Thursday, April 26, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Rochester Academy Charter School Science Olympiad Team met with Rochester Mayor Tom Richards today. RACS took the short trip over to Mayor Richards office at City Hall. RACS students were excited to meet Rochester's leader and it was a memory that will last a lifetime. Our students were invited into Mayor Richards boardroom to have a special meeting with the Mayor.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The RACS Racers vs. The Buffalo’s Sunshine soccer match took place this past November 5th. The Saturday ended with terrific play and an inevitably great effort by all. Weeks of hard work and tactics all made for a drama-filled day that culminated with the RACS team being named the winner of the game.The 6 0n 6 game took place at the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School. The game started with domination of the RACS Racers from the first minute of the game. Racer’s first away game ended with an indisputable success even with the Buffalo rivals having their varsity team of 12th graders. The Racers put in a gigantic effort working all together in the name of being a team.
Rochester Academy Charter School Science Olympiad students and Principal Demirtas visited Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard on his turf today. Police Chief Sheppard has come to visit RACS on several occasions. Today RACS students got to return the favor. Rochester Academy Charter School went to the downtown public safety building where Chief Sheppard’s office is located. Everyone sat together around a huge round table and discussed the RPD slogan “we are on the same team” and what it meant to students. Chief Sheppard and RACS students discussed the importance of how children and police can work together for a brighter future in Rochester. Students listened very intensely and were excited to be a part of such a special discussion from one of our city leaders. Students got to share the success they all experienced at our last Science Olympiad competition. Chief Sheppard stated he was very impressed with their hard work. Students then got to go on an incredible tour of the public safety building. They learned how officers earn medals and how officer ranking is identified. They met two Deputy Chiefs. Each Deputy Chief explained what they do to keep our city safe. RACS students also saw some special areas where serious math skills are used to help figure out scheduling for the nearly 900 members that make up the RPD. Students then met two unforgettable RPD officers. One officer that was injured in the line of duty and another who is a mounted officer. They both were amazing and spoke with such pride for Rochester. It was both inspirational and motivational for our students. The tour ended in a technology haven where the police can keep a bird’s eye view of the city. It was incredible to see the amazing detail the police can see from miles away. Students left knowing that the police do so much more besides catching criminals. They left knowing they have a caring helping hand in the RPD.
Our trip to Costa Rica was quite an adventure. Every day it seemed to last a whole life time. In fact there were multiple days where we felt as though we had traveled to a different world.
The first day we flew from Rochester, New York into San Jose, Costa Rica. We gladly braved the cold early morning flights to land in Costa Rica at mid day, and we were greeted by beautiful blue skies and much more comfortable temperatures than frigged Rochester. We then traveled to our first hotel, and were introduced to another group from Massachusetts that would be traveling with us on our Costa Rican adventure.