The Science Leadership Academy at Beeber is a second campus of The Science Leadership Academy, an inquiry-driven, project-based public school focused on 21st century learning. The Science Leadership Academy at Beeber opened its doors on September 9, 2013 as a high school and will welcome the first class of 5th graders in September 2018.
SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
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We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of 5 SLA Beeber students who received recognition at the regional Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. We are so proud of all who entered the competition! Students who placed in the competition include:
Charles Hart - “Gold Key” Award in Critical Essay for his essay “How Has History Led to the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict?”
Umme Orthy - “Silver Key” Award in Science Fiction and Fantasy for her story “Expedition of Transformation”
Dell Caldera - “Silver Key” Award in Dramatic Script for their script “The Void God’s Shared Dream”
Aniya Staley - Honorable Mention in Poetry for her poem “My Philadelphia, My Future”
Mariatu Fayia - Honorable Mention in Personal Essay and Memoir for her essay “Inside Scoop”
This was the beginning of a new year A year we thought would be filled with new beginnings New hope, new joy, new love Instead, we got an outbreak of a horrid disease Bodies dropping even more rapidly
Our hearts filled with fear instead of love Everyone filled with sadness, depression, and anger instead of joy The world was going in a nonstop spiral There were no new beginnings, even when the outbreak slowed down For the world was stuck in a chaotic spiral and so were we
There was one small thing that remained, Hope This was all we seemed to hold on to even through the police brutality We as a whole wanted the pandemic to end We as a whole believed it would stop one day We as a whole wanted a better future than living with masks No matter what we never let them go because we knew The whole world knew that it was the last piece of humanity we had Hope? U say, yes hope. Police brutality is what we have to blame, really ourselves The pain and suffering caused us to lose sight of our humanity Luckily for us hope is what’s left of it
JANUARY 6TH 2021
I am not at all surprised, to say the least,
These people act like animals but say we’re beasts,
They live their lives facing no repercussions,
Then turn around and put us in coffins,
What we did was exist in their world,
It’s our fault for the hate that they give,
It is unfair of course and it seems to be,
None of them see wrong, only people like me.
When we do it for a valid cause,
They kill us and exploit the flaws,
When they do it for unjust situations,
They’re just expressing themselves and we should have patience,
Honestly, I am tired of waiting,
We have been treated unjustly for generations,
We fight and fight but it doesn’t end,
It seems we have done all we can,
Still, we fight with all our might so our children do not experience,
The cycle of torture we endure from those who act imperiously.
Where do we go from here?
Where do we go now that our life is taken over by a virus?
Where do we go now that we can’t go outside without a mask?
Where do we go now that we can’t gather with our loved ones?
Where do we go now that people around us are dying from a fatal cough?
Where do we go now that our schools are shut down?
Where do we go now racism is at an all-time high?
Where do we go now when our president openly condones it?
Where do we go now that our Capitol can be walked into like a hotel?
With no reset button for our country I ask,
Where do we go from here?