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The Results Speak for Themselves Yet Again
Parent & Student Surveys Deadline Approaches
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Future City Competition
The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity software; research and write solutions to an engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Regional winners represent their region at the National Finals in Washington, DC in February.
On January 17 at the Sony Wonder Labs in Manhattan, Mr. Tonio Rizzi and his team (Rebecca C, Quinn M, Tomas B, Jan M, Giuseppe Q, Michelle V, Alysa C, Jia Y, Julia H, Kendrick Y, Daniel Z, Alex C, Joshua C, William L, Alex T, Benjamin C) competed against 62 other teams.
Mark Twain's Awards Consisted of:
1st Place: People’s Choice Award
1st Place: Most Creative Residential Area
3rd Place Overall
'Respect for All' Art Contest 

Mark Twain 8th grader Yan H. of Mrs. Louzonis’ 8G Art Talent class was one of a select group of NYC students who won the chancellor’s Respect for All contest. Yan was one of only two NYC 8th graders recognized for their thoughtful and creative artwork based on the theme of Respect_for_all respect. During the opening ceremony the students’ artworks were on display at Tweed Mansion, the headquarters of the NYCDOE, where they were admired by DOE personnel, proud parents and elated teachers alike. Peter Yarrow, performer and founder of the Respect for All Program, was on hand to entertain the gathering with inspirational songs such as his famous Puff the Magic Dragon. The students received certificates of excellence from Carmen Fariña, chancellor of NYC public schools, and enjoyed the abundance of snacks as they toured the gallery of the outstanding artwork. Congratulations Yan!

The work of Nickole K. of 8G Art Talent was selected for the Arts Connection exhibition entitled “World’s Near and Far.” Her painting Visiting Heidi will be on exhibit in March immediately following the Tuesday, March 31st 2015 ceremony held at the headquarters of Eton Park Capital Management Company. Both she and her teacher Mrs. Louzonis hope to attend the celebration this coming spring. Congratulations Nickole.

New Science Lab Pics

Here are some photos for one of our just remodeled science labs.

Students Selected for Art Exhibition 

Hot off the presses. We just received competition notification from Arts Connection that 2 Media Talent students were selected for exhibitions. Peter H. for "To a Great Mind, Nothing is Little", & Shanan K. for "Simplicity in Complexity V". Congratulations to all the participants, the exhibitors and of course our Media Talent teacher Ms. Julie Checkett.