Saturday, October 21, 2006

SAMS student experiments with VFX!

This short clip is an example of the 'early work' of one of our SAMS 8th Grade students, Howard. He's been experimenting with CGI (computer generated imaging) and stop-motion FX. Way to go, Howard - we love your work!

SAMScast wows international podcasters

This week SAMScast was recognized by members of the international educational podcasting community. This Wikispaces page on Podcasting features SAMScast along with podcasts from the Niles Township HS District and The International School of Dhaka, Bangladesh in their "What does Podcasting look like?" selection. SAMScast received a "Wow!" rating from the creators of the site. Thanks for the recognition of a group effort from SAMS.

Our tags/labels are also currently spreading across Technorati and Icerocket and Newfrequency.

Friday, October 20, 2006

SAMS orchestras at the International Fair! (2006)

On October 14, 2006, SAMS Orchestras dazzled audiences at the SAS International Fair. Watch "Born to be Wild!" (Conducted by Mr. Beerman), and "Mission Impossible" (Conducted by Miss Siew). Awesome!

Why you can't trust your PC's spellchecker!

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It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it's weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.

Vivien's "Anti-Smokers" website

Check out Vivien's "Anti-Smokers" website, hosted by the one and only Ms. Against Smoking.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Dance Club - For the Love of Dance (2005)

Watch this performance from the SAMS Dance Club!
Choreography: Belle Santos. Video: Andy Marks.

6th Grade Overnighter (2006)

The 6th Grade Overnighter is a great SAMS tradition to welcome our new students into our school. Producer: Andy Marks.

KT's "Smoking Stubs Lives" website

KT's Smoking Stubs Lives website is a great place to get the facts on smoking. It's also the very first student website to go into the SAMScast directory!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Health - Smoking is Stupid! by Nick and Doug (2006)

Join Doug and Nick on this exploration of the dangers of smoking!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

SAMS GOOF OLYMPICS (2005) Part 1/3 - Goofy Games!

The annual Goof Olypics is another spectacular SAMS tradition! It's a great day of team building and crazy fun. Producer: Andy Marks (Parts 1-3).

SAMS GOOF OLYMPICS (2005) Part 2/3 - The Fight Songs!

Along with the rainbow of team colors that you'll see at the Goof Olympics, you'll also enjoy the weird and wonderful 'fight songs!'

SAMS GOOF OLYMPICS (2005) Part 3/3 - Protecting the Egg!

Each Goof Olympics team must protect a raw egg as they take part in all of this crazy team building action ;-)

SAMScast - Student Montage (2006)

A brief, albeit exhilarating journey through the faces of the student body at SAMS. Created by Andy Marks.

Monday, October 16, 2006

7th Grade China Alive! Beijing (2005) Part 1/3

Part 1 documents our plane journey, eating Beijing duck, and the start of our trek on the Great Wall of China. Produced by Andy Marks.

7th Grade China Alive! Beijing (2005) Part 2/3

Join the 7th Grade on the Great Wall of China; Tiananmen Square; tasting different type of delicacies, and taking a Hutong Tour of Beijing. Produced by Andy Marks.

7th Grade China Alive! Beijing (2005) Part 3/3

Join our 7th Grade students for a martial arts class at the the Temple of Heaven, and some random footage from the train. Produced by Andy Marks.

7th Grade Oriental Green Boat Bonding Day (2006)

This is the first of Mr. Marks' great presentations to appear on SAMScast! Join our 7th Grade students and teachers for a great day of fun and team building.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

SAMS TV - The Lost Footage (2003)

The episode features footage that was lost on digital video tape, then reconstructed into a show in 2003. Since then "The Lost Footage" has been, well, lost again! Yet another dusty artifact from the SAMS media archives.

SAMS TV - The New Crew (2004)

So what do you do if you're new to SAMS? Well, PALS (Peers and Leaders) invite you to a pizza party to break the ice.

Meet the Notables! (2005) Part 1

Join this year's 8th Grade students for a wild ride through history. This is their 6th Grade "Meet the Notables" project, presented in 3 parts.

Meet the Notables! (2005) Part 2

Part 2 of 2005's "Meet the Notables!" epic from the 6th Grade.

Meet the Notables! (2005) Part 3

The final installment of the 6th Grade "Meet the Notables" fair from 2005!
Apologies to Leena for misspelling her name in the credits.