Brooklyn Education: Fall fun at LES

The Fall Fun event at the Lutheran Elementary School of Bay Ridge was held on October 4. Students, parents and friends attended the event and were treated to a concert by Kevin MacCallum, LES lower school music director and member of the acclaimed Brooklyn-based band City Stomp. The day included face painting and a bounce house for all to enjoy.

Fontbonne Hall Academy students never pass up an opportunity to learn more about technology.  On October 2, a group of students attended Techweek’s LAUNCH Start Up Competition in New York City.

They met the next generation of technical inventors and professionals who were there to compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes. Accompanied by Mark Surdyka, director of technology, and Rosemarie Ganser, computer science teacher, students were able to talk to the competitors and learn about their products.

They learned that technology has a broad reach and can be found in many fields from fashion to music to laundry pickup services. They experienced virtual reality devices and programmable robots.

To provide more occasions for its students to learn about computers and technology, Fontbonne began a Girls Who Code Club this year. The mission of Girls Who Code is to inspire and educate girls and equip them with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

The members of the club learn valuable coding skills. They wrote computer programs on their very first day and recently used coding to complete an art design project.

Students from Visitation Academy have joined the students at Fontbonne to create a combined club between the two schools. Next up: the girls will learn how to code their own video game!

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