2018 PRSEF Science Competition
This year, 6th grade student, Olina Mukherjee and 7th grade student, Henry Fried participated in the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair. A huge congratulations to them both!
Olina Mukherjee (Behavioral Science, 1st Place) "Complex Social Behavior in Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches"
Henry Fried (Physics, 2nd Place) "Magnetic and Physical Properties of Ferrofluids"
Dancers of the Council of the Three Rivers American Indian Center Perform!
Dancers from the Three Rivers American Indian Center demonstrated Native American dancing and drumming and took questions from the students afterwards.
First and Second Grade Read to the animals at Humane Animal Rescue
The first and second graders dropped off their collected donations at Humane Animal Rescue, and got to read to the animals there as well!
They didn't just read stories to dogs and cats in the shelter, but read to guinea pigs, turtles, bunnies and even a snake!
This is just one of several service projects that KAS students have participated in this school year.
2018 National History Day Regional Competition
The Middle School competed in National History Day at the Heinz History Center on March 10th. It was the culmination of many months of work during this school year. Congratulations to all for their hard work! Two of our students placed in the competition and will be going to the National History Day State Competition in May.
Henry Fried (Individual Documentary, 1st Place) "A Conflict of Values: Gentrification and Its Impact on the Hill District in Pittsburgh"
Duncan Dockstader (Historical Paper, 3rd Place) " Children of Conflict: Surviving the Troubles in Northern Ireland "
Middle School Competes in First Lego League Robotics Championship 2017
Three teams from middle school participated in the competition on January 12-13, 2018: KAS Lightening, KAS Ladybots and KAS Blazers. This competition involves: researching a problem around the year's theme, making a presentation on the research findings and developing strategies to program a robot to complete specific missions.
The KAS Blazers won 2nd Place in Research and were recognized in the top 10 for Robot Design, Programming and Strategy.
The KAS Ladybots won 2nd Place in Core Values - Gracious Professionalism and were recognized in the top 10 for Programming and Strategy.
News from the 2016-2017 School Year:
First Grade and 412 Food Rescue
First graders made their own connections with social responsibility, empathy and kindness by partnering with local Pittsburgh agency, 412 Food Rescue. Our young agents of change made 'gratitude cards' for 412 Food Rescue volunteers and donors.
412 Food Rescue bridges the gap between waste and hunger. They rescue food from local restaurants and retailers and deliver it to organizations who can use it immediately to service those in need.
Conflict Kitchen and KAS
While the Middle School students were studying Iran in Social Studies and Language Arts, they had the opportunity to enjoy a lunch with Conflict Kitchen as the restaurant ended its exploration of Iran. Conflict Kitchen also came to the school afterwards to lead a workshop with the students.
News from the 2015-2016 School Year:
At the end of the school year, Middle School students participated in a science fair. The fair was the culmination of work done throughout the year with the guidance of Dr. Christy McGuire. Dr. Michael Seaman of Duquesne University, and Chuck Vukotich of the University of Pittsburgh and PRSEF adjudicated the fair.
Let's Move Pittsburgh Champion School!
Our lunch and garden programs are Let's Move Pittsburgh winners two years running. Assistant Principal Aimee DeFoe, Lunch Progam Manager Lee Dockstader, and Whole Foods Market's Enright Garden Coordinator Valerie Testa presented at November's Let's Move Symposium poster session.