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Art and Photography Students Visit The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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The week before Thanksgiving break, art and photography students took a field trip and visited The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. The museum, which opened in 1936, is one of the country’s finest art museums and has spectacular collections. In particular, its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, African Art and Faberge Imperial Easter Eggs are of special note.

Photography students concentrated on photographing the museum’s architecture and collections. Art students additionally were lucky enough to also view a special exhibit of renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work. Chihuly is a cutting edge glass sculptor of great fame and admiration; a chance to see his extraordinary, large installations was a rare treat.

Go here to view pictures of the trip.

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November 26, 2012 at 1:03 PM

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MMe Coscia Visits French III Class

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Mme Coscia, has generously visited MSA’s French III Class on two occasions. The first delightful visited included a lesson  about Corsica and Corsican society and history. Based on her travels, Mme Coscia was able to impart a wonderful sense of culture and Corsican way of life.

She also shared her knowledge of French bulldogs, which was both informative and delightful.

Lastly, Mme Coscia introduced a book that the class had just started reading, Le Petit Nicolas, and read an excerpt from the book in French.

MSA would like to thank Mme Coscia for sharing her knowledge, time and kind wit in helping to educate our French students!

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November 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

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The Second Annual Robotics Competition

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The second annual Robotics Competition was held on Thursday afternoon, October the 26th .    The Robotics Program has grown to the point that Miller can support two teams allowing more students to participate in the designing, building and programming of robots.  It also allows us to host a competition between the two teams as the final event of the fall season.  The competition also gives the program a chance to show the student body and community the robots in action.   The Red Team of Alex Chan and Max Collins, the primary designers and builders of the red robot, took on the more experienced Blue Team of Jason Liu, Vicki Ao and new member Feier Chen.  The competition was broken into three ten minute task oriented sessions.  The Blue team won the first session, the Red Team, by a slim margin, the second and Red team won the contest by handily outscoring the Blue team in the final session

The other student members of the program, David Wu, Ryan Liu, Little Jason Liu, John Capaccio, and Ethan Wu worked with Mr. Gottlob to build the arena and construct the task framework for the competition.  The tasks, rules and guidelines for the competition are provided by First Tech.  Using the –First Tech guidelines allows us to measure our robots against a national standard.  Enjoy the video and pictures!

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November 8, 2012 at 1:12 PM

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