Welcome to Garfield CS – get with the program!

Garfield at 2014 Fall Programming Contest

Garfield Computer Science & Tech EVENTS:

- John Boyega of Star Wars will be judging at the MS ImagineCup Finals*! Join us for this and the Robo Cup Hackathon* – Fri, July 29th (click here for details):
Permission Form (PDF)
MS Imagine Cup Flyer (PDF)
Make sure you can attend Friday July, 29th. Turn completed form into the Garfield HS Front Office (7-2:30 M-F) as soon as possible, space is limited.

+ We had two finalists in the Youth Apps Challenge* click here to find details!

* Starred Events are not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating in them

MS Office 365 free for all Garfield Students  Full details from SPS here.

Dawgbots ranks 2nd in Robotics Competition!

Events from Computer Science Ed. Week was December 5th – 12th!!

- Hour of Code!  All Week (and beyond)!!
- Y-Scholars’ Hour of Code, Wed, Dec 9th after school in 115 labs
– join in the fun as a participant or volunteer!
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap* screening party at Google!
Wed, Dec 9th Click here for more details.
UW STEM Making Connections Info Meeting*, Thurs Dec 10th during lunch in the Counseling Office Conference room.  FREE PIZZA served!  Sign up with Mr. Bergquist today!
December Programming Contest is Saturday Dec 12th at Microsoft. Registration is closed, get money and permission slips in.
- Technology Service Corp* Spring applications are due, but consider their summer trip.

Starred Events are not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating in them

Projects in CS / Post AP Class Round Table


Rhino! - Notes from Teacher Training January 2016 plus Training Notes

Recent Past Events:

- Our new Girls Who Code Club meets Tuesdays after school in 115B! Learn to make Apps & websites with two local professionals!  Join us in being creative!
- NEW! WeHack* 2-Day Hack-a-thon for female students on May 14th & 15th.
Check it out.
- Everyone: CodeDay!*, a 24 hour Hack-a-thon is May 21 & 22nd,
check it out and sign up now! (See Mr. Bergquist for discount codes or if you need admission)
Youth Apps Challenge* App design Submissions are due Wednesday, April 27th, talk to Mr. Bergquist!
-TEALS is hosting a Mock AP Exam 
on Saturday April 16th and 23rd in Redmond and Wallingford, respectively be aware, the Programming Contest is the 23rd too, so you may want to target the 16th. More details here.
Microsoft Apprentice Program (MAP)* 
information sessions our area, see the flyer here for more details
Girls Going to UW Next year: WiSE UP Summer Bridge Program* (flyer) f
or first-year female students who will start at the UW this fall and are planning to major in engineering or computer science. Spend 4 1/2 weeks learning strategies for university-level study and engaging with the UW academic community and peers. Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 8th, cost $300.
Minecraft 3D Model contest- win a 3D printer or free week of Tech Camp!  Submit by Friday, April 15th (during Spring Break, so submit early!)
Girls Reforming the Future – Captain America Contest* - make a positive change in the world through STEM!  See details, enter by March 26th.
- DigiGirlz* - August 1-5th Summer Camp at Microsoft, see details. Register here!
Seniors OnlyMicrosoft Young Technologist Seminar Intership* Earn $4,800 learning to design and build tools at Microsoft for 6 weeks.  Application Due Wed, March 23rd (short form and Resume).
Tech Out!* for girls at UW, Sat 26th March –  Full Details. Register Here limited space  (Poster to share!)
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program* 
– 7 week program registration is open. Check it out! - deadline to apply is now Tuesday, March 8th.
UW STARS in Engineering* great local opportunity for students qualifying for Husky Promise, Pell Grant, or Washington State Need Grant. Click here for more details (first deadline 29th Feb, 2016)
Microsoft Internships* & Google Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)*, summer 2016 - check the application deadlines (first week of March).
Code Now* – March 5, 6th, & 19thFree coding workshop for High School students. Registration due by Wed, Feb 24th!
CodeDaySat-Sun Feb 13-14 Noon to Noon.  Details here. See Mr. Bergquist for other Garfield Students attending.
- Apple Engineering Technology Camp* - 4 Week Summer program for current Sophomores & Juniors. Details & Registration here*. Deadline: Friday, February 5!
Congressional App Challenge – WA District 9Deadline for submitting is Friday, January 15th, 2016. (National Website with details)
Chick Tech Event UPDATE Dates Jan 30 & 31st, still recruiting!* - details of registration on page, due Friday 1/15, checking with your folks first.
NCWIT Aspirations in Technology competition- all female students interested in technology should consider applying. Deadline (extended) Wednesday, Nov. 4th.
CodeGirl Movie Screenings - Free at Google & Amazon.com* Wednesdays, Nov. 4th & 11th, respectively. Sponsored by Women@Google & Amazon Women in Engineering.
EasyCTF a High School Hacking Competition*, happening now, create a team to learn how systems work and can be hacked through a series of puzzle challenges.
CODEDAY Seattle is coming Nov 7 – 8th*, noon to noon. Register & Save (See Mr. B for a Discount Code)

Garfield wins 1st and 3rd at the Paul Allen Computing Challenge!

Want to try building some Apps?
Check these out :
MIT App Inventor a powerful block based programming environment, that makes it easy to start building Android Apps
Android Studio, the new free professional development environment using Java.  To learn more check out Marty Stepp’s CS 193A: Android App Development Class resourcesfrom this past Winter at Stanford.

Garfield had a great 2014 Computer Science Education Week

We taught Mayor Murray how to Code in Exploring CS class

- Our Dawgbotic Robotics Team ranked 1st Place in the League Competition 

- And Garfield CS took 3rd Place in the Fall Programming Contest

Computer science is all about transforming our reality by solving hard problems.

Far from just “using computers,” it is a dynamic, academic field that has roots in engineering, mathematics, business, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and the arts.

What Most Schools Don’t Teach - we have here at Garfield!

“Don’t just play on your phone, program it.” President Obama Try an Hour of Code   

Also Check out code.org & codecademy.com

Announcements & Events:

Details about our Garfield Apps Club!!

Past Events and Accomplishments:

Our Garfield 2014 App Challenge Winners!!

Garfield Students at CODEDAY!

Garfield 1st Place in Spring Programming Contest!

Free Career Summer Classes Available: Aerospace, Culinary Arts, Cyber Camp, Medical Careers and more!

The Spring 2014 Paul Allen Computing Challenge Contest Details here.

Garfield at 2013 Fall Programming Contest

Garfield takes 2nd Place Advanced in Fall Programming Contest!!

Garfield Dawgbotics Takes 3rd place in the Seattle Qualifiying Competition!!

Mr. Bergquist’s Fall 2014 schedule:

1Exploring Computer Science
2Projects in Computer Science I
3Exploring Computer Science
4AP Computer Science
6AP Computer Science

Elections are over, but look for future polls at: vote.seattleschools.org

Summer Opportunities from Microsoft and Google for Seniors & Juniors! - deadlines in March.

Computer Science Week 2013 Details Here!!
Women in Technology Luncheon Details! 

***Garfield Victorious at Spring 2013 Programming Contest!***

Our Garfield Computer & Technology Clubs (pdf)   -    New 3D Printer Project!


Garfield Student Projects in Computer Science
Events from Computer Science Week at Garfield High School 2012 (pdf)
Events from Computer Science Week at Garfield High School 2011.


Here’s a game created by a group of last year’s AP CS students, give it try! (Requires Java in your browser and the ‘H’ key will provide further help)

SPS Network Use Agreement must be obeyed while using the Garfield Computer Lab and other computers.

 MC GoKart Rally Game (link only works in Garfield)

PSCSTA CS Principles in Your Classroom Workshop Agenda & Resources

Snowman!    AfG Trial Notes

SPS Computer Programming 110201 2015 - Teacher Only Reference.

Building & updating a successful CTE program - SSC Presentation Fall 2015 (2014 Version)