Our very own SAA Chorus comprised of 5th-8th graders will be singing the National Anthem at the Northwestern vs. DePaul game at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston on Saturday, December 3rd. Group tickets are available.
SAA's Math Competition Season begins this month! Here's what's in store:
Keep an eye out for math more math competition news in the new year with even more meets this winter and spring. Visit the Beyond the Classroom page for more information about the 3rd and 4th grade Math Club, Middle School Math Club or Middle School Math Team.
Mathnasium of Harwood Heights held their annual TriMathlon last weekend. Two SAA fifth grade students participated and placed in the top five! Congratulations to both of these students!
Thanks to all who came out to cheer on our Eagles at their first meet held at Friendship Junior High in Des Plaines! What a great start to the season! We are happy to report that our 6th grade boys and our 8th grade girls both came in 2nd for the meet. Impressively, our 8th grade boys came in 1st! In addition, our own Elia came in 1st place for her division! Way to go, SAA!
SEL in Action
Kindness...compassion...teamwork: that's what our Cross Country team members displayed at the first meet this week! At the end of the meet, everyone was packing up and parents from other teams were beginning to head to their cars. Our coaches had gathered the team to talk together and end with a team cheer. Some of the kids asked if the team could wait a minute...there was something they wanted to do. They had noticed that a girl from a different team was still running and struggling to finish. No one else seemed to even notice that there was still someone on the course. Our team ran over and ran alongside her...cheering her along all the way to the finish line! What a great group of kids!
It is with great pleasure to report that SAA returns from the Chicago Metro History Fair with a place at the National History Fair! We had a tremendous showing at the state tournament yesterday in Springfield!
Only the top two projects in each category go to Nationals. Sophie's documentary was awarded top two in the state. She and I will travel to University of Maryland in College Park to compete in a few weeks mid June. Her project was one of 36 projects chosen out of 2000.
I am also happy to share that two projects took a technical "3rd" in state - Ellie's paper and Izzy and Emily's documentary. They are the alternates for nationals - if one of the two top projects can't go they will be invited to compete!
Maya and Tyler's documentary received a 98% superior rating- because Dan Seavey was a pirate of the Great Lakes and not specifically only Illinois they could only showcase their project at the state level.
Jenna and Juliana's project got a 95% superior rating. I was told their balloon frame housing missed nationals by two points. I am still waiting for Matthew and Jeromey's final scores - they also received a superior rating for their website.
Competition was absolutely fierce. I was so impressed by the scholarship and dedication seen amongst our students AND students statewide. I was happy seeing so many people love and breathe History.
I am beyond grateful for such wonderful students and colleagues - special shout out to the parents who also made yesterday smooth and such fun. Thank you to everyone who helped with History Fair - giving up your class time, helping judge - bringing your classes to the fair - it is appreciated so much.
- Ms. Siegel
Congratulations to the following students for advancing to History Fair State Competition. Out of the eight projects submitted to regionals, six of them won the privilege of heading to Springfield, IL on May 5th to compete for Nationals this June. Students are incredibly excited, and we look forward to a strong SAA showing.
Way to go, SAA!
Congratulations to the following students for earning awards on this year's National Latin Exam and National Mythology Exam. All awards will be handed out at our June Recognition Ceremony.
National Latin Exam:
Level: Latin I
Gold Summa Cum Laude: Zeph, Isabella, Anna, Ellie, Meilyn
Silver Maxima Cum Laude: Mark H., Martin, Sophia, Elena, Maria, Mary Catherine
Magna Cum Laude: Leon, Tyler, Jenna
Level: Introduction to Latin
Purple Ribbon: Maya, Aine, Elia, Berkeley, Michael
Certificate of Achievement: Thomas, Emilie, Dashiell, Daniel R.
National Mythology Exam:
Gold Medals (100%): Martin, Sophia, Isabella, Elia, Lucy, Hannah S.
Silver Medals: Benjy, Meilyn, Emily, Juliana, Griffin, Mary Catherine, Emma, Berkeley, Michael, Thomas, Alexandra, Simran, Linnea, Daniel O., Clare, Harrison
Bronze Medals: Claire, Maria, Elizabeth, Ryan S., Daniel R., Julia P.
Think of a wonderful thought... Peter Pan will be flying to SAA this weekend! Over 40 cast and crew members will be performing in this musical tonight (Friday, April 8th) at 7:00pm and tomorrow (Saturday, April 9th) at 4:00pm. Come and think some happy thoughts with Peter Pan and the talented students of SAA. See you there!
Congratulations to the following students for advancing to History Fair Regionals at Lane Tech High School, taking place this Saturday, April 9th. Students will showcase their projects and enjoy the experience of fellow historians and students from all over the Chicagoland area. If any of these students progress to state, how wonderful! If not, we still have lots to be proud of as the overall experience was gratifying enough.
This Wednesday, 24 middle school students from SAA participated in an all day math meet at IMSA. Our students did well overall and we are very proud of all 24 students for spending the day working on some rather challenging math problems and representing SAA so well.
SAA walked away with the following four awards: