Stories tagged high school

Nov
13
2008

This year the Saint Paul Public School District has changed the school year system from semesters to quarters. Some students have difficulties adjusting to this change and some actually like it this way. Some positive things about this change are that, you get more electives, so it’s really good for seniors who are behind in credits, and to have the chance to try new quarter classes that you couldn’t before.The negative thing about this are teachers are rushed in lesson plans, plus credit requirements are higher this year and students are also rushed in school work assignments. So we need your opinion in the following poll to determine whether quarters are best or semesters.

http://www.smm.org/buzz/poll/do-you-think-changing-semesters-quarters-wa...

May
27
2008

Robots are everywhere! So is news about robots. Here are a few stories that caught our eye recently:
A sign of the times: JGordon isn't the only one who knows how to find wacky stuff on the Web!
A sign of the times: JGordon isn't the only one who knows how to find wacky stuff on the Web!Courtesy Veronica Belmont

High school students compete in a robot-building competition.

A robot conducts the Detroit Symphony.

A robot dials 911.

And lawyers are beginning to debate the legal ramifications of robots on the battlefield.

Which, inevitably, leads to the society to prevent cruelty to robots

Girls rule!

by Gene on Dec. 06th, 2007

For the first time in its nine-year history, the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for US high schoolers awarded both of its grand prizes to girls.