|Two of the boys at Swimming (Asphalt Green)|
The third graders are now receiving two hours of swim instruction per week (first and second continue to receive 1 hour).
Horizons has developed a strong STEM strand in the curriculum this year with first graders studying the weather and water cycle; second graders learning about computer programing through “Bee Bots"; and third graders constructing their own rockets with stomp launchers. Through this process the boys are becoming familiar with the design cycle and how mistakes provide the perfect opportunity to redesign and adjust.
|Horizons' boys reentering Saint David's|
after a fire drill this morning.
This year, the program introduced a new morning meeting on Fridays where boys from each class receive the “Horizons All Star” Award. The award recognizes and celebrates a specific contribution made by a few of the boys each week.
There are several field trips planned, including the Guggenheim, Met, Jewish Museum, and Museum of the City of New York. The boys will also be visiting Marymount for their production of Peter Pan and Mulan, and to visit their “Fab Lab.”
A highlight of the program this summer includes the participation of six young alum volunteers, up from four last year. One of the aims of the program is to bring young alums back to Saint David's in the summers to contribute to the greater common good by volunteering their services. Nicholas, Justin, Cooper, James, Colin, and John are representing with distinction.
In addition to our great staff of teachers from the Saint David’s faculty, Horizons is pleased to welcome its first teacher from PS112. The program is also proud to welcome its first set of siblings, a first and second grader.
Saint David's is fully alive, even in the summer.