Le Prix Albertine Jeunesse, a reader’s choice award, invites children between 3 and 14 years of age to choose their favorite book from a selection of works of Francophone youth literature. The prize seeks to reinforce the practice and love of reading among children. First graders picked their favorite book, too! You are in for a treat as the author does a live reading at the end of this video.
3rd Grade students replicated famous paintings by Vermeer. These are the projects, they are beautiful!
Yesterday, the Boys and Girls Track & Field Teams dominated the competition at the league’s first meet of the season.
The Boys 5th/6th Division, Boys 7th/8th Division, Girls 5th/6th Division, AND Girls 7th/8th Division ALL placed first overall as a team, beating out Encinitas Country Day, The Cambridge School, Chabad Hebrew Academy, The Rhoades School, and Nelson Middle Years.
Track Events: 4 x 100m, 1600m, 400m, 100m, 800m, 200m, 4 x 400m
Field Events: Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Next Track & Field Meet: Monday, April 8th @ SDFAS, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
The SDFAS Varsity Girls Basketball team defeated The Grauer School, 22 – 2, in their season opener last Thursday.
The girls executed Ch team offense as their “sauvage” defensive pressure forced turnovers. SDFAS controlled the tempo of the game from tip off, leaving no chance for their opponent to catch up.
The team was led by Tahlia Zadeyan, Sophie Diamond, Chloe Vargas, Lily Baglin-Bunod, Jade Messaoudi, Saliha Choma, Amaia Navarro, and Lia Benshlush.
Next Game: Thursday, March 21 @ The Cambridge School
Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball team in their 2-1 victory over The Rhoades School. Lisa Abtmayr lead the team during the first set with her stellar serves, scoring 17 points, resulting in 25-6 win. Rhoades took the second set, tying the match 1-1. SDFAS stayed focus and played hard during the tie-breaker, as Sophie Diamond secured the final points to win 15-10.
Next Game: Tuesday, October 2nd, 3:30 pm @ Nelson Middle Years
MOEMS — Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS – http://www.moems.org) is a large and popular mathematics problem solving competition for students in grades 4-8, run by a non-profit organization. Last year nearly 170,000 students from 6,000 teams worldwide participated in the Olympiads. All 50 states and about 30 other countries were represented.
Our own French Math Teacher, Nicolas Giot, organized a MOEMS tournament on our campus on Friday, April 13, inviting students and teachers from two local independent schools, The Grauer School and Warren Walker School, to participate along with a group of SDFAS Middle Schoolers from the Math Club. Altogether, we had 6 teams of 5 to 6 students, along with their math teachers.
It is worth noting that the MOEMS competition is for teams, not for individuals, and that each team today was composed of members from each of the three schools.
Beyond the mathematical component, the tournament strengthened the links between our schools, created an opportunity for students who did not know each other to develop their collaborative skills by working together to solve problems, and opened the door for new friendships to begin.
MOEMS GOALS as explained on www.moems.org:
• To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
• To introduce important Mathematical concepts
• To teach major strategies for problem solving
• To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
• To strengthen Mathematical intuition
• To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
• To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges
The SDFAS Varsity Girls Basketball Team played a doubleheader this afternoon against The Grauer School and Soille Hebrew Day. The team’s “sauvage” full court press defense forced turnovers and sparked the SDFAS offense. In both games, SDFAS took the lead early in the 1st half and secured both victories with their defensive hustle, precision passing, and team play.
SDFAS 28, The Grauer School 10.
SDFAS 12, Soille Hebrew Day 6.
On Monday afternoon, SDFAS competed in our second sports league track & field meet. Five middle schools competed in 11 disciplines: 4 x 100, 1600, 400, 100, 800, 200, 4 x 400, long jump, triple jump, shot put and discus. The SDFAS boys and girls swept the competition, finishing in 1st place as a team in all age divisions.
Next Track & Field Meet: Tuesday, April 17th @ 3:30 pm
This afternoon, the SDFAS Girls and Boys Track & Field teams made an impressive mark at their first official track & field meet hosted on the new 250 meter SDFAS track.
Six San Diego middle schools competed in 11 events: 4 x 100, 1600, 400, 100, 800, 200, 4 x 500, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, and Discus.
The girls swept the competition, finishing in first place in both the 7th/8th division (30 points) and 5th/6th division (29 points). The girls were led by Emma Berman (7th/8th 1st place 100, 200, 400), Lexine Arambulo (7th/8th 1st place 1600 & 800), Tahlia Zadeyan (5th/6th 1st place 400), Emeraude Westlake (5th/6th 1st place 1600), Emi Ayala-Sekiguchi (5th/6th 1st place Triple Jump).
On the boys side, the SDFAS 5th/6th division held on to a first place team finish, scoring 29 points, narrowly beating The Rhoades School (27 points) and Encinitas Country Day (26 points). Bravo to our 5th grade newcomers Thomas Vidan, Noe Pegulu, Teva Uteau, Jorge Bas, Richardson Liou, Tom Labbe, and Mattox Kopelman who maximized their talents and secured the team win. In the 7th/8th division, SDFAS placed 2nd as a team behind Chabad Hebrew Day, with outstanding performances by John Guckian, Emil Belhon, Nicola Redon, Seiji Ayala-Sekuguchi, and Dante Schrantz.
Congratulations to all who competed!
The next Sports League Track Meet is on Monday, April 9th.