Category Archives: General

Doodle Music

Vi Hart

If the above is blocked at RHS, use this link: Doodle Music.

A visual and musical expression of mathematical symmetry groups. The transformations done to the video are equivalent to the transformations done to the notes.

Riders take medals at Spring ProgCon

The Spring PS CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) Programming Contest was held this past Saturday, April 28. Hosted at and sponsored by, the contest featured 26 teams (of 1 – 3 students each) from 12 area high schools competing to solve programming problems in a 3-hour, pizza-fueled mindfest.

Roosevelt fielded four teams (resplendent in green and gold) in the novice division and all of them competed admirably, going up against perennial powerhouse competitors from Lakeside, Garfield, and Tahoma high schools.

In a fantastic finish, the tremendous trio of Kevin Ault, Galen Caldwell, and Grant Price took home the Novice First Place medal. And dynamic duo Sam Dixon and Kilian Folger brought in the Novice Second Place prize.

Congratulations and way to go, Rough Riders!

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PS CSTA Spring ProgCon Lineup

Registration is now closed for the Spring PS CSTA Programming Contest, which will be held this Saturday, April 28, at the South Lake Union campus of (our sponsor for this event). Details are here:

There are a total of 26 teams from 12 area high schools in the Puget Sound region participating. Here’s the lineup:

Advanced Division

School Advisor Teams
Bellevue Senior HS Greg Kilpatrick 1
Bonney Lake HS Shannon Thissen 1
Garfield HS Earl Bergquist 3
Lakeside School Lauren Bricker 1
Mercer Island HS 1
Olympia HS Janet Stuckey 1
Tahoma Senior HS Crystal Hess 2

Novice Division

School Advisor Teams
Bonney Lake HS Shannon Thissen 3
Garfield HS Earl Bergquist 1
Holy Names Academy Sam Procopio 1
Interlake HS James Cooney 2
Issaquah HS Brett Wortzman 1
Lakeside School Lauren Bricker 1
Roosevelt HS Andrew Davidson 4
TAF Academy David Harris 2
Tahoma Senior HS Crystal Hess 1

UW Center for Game Science – Summer Internship

The Center for Game Science at the UW is looking for high school students to participate in a summer internship.

They would like a few students to come to their Center during the summer and test their games. Students will learn about the software and game development process,  game design, working in a team, how to test games, report and reproduce bugs, how to run user studies and think-alouds, how to manage online communities, and potentially gain some technical knowledge about ActionScript and Flash.

This internship is unpaid, but should be a great opportunity since the students will be working hand in hand with the team at the Center.

They are seeking students who are passionate about games, since one of their main tasks will be to test their games (currently in development at different stages) and give them feedback. No technical knowledge is required; what is required is a passion for games and computer science, a willingness to learn while having fun, reliability and a good attitude.

Interested students should email Beatrice Marx and let her know of their interest.

Jackie Robinson Day

This coming Sunday, April 15, 2012, is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. It is the 65th anniversary of Robinson, the great athlete and humanitarian, breaking the color barrier in professional sports in America.

On that day in 1947, he became the first black man to play on a major league sports team, the famed Brooklyn Dodgers. He was hired by Coach Branch Rickey, made his debut at Ebbetts Field, and changed our society forever.

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April 15, 1947
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