This week is going to be a short week, due to the fact that we have Parent Teacher Conferences. These will be occurring next Thursday, the tenth, and Friday, the eleventh. Next week the Science Fair will occur on the seventeenth at the lower school.
Last Saturday our D.I. team went to Rochester for their Regional Tournament. Destination Imagination is “an experience that brings people together and can tear them apart and really builds teamwork and it really helps people come together and is one of the most fun things you do in life,” so described David, an eighth grader at our school and a member of our D.I. team. The tournament however, for us, was a little bit harder because the team had not been in enough contact for the building challenge, since the scale was off, so the structure was overweight. However in the theatrical challenge Versus Foiled Again, with spy themed production.
We are also looking into Prezi, a online slide show program. But the most interesting highlight of academics would be our discussion of the Singularity, a point in time when computers will theoretically be smart enough to end the human era and begin their own, and not necessarily through violence. We looked at the Time article on it released February tenth, something I suggest you all read as well. Along with that Mr. G showed us an online article on nanotechnology, a.k.a machinery on the nano-scale, small enough to move atoms.