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7th graders compete in Survival Robot competition

Recently, Mrs. LoRusso’s 7th grade STEM class had their competition for their Survival Project Robots. They had high school Principles of Engineering students judge their robots. The winners are Karolina Kutova and Koen Thill.

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Farraguts LEGO Robotics teams compete in qualifying tournament

Saturday, January 26th, the Farragut Astros and the Galactic Narwhals LEGO Robotics teams competed in a qualifying tournament.

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Science Teacher Mrs. Deitche awarded FAWQC’s E2 grant for 10th year in a row

On December 11, 2018, the head of Farragut’s science department and biology teacher Sari Deitche was given a $995 Environmental Education grant by the Florida Association for Water Quality Control (FAWQC). This is the tenth year in a row that Mrs. Deitche has been awarded this grant.

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Three Farragut teachers awarded $10,000 Barrett Foundation Award

During the 2018-19 school year, three of our Upper School teachers, Jessica Kolodetsky, Josh Moore, and Tonya Singleton, were chosen to receive The Barrett Family Foundation Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teacher Award. Read more

Hands-on STEM projects excite Lower School students

During the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year, Mrs. LoRusso’s Lower School STEM classes have been learning through all sorts of fun activities.

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7th grade has a blast building volcanoes

In their lower school science class with Mr. Henry Sadler, the 7th-grade students worked with partners to model one of three volcano types: the shield, cinder cone, or composite. Read more

Marine Science students take a digital dive with dolphins

On Monday, March 19th, Ms. Rebecca Blake’s Marine Science class attended a live webinar with Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder.

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6th graders find relics of the past on Peace River field trip

On Thursday, May 8, Lower School Science teacher Henry Sadler took his 6th-grade Life Science classes on a field trip to the Peace River in Arcadia, FL, as an extension on their unit on fossils.

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Once upon a time, in Programming class…

In Shannon LoRusso’s Lower School Technology and Computer Programming class, 6th-grade students have been learning how to program using Alice, an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D. For their 3rd quarter assignment, they worked together to create their own fairy tales. The students were required to have some of the same elements that they worked on together in class but then were given freedom to add on and elaborate their stories.

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Students use technology and creative skills to learn biology

While Bio Honors students were learning about cells, students were asked to design a one-page advertisement or a 60-second commercial explaining why we just cannot live without a specific organelle. Students were asked to use the latest and greatest in computer technology or recording technology and were allowed to choose their favorite cell organelle. Using pictures, facts, neat designs, and catchy slogans, students shared with their classmates why their cell organelle was the most important organelle. Read more