Per request of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we are asked to share the following information with you regarding the upcoming Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSAs). Please review this information and direct any inquiries to our School Assessment Coordinator, Jonathan Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Thursday March 9th, SciTech hosted its’ fourth Parent School Community Council (PSCC) meeting of the school year. The topic of conversation was Summer Opportunities for students and the turnout was great! Over 20 families were represented and speakers from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh spoke about the amazing, meaningful learning opportunities that are available to SciTech students. Please view the agenda for the evening as well as the PowerPoint slides from each presenter below:
Paper copies of brochures and applications can be found in Mr. Kozminski’s chemistry classroom on the first floor (Room 124).
Science and Technology Academy sent four teams (two 6th grade teams, one 8th grade, and one high school) to compete in Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Battle of the Books. In each competitions students read and answered questions about ten books shared among the group. All students enjoyed reading and discussing books. The High School team won 1st place in the battle held Tuesday night at the West End Library. Congratulations to Bana A., Hunter B., Meredith H., Skylar K. and Jack S.
On Thursday February 23rd, three SciTech teams participated in the 4th annual Pittsburgh Data Jam. This event hosted students from over 26 area high schools and took place at the University Club on the University of Pittsburgh campus. The purpose of the event was to expose students to real world problems requiring the collection and analysis of very large data sets. Once the student teams conducted their analysis, they were required to make data driven recommendations to address the problem.
Of the five awards given during the competition, one of SciTech’s Data Jam teams stormed into the competition as first time competitors and earned the Second Place award. The team members are Lexie B., David D., Nicholas N., Michael W., Sophia S. and Josh Z. Congratulations to these students as well as the other SciTech Data Jam teams for representing their school with pride.
This Wednesday high school students in grades nine through eleven will have an opportunity to examine the 2017-2018 course offerings in a new and unique way! At the beginning of high school advisory, students will be encouraged to examine the 2017-2018 course offerings and to move about the school in order to discuss the specifics of each elective course with the actual teacher. We encourage families and students to explore then elective course offerings ahead of this open advisory so that students get specific answers to meaningful questions!
Special Note: Ninth grade students will proceed directly from their second period classroom to their advisory. They will eat lunch with grades 10-12.