Lange Nacht der Mathematik
Last Friday, November 24th 2023, more than 30 students from years 10 to 13 arrived at school at 20:00 PM and engaged in an exciting night solving math problems until 8:00 AM on Saturday. Here is a short graphic insight on our participation for the first time in the “Lange Nacht der Mathematik”! (link to https://www.mathenacht.de)
Welcome to an hour of best soothing entertainment in the dark season.
Art and theater trip (Y8/9 and IB13) to Morawa Castle, Polands Morawa, Polen
From November 8 to 12, 2023, 6 middle school students from years 8/9 and 9 upper school students from the IB13 Visual Arts course traveled to Morawa Castle in Lower Silesia, Poland, to work intensively on theater and art projects. The students met Polish peers from nearby Swidnica, with whom they worked as a team on their productions. This year, the theme of all the workshops was "A Different World". Under the direction of Bernard Szulc, who also organized the entire project trip to Poland, the middle school students from the NMS and the Polish partner school created small theater scenes that were performed at the end.
"De-fashioning Education" workshop at the UdK
On 15 September 2023, Mr Wingerath and Ms Baumann's advanced art class took part in "De-fashioning Education" at the UdK to learn more about sustainable fashion and recycling old clothes into new pieces.
A week before the excursion, we were given the choice between two workshops: Stitch N’ Bitch or Cradle to Cradle.
On the day of the event, we met at 11 a.m. in front of the UdK Fashion building. Once everyone had gathered, we entered the building and received our workshop wristbands. Finding the workshop room was straightforward, as many of us had participated in a three-day workshop at UdK just a few months prior.
The workshop commenced with a presentation by the two organizers, who shared insights into their backgrounds and what inspired them to start the workshop.
Celebrating the First NMS Integration Bee
Recently, in an adapted from MIT integral calculus competition, our students from Abitur and IB have come together for the first event of this kind at our school. Coming head-to-head with others in solving definite and indefinite integrals, the Chaotic Integrators team won!
It was great to see the school community, including teachers and spectators from different grades, come together to enjoy Math! The participants improved their Integration skills, and many said that the event was much better than they expected. See the pictures attached above!
This is a stepping stone in fostering a thriving Math culture at NMS, through events, competitions, and regular club meetings that contribute to helping students gain confidence in the classroom, solve exciting Math puzzles, and take part in various competitions.
If you want to see events like this thrive in our school community, get involved in an existing initiative of the Maths department. We are grateful to the Friends for their support in this and other activities organized by the department.
rstützung bei dieser und anderen vom Fachbereich organisierten Aktivitäten sehr dankbar.
On October 6th, our students participated in a "Terry-Fox-Run" at NMS.
We named this run after Terry Fox, a Canadian, who was diagnosed with cancer when he was 19 years old. Despite his diagnosis, Terry Fox ran all across Canada in order to raise donations for cancer research. In order to honor his legacy and continue to raise donations, schools in Canada have a "Terry-Fox-Run" each year.
Important school updates
We are pleased to announce that there is a new initiative for a school magazine for our school. You can find the first issue under this link: https://sites.google.com/view/the-nms-gazette/home
Written all over their faces
The students of 9a have a lot "written on their faces" - in this case, song lyrics or lines that the portrayed students have chosen. Fascinating self-portraits in writing have been created at the beginning of this school year 2023_2024, which show a high sensitivity and expressiveness.
Enclosed is a small selection...enjoy!