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Archive for March, 2014

Astrophysicists vs. Athletes

The average American boy or girl grows up idolizing their favorite, athlete, singer, or movie star (usually a fictional character, not the actual actor). Dean Karmen, the inventor of the Segway, argues, why not astrophysicists, biological chemists, and programmers?  At SXSW, Karmen motioned that, “as professionals, as parents, as citizens, the technical community has to…

Young Authors

We learn to write around the age of six, and we’re expected to continue writing throughout the rest of our lives– throughout school and as we continue into the workforce. Because of this, many people forget somewhere along the way that writing used to be an enjoyable activity. However, some people do not let go…

PVA Goes to the Ballet

Yesterday, PVA students took a trip to the renowned Academy of Music to catch one of the Academy’s staple programs, Carmina Burana.  It proved to be quite the spectacle and was put together by the accommodating “Accent on Dance” program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Ballet Company.  

Learning vs. Teaching

We’ve been posting EdTech blogs each Wednesday for the past two months now.  PVA has detailed M.O.O.C, big data, TED Talks, mobile connectivity to the classroom and much more. Today, we decided to see what other blogs were saying about education technology, or EdTech as many refer to it.  We came across this incredible blog…

Welcome to the Senior Section!

Welcome to our brand new Senior Section.  Here you’ll be able to find SAT prep help, scholarship tips, prom information, collegiate and other higher education notices and more. Click on the link below to view Dunkin Donuts Regional Scholarship Program and apply to win $2,000 towards education at the next level! 20140303114202911 Also, for girls…

PVA Weekly Update — March 3rd

First and foremost, drop-in learning centers are closed today.  Students are encouraged to stay home, stay warm, and work at their own pace. Second, PROM!! As we discussed in the senior meeting last Wednesday, deposit money for prom is due by March 13th.  Email Mrs. Kulikowski for more information info@bvapa.org or pvacontact@philasd.org The next Senior…

Excite Your Snow Day

The first snow day of the winter is always so exciting; you can kick back and do all of the things that you usually can only dream of during the school day. But by the end of the winter, you’ve done it all. Here are some ways to excite your snow day that you may…