Sojourner Truth School spent a gorgeous spring day enjoying team work, athletic competition, and school spirit during Field Day 2017.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a living history museum that provides visitors with the unique opportunity to step back in time and experience life as it was on Long Island during the 19th century. The village consists of 36 houses, barns, and buildings dating from 1765 through 1865. Students learned from village craftsman and spent some time in the one room school house. The resident hog made a huge impression!
Sojourner Truth was invited to a campus tour of Columbia University through the Rising Leaders program. Students participated in a meet and greet with Columbia College tour guides. Students and their Rising Leaders mentors walked the campus of Columbia University, visited Dodge Fitness center, Butler Library, and learned about the Alma Mater statue in front of Low Library. After the tour, students ended the day on campus with a jumbo slice of pizza from Koronets, a Columbia College classic!
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Sojourner Truth School Lacrosse Team traveled to Duke University under the leadership of Coach Christine. Players toured Duke University classrooms and gym facilities under the guidance of Duke Women's Lacrosse Team. The Duke University mentors shared their college experiences as student athletes. Sojourner Truth girls were able to take part in lacrosse tournament play and also enjoyed a few days of life on campus. These girls are getting ready to run the world- watch out for more great things to come from this group of students!
Sojourner Truth School 8th graders were invited to attend CCNY's Pre-Engineering Conference for NYC high school students. HCZ Advocate Nate secured a special invitation for our students to get a head start on their college experiences. Students toured the enginnering building and CCNY campus, competed in team challenges, worked with professors, and met current CCNY college students and faculty.
Executives from Mercer Bank facilitated Career Day at Sojourner Truth School in honor of Black History Month. Seventh and eighth grade students had the opportunity to hear from successful professionals including Sandra Pemberton, Senior Client Manager, Maritza Walters, Entrepreneur, and Colonel Jemal Beale who each shared their stories of perseverance and resilience to inspire our students. Mercer Bank corporate partners coached students in small groups to write career plans to set them on the path to future success. M149 students are preparing to make the Harlem Community proud. Watch out world!
In celebration of Black History Month, mentors from Goldman Sachs partnered with Sojourner Truth School's 4th and 5th graders to read the inspiring stories of African American historical figures. Students then created Dream Boards to set personal goals and identify steps toward achieving their dreams.
Thanks to our hydroponic garden, Sojourner Truth School students can enjoy salads made from the crops they carefully tend throughout the year. This month, students raised kale, chard, basil, and bell peppers under the leadership of Ms. Ambarsom, Science Teacher.
While studying classical civilizations, the 6th grade explored the Egyptian Art exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a guided tour. Students walked through tombs and the Temple of Dendur, studying and interpreting the hieroglyphics etched on the stone walls. Students learned of the pharaoh Hatshepsut, one of the only female pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Students also saw evidence of the superior embalming process by studying mummies and canopic jars. Visiting the museum brought to life the civilizations they have been studying in Social Studies with Ms. Sullivan.