Career Visit – Mark Glicini
This past Friday we had the pleasure to talk with Mark Glicini, a First Team All-Decade North Jersey High School Boys Lacrosse selection for the 2010s. In 2016, as a Yale senior, Mark was selected First Team All-Ivy League, First Team All-New England, and earned All-American status as one of the top-three short-stick defensive midfielders in the country. During his career at Yale, he won 3 Ivy League Championships and was the recipient of several Yale Men’s Lacrosse awards.
Mark is an Advisory Board member for Parisi Prep and spoke to the boys about strategies on how to be successful and how to be a great teammate. Students participated in goal-setting activities and learned about the importance of having a plan and a way to measure progress towards what they pursue – whether that be athletically, academically, or personally. We are excited to build upon the lessons learned in this session with two future visits from Mr. Glicini!
In Language Arts, students continued to craft their own persuasive essay by learning about and then using the right ingredients for introductions (hook, background info, thesis statement) and body paragraphs (topic sentence, evidence, interpretation, conclusion/closing sentence). We also revisited essay research techniques, and how to properly incorporate and attribute sources within our own writing through tools such as online databases (EBSCO, LexisNexis, the CIA Factbook), high-quality sources of journalism, science journals, and other media. Students have finished Part 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird and took part in many interesting discussions about the themes and issues raised in this part of the novel. New vocabulary was introduced for a quiz next week. In addition, students workshopped their essay introductions as a group. This upcoming week, students will learn how to cite their sources through footnotes in Chicago style, will take a quiz on the new vocabulary words, and will workshop their first essay body paragraphs.
The students are currently learning the science behind health and nutrition.
The students all completed their individual research presentations and are now working in groups to continue looking into subjects that interest them.
This week, students completed a coding project where they made a laser shoot out of a person or object in their video. To accomplish this, students used repeat loops and conditional statements to hide/show the laser when certain conditions are met. Conditionals are an instrumental part of programming and a key computer science skill. Students also utilized comparison operators to set their conditions. Students created some great projects!
We completed the second class in the three-week mini-series on Effective Study Habits this week entitled Study Techniques. Student-athletes explored study techniques, based on their own personal style of learning (from class #1) and how to best create a productive study environment, also based on the personal learning style. Student-athletes were provided a study guide in order to prepare for the exam next week (class #3) and were instructed on how they study for the exam is as important (using their discovered information on their personal learning style and environment) as the correct information they provide on the exam itself. Student-athletes are engaged and seem to be enjoying this mini-series, as well as see the value to their high school and college careers.
This week the students learned the basics of preparing food for athletic events. They have been assigned to create their own pre- and post-meals for their given sports based on the book’s guidelines.
History of Philosophy & Sport
The students continue to learn the basic concepts of early philosophy through the lens of Greek civilization’s early sports and athletics. This week we reviewed an introduction to deductive arguments.