Success in the Panhellenic Student Chemistry Competition for the A’ High School Class

Congratulations to our student Drakoulakou Georgia for the 11th place in the Panhellenic Student Chemistry Competition (1,770 participants)! Georgia was within the top 1% of the score (score 80-90%).

Congratulations also to ten more of our students who were within the 16% of the score. Those are Stamatiadi Sofia, Zotou Elisavet-Spyridoula, Soulimiotis Dimitris, Fragkaki Theodora, Mavroukaki-Karagkouni Konstantina, Karanika Antigoni-Maria, Papadimitriou Artemis-Melina, Tsakonas Panagiotis-Marios, Zacharopoulos Stavros, Christakis Emmanouil.

Our students’ preparation was realized by the school teacher Dr. C. Aggelidou (Chemistry teacher).

The Headmaster

Best Practices – Benchmarking

The Greek language teacher Ms. Kalypso Lazou-Balta of Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna attended the in-service training seminar entitled «Best Practices – Benchmarking» in Helsinki, Finland, and in Tallinn, Estonia, from 15 until 21 April 2018. The course was offered by «Euneos Corporation». For the application and dissemination of the acquired knowledge, she has realized the following activities:

  1. By applying the seminar teaching principles, she designed a lesson about the unit «Themes for Discussion» from the «Kinds of Biography» chapter for the lesson of Modern Greek Language in the B’ Class of the High School and she conducted it in a group of B’ class students of the school on 21 May 2018. The lesson was attended by other teachers of our school. The lesson plan, written in the Greek language, follows: Ετεροπαρατήρηση Σχέδιο Διδασκαλίας
  2. During the final training of Teachers for Europe (T4E) of Athens Secondary Education for the school year 2017-2018, Ms. Kalypso Lazou-Balta, T4E Ambassador of Athens Secondary Education, made a presentation about the seminar content she attended. The presentation was entitled «Best Practices – Benchmarking». Here is the event programme in the Greek language Πρόγραμμα Τελικής Επιμόρφωσης
    and her PowerPoint presentation in the Greek language as well Best Practices Benchmarking.

Distinctions in the Panhellenic Physics Competition “Aristoteles 2018”

The School Principal and the School Teachers congratulate the students of the B’ Class of our High School on their distinction in the Panhellenic Physics Competition:
Christos-Aggelos Konidas (2nd prize, 14th place out of 749 participants)
Panagiotis Papadopoulos (2nd prize, 16th place)
Athanasios Fokaidis-Psyllas (honorable mention, 56th place)
Konstantinos Safos (honorable mention, 59th place)

We also wish to congratulate the students of the A’ Class of our High School on their distinction in the same competition:
Achilleas Zorzos (3rd prize, 47th place among 2,100 participants)
Stefanos Xasteroulias (honorable mention, 77th place)

It is also noted that this year our student from the C’ Class Georgios Kotis was also distinguished in the same competition (45th place).

School teachers’ training by participants in the Erasmus+ KA1 Action

On Monday, 14 May 2018, between 13:15 and 14:15, the team members of the Erasmus+ Action1/KA1, School Education sector, entitled «The European innovation as a training subject for the Greek education staff» for the year 2017 informed their colleagues about the content of the seminars they attended in other European countries.

      

   

The project participants, Ms. Argyri Panagiota, Mrs. Arnaouti Eirini, Mr. Tzelepis Alkiviadis, Mr. Chasapis Sotirios and Ms. Lazou-Balta Kalypso trained their colleagues about subjects of educational innovation, acting in this way as multipiers of the acquired knowledge of the semimars they attended.

The speakers’ presentations in the Greek language follow:

ΚΑ1+GBL – ενδοεπιμόρφωση

Ενδοεπιμόρφωση Ευαγγελικής Erasmus+ ΚΑ1

Best Practices Benchmarking

Game-Based Learning Course about Theory and Practice of Serious Games

The maths teacher Ms. Panagiota Argyri and the English teacher Mrs. Eirini Arnaouti of Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna attended the in-service training seminar entitled «Game-Based Learning Course about Theory and Practice of Serious Games» in Helsinki, Finland, and in Tallinn, Estonia, from 22 until 28 April 2018. The course was offered by «Euneos Corporation». For the application and dissemination of the acquired knowledge, they have realized the following activities:

  1. Ms. Panagiota Argyri, by applying the seminar teaching principles, designed a lesson about the use of Triseum Variant Limits digital educational game for the lesson of mathematics in the B’ Class of the High School and she conducted it in a group of B’ class students of the school on 11 May 2018. The lesson was attended by other maths teachers of our school. The lesson plan follows: Teaching Mathematics via Educational Games
  2. Mrs. Eirini Arnaouti, by applying the seminar teaching principles, designed and implemented, in collaboration with the school Chemistry teacher Mrs. Chrysi Aggelidou, a cross-curricular creative project entitled “Creation of Taboo Board Game about Biochemistry themes in the English Language”, which was realised by a group of the B’ Class of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna during April-May 2018. The last lesson, which consisted of the project presentation, was attended by teachers and students of our school on 22 May 2018. The project plan follows in the Greek language: Παιγνιώδης μάθηση - ετεροπαρατήρηση
  3. Ms. Panagiota Argyri and Mrs. Eirini Arnaouti, in collaboration with teachers from other European countries that participated in this seminar, made a post with a video regarding the importance of their training on the STEM Discovery Week 2018 blog. The post and the video can be visited on the following addresses:                    http://sdw-blog.eun.org/2018/04/28/training-courses-ka1-for-professional-develpment/                                                                           https://www.youtube.com/playlist?ist=PLtA54levDap3DZT8rTksVoYzqXsldHIhu  A relevant post was also made on the European Schoolnet facebook account:https://www.facebook.com/european.schoolnet/videos/1636287353133468
  4. Ms. Panagiota Argyri made posts on the STEM Discovery Week 2018 blog regarding this training seminar before leaving (see here) and after returning and implementing game-based learning in her teaching practice (see here). Furthermore, she also realised a relevant webinar entitled «It’s a game changer!» on Scientix portal (see here).

Success in the Panhellenic Chemistry Student Competition for the B’ High School Class

We congratulate our student Athanasios Fokaidis-Psyllas on his 5th place in the Panhellenic Chemistry Competition (1611 participants).

Athanasios will be awarded a prize for his achievement by the Greek Chemists’ Association and will participate in the National Team that will represent Greece in the Chemistry Olympiad!

We also want to congratulate eight more of our students who were among the 16% of the highest scores: Christos Aggelos Konidas, Chrysoula Panigyraki, Maria Perra, Dimitris Paizis-Radoicovic, Isavella Papadopoulou, Alexandros Georgoulias, Ariadne Skopeliti and Daphne-Georgia Psaraki.

Moreover, congratulations to their teacher Dr. Christodoulos Makedonas for the knowledge he offers them and the love for chemistry he has transmitted to them.

The School Principal

Success in the last stage of the 30th Panhellenic Informatics Competition

The School Principal and the School Teachers congratulate the students Charilaos Pipis, Evangelos Pipis and Kristian Safta.

Evangelos Pipis and Charilaos Pipis got the 1st and 2nd place respectively in the third and fourth stage of the 30th Panhellenic Informatics Competition and will represent Greece in the next Informatics Olympiad.

Kristian Safta got the 29th place on a national level.

Congratulations to our students because we know that their distinction is the result of very hard work!

Art and Technology Exhibition

Photographs of our students’ works in the Art and Technology Exhibition in the seat of the Imvrians’ Association in Athens, in Nea Smyrni, which will last until the 3rd of May 2018, 18:00 – 21:00.

The exhibition was organised by the Secondary School teachers Mr. Diamantis, Mrs. Papadaki and Mrs. Kopteridou, some of whom also work in the High School.

             

       

Our school in Athens Science Festival 2018

Some days ago Athens Science Festival 2018 finished. It took place between 24 and 29 April in Technopolis, City of Athens.

Some of our students participated in this feast of science. They represented, apart from our school, the Regional Department of Attica and Cyclades of the Greek Chemists’ Association.

More precisely, on Thursday 26/4 our students Isavella Papadopoulou, Myrto Papadopoulou, Evangelia Theodoratou, Christos Karaoglanis, Konstantina Mavroukaki-Karagkouni, Georgia Xagorari, Aikaterina Papatheodorou, Athanasia Sousani, Varvara Karyoti, Andriana Katsabani and Olga Kladi-Morfi, accompanied by the school Chemistry teacher Mr. Christodoulos Makedonas as well as the school Vice-Principal Mr. Sotirios Chasapis, conducted experiments entitled “Exploiting solar energy with the help of fruits and vegetables of the Greek land”.

For this event, our students constructed DSSC (Dye Sensitized Solar Cells) and studied various natural dyes as sensitizing agents.  Furthermore, they also conducted one more experiment, with which they revealed the role of the intermolecular powers while mixing solutions of different solvents.

Among the visitors was the previous and currently retired Biology teacher of our school, Mrs. Nikoletta Moschopoulou.

Congratulations to our students and their teacher, Dr. Christodoulos Makedonas.

Second place in the Panhellenic Competition CanSat In Greece!

For the second year, the student team of Evangeliki Model High School “Polyclitus” got the second place in the space science competition CanSat In Greece.

 

The students were awarded their prize by the Dean of the Electrical Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens, Professor Nektarios Kozyris.

The team members were:

From A’ Class: Margaritis Christos, Pipis Evangelos

From B’ Class: Petropoulakis Michail, Raptopoulos Petros, Konidas Christos Aggelos, Papanikolopoulos Gerasimos, Tsakonas Georgios, Tsakonas Vasileios, Papadopoulos Panagiotis, Fokaidis – Psyllas Athanasios, Soulantikas Georgios.

Team leader was the C’ Class student Charilaos Pipis and supervising teachers Ms. Sofia Gourna and Mr. Christos Fanidis.

This is the second consecutive year that the competition CanSat In Greece was organised. Our last year’s team also got the 2nd place in the same Panhellenic competition for the school year 2016 – 2017 (http://www.corallia.org/el/si-news/si-cluster-news/3804-cansat-in-greece.html).

This year’s team was selected among the 10 that finally participated (https://goo.gl/Rggimd) in the Panhellenic competition 2017 – 2018 among 36 teams that applied on a national level. The selection was made according to the originality of the mission and the feasibility of its realisation in the framework of a student competition.

CanSat In Greece is the national preliminary competition for the participation in the corresponding European competition organised by ESA (European Space Agency).

CanSat  is a space science competition, where the participating teams have to construct an original satellite in the size of a can. This satellite has to be launched at the height of 1000 metres and during its descent, it has to commit a mission that students design and realize on their own, along with a compulsory mission, determined by the organisers.

Both missions focused on data collection by using electronic sensors and their radio-transmission to the base station on the ground. Both the base station and the satellite are controlled by an Arduino microprocessor. The whole design and realization follows the modern teaching approach of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).

For the final score, two intermediary controls through a Skype interview with the students, two construction reports and the critics’ final score were taken into consideration.

We thank Abbott Hellas Laboratories, our school Parents and Custodians’ Association and “The Drag Store” company for the construction of the carbon fiber shield.

Here you can see some photographs of the whole project: