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[20 Mar 2020 | No Comment | ]

In this time of home quarantine, I wanted to share with you some great suggestions on Caring for your Mental Health during COVID-19 that was written by our health teacher, Ms. Schneider:
The COVID-19 pandemic is a situation unlike any most of us have faced before. It is normal to feel stressed and anxious during this strange and difficult time. As we socially distance to protect the physical health of ourselves and others, it is important to care for our mental and emotional health as well. Suggestions for safe ways to …

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[20 Mar 2020 | No Comment | ]

Updated: 3/20/2020   PDF Version
I have assembled this page of optional learning opportunities that you can access yourself for free, listed in order of complexity. Hopefully these can allow you to explore learning and computer science from home online by computer or some even on your phone – feel free to share them with others who may be interested. None of these are required but practice may help you keep up your skills for when we return. Let me know how it goes and if you have any feedback on them. …

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[24 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

[Shortcut Link to this information: https://goo.gl/FoW5Nw ]
Seattle Promise (formerly 13th Year) – Free Tuition program at Seattle Central College
Seattle Promise Tuition program at Seattle Colleges.  All 2020 Garfield Graduates (make sure to sign up if you are planning to graduate this year) are eligible for two full years of classes (Fall, Winter & Spring quarters) at Seattle Colleges. But to qualify, you must fully register with the initial application deadlines Saturday, February 15th, 2020.  Help is available in the College & Career center after school.
All Application Instruction are at this link: https://go.seattlecolleges.edu/form/seattle-promise-application
STEPS: To be eligible you …

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[1 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

An Amazing opportunity for our Seattle Students* this summer!

Robo Cup Robot!

Microsoft is hosting the International Imagine Cup Finals and a Robo World Cup Hackathon this summer, Friday, July 29th in our Quincy Jones Auditorium & Gym, 9am – 2pm.  It is a great opportunity to see top teams present their Games and Apps in the finals, and then students will participate in the Robo World Cup Hackathon where they will build and program a robot to compete in a Soccer-like game to win prizes (an X-Box One or HP Laptop) …

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[6 May 2016 | No Comment | ]

2015-16 AP CS Jokes!
Q. How did the object pay its bills?
A. With its inheritance!
Q. Why did the programmer go to have a meeting with his boss?
A. He wanted arrays.
Q. what did the computer say on Halloween?
A. BOOlean!
There are only 10 types of people who understand this: those who do and those who do not.
Q. Why can’t exceptions play basketball?
A. Because they always throw it out of bounds!
-Knock knock!
-Who’s there?
-Array who?
APCS homework can be tricky; it always comes with Strings attached.
Q. Why did the computer scientist get caught breaking into the …

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[22 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

High school students who want to learn to code with CodeNow* to apply today! (Extended Application deadline: February 24)

Workshop dates: March 5, 6, & 19  Program webpage (FAQ at bottom)

CodeNow’s workshops serve as an entry point for students to become exposed to computer science. During the workshop, students will learn to create interactive games and applications in the programming language Ruby. Best of all, no prior coding experience is needed! Students walk away with 25 hours of computer programming experience and an understanding of whether it is an area they want to continue pursuing.
CodeNow …

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[1 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

Programming Poems from AP CS, Dec 2015  Quiz!
Most are Haiku’s!
Programming is fun
But sometimes it can be hard
Mostly I like it
Help me Mr. Berg
Tell me what a while loop does
Oops, that’s infinite
Oh, the projects we do are frightful
But Gabe and Mr. B are so delightful
And since our programs won’t go
Let us code, let us code, let us code
Public Class Haiku
System dot out dot print ln()
Sixty two errors
CS is so cool
Squids are the best animal
So hyped for Star Wars
I can write java
Sometimes it is confusing
I love programming
Programming is so much fun
Let’s all …

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[28 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) in Engineering Program* supports students from low income backgrounds with a specialized first year curriculum designed to build learning skills and academic preparation.  The goal of STARS is to graduate an increased number of talented students from educationally and economically under-served backgrounds from the UW College of Engineering.  STARS students are still eligible for and strongly encouraged to seek affiliation with and participate in other UW programs (ex: TRIO, SSS, EOP).
The UW is a national leader in educating engineers. Typically students partake in a competitive …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

The GHS Road Map to College Financial Aid Event
Thursday, January 21st, 6 to 8 pm in lab 121
12th Graders! This free event will provide support to high school students and their families as they navigate the financial aid process. Students have the opportunity to work with trained volunteers and financial aid experts as they apply for scholarships and file the FAFSA or WASFA.
Financial Aid Event Website
What to Bring
All Attendees:

Your driver’s license or identification card.
Your income information. This includes bank statements, a W-2 or pay stub, and a past tax return.
Your parent, …

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[25 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap screening party at Google!

On behalf of Google Seattle, I’d like to extend an invitation to Garfield students. We are holding a movie screening, and Q&A session at Google Fremont office.  Food and drinks will be provided, but students must organize their own transport to and from the event
(RSVP for the event here and bring a signed media release form.)
NOTE: This Event is not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating.
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap screening party at Google!
Food and drinks.  Interactive …