Of the two thousand seven hundred athletes competing in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria beginning Saturday eight are Fieldston upper school students who have joined forces with eight students from P.S. 721M, Manhattan Occupational Training Center, to represent the United States as Team USA Unified Floor Hockey.
Fieldston Lower fifth graders recently performed four ballroom dance numbers--the cha-cha-cha, the tango, a swing dance, and a waltz--in front of parents and the entire school.
Twenty three Form IV students went to the Museum of the City of NY in early March to participate in New York City History Day, an education program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Eight of the students received awards in the exhibit and website categories and four will move on to the New York State History Day event in Cooperstown on April 24th.
The heat emanating from the Student Commons on Monday did not come from the radiators, but rather the energy of brain power as over 60 middle school students visited Fieldston for the annual Museum of Math Bronx Middle School Math Tournament. Fieldston had two teams of 8th graders participating this year; one of which placed first as overall champions.
Every morning students can be seen sorting, stamping, delivering, and responding to questions about the post office. The energy is electric as students take ownership in this huge and "quintessentially EC" project.
Students in Mr. Kolb's 7th grade math class learned why math was critical to helping them make discoveries about the universe.
Eighth graders recently applied energy concepts such as elastic potential energy, rotational inertia, and kinetic energy to construct vehicles made of mousetraps. They raced these cars--made for either maximum speed or distance--against the creations of teams from across the grade.
Fourth and fifth graders and their families are invited to participate in Yuri's Night, an international celebration of space exploration, next week.
Last week, students from the history class "The Rise of the Right in Contemporary American Politics" traveled to Washington D.C. for CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), where they heard from the country's conservative leadership and connected one-on-one with supporters from across the country.
Last Friday, the entire seventh grade saw Hidden Figures and then spent the afternoon in workshops exploring a wide range of topics and themes from the film.