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Archive for March, 2018

Biotech students @ The Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute

Biotech Students @ The Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute

Biotechnology exposes you to a variety of careers in Biomedical Sciences, such as Forensic Toxicology.  Students are attending a field trip at The Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute.  Students were able to get first hand experience in the lab collecting samples from crime evidence and then test their samples using the same methods from crime labs. …

Biotech students learning to draw blood at Drexel simulation lab

Biotechnology Students

Biotechnology is a great course for students interested in working in a variety of medical disciplines, such a as Hematology. The juniors visiting Drexel University’s  Medical School Simulation lab where they are learning how to properly take blood from a patients arm! Biotechnology prepares students how to work in a laboratory setting using common laboratory…

Rebecca Yacker Lindback award winner

Academies @ Roxborough Teacher Wins Lindback Award

Rebecca Yacker, Roxborough High School. Yacker, an English teacher at Roxborough for the past two years, has impacted the school through her high expectations and innovative teaching strategies. Yacker began her career in education through community-based initiatives in AmeriCorps in various high-needs Philadelphia neighborhood high schools. Her passion and dedication have revitalized Roxborough’s school community….

Art work from "Young Artists" Showcase

Academy @ Roxborough students “Young Artists”

Mrs. McMasters and her students have art work displayed in the “Young Artists” show which is held annually at 440 from April 11th to September 1, 2018.  This year is the 62nd anniversary show and the theme is “The Spirit of Love, Unity and World Consciousness through Art”.  All 2 and 3 dimensional media (drawings, paintings, murals, mixed media, quilts,…

Ambassadors with Mrs. Arnold and victor Mr. Kerrigan

Academy March Madness Final

The Academy March Madness games were a great success!  Thanks to Mrs. Arnold and Sam & Solomon Johnson for organizing such a wonderful event.  Staff and students played together on the court and cheered on the sidelines.  The Academy March Madness final was played on Friday, March 23.  Kinesiology faced off with Web Design in…

Internship board posted in the Science wing

Health Sciences & Research Teachers

The Academy of Health Sciences and Research teachers are working to help students achieve more.  Mrs. Ragozzino and Mrs. Thompson have started an Internship Board and Job board in the science wing.  Stop by to check out the postings for summer internships to pursue your STEAM interests.  There are also opportunities for internships in the…

Academies @ Roxborough Girls softball at hoe plate with Parkway Co-Captains

Academies @ Roxborough Girls Softball

Academies @ Roxborough Girls softball team is slated for a great season.  Coach Mark Dumsha with Co-Captains Gabby Wunder and Alexis Haber are at home plate greeting the Parkway team for a scrimmage on Monday, March 19th on our home field.  The Roxborough girls dominated the scrimmage, come out and support the team.  The next…

Business Applications pathway trip to the Interview Skills Workshop

Mr. Heleniak and the Business Applications pathway students attended the Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy Interview Skills workshop at Philadelphia Academies, Inc.  The resume and interview workshops are designed to “enable students to understand more possibilities for their lives and gain motivation in their academic careers.  By connecting students to industry, WBL helps youth experience…

Academies at Roxborough teachers & Students organizing March Madness games

Academies @ Roxborough March Madness

A March Madness tournament was organized by Deputy Commissioners, the Johnson brothers, with League Commissioner Mrs. Arnold and Mr. Vance, our Official Sportscaster.  March Madness Round One had eight Academy teams competing: Four teams competed on Tuesday, Feb. 27th after school (Freshmen vs. Freshmen and Biotech vs. Kinesiology)  & Four teams competed on Wednesday, Feb. 28th after…

Academies @ Roxborough Teachers attend Conference in Nashville

Teachers from the Academies @ Roxborough attended a conference in Nashville March 5 – 7, 2018. Pictured from left to right: Rose Kalogerakis, Laurie-Jean Lawley, John Quirus, Kate Verica, Rosa Lasada, Teshome Sebhatu. “The Academies of Nashville Study Visit demonstrates how Nashville has transformed its high schools into personalized learning communities that offer rigor, relevance, relationships,…