AFSE School Highlight of the Week - 11/28 - 12/2
30,000 words and counting! AFSE seniors are practicing their writing skills by participating in the National Novel Writing Month. There was no time for writers block at the Academy for Software Engineering Tuesday. Students at the public high school looked up from their computers only when Jose T. announced he was done. In 29 days, he had written 30,000 words. It is a complete novel. "I just feel really great right now," said Jose. "I couldn't really fathom writing 30,000 in 30 days because I never really wrote much growing up," said Anthony G.
*Excerpt above taken from NY1
See Greenwich Village Students Participate in National Novel Writing Month.AFSE Student Spotlight
Congratulations to the Washington Irving Girl's Varsity Basketball team for their victory on Thursday evening against Health Professions High School. A special shout out to the four AFSE students on the team: Cassidy W. (11th Grade), Victoria W. (11th Grade), Amber C. (10th Grade), and Suprima L. (11th Grade). Being a student-athlete comes with a lot of responsibility and high expectations. Keep up the good work!AFSE Seniors & College Acceptances College acceptances have continued to roll in and one noteworthy acceptance is Eamon L., AFSE's first QuestBridge scholarship recipient! On Thursday, Eamon received his acceptance to his top choice - Notre Dame - and a 4-year scholarship for all costs associated with Notre Dame. AFSE staff members could not contain their excitement.AFSE Students in ActionAFSE freshmen dissecting sheep eyes in Living Environment.AFSE Teacher Spotlight After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College, Cameron began his teaching career in 2004 through the New York City Teaching Fellows program and received his M.S. in Teaching at Pace University. After three years of teaching at ACORN High School for Social Justice in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, he took a step back from the classroom to mentor new teachers in the Math for America fellowship as a New Teacher Advisor. In 2009, he returned to teaching at Gotham Professional Arts Academy, a small project-based school also in Bedford-Stuyvesant where he worked closely with the math department to develop hands-on and inquiry-based projects to spark his students’ curiosity in math and science. In 2012, he obtained a partnership with NYU-Poly’s Applying Mechatronics to Promote Science through the Central Brooklyn STEM Initiative, allowing him to work with a graduate student in Electrical Engineering to develop labs and demonstrations using Robotics in the classroom, as well as create a Robotics club to compete in the citywide First Tech Challenge Robotics competition. In both 2009 and in 2013, he was awarded a four-year Master Teacher fellowship with Math for America, and in 2012 he was awarded the Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science through the Fund for the City of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. When not teaching, Cameron enjoys spending time with his wife, four-year old daughter Adeline, and 1-year old son Cullen, cooking and trying out new recipes, and training for marathons.