Off to States!

The time is here! We are finally on our way to the NY State SciOly Competition. All our students have been working night and day to make this our best and most successful competition yet. Here is the itinerary for the trip (remember, students are coming to school the same time as usual):

BAY ACADEMY – ITINERARY / SYRACUSE SCIENCE OLYMPIAD / APRIL 13-15, 2018

 FRIDAY APRIL 13, 2018

7:00-8:00 AM           Bus arrives and loads at Bay Academy

                        1401 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

8:00-8:15 AM           Bus departs for East Syracuse, NY (I am recommending that students bring some breakfast or snacks (fruit is always a good idea… along with a bottle or two of water!)

                         Stop en-route for lunch

2:30 PM          Check into hotel Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse – 315-703-9100

                         ** Take a look at where we’ll be staying!

                        6646 Old Collamer Road South, East Syracuse, NY 13057

3:30 PM          Depart for to East Syracuse-Minoa HS – 315-434-3300

                         6400 Fremont Rd, East Syracuse, NY 13057 

4:00 PM          Check in for Science Olympiad

6:55 PM          Science Olympiad ends Depart for hotel

5:30-7:30 PM Hotel offers complimentary reception with sodas and snacks Pavilion Room (Sorry, no pool use).

7:30-8:30 PM Food delivered by Barbagallo’s

SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2018

6:00-6:45 AM  Breakfast at Hotel

6:45 AM           Depart for East Syracuse-Minoa HS

6400 Fremont Rd, East Syracuse, NY 13057 – 315-434-3300

7:00 AM           Participate in Science Olympiad

11:00 AM         Box Lunch by Peppino’s delivery to Room

6:30 PM           Depart school for hotel for dinner

7:30-8:30 PM Food delivered by Barbagallo’s

SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2018

7:00-7:45 AM  Breakfast included at Hotel

8:00 AM           Check out of Hotel

8:30 AM           Depart for Home

                        Stop en-route for lunch

2:00 PM          Approximate Arrival Home

Parents, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. 

Best regards,

Dr. C (631-664-7885)

Bay Academy is now the #1 Science Olympiad Team in New York City!

Following a long day of events, the again usual ups and downs of academic competition, and an embarrassingly late entrance to the awards ceremony (many apologies to you, Alice!) Bay Academy has finally taken 1st Place at the New York City Regional SciOly tournament. My hats off to our great students, dedicated coaches, supportive parents, encouraging administration and yes, our team photographer! It is exactly – and only – three years since Bay Academy began on this journey to be #1 and each of you has been there every step of the way. Thank you all. 

Watch us at work!!!
But no time to rest on our laurels. It is now when we begin preparations for our time at State SciOly where it will be decided if this is the year we head to the National Competition – our grail! We feel this is certainly within our grasp… if we can just work a few bugs out of the machine 🙂
So wish us luck, as we head to our 3rd year at State and another chance to take our team to the next level – Nationals!!

Success at Cornell!!

The Science Olympiad Team once again proved their worth. After a long day of ups and downs (as is always the case with any big competition) The Bay Academy team attended the awards ceremony and were called to the stage a record 21 times for events in 26 categories! You rocked it boys and girls! Three 1st Place medals and the other eighteen in the Top 6!! I will keep this short and sweet to get some rest as we will be going to the NY City Regional competition in 6 days!! We are predicting to take 1st and 2nd Places and four weeks after that be on our way to the NY State SciOly competition! From State only the top 2 teams go to Nationals and we have placed 2nd 3rd and 5th in our three most important competitions this year. So close, but as a roofer I once worked for used to say, “Now is not the time to stand back and admire your work”, and so we won’t. Let’s get in as much as possible this week and crush the Regionals! And thank you to all our coaches, teachers (even Mr. Auriti!), Student Coaches and especially parents. It means so much to the team to see you there rooting for and supporting them. You all ROCK! (Here’s a sampling of our champions!)

Our kids at Cornell!

Bay Places 2nd at Islip!!!

Once again our bright and hard-working Bay Academy SciOly team reached a new high in our race to the top! After some unexpected highs and lows during each of the events, our team finally eclipsed so many of our toughest competitors and took home 2nd Place! So this leaves only one more to go – 1st Place!!

In addition, our new t-shirts and lab coats provided an awesome level of professionalism and bravado to our relatively new team. Next month marks only three full years The Bay Academy Science Olympic team has been around, and yet look how far we have come. It is hard to believe, but easy to understand when you see the amount of time and effort put forth by students, parents and teachers. Thank you all, and as always, you all make me so very proud to be your teacher and coach! Next stop? Cornell!! Dr. C

This is what 2nd Place (beating out virtually ALL of our former toughest competition) looks like!!

Bay Academy ROCKS the Garnet PA SciOly Invitational!

Just a few short weeks after making a name for The Bay Academy at the Bayard Rustin PA Science Olympiad Invy, our boys and girls returned yesterday to take on the top ranked National-standing Pennsylvania Science Olympiad teams and to prove that Bay Academy is no “flash in the PA pan”! As the only NY school in attendance, The Bay Academy placed 4th OVERALL out of over 40 other schools and took home so many medals that our boys and girls were being called back to receive more medals before they even got back to their seats. They were AWESOME!! So many new 6th GRADERS winning. So very rewarding to see all their hard work validated by their great achievements. A special thanks to Mr. Davis, Mr. Lilly, Ms. Bourbackis and Ms. Defreitas for coaching and chaperoning this event and a special thanks to our building coach, Mr. Arkady Kheyfets. A very special thank you to our “returning veterans” Aleks, Anna, Aribah, Allison, Nicole, and Renata for your participation and guidance of our NexGen SciOly Nerds and Geeks! Without all of you, this would not have been possible. But this is no time to rest on our laurels patting ourselves on the back. Our next challenge is in 6 DAYS at the Islip Seawolves Invy where we will be up against our stiffest NY – and Nationals winning – competitors. So let’s hit the books, the chemicals, the builds… whatever it takes to repeat yesterday’s great success! Congratulations to The Bay Academy SciOly team!

2018 Garnet Scioly Invitational Pictures

Two Invys – Back to Back!

WE ARE COMPETING IN TWO INVITATIONALS – BACK TO BACK – THIS WEEKEND (1/27) AND NEXT WEEKEND (2/3). HERE IS ALL THE LOGISTICAL INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK.

Our 2nd Invitational is happening 1/27 (this Saturday) and here are the details! As always, parents are allowed (sincerely encouraged!) to attend, but due to school insurance regulations, they are not permitted on the bus. It is about a 2 hour drive and about 15 minutes away from our last Invitational (Bayard Rustin) and so much of this information is identical to the Bayard Rustin trip.

  • Date: Saturday 1/27/18 – Day Trip (Sunday 1/28 snow date)
  • Location: 601 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342
  • DEPART BAY SATURDAY (1/27/18): Bay Academy NO LATER THAN 4:30am (AM!!) BEST TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 4-4:15am AS THE SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN, YOU CAN STAY WARM AND WE CAN PACK THE BUS IN AN ORGANIZED/ORDERLY FASHION)
  • (IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 4:30AM, YOU WILL MISS THE BUS. SERIOUSLY.)
  • ARRIVE AT EVENT BETWEEN 6:30am – 7:30AM JUST IN TIME TO REGISTER
  • LEAVE EVENT SATURDAY approximately 6:30PM – 7:30PM AFTER AWARD CEREMONY
  • RETURN TO BAY ACADEMY (1/6/18) approximately 9:30pm depending on traffic, we made it back early last Invy – about 9pm)
  • Please make sure you have all permission slips in on the day we return (except returning 9th graders who will have them e-mailed on Tuesday and MUST bring them with them on Saturday unless we see you before then).
  • STUDY, STUDY & STUDY!! WE WILL BE CHOOSING OUR CORNELL TEAMS IN PART BASED ON YOUR PERFORMANCE HERE. SO DON’T BE NERVOUS… BE PREPARED 🙂 Remember our motto: 
    “Rome did not create a great empire by wasting time… they did it by crushing everyone who opposed them.”

    Remember, we are competing to win (and to show the world that science nerds rock!)

  • Parents or students, if you have any questions about this, or upcoming Invitationals, please do not hesitate to post them here (other parents might have the same questions) or e-mail me – drcubbin@yahoo.com I am attaching the schedule below for the remainder of the year (4 more events!!) Some details have changed slightly (teachers/parents attending), so I will continue to make updated posts here on the website as we near each event.
  • 2017-18 SciOly Invitational Travel Itinerary 

 

Our 3rd Invitational is local – right here on Long Island – South Shore Seawolves. As always, parents are allowed (sincerely encouraged!) to attend, but due to school insurance regulations, they are not permitted on the bus. It is about a 1 hour 15 minute drive.
  • Date: Saturday 2/3/18 – Day Trip
  • Location: Islip Middle School, 211 E Main St, Islip, NY 11751
  • DEPART BAY SATURDAY (2/3/18): Bay Academy NO LATER THAN 5:30am (AM!!) BEST TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 5-5:15am AS THE SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN, YOU CAN STAY WARM AND WE CAN PACK THE BUS IN AN ORGANIZED/ORDERLY FASHION)
  • (IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 5:30AM, YOU WILL MISS THE BUS. AGAIN… SERIOUSLY.)
  • ARRIVE AT EVENT APPROXIMATELY AT 7AM JUST IN TIME TO REGISTER
  • LEAVE EVENT SATURDAY approximately 5:30PM AFTER AWARD CEREMONY
  • RETURN TO BAY ACADEMY (2/3/18) approximately 7:00pm depending on traffic)
  • Please make sure you have all permission slips in on the day we return (except returning 9th graders who will have them e-mailed on Tuesday and MUST bring them with them on Saturday unless we see you before then).
  • STUDY, STUDY & STUDY!! WE WILL BE CHOOSING OUR CORNELL TEAMS IN PART BASED ON YOUR PERFORMANCE HERE. SO DON’T BE NERVOUS… BE PREPARED 🙂 Remember our motto: 
    “Rome did not create a great empire by wasting time… they did it by crushing everyone who opposed them.”

    Remember, we are competing to win (and to show the world that science nerds rock!)

  • Parents or students, if you have any questions about this, or upcoming Invitationals, please do not hesitate to post them here (other parents might have the same questions) or e-mail me – drcubbin@yahoo.com I am attaching the schedule below for the remainder of the year (3 more events!!) Some details have changed slightly (teachers/parents attending), so I will continue to make updated posts here on the website as we near each event.
  • 2017-18 SciOly Invitational Travel Itinerary 

Bay scores BIG at Future City!

Saturday January 20th was a very long day! Team C.I.C.A.D.A placed 3rd out of the 34 teams that participated in today’s heated competition and even won the coveted “People’s Choice Award” where all participating teams vote for who they think came with the BEST project! Our teams also took home the awards for Creative Architectural Design and several more! This is a HUGE jump up for us as it is only our 2nd year competing and we didn’t even place in the top 5 last year (or anywhere near 5th!) Thanks to the fantastic work and time commitment by Michael Goldshteyn (8), Max Mandrych (7), Alexis Bezvoleva(8) and Kirill Izraetskiy(6!!) Bay Academy made its mark at this year’s Future City and will continue to work our way to 1st Place as we pursue all academic science competitions! Thank you so much Mike and team!! (and even the rest of the competitors knew yours was tops as proven by you winning the People’s Choice!) We took 13 teams and they all performed wonderfully!!

1 down, next stop? Garnet Valley!

Here is a copy of my Facebook post:

Bay Academy just returned home after our 2nd Science Olympiad Competition at Bayard Rustin in PA (one of the top and toughest nationally – where we placed 15th last year). This year? We placed 6th overall among some of the best schools in the northeast (and Ohio, too!) Every year I wonder what lies ahead for our teams and how will we ever find such great students again. And then we do! In addition, we have an array of former SciOly students who are always at hand to help out their former school! And so to all of you… Thank you!! You crushed it today!! Looking forward to our next Invitational – Garnet Valley – just miles away from today’s successes!

I am posting the results here. If you happen to see any of our “science nerds”  in the hallway, give them a high-five and let them know they did a great job.They have upped the game of The Bay Academy by showing we ready to take Regionals, hurdle over State and possibly even take a sprint at Nationals. They are so proud of their accomplishments, and I am so very proud of each and every one of them! Keep in mind that every team you see in the top 7 has competed and placed in National Competitions… and there we are, the new kids on the block – The Bay Academy – right up there among them! We are The Bay Academy!!!

So how did you do? Take a look!

Rustin 2018 Master Scoresheet

A SNOW DAY? REALLY??

We have things to do!! Who ordered this snow??!! I am posting the message I just sent out on Jupiter to all students, hoping that whoever missed that, will see this 🙂

Enjoy some snow this morning, because you have a lot to get together after you come back inside and dry off! Tomorrow is our last day to get everything ready, so here is your “to do” list for today:

*** Before you read this, make sure you have returned your signed Permission Slips (attached here). If you haven’t by Friday, you will not be going Saturday so the list will be unnecessary.

I MUST have these tomorrow!

 

2018 Bayard Rustin Consent Forms

2018 Garnet Valley Consent Forms

1. Have your “cheat sheet” ready TODAY. If it is in COLOR and you are able to go to a Staples today and print it out – DO IT! We have the color printer, but it works somewhat erratically. So if you really MUST have it in color, take care of that today. If you cannot, you must E-MAIL IT TO ME TODAY AND I WILL TRY TO PRINT IT TOMORROW (or you can take it to Mr. Weinstein or Ms. Pinto to print.)

2. Binders – your binder is as ready as it will be. If you have other pages that need to be added, print them out TODAY. Hole punch today or tomorrow, add them in and you are finished.

3. RE-READ your event CAREFULLY! Make sure you are missing nothing that you need to have with you, or need to know. Most of the boxes are complete, but if you need to assemble your box, or if you need anything to go into your box – do it TODAY. Once we are at school tomorrow, we will not have any time to “run out” and pick up a few things, so you MUST take of this today. If you have not yet made up a box I cannot guarantee I will have an extra one tomorrow in school.

4. Do not come unprepared.

To Do List for tomorrow (in school):

1. Come in as early as possible. Anyone can come in early. I will be there by 6am. If you are doing Wright Stuff, we can fly from 6am to about 6:45, then we’ll start getting things together.

2. Feel free to come into my room before classes begin and during your lunch as well. Make sure your binder is all set. If you really want to take your binder home to work on it, speak with me. If you take it home and forget to bring it in for the competition, you will hurt both you and the team. But if you really need it to study, we’ll talk.

3. Do prepare! Don’t procrastinate! Come in after school to make sure you have everything together: binders, boxes, everything! When you come in Saturday morning, you will have no time to assemble anything. All you will be doing is gathering your materials, loading them on the bus and falling back asleep (maybe)! **A Note – When the boxes are packed on the bus, they will be quite frozen by the time we arrive at Bayard Rustin, so please be gentle with them as they will break easily when cold.

Questions? Ask away. If I have forgotten anything, please let me know 🙂
Dr. C

Bayard Rustin Invy (Pennsylvania)

Our 1st Invitational is right around the corner (we return to school on Tuesday and leave for Bayard Rustin on Saturday!) so here are the details! As always, parents are allowed (sincerely encouraged!) to attend, but due to school insurance regulations, they are not permitted on the bus. It is about a 2 hour drive.

  • Date: Saturday 1/6/18 – Day Trip (Sunday 1/7 snow date)
  • Location: 1100 Shiloh Rd, West Chester, PA 19382 (484) 266-4300
  • DEPART BAY SATURDAY (1/6/18): Bay Academy NO LATER THAN 4:30am (AM!!) BEST TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 4-4:15am AS THE SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN, YOU CAN STAY WARM AND WE CAN PACK THE BUS IN AN ORGANIZED/ORDERLY FASHION)
  • (IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 4:30AM, YOU WILL MISS THE BUS. SERIOUSLY.)
  • ARRIVE AT EVENT BETWEEN 6:30am – 7:30AM JUST IN TIME TO REGISTER
  • LEAVE EVENT SATURDAY approximately 6:30PM – 7:30PM AFTER AWARD CEREMONY
  • RETURN TO BAY ACADEMY (1/6/18) approximately 9:30pm depending on traffic)
  • Please make sure you have all permission slips in on the day we return (except returning 9th graders who will have them e-mailed on Tuesday and MUST bring them with them on Saturday unless we see you before then).
  • STUDY, STUDY & STUDY!! WE WILL BE CHOOSING OUR CORNELL TEAMS IN PART BASED ON YOUR PERFORMANCE HERE. SO DON’T BE NERVOUS… BE PREPARED 🙂 Remember our motto: 
    “Rome did not create a great empire by wasting time… they did it by crushing everyone who opposed them.”

    Remember, we are competing to win (and to show the world that science nerds rock!)

  • Parents or students, if you have any questions about this, or upcoming Invitationals, please do not hesitate to post them here (other parents might have the same questions) or e-mail me – drcubbin@yahoo.com I am attaching the schedule below for the remainder of the year (5 more events!!) Some details have changed slightly (teachers/parents attending), so I will continue to make updated posts here on the website as we near each event.
  • 2017-18 SciOly Invitational Travel Itinerary