Shout out to siblings Brody O. '25 and Tucker O. '23, who launched a go-fund-me campaign in support of Long Island Rough Riders Sled Hockey. The boys hosted a skate event to culminate their fundraiser this past weekend, which a number of Portledge student-athletes attended!
Over the last two weeks, four current parents at Portledge have hosted presentations for our Upper School students as a part of our Women's History Month programming. Thank you to Mrs. Donna Burke, Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor, Mrs. Jen Jones, and Mrs. Dorthe Tate for their thoughtful and meaningful presentations.
Last week, Upper School students in IB Economics hosted a group of fifth graders for a special lesson. The IB Economics class split into five groups and each group was tasked with explaining protectionism to our Portledge fifth graders in a way they would understand. From paper airplanes to sports analogies, the students all learned a great deal from one another.
Congratulations to Aidan K. '24! Last month it was announced that Aidan won two gold keys, two silver keys, and two honorable mentions in the New York regional competition for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Currently, his two gold key works are being judged for the national competition, and those results will be released on March 22. Congratulations!
Today Lower School student Grace R. '30 spent the day with Ms. Lawn as the Lower School Division Director. At Grace's request, LS students enjoyed a Burger Bar for lunch and extra recess! And this Friday, the 17th, is pajama day!
On Saturday, members of the Green Team and many other Portledge students participated in a beach cleanup at Beekman Beach in Oyster Bay, sponsored by Friends of the Bay. Thank you to Ms. Chiu for sharing!
Congratulations to the two Portledge Robotics teams who will advance to the Regional Championship: Portledge Hit the Switch and Portledge Robotics.
At the most recent Robotics qualifiers hosted by Locust Valley, four Portledge teams spent the two weeks from their first competition working on code to improve their autonomous programs, updating parts on the robot, fixing issues identified in the first event, and practicing driving.
All four teams had an amazing showing, but the 1st place spot was earned this time by Portledge Hit the Switch! (Noah C., Lance L., Jameson W., Jeremy C., Jack F., Mathias G., Grant L., Ellis R., Costa Z., and Ishaan S.). The team put up the Highest Score of the day (before finals) of 157 points (Check out FTC Stats for full info) and is currently the second-highest score achieved on Long Island at any of the three qualifier events.
Come support your Portledge Robotics teams on March 12th at Bethpage High School at the Regional Championships!
Earlier this month, students in Advanced Chemistry continued their exploration of chemical reactions with an experiment involving eight different chemical reactions. Students had an opportunity to create their own (very small) explosion and carried out and observed eight different reactions. They were able to observe different types of evidence for chemical changes, including color changes, formation of precipitates, formation of gas, and temperature changes. One of the reactions formed hydrogen gas which they could detect when it reacted with a flame creating a mini explosion. Other reactions produced carbon dioxide gas which they were able to detect when it smothered a flame. Thanks to Ms. Allen for sharing!
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