SUMMER READING 2015
Goodbye Letter from Dr. Mahoney:
¡Si, Se Puede!
STEM Spotlight #11
Did you notice Tim Sossa’s classroom has been turned into an architectural studio? His students have been studying the favelas of Brazil, and redesigning them to provide essential needs such as housing, hospitals, schools, and clean water. The STEM challenge was to develop a comprehensive plan, with budget constraints, and redesign a favela providing the critical infrastructure needed to support an impoverished community with the basics. Students had to design/build to scale, make informed decisions, and justify their choices.
Ms. Markey’s 7th grade ESOL students are conducting botany experiments in the greenhouse, comparing and contrasting the use of organic and conventional soil containing (nitrogen based) fertilizer. Students observed that organic seedlings were significantly smaller, and are now conducting experiments adding supplemental organics to their seedlings to see what levels will stimulate optimal growth.
We are happy to announce that Renaissance has been accepted into the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) STEM leadership consortium for the 2015-2016 school year. We will use this platform to establish new partners and design a STEM strategic plan to provide a map for sustainability of the grant.
Springfield Students Hope to Meet Cong. Lewis
Congrats Commerce! 100% College Acceptance
Deeper Learning For Every Student Every Day (Renaissance on pages 64-65)
Springfield Renaissance School holds second Declaration Day, dedicated to 100 percent of seniors accepted to college
Renaissance among best high schools in US News & World Report 2014 ranking
Deeper Learning Video Series Featuring Renaissance
Learning By Heart Executive Summary
Deeper Learning: Not Just For Suburban Students
Building College-Going Communities
Renaissance is featured in Leaders of Their Own Learning by EL's Ron Berger
Renaissance is a P21 Exemplar School
Learning by Heart: Case Study of the Springfield Renaissance School
Editorial: Three guiding principals help Springfield public high schools soar
Springfield Renaissance School Making the Grade: A Tour of Renaissance