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[14 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]

Chick Tech* is searching for 10th & 11th grade female students that are interested in technology.  Goodwill has partnered with Chick Tech to host an event in the near future on a Saturday & Sunday January 30th & 31st Moz Downtown Seattle. Let us know as soon as possible if you are interested (details below), registration & names need to be sent in by Friday January 15th! Note: this is not a SPS or Garfield HS event and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or attending.
At the Chick …

2014 APCS, 2015 Spring Intro to CS, 2015 Spring Projects in CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured, Uncategorized »

[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Saturday, June 6th was the annual Paul Allen Computer Challenge (PACC), a contest where students learn about Data Science; this year focusing on improving health and sports performance by analyzing captured bio-metric data.  We had four teams participate, three complete the final project and two of those win 1st and 3rd Place in the Poster Session.  All students did well learning about the evolving important field of Data Science, which drives innovation in everything from health care to consumer experience, from disaster survival to crime investigation.
The winning teams are respectively:
FrizBros: …

2014 APCS, Featured, Programming Club, Uncategorized »

[18 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

Garfield Team takes 3rd Place at the Fall Programming Contest!

Garfield at 2014 Fall Programming Contest (photo by Bridget Lewis)

331 students from 27 schools across the Puget Sound participated in our biannual PSCSTA Programming Contest, held on Dec 13th at UW’s Paul Allen Center & Microsoft.  Garfield had 5 teams* programming for 3 hours, and our “Frizbros” (Frisbee Brothers) team of Adrian, Halden & Brian took 3rd place in the Novice division. This was the biggest event in PSCSTA’s history as computer science’s popularity grows. The competition was part of Computer Science Education week which included …

2014 Spring Exploring CS, Beyond the Classroom, Featured »

[16 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]

 Seattle Mayor, Ed Murray, learns to Code at Garfield HS
For the 2014 Computer Science Education week, we invited Seattle Mayor, Ed Murray to join our Garfield Exploring Computer Science class for the Hour of Code.  Students shared how they are learning programming through the entertaining lessons provided by Code.org: step by step lessons with characters from Frozen, building a Flappy Game, and building Android Apps using our classroom tablets.  Additional students from Projects in CS and our Robotics team showed the Mayor how they are using these skills to create mobile Apps and design automated robots.
The …

2013 APCS, 2014 Spring Exploring CS, 2014 Spring Projects in CS, Featured »

[12 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Vintage Computer Faire is coming to Seattle! 
Presented by Living Computer Museum, this family-friendly, hands-on event is August 9, 2014 from 10am-5pm at the Living Computer Museum (2245 1st Ave S, Seattle). Admission to the Vintage Computer Faire is FREE! The day will be packed with activities for kids of all ages (0-99), telling the amazing story of the computers, from their invention to their integral role in today’s world.
Join us at the Vintage Computer Faire as we host workshops filled with educational activities and building projects; vendor booths from industry retailers and community partners; informative …

2013 APCS, Featured, Programming Club, Robotics Club »

[27 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Garfield students at CodeDay, after 24 hours of coding…

CodeDay is “a 24-hour event where students passionate about technology get together and build cool things together! You pitch ideas, form teams, and build a cool app or game over 24 hours!” And a bunch of Garfield Students attended CodeDay, hosted at Porch in Eastlake, over Memorial Day weekend from noon Saturday to noon Sunday and we had a winner, Fisher (more details later).

Rowan’s Particle Simulator: https://github.com/rowanphipps/ParticleSim

Fun photos:

2013 APCS, 2014 Spring Exploring CS, Featured »

[14 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

Free Career Summer School Classes!
For student attending a Seattle High School next school year – “rising” 9-12th, offered through our SPS Skills Centers. You can earn .5 credit!  Two sessions of full day classes from June 23- July 11 and  July 14 – July 31.
Skills Center Summer Program Classes 2014

- Digital Animation & Game Design/Cyber Camp @  Academy of Interactive Entertainment - Seattle Center Armory
Introduction to Video Game Development and Game Art. Students interested in Video Game Design, Programming, or Game Art will learn skills and about the video game industry as a career.  (Video)
- Introduction to …

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[4 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

ASB Class Elections!
Video Links: (they will only run on YouTube)

Class of 2017 Candidate Speeches (3:54)
Class of 2016 Candidate Speeches (10:28)
Class of 2015 Candidate Speeches (3:15)
ASG Candidate Speeches (16:57)

Vote online for your Class Officers at:
Note: Make sure you vote in both your class and the General ASB Elections
Elections End Friday, May 9th after Lunch.  Voting in 115a any Lunch period.
You can vote in any web browser connected to the internet by signing in with your student login, the same way you access the Source.  You can use any school computers (classroom, library, or CS lab), your …

2013 APCS, 2014 Spring Exploring CS, 2014 Spring Projects in CS, Featured »

[27 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Our Dawgbotics Team placed 1st the Puget Sound CSTA Programming Contest this past Saturday (April 26th) held at the amazing Living Computer Museum.
William, Rowan & Nathan worked together to earn 1st Place in Advanced and our top Novice team of Elias, Sasha & Mack missed 3rd place by just 15 points in the Novice competition.  Please congratulate them when you see them next – they did an outstanding job as did all our Garfield programmers.
There were a total of 50 teams and 150 students at the competition from 22 local high …

Featured, Programming Club »

[23 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

This year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House Student App Challenge.”  This new challenge is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this challenge is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to learn by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

District Winner – Display of …