2002-02-16 / Community

ALPS Gallery Does It Again

ALPS Gallery Does It Again

The Active Learning Prep School (ALPS) held its fist gallery of 2002 on Thursday, January 24 on the third floor of the Middle School 180. Parents, students and friends walked from classroom to classroom to witness the various project presentations the students had developed. Refreshments were served in the library on the second floor. Outside of the library a café was set up so that people could talk and enjoy the hundred or so art pieces from the students.

The eighth grade English and Social Studies students set up stations depicting American women and their historical contributions towards Constitutional change.

The sixth grade Science and Math students instructed visitors on the mathematical aspects that they had learned. One student was teaching a lesson about volume.

The seventh grade Math students were learning about probability, therefore, the teacher used games of chance to teach them how odds play a role. Students set up different game tables and organized and facilitated them with those parents or visitors who wanted to play. Prizes included a gym membership to Cyber Zone and gift certificates. She wanted to thank the businesses in the community who were especially supportive: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Dunkin' Donuts, The Dragon's Den Florist, Ciro's Pizza, The Pine Nail Salon, Rockaway Sunset Diner, Station Wines and Key Food Supermarket on Beach 116th Street.

Students also ran the gift and prize shop: counting money, keeping track of inventory, etc. When Mr. Lohan, the English teacher, tried to take a juice from the bin there was even a small security force to remove him from the room.

Patricia Tubridy, Director of the ALPS, was extremely pleased with the success of the gallery. "I am proud of the work the students present and the dedicated staff that helps to facilitate their students' learning, with parents, teachers, and students working together we can succeed."

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