Student's Science Success
Congratulations to Horizon Science Academy Cleveland High School and HSA Lorain students for bringing home the following medals to their schools. 
Yoly Rodriguez - HSA Cleveland High School
Bronze Medal - ISWEEEP International Project Olympiad
Jalicia Smalley - HSA Lorain
Honorable Mention- ISWEEEP International Project Olympiad
Honorable Mention- INTEL/ISEF

The innovative ideas of the students and the quality fo education that these schools' administrations and teachers provide are reflected in these successes.
Sweet Success
The Concept program History Heroes is designed to promote success in and out of the classroom. We want to recognize students acting as civics leaders in their communities or schools, and students who are going above and beyond in their social studies classrooms.
April is our last month to hold the competition, so for the final time this school year our winners are:
Mariam Mohamaed- Noble Academy Columbus
Alora Moore- HSA Springfield
Karli Lapsley- HSA Toledo
Jayla Smith-Neale- Michigan Math and Science Academy.

Rising Stars: HSA McKinley Park Jr. FLL Team
On April 28-30, Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park's Jr. FLL robotics team, HSA Hawks #3622, attended the Jr. FIRST LEGO League World Expo. They were the one nd only Jr. FLL team representing Chicago! They joined 60 other teams from 7 different countries including China, Mexico, and Lebanon.
The HSA Hawks, a rookie team, proudly earned the Rising Star Award at their first Jr. FLL Competition!
We thank the coaches Ms. Wade, Mr. Ozturk and the parents!
2015-2016 Teacher of the Year Award

NAVY Under-Water Robotics Competition 2016!
Gateway Science Academy Underwater Robotics teams attended in NAVY Underwater Robotics competition in Chicago on Saturday, March 19th. The team competed against 114 teams from all around Midwest in 4 different categories and won first place with the best time passing underwater obstacles in 1 minute and 37 seconds. GSA also won second place in the Underwater Challenge Category and won the peer-nominated "Most Creative" Award. Way to go, GSA!

4th Annual CS Spanish Spelling Bee
The 4th Annual Concept Schools Spanish Spelling Bee Competition was held at HSA Lorain on May, 7 2016 in three major categories: elementary school, middle school and high school.

Ms. Genny Diaz from Toledo School was the presenter, Mrs Viviana Velez from Cleveland High School was the pronouncer and Mrs Yasmine Shively from Denison Middle School and Mr Baez from Noble Academy of Cleveland were the spelling bee judges.
Here are the results of the competition:
Elementary School Category:
Winner: Nashir Graves / Noble Academy of Cleveland
Runner up: Deyaneira Baez / Noble Academy of Cleveland
Middle School Category:
Winner: Anthony Amaya / Indiana Math and Science Academy - West
Runner up: Jeremiah Perez / HSA Lorain
High School Category:
Winner: Gilberto Salas / HSA McKinley Park
Runner up: Timothy Spearman III / Indiana Math and Science Academy - North
Horizon Science Academy Cleveland senior Tevin McDowell collected
a total of $1,260,680, for four years, in merit-based scholarships from various colleges.
As his counselor, Mr. Orcun, promised Tevin will be awarded one tray of home-made baklava for winning the scholarship contest in the school.

Congratulations, Tevin and Mr. Orcun!
ConceptSIS Updates
  • New K-3 Literacy report will help to track K-3 students' reading progress
  • High school students' report cards show semester GPAs
  • New student e-mail field; allows announcements to be sent to the students
  • CYSP Student Report Card format updated
MathCON 2016 Photo Contest Winners Announced.
More than 10,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade from all over the U.S. cast their votes online to pick the best math photos of the year among almost 200 photos ranging from the Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio to various objects in nature. Then the top ten math photos were voted for by a large group of online participants, and the top three were awarded their prizes at the MathCON 2016 Finals.
1st Place: $300 Gift Card (Envisioning Math, Iris Ung. Richmond, TX)
2nd Place: $200 Gift Card (Facial Graph, Julia Bhuiyan. Canton, MI)
3rd Place: $100 Gift Card (Rainbow Rays, Niharika Sapra. Gurnee, IL)
Qualifying photos for the 2016 MathCON Photo Contest were exhibited at the MathCON Finals in Chicago on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

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