Students Fly into Spring – Studying Wavelengths

"Spring" into Spring Break in Science Class!

TT Udoh and Science teacher Ms. Sullivan

Students in Ms. Sullivan’s science classes studied plate tectonics and wavelengths.  Sometimes the most “earth-shattering” experiences in science class really lift you off your feet! 

Louis Sulsona
Kristian Santana

Bulkeley Rennaisance Continues!

As our Bulkeley Renaissance Period continues, we encourage ALL STAFF and Students to participate.

What does this include?

The Renaissance Period includes:

    • Classroom/ house-room door decorations

    • Posters

    • Poem

    • Dance

    • Spoken word

    • AFRICAN GARB fashion showcase, or DRESS AS A Black American Hero

Remember whatever you chose from this list must be submitted with a summary and emailed to Ms. Metayer and Ms. Vargas of the Graduate Campus no later than February 16th.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Roberts, Ms. Metayer or Ms. Vargas

Celebrating the 2020 Hour of Code

On December 9, 2020, 131 students at Bulkeley High School participated in the Hour of Code!  Our students are creative leaders and pioneers.  Students in grades 9-12 coded the “Dance Party” activity.   While the action was creative and fun, students learned about algorithms, loops, sequences, and how Computer Science is both a technical and a creative outlet.  

Teachers and administrators got into the act as well, and several of them spent some time coding right alongside the kids.  This was a Bulkeley Community Event and a Bulkeley Community Success.  

Congratulations to all our coders.  For every 50 students, we were able to raffle off one Edison robot.  View the video to see who won! 

Fast facts from real life:

    • Fewer than 30% of people in STEM fields are women
    • Fewer than 7% of people working in STEM fields are African-American
    • Fewer than 6% of people working in STEM fields are Latinx. 

Fast Facts from Hartford – BULKELEY STUDENTS ARE BREAKING THE CYCLE.

    • 22% of Bulkeley students participated in this year’s Hour of Code, and we expect that number to rise dramatically in the coming years.
    • Women & Men were equally represented.
    • 95% of Bulkeley’s students proudly represent Communities of Color.  
    • Bulkeley’s participation rate is WAY AHEAD of STEM Career rates for people coming from Communities of Color.  

SPECIAL MENTION: FRESHMEN ROCKED IT!

We are proud of all 131 students who coded last Wednesday, but we’re especially pleased to mention that 51% of coders were FROM THE CLASS OF 2024.  Because that class had so many participants, we were able to raffle off one additional Edison Robot to another lucky freshman!  

Want to see who won?  View the video!  

Technology’s future shines bright at Bulkeley High School!  Let’s do this!  

PJ Day for the Kids – Benefit for Children’s Hospital

BULKELEY’S PJ DAY FOR THE KIDS!

When: Friday, December 11, 2020

Students and staff wear your PJ’s!

Help support!

PJ DAY FOR THE KIDS IS ON DECEMBER 11, 2020 …because cancer was not cancelled. Let us stand together with kids battling cancer.

DONATE $1 OR MORE FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF CHOOSING TO WEAR PJS FOR THE DAY …BECAUSE KIDS IN TREATMENT DON’T HAVE A CHOICE. All proceeds benefit the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s. The donate link is below:

http://give.connecticutchildrens.org/site/TR/CommunityEvent/General?px=1232785&pg=personal&fr_id=1290

Click on Bulkeley High School and let us reach our goal!

If you are in person you can give cash to Ms. Flores who is in the office or donate online. If you are a remote learner, please donate and send photos to your teachers of you supporting Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.


¡UN DÍA EN PIJAMAS DE BULKELEY PARA LOS NIÑOS!

Cuando: el viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2020 

¡Los estudiantes y el personal usarán  pijamas!

¡Ayúdenos a cooperar con los niños con cáncer !

EL DÍA EN PIJAMAS POR LOS NIÑOS ES EL 11 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2020 … porque el cáncer continua. Unámonos a los niños que luchan contra el cáncer.

DONE $ 1 O MÁS POR EL PRIVILEGIO DE ELEGIR USAR pijamas DURANTE EL DÍA … PORQUE LOS NIÑOS EN TRATAMIENTO NO TIENEN OPCIÓN. Todos las donaciones serán a beneficio del Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

El enlace de donación está a continuación:

http://give.connecticutchildrens.org/site/TR/CommunityEvent/General?px=1232785&pg=personal&fr_id=1290

Puede hacer su donación en efectivo ese día a la Sra. Flores en la oficina o donar en línea. Si es un alumno remoto, puede donar y enviar sus fotos a sus maestros en  apoyo al Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Project-Based Learning – Am I What I Eat?

Students in Ms. Henriques’ class thought they were going to learn about cells and plants. Some thought they were just growing some garlic.

What they discovered was the incredible potential they had inside. 

What you’re seeing is a great example of Project-Based Learning.  “We start with the answer and work our way back to the question,” said Bulkeley Science Teacher Ms. Henriques. It is a process called Inquiry.  Deduction, curiosity, imagination, and process all blend to create something quite magical. 

It all starts with a clove of garlic.  Students know that you plant it, feed it, water it, and you get a whole harvest of garlic.  But…how?  Why does it grow?  Why does it come up green?  Why does it need sun?  Water?  Students spent the next few weeks learning about  Macromolecules, Cell Reproduction, and Photosynthesis.  Each new sprout led to new questions and new discoveries.

Then came the hidden gems.  While caring for plants, students learned about nutrition, social-emotional growth, and how cell reproduction connects to things like space travel.  With hard work and consistent care, incredible things can happen.  As it turns out, one small clove of garlic has enormous potential – just like every one of these amazing students. 

When Art Meets Tech, It’s All Just Creative

In the tech-rich world of hybrid and remote learning, it’s great to celebrate student creativity and fantastic work. Here is a portrait rendered by Senior Alexus Campbell in Mrs. Lesser’s Graphic Design class. Students were tasked to create a vector portrait of themselves (at any age), a family member or a friend using a cloud-based app called Gravit Portrait Studio. Alexus turned to her classmate, Cameron Cohen, and set to work.

“I’ve never done graphic design before. Drawing was always my ‘go-to,'” said Campbell, a perpetually self-effacing honor student at Bulkeley. “I turned the project in early, and I was surprised when (Mrs. Lesser) said it was good.”

Students were required to do the following: 

    1.  Vector portrait (face only) showing light and dark areas of the face. Take your time focus on details by zooming in to get your vector shapes as close as possible to the original image. Use the eyedropper to choose the dominant color, no border lines.
    2. Create an interesting background using a gradient with more than one color
    3. Use type somewhere on your piece (write the person’s name, quote, lyric, poem, bible verse, etc.) use a dynamic font and adjust size for interest.

And if terms like “vector” and “eyedropper tool” and “dynamic font” are a bit bewildering, just ask Alexus or Cameron.  They can help you out.  

Alexus' project, shown in the development environment.