On Friday, October 31st, VAST Scholars had the opportunity to participate in several festive activities. Some scholars participated in drama and chess, and others carved pumpkins outside with their mentors. VAST also hosted special guests from Vassar UNICEF. The UNICEF members talked with ...read more
On October 17th, VAST scholars and their parents were invited to attend a Vassar College Women’s Soccer game. VAST scholars were included in the pre-game huddle with the team, and ran the sidelines during the game as ball girls! VAST thanks the Vassar Women’s Soccer and Basket ...read more
Welcome to another semester of VAST! We are so excited to work with new and returning scholars and mentors this fall. To start off the semester, VAST held a Fall Field Day event, which included snacks and games. The scholars and mentors had tons of fun partaking in fall festivities and get ...read more
Hello Everybody!! I’m Seung Baang and I’m from a neighborhood in Denver, Co. called Montbello. Bellos!!!! Anyways, when I was growing up, I was bored sometimes in school. I went to the Montbello library and checked out a chess book because I’ve seen chess before but never ...read more
On 10/10/14 for VAST, the VAST Scholars came to Kenyon Hall to participate in volleyball and squash. As mentors we usually go over to Poughkeepsie Middle School classrooms. But this time, the Scholars came over to Vassar COllege!! Here are a couple pictures of the girls learning how to pla ...read more
Poughkeepsie Middle School has released the Honor Roll list for first quarter! Most of our scholars made the honor roll this quarter. That is a huge achievement and a great way to start off the school year. Check out the chart below to see how many of our students are listed on the honor r ...read more
In the art activity, the scholars get to try their hand at being artists. They can paint or use magazines to create collages. Check out some of the work they have made: Thank you to our mentor Kristen who taught the Art Activity every Friday. She displayed great patience and allowed the s ...read more
On Tuesday November 12, VAST hosted a family event about the wonders of science. Vassar College Chemistry Professor Christopher Smart led a demonstration teaching chemistry concepts to the scholars. Professor Smart was very dynamic and fun to watch. The show ended with ice cream for the au ...read more
VAST kicked off the school year with an ice cream social event at Vassar College for parents and families to come learn about the program. We were lucky enough to get an ice cream donation from Stewart’s Shops for everyone to enjoy. We had an incredible turnout- over 25 families came ...read more
To celebrate the end of the 2012-2013 school year, VAST had two final celebrations. On May 6, the last day of VAST, we had an 8th Grade Graduation ceremony. We handed out certificates to the 6th and 7th graders to thank them for participating in VAST this year, and we gave special certific ...read more
On May 1, 2013, VAST had a Field Day to give our mentors and scholars a chance to have fun together. The scholars had the option to play kickball, play basketball, do gymnastics, or play board games with the Vassar students. Plus we all enjoyed freeze pops! It was a great way to build comm ...read more
Even though the summer is sadly coming to an end, I can’t wait to see everyone’s lovely faces at VAST this fall. Keep checking the blog for updates on Fall 2013 applications. The first day of VAST will be Monday, September 23. Just a taste of what is to come this semeste ...read more
Watch the video below to see two of our scholars, Chanda and Victoria, working together to build a snap circuit. Chanda reads the directions aloud to Victoria so they can map the circuit together and figure out how electricity works. Video IBM 12-9 IWEBIX Webdesign
In the video featured below, watch one of our mentors, Nathan, demonstrate public speaking skills to students in the Debate Activity. In addition to running Debate, Nathan is a Head Mentor for the 6th graders in Room 115, the Awesome Rockets. Video Debate 11-22
Poughkeepsie Middle School and Vassar College working together!
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