled ahead before a rough defensive stance in the 5th. The Rockets pulled together as a team and held Bodine to no runs in the last two innings and scored 10 to finish with a comfortable 22-14 win. Sophomore pitcher, Tia Roberts, pitched a full game, with 5 strikeouts. Five Rockets, including freshman, Ashley Delacruz, hit for extra bases. The Rockets take on Central on Tuesday. 


The Autism Spectrum is a description for a wide variety of brain disorders that impair fine motor skills, socialization, and communication skills. As someone with Autism my life has been quite difficult and still continues to be difficult, however, for many people on the spectrum we are able to hyper focus on our interests and excel at them. There is no cure, but speech, occupational, and physical therapy are all things that can be used to help someone on the spectrum. We often live fixed schedules and follow a routine and change can be intrusive to us. In society we do not have heavy support or groups to back us. In recent years however, more and more programs have opened up but with limited support and or reach. However, here at SLA I have received a lot of support and this is something great for myself and fellow people on the spectrum. In reference to society, all that needs to be done is raise more awareness and support for my people and while accepting of us, do not treat us wholly different from our peers. We need to be involved in order to grow as people and this can only happen through the means of support of the common people. 

Spanish Assignment, no sound..

Sean:  Mi Nombre es Sean John - son

Yo creci sin Padre.

Mi vida no es linda.

No tengo valiosos- uh.

Necesito encanto un-o man-ero

asi-> aprendi a bailando

Bailo como-> los es-tre-llas

Yo hago lo que-> quiero

Mi vida no pue-de comparar

A algo mejor… (  fast )

pero mi madre…. Ha hecho todo mejor ( getting loud )

Contrar mi padre URG ( loud )

Quiero huir! ( loud ) y dejar los globos detras ( fast )

puedo correr porque no dejo mis rootas detras  ( fast )

No puedo correr… mi corazón está aquí!...

Because mi madre, padre and everyone else is here ( fast )

Look I can’t rap. I’m gonna have to end it here…

Don’t have much left to say. This raps done from here.


My experience with my ILP is great. My goal is to visit more places around Philadelphia and my host is doing a great job helping me find these places. I also love the kids that also go to Mighty Writers and they are really helpful and friendly. And even though im only there once a week, every time i go back to the site, they are doing a new activity that i can join in on or if they are doing a workshop, i can help people with essays. Its only been amazing since i started and i cant wait to go back.

E1 U5- La Familia De Alyssa

Alyssa Eastwood

La familia de Alyssa

Soy hija de padres irlandeses e italianos

Soy un niña con un hermano y hermana

Producto de Italia y irland

Salgo mercados

Las calles son de adoquines en Italia

La gente irlandesa del paso baile en la groenlandia

En casas italianas se ve un montón de gestos manuales

el aroma de la pasta llenó el aire

Somos de Italia y irland

Hablamos italiano

La lengua de la pasta y la salsa en Italia

La lengua de maíz carne y pan de soda

Ilp 2

​I enjoy my ILP as much as ever! I really like teaching the children and watching them grow. This semester I didn't do as much actual teaching, because they're much more experienced than they were at the beginning of the year.
Even with that though, I think I have a deeper knowledge of scratch because of how I explore the stuff they are learning at a more advanced level.

E1 U5 Todos somos uno

​Todos Somos Uno - Por Andora Robinson
"Latin Dreams" by Ritchie Hernandez 

Soy yo

Andora Lonita Robinson.

La hija de padres mixtos

Niña con tres hermanos

Producto de Texas y Filadelfia

Veo a los dramas coreanos en la televisión

Saboreo champurrado

Huelo muchos alimentos

Oigo lenguas no comprendo

Toco mi caballo

Viajo desde muy lejos

Actúo en el escenario y es mi destino

Busco la verdad en un mundo de mentiras

Me encanta el amor de mi vida

Somos productos de Texas

Somos puertorriqueños, afroamericanos, Cherokee, coreanos

Hablamos inglés

La lengua de diversa comida y música

No somos una cosa

Somos todo

Todos somos uno


The ILP that I currently attend is called the ACE program, otherwise known as Architecture, Construction, and Engineering program. This program has widened my eyes into the world of construction, architecture and engineering, allowing me to learn about things I never thought possible. This ILP has also allowed me to meet people who work in these respected fields, therefore, helping me to further understand them. Overall, I enjoy taking part in this ILP and I look forward to broadening my view towards engineering, construction, and architecture in the upcoming future.

My ILP Experience: WPEB

I found out about my ILP the summer before 10th grade. My mom and I were looking for ways to make it about my interest in media. Our family listens to a lot of this american life, serial, radio journalism basically. That kind of reporting has always been interesting to me. So with the contacts my mother has in our west philly community, she introduced me to Renee McBride. Renee is the owner of WPEB 88.1, a mostly jazz radio station that wanted to expand out in youth radio. Now, through this, Radio Journalism was what I was able to do  through this program. Now, I am able to say that I have definitely learned a lot from my time with WPEB. Through that time, I have learned the various laws that are important to consider and take into account when reporting and collecting interviews. For me, I feel like the progress I have made can be seen in the way I talk to others and in turn listen. In radio and in journalism in general, you are listening and n some ways telling, the stories of others. It's important not to overshadow others and their narratives, even when just listening. My process with Renee has taught me to appreciate that and take that into consideration, even with just my daily life. 

ILP Semester 2

My ILP has taught me a lot about the adult world, and also the early education field. The teachers are kind and the students are also very pleasant. My internship has also given me an opportunity to be hands on in classrooms and to be able to see the kind of education the young children are receiving. I also learned the components that are required in the growth, development, and care of a child. 

ILP Check in

For my ILP I'm in a law class that is taught by Drexel students. It's going very well, I'm learning a lot of new things that are very helpful in my everyday life. I've been learning about the different laws and debating skills. I may do it again next year as well because it's interesting. There is a debating competition but I did not do it this year but if I take the class again next year I will be participating in it.

ILP Blog Post

During my time volunteering as a junior Counselor at Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club I found that getting to know the kids and Counselors and being able to fit in smoothly with everybody went very well. There was no period of awkwardness or negative attitudes from the kids. I'm looking forward to getting closer to the people there. I only volunteer on Wednesdays for a couple hours, every time I go back the next week it seems like starting over each time. I think making sure the children/campers learn from the camp and making sure they enjoy their time is important. If they have to stay in a place for a couple hours to wait for their parents I imagine that the time they spend should be joyous. I cannot wait to keep volunteering there, I not only get credits for it, but I enjoy working there.

Finney Dazzles in Debut; Strikes out 12 in another 1-Hitter for The Rocket as they knock off King 12-2

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In his debut as a Rocket, Leon Finney was in total command striking out 12 and only surrendering one earned run to an overmatched squad from King. For the 2nd game in a row a Rocket Ace held the opponent to just 1 hit over five innings and let the offense beat up their counterpart. 

Tony Brown got it started off by smashing a double down the right field line and he would score off a classic Kevin Courtney rip single. It was 6-0 when Courtney came up for a 2nd time in the 1st with the bases loaded, but another hot shot was barely snagged by King's SS to temporarily stop the bleeding.

Leon got in on the action too with 4RBis of his own to add to Courtney's 3 and Brown's 2. Freshman Catcher Avi Cantor, who fearlessly caught Finney's heat and dealt with his last second movement, also had a great day at the plate going 3 for 3 and reaching base in all his plate appearances. Yet for all that offense, Finney was simply dealing, making their better hitters look silly swatting at balls ducking out of the zone or scaring them back by 80+mph laser beams in on the hands. Couldn't ask for a better debut in Rocket blue. 

SLA (2-0) faces Bodine on Mon, 4/4 in Mt. Airy. Come out and support a Rocket run at a City Title.


My ILP is consistently fascinating. I and several other students receive a law class instructed by two student teachers from Drexel University. Each week, we learn about a new area of law. Touch on new concepts, amendments, and legal ideas and discussions. The environment is very open and casual, making it a perfect learning environment for someone at any understanding level. Since we have to actually discuss, push, and put serious thought into each and everything we are taught, I have actually learned a great deal from this class. A few months ago I would not have been able to tell you anything about Tort Law, or the numerous nuances of the 4th amendment. Yet now, I can keep up a conversation about these topics with ease, with the ability to cite examples and cases from memory. This ILP presented me with a wonderful opportunity to compete in a "mock trial" of sorts, I was given a case, brought to a competition, where I proceeded to the semi finals and won 4th place. Recently, due to a drop out from the national championships, I had an opportunity to enter the competition on a national level. Sadly, due to the timing of the drop out I would not be able to prepare for the event in any way before it took place, so I had to turn down the opportunity to compete. It was still a great, learning experience to reach that point, and I can't wait to have what I hope will be many more in this ILP. 

ILP Semester 2

Finding an initial ILP was pretty tough, considering the fact that I have a lot of interests, and lots of things that could’ve made for really engaging internships, but weren’t readily available for me to take on. I started out testing the waters of a few, only to figure out that none of what I was finding was a good fit for me. Sure, working at the library was fun for awhile, but it got lonely really quick, and there was too much instruction, and not enough ways for me to actually be engaged and have fun with what I was doing 
It got really hard for awhile. My search was put on halt for a bit, due to the fact that I’d been trying to find somewhere that had the best fit for me, and a place where my interests could best be put to use. I had emailed around, when one day, my mom suggested that I talk to my middle school and ask if there was anything I could do to help out. I was pretty hesitant at first. I wasn’t really sure what I’d be getting myself into, plus I had no intention of returning to the same old cycle of boring ‘you have to do this and exactly this,’ routine. I emailed one of my old teachers, and after a little time, he agreed, and right away, we got the ball rolling.
Fast forward almost four months later. I love my ILP, and it’s something I constantly look forward to every week. I help my old science teacher in his classroom, and it’s one of the most enjoyable and engaging experiences I’ve had thus far in high school. I love being able to help kids get excited about learning new concepts, and giving back to a school where I’ve had tons of positive memories. The kids there are absolutely wonderful, and I love making new friendships with the kids I help teach! Looking back on it, I’ll admit, it has been pretty challenging, but after all the struggle and trying on things, I’m glad to say I ended up where I did. I’m giving back to a school that has given me so much, and I’m able to make even the tiniest difference in other kid’s lives. It’s a worthwhile experience, and I cannot wait to continue moving forward with this!


My ILP is going GREAT! I currently intern at a school in the School District of Philadelphia. I assist the Dean of Students and the Principal on whatever needs to be done in the building. Most days when in the building I am walking the floors and assisting with disciplinary issues. 

My other internship is with a political and event consulting firm. While going to this internship I am able to grow my network and work towards my goal of becoming a Public Servant!

ILP Blog Post

My ILP is at the School District of Philadelphia in the Gear Up Office. I am an intern for one of the people who runs Gear Up. While interning at the Gear Up office I learned a lot of stuff relating to internships. While working at the the office I met a lot of influential people and I learned a lot about the schools in Philadelphia. In all my ILP is really influential and beneficial.

ILP 3.31.16

So far I have been enjoying and progressing with my ILP very well. I no longer have to commute to and from places because my ILP is at school which is very nice. So far, we have most of the schedule for the club ironed out, we will start with graphic design in a digital format and then slowly work or way bigger with industrial and then maybe even city planning. All of this will educate and enhance the life experience of the students who join our club. We are also working on how to begin the club, trying to organize the right activity and how to make sure the club feels fun and loose, not like a class and super structured. Another thing we are working on for the ILP is a logo for challenge week and that is also going well. Right now we have three solid ideas and are trying to improve and refine those designs, as well as make sure they show both community service and Philadelphia. 

Gavin ILP ’16

For my ILP, I am enrolled a law class taught by Drexel University students, here at SlA. What we do is we learn about law, as well as take part in sitiuations modeled after real-life law scenarios. We learn how law works firsthand and through lessons, through activities such as mock trials. We have discussions which we are meant to take away knowledge about law from these. This is my ILP.


My ILP is at Chosen 300, a soup kitchen located at 12th and Spring Garden. I visit every few weeks on either Wednesdays or Tuesdays. The dinner starts 8. I am not given the same job every time. Sometimes I hand out food, wash dishes, distribute drinks, etc. It has been a learning experience. It shows me the different types of people in the world and how I should treat them. I like this ILP for the learning experience, but I will probably change it soon or next year.