Congratulations to this years team for winning 1st place in Teamwork Award category at the NYC First LEGO League Championship Tournament! Our team members this year Anthony Arias, Ava Jack, Silvia Jun, Eric Leem, Lily Liu, Nolan Reinhardt, Andre Wang, Kellen Yu. The team competed among 65 city wide schools, predominately middle schools. This years challenge was Hydro Dynamics, our team worked together to fulfill the contest's two-part requirement: a research project and robot design. This year they decided to tackle the controversial bio swale: a rain garden designed to capture storm water and reduce sewer system pressure and harmful overflow into nearby waterways. After extensive research the students came up with the "moat-o-swale", a new and improved design. The group decided to use a 50/50 soil and wood chip mix which they found was most effective to absorb the water They also designed a robot, "Aquabot", which they specially programmed and designed to complete a series of timed tasks at the competition.
Another wonderful evening celebrating the Arts! Artwork from grades K -5 was presented on screen and displayed throughout the auditorium. Performances by Suzuki violin, PS94 Chorus and Recorder club, Korean Drums and Glee Club. PS94 strives to provide well rounded educational experiences. A special thank you to Senator Tony Avella for Project Boost Funding!
PS94 has many things in the works!
We are proud to announce the LEGO Robotics team "RoboPandas" won 2nd place in Programming in the First LEGO NYC Championship. Furthermore, the local newspaper Queens Courier featured the team on this weeks cover. qns.com/story/2017/03/20/young-engineers-little-neck-school-make-finals-robotics-competition/
Our school was designated as a "Respect for All Award" school! The NYC DOE launched the citywide Respect For All program in 2007 to build the capacity of staff and students to actively promote a community of inclusion in each of our schools.
The seeds of Respect For All (RFA) were sown in the aftermath of 9/11, when the NYC DOE began a concerted citywide effort to promote respect for diversity and combat harassment, discrimination and bullying. This initiative provided professional development for K-12 school staff, as well as direct services to students. The goal of this work is to ensure that every NYC school provides a learning environment where all children feel safe, valued and respected,
Mrs. T. Hoffmann is a finalist in the "Big Apple Award: Recognizing Teacher Excellence" Mrs. Hoffmann is one of seven finalist from our very own District 26. Overall, she is 1 out of 1,000 teachers nominated city wide. Good Luck! Mrs. Hoffmann.
Grades 3-5 had a great week learning about the different aspects of computer science from our many visitors and presenters. Take a look at the photos! Thanks to NY Coding Academy, Mr. Newhall, RoboMindTech, NYIT for presenting to our students.
Come see what your children have been learning in our art programs. Our winter Evening of the Arts will be held on December 8th at 6:30 pm. Look for the permissions slips coming home this week. If your child has artwork in the performance you will also get a notice so you may come see the artwork in our video presentation.