Galileo Academy recognized as a Common Sense Certified School!

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Galileo Academy has been recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship!

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San Francisco, CA – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Galileo Academy as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.

 

Galileo Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

 

“We applaud the faculty and staff of Galileo Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. “Galileo Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

 

Galileo Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

 

We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School! By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.

 

To learn more about the criteria SCHOOL NAME met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification.

Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense’s education resources, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators

 

2016 Winter Concert

Galileo Academy’s 2016 Winter Concert was held Tuesday, November 29th at 6pm and Wednesday, November 30th at 10:45 am.

Great job to all of the performers- it was a fantastic way to start our winter off!

Special thanks to Mr. Taylor and Mr. Novota who directed the String Orchestra and the Piano, respectively.

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Post-Election Letter from Superintendent

Our Superintendent has some words to share with SFUSD families and students after this year’s election results.

 

Please click here to view the letter in English.

Please click here to view the letter in Arabic.

 

Please click here to view the letter in Chinese.

 

Please click here to view the letter in Spanish.

 

Please click here to view the letter in Tagalog.

Please click here to view the letter in Vietnamese.

Galileo Senior is a Finalist in 2016-17 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology!

Congratulations to Galileo senior, Selena Y. Li, who was selected as a finalist in the 2016-17 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology! This competition is regarded as one of the leading science and mathematics research-based competitions for high school students. Selena is the only finalist representing SFUSD! Congratulations and well done, Selena! Go Lions!

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PSAT Exam – Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

The PSAT Exam will be held at Galileo next Wednesday, 10/19 for all 10th graders and those 11th graders who signed up. Testing will be from 8:00 – approximately 12:30. Please get to school no later than 7:50 to check which testing room you need to report to. Rosters with testing locations will be posted at the front of the school, on the counseling office door and in front of the main office. You will not be allowed into the testing room once testing has started.

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