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Arts News, January 30

Kurt Robinson, innovation and art teacher
January 30, 2020

Back to the Future

Using Microsoft MakeCode Arcade which is a web-based code editor, middle school students in the games programming arts elective are creating retro arcade games. We have delved into six of the most common level design patterns present in 2D videogames. Who needs 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) when you can create a game with a screen size of 160×120 pixels and 16 available colors? Although it might seem simple this 2D game engine has sprites, platformer-style collisions, tile maps, and particle systems. Students are learning how hard it is to program a simple 2D game and gaining an appreciation of how much thought goes into creating one level of the games they like to play.

By John O'Neill, director of athletics |

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Coach Tzelnic took the helm of the boys’ varsity basketball team three years ago. That team started a pair of sixth graders, lost Friday Night Hoops by 20 points, and finished their season with a 2-6 record. Fast forward to…

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Eighth Graders Share Original Poems After a week of learning about and experimenting with the Shakespearean sonnet, the modern English ghazal, and contemporary free verse poetry, eighth graders worked hard this week on crafting their poetry portfolios that touch on…

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February 2, 2024

Pre-k Welcomes Guests for Lunar New Year Celebration On Wednesday, our pre-kindergarten classes were joined by the parents of Averie, Oliver, William, and Zachary for a celebration of the Lunar New Year! We learned all about foods with special meaning…

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

February 2, 2024

Belmont Day’s girls’ basketball program recorded a pair of wins against Nashoba Brooks this week, improving their combined record to an impressive 11-0. The junior varsity team continued its torrid pace by doubling up Nashoba Brooks. Relying on strong defense…
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