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This Saturday the Junior Lego League had their first Exposition at Dunedin High School. They competed against 3 other teams from Discovery Academy of Science, also from Dunedin. The students were asked extensive questions from multiple sets of judges about their displays and how they created them and why. This year’s theme was “Think Tank.” The students were to think of something they wanted to learn more about, where they could learn more, and a tool that could help them in learning. They also needed to have a motorized part to their display as well as a simple machine (Wheel, gear, pulley, etc.). Our two teams chose volcanoes and cars. The teams did a great job explaining their displays and team-building skills! NSS Team 1: Miguel Alonzo-Davila (K), Laith Al-Rafaie (2nd), Gaven Fenlon (K), Mael Newton (2nd), Omar Mahsel (1st) won a trophy for Best Team Spirit. NSS Team 2: Ethan Smith (2nd), Preston Malouin (1st), Aden Wharton (K), Devin Henricksen (2nd), and Angelii Bertran (1st), won a trophy for Most Sound Structure. Mrs. Bresnahan won the Most Outstanding Coach award! Congratulations to our New Springs Junior Lego League teams!

AMC 8: American Mathematics Contest-8

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.

NSS students took AMC-8 test on November 18, Tuesday.
Participants are awarded with Certificate of Participation and will receive the following awards based on their scores.
o MAA Intramural Awards
* A Certificate of Distinction is given to all students who receive a perfect score.

* An AMC 8 Winner Pin is given to the student(s) in each school with the highest score.
* The top three students for each school section will receive respectively a gold, silver, or bronze Certificate for Outstanding Achievement.

* An AMC 8 Honor Roll Certificate is given to all high scoring students.

* An AMC 8 Merit Certificate is given to high scoring students who are in 6th grade or below.


We are very happy to announce that our Elementary Science Olympiad team has participated in state level competition at UCF, Orlando, on May 9th. There were 45 teams that competed during this competition. Congratulations to following students for their success.

Rock Hound – 3rd Place – Loukya Banala, Kristen Blinya Egg Drop – 4th Place – Ali Mohamed, Jose Beltran Water Rocket – 4th place – Ali Mohamed, Jose Beltran A for Anatomy – 6th Place – Loukya Banala, Rene Torres Starry Starry Night – 7th Place – Kevin Gonzalez, Loukya Banala Energy Lab –9th place Nayelis Martinez, Patrick Chang

Our team has received over all 10th place.

NSS MathletEagles participated in FAMAT (Florida Association of Mu-Alpha-Theta) Invitational State-Wide Competition at Vero Beach High School, in Vero Beach on Saturday(1/17/15). NSS MathletEagles competed for Algebra-I & Geometry subjects.
Thank you all Coaches, Sponsors, Teachers, and Parents for your help, support, and transportation during the contest.

NSS MathletEagles participated in FAMAT (Florida Association of Mu-Alpha-Theta) Invitational Regional Math Competition at Walter L. Sickles High School, in Tampa on Saturday(1/31/15). NSS MathletEagles competed for Algebra-I (2 Teams) & Geometry (1 Team) subjects as individual and teams
Thank you all Coaches, Sponsors, Teachers, and Parents for your help, support, and transportation during the contest.

NSS held School-Wide Mathcounts Competition on Saturday January 10, 2015. NSS MathletEagles performed Individual, Target, Team, Riley, and Countdown Rounds. The following awards are rewarded to the students:

Dress-Down Day

Participation Certificate & Mathcounts Pencils

Intramural Awards

 a) Individual Awards
* Trophies: 1st thru 3rd Places

* Medals: 4th thru 10th Places

b) Team Awards

* Mathcounts School Team Ribbons: First place team

* Mathcounts School Mathlete Ribbons: Second place team

* 3rd Place Ribbons: Third place team

c) Grade Level first, second, third place ribbons

Trophy Winners
1st place winner: Gabriela Enamorado
2nd place winner: Victor Campisi
3rd place winner: Ethan Vargas

NSS was hosting the celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month by having a Potluck Dinner Night on October 11, 2013. Students, parents, teachers and the administration had a great time sharing delicious Latin food, watching the students’ performance and having some music. Thank you to all for helping to make this activity a success.

I am honored to announce that our science Olympiad team got 4th place out of 10 teams at invitational science Olympiad competition in Orlando last Saturday December 13th. We have 1 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals on individual events.

I would like to congratulate our science Olympiad students. Special thanks go to our coaches for their hard work. Let's keep up hard work as a team. I believe that if we would have done all the events we could have gotten better placement​. We still have time to do better.

We have to work harder to get better place from regional and state competitions.

Regional competition: February 7th, in Brandon FL
State competition : March 21st, in Orlando FL

 Mr. Ak
Science Coach


New Springs Science Olympiad team competed in Western Florida regional Science Olympiad in Clearwater Catholic high school on Saturday, January 28. There were 24 middle school teams competed from Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. New Springs Science Olympiad team received the 1st place among 24 teams by earning 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 1 bronze medal. The team is now eligible to compete in Florida State Science Olympiad in May 2012.

Congratulations to following students for their success in Elementary Science Olympiad, at UCF, Orlando.

There were 43 teams that competed in this event and New Springs is the only school to compete from entire Hillsborough County Schools. Rock Hound -2nd place - Loukya Banala, Kristen Blinya Picture This - 5th place - Loukya Banala, Kristen Blinya, Pyuriel Hanner, Pentathalon- 7th place - Dominic Cooper, Emani Allen, Delonso Ball, Ricardo Torres A for Anatomy-9th place - Ahmet , Bethany Starry Starry night -12th place - Kevin Gonzalez, Nathaniel Nieves

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