Apostolos Panagiotopoulos (12th grade) who will staff the National Team and will represent Greece in the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad to be held in Thailand (July 2015)
10th grade of the Schools A. Zevgaridou was accepted to the Drawing Intensive program of Brown University in the US to be held from July 13th to 31st 2015. The program is aimed at students interested in drawing and doesn’t require a specific level of expertise to join. During the program, drawing lessons by certified teachers who will help students to build their own portfolio will be conducted. The program invites students to design a variety of things, such as the human form and architectural structures, which will help both their imagination and their inclination in a particular artistic sector.
The 11th grade students of the Schools C. Vafeiadis, A. Dimitriou, T. Zikouli and A. Vardou were accepted by the Economic Bocconi University in Italy (Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi), to attend the summer program «Discover Your Talent - Summer Week »organized from June 30th to July 2nd at its premises in Milan. Students will be given the opportunity to attend courses of economic theory, law, mathematics and business administration and get to know the University curriculum.
Five 11th grade students of the Schools excelled in the 4th National Philosophical Essay Competition organized by the University of Patra in cooperation with the Greek Philosophical Society (GPS) and the Centre for Greek Studies (Greece) Harvard (KES) and with the support of the Panhellenic Association of Scholars (PAS). The competition took place on February 7th, 2015 in the 31st GEL Harilaou. Specifically, the students:
Nineteen (19) Mandoulides Schools’ students qualified for the final phase of the student competition «LYSIAS 2015».
Out of these students, the following ranked first in their grade:1st place nationally: Magkas Stylianos (5th grade)
3rd place nationally: Rafail Tsiamis (9th grade)
The students that qualified for the final phase were:
On Monday, April 27th, 2015 Mandoulides Schools’ 3rd Spelling Contest «Eugene the Grammar Enthusiast» was held at the Schools’ Cultural and Sports Center. The three grades of the Junior High School participated in the competition and students from each class competed with one another after having been selected in the preliminary phase. All students attended the process with great interest and through the "game" and fair play, they were stimulated by the spelling of Greek words.
During the three days of the competition, which took place with the approval of the Ministry of Culture and Education, from April 23rd to 25th, 2015, students of the schools that took part were able to express themselves artistically and look for creative and constructive communication channels.
Student R. Tsiamis was chosen to staff the national team that will represent Greece in the 19th Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad to be held in June 2015 in Serbia.
11th grade student G. Papachatzakis was chosen to staff the Olympic Astronomy - Astrophysics team that will represent Greece in the 9th International Olympiad in Astronomy - Astrophysics from July 26th - August 4th, 2015 in Indonesia.
With the slogan "Nothing is given free in life! Everything is conquered with courage and effort!!!", members of the hearing impaired community exchanged views with 4th-6th grade students of the Elementary School, at the second meeting held within the program "We talk about us".
Seven (7) Mandoulides Schools students, out of a total of 27 students from all over Greece, qualified for the final phase of the 27th National Computer Science Competition. The students who were successful will participate in the CAMP and claim a place in the National Computer Science team.Students who received distinctions are:
18 Mandoulides Schools’ Junior and Senior High School students participated in the 7th Computer Science student conference held in the "Planetarium" of the Science Center and Technology Museum "NOESIS" from April 21st to 23rd 2015. Students presented five Computer Science projects, out of which three were selected to be presented on the main stage, two were selected to appear in the e-poster show and one of them was presented in RoboLand.
Mandoulides Schools students I. Vounotrypidou, K. Dervisopoulos, S. Mpampanatsi and M.-E. Sotiroglou (11th grade), participated in the student video creation competition «The Holocaust and Greek Jews», organized by the General Secretariat for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Education and the Jewish Museum of Greece. Their video «Rozina, Robbie, Fernandez» was ranked within the first 5 (no definitive classification) and the above students will go to the National Museum and the Museum of Auschwitz in Poland on 01-03 May 2015 accompanied by the supervising professor, Mr. Dimitris Chatzakis.
11th grade student S. Zafeiriadis ranked 2nd in the National Young Adults Literary Competition for Short Stories and Poetry "Grigoris Pentzikis" with his poem "Chara-zo?". The competition was organized by the Directorate of Secondary Education of Drama, the Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education AMTh, the Municipality of Drama and the Scientific and Cultural Association educ@tional cycle, with the approval of the Ministry of Education.
Within the framework of the program "Vivlioparees" fourth grade students Schools greeted Sakis Serefas, author of state prize children's book winner "A dinosaur on my balcony" (Patakis publications). Children mentally toured streets and monuments of Thessaloniki, admired the city and traveled to another era on the back of a dinosaur ... because with a little imagination anything is possible! In the end, the students offered their creations to the author and sang a song they had composed.
Mandoulides Schools’ 9th grade Student V. Mylona was awarded the gold medal in the National Competitions between Tae Kwon Do teams of HANTH.
Mandoulides Schools students participated in the qualifying matches of the competition “F1 in Schools in Greece” that took place at Fryganioti Schools. The Schools’ “Infinite Racing” team, having overcome difficulties that characterize such matches qualified for the national finals, by occupying the third place among the 15 teams participating in the competition. The next goal is to establish a position for the World Final in Singapore. The national finals will be held in Thessaloniki in Greek-American Anatolia College on 24-25 April 2015.
Exceptional distinctions were awarded to Junior-Senior High School students in the Panhellenic Forensics Association Tournament, held on the premises of Mandoulides Schools’ Junior-Senior High School, winning the 3rd place nationwide and the third cup, after St. Catherine's British School (1st place) and St. Lawrence College (2nd place), leaving behind them in 4th place HAEF - Athens Psychiko College received the 4th place, Pierce-The American College of Greece the 5th position, Moraitis School the 6th place and Anatolia College the 7th.
In the 3rd European Mathematical Cup-EMC Junior and Senior category organized annually by the Croatian Union "Talented Youth Mathematics Marin Getaldić», http://emc.mnm.hr, 19 students of Mandoulides Schools participated on Sunday, December 7th, 2014. In the Junior category 125 students from nine countries participated and in the Senior category 74 students from 10 countries. The students who distinguished themselves are:
Mandoulides Schools students have a tradition of distinguishing themselves in computer science competitions both at the national level and in the Balkan and Global Informatics Olympiads. This year the Mandoulides Schools students, took part in the 27th National Computer Science Competition, involving high school students from all over Greece and, in the third Phase a total of 14 students of our Schools passed. Successful students will compete for a position in the National Computer Science team by participating in Phase 3 of the Contest, to be held Sunday, April 5th, 2015. Students who distinguished themselves are:
In an event organized by the International Organization LIONS CLUB to present awards to the best posters on "Peace, Love, Understanding", our student D. Kalfopoulos was awarded as having created the best work of the school.
On Sunday, March 15th, 2015, fifth and sixth grade elementary school students from the prefecture of Thessaloniki attended the program Young Scientists that was held on Mandoulides Schools’ premises. Under the program, students had the opportunity to participate in Biology, Physics and Chemistry workshops, where they combined learning with fun.
In the context of the literary program "Vivlioparees", the author Dionysis Leimonis visited Mandoulides Schools on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 and chatted with 5th & 6th grade students. On the occasion of the book “The seventeenth box” (Patakis publications), our students had the opportunity to get to know the author and to exchange views on the always relevant issue of the Elgin Marbles.
With great joy, 3rd grade students greeted the author Eleni Dikaiou, who visited our Schools as part of the literary educational program "Vivlioparees". Accompanied by music, they presented the story of Jason and the Argonauts to her and shared with her a few moments from the legend. They then followed the author to the unique paths of mythology and in the end, they wished her "Good luck!" on her candidacy for the International Andersen Award.
The author Eleni Dikaiou, nominated for the Andersen 2016 award, met with her young friends on Sunday, 8th March 2015 and introduced them to Polykarpos, the lucky ladybug whose adventures she recounted. In a warm atmosphere, both children and adults had fun through a game of “hidden bug” and got to know the renowned writer and part of her work.
On Saturday, 7th March 2015 the 2nd Rhetoric Speech in French Student Meeting, "Conseil des Jeunes Citoyens", organized by Delasal college took place. In the event, 10 schools, private and public from Athens and Thessaloniki participated. In the 2nd Rhetoric Speech in French Student Meeting, a team of five students from the Junior and Senior High School took part. Students competed in Impromptu and Debate and received the following distinctions:
On Saturday, 7th March 2015, 3rd grade students visited the bookstore Konstantinidis and, with author Maria Aggelidou as a guide, travelled through time and history. On the occasion of the book "Stories told by light", students presented a theatrical event, and, through interacting with the author, discovered that history class can be enjoyable through literature!
Mandoulides Schools participated in the 1st Student Conference of UNESCO, which took place at Fryganioti Schools on 6th - 7th March 2015. The main subject of the conference was the monuments of our country. Senior High School students from Northern Greece and Athens attended the conference. This conference discussed various issues on the cultural monuments of our country and the Commissions reached conclusions which then the presidents and secretaries wrote down and presented to the theatre before all.
11th grade student P. Ketsetsidis participated in the 6th Winter Computer Camp 2015 (WCC-2015) organized by the Institute of Physics and Technology in the city Dolgoprundy in Moscow. The camp is aimed at students in upper grades and included daily study for competitions, preparation for the final of the Moscow Open Olympiad, preparation for the finals of national Olympiads in programming and mathematics and lectures by employees in the IT industry. P. Ketsetsidis was invited and participated in the camp, after being selected through his participation in an online qualifier selection contest.
On Friday, March 6th 2015, the Trade Fair Student Virtual Enterprise was held once more within the framework of the program under the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA). Our school participated with the enterprise Step N Safe ™, which managed to impress both the public and the judges with the highly intelligent answers to their trick questions, with its technical knowledge and the product itself (mat-alarm).
The Mixed Ensemble "timbre" of Mandoulides, consisting of the Orchestra and Choir Schools participated in the 4th International Music Festival in Rome, Italy. The festival was not of a competitive character. Both the Opening Ceremony, which was held in the Pantheon, and the concert in the hall "Auditorium Due Pini" were crowned with great success and received excellent reviews from the public and from other ensembles from Bulgaria, Ireland, Switzerland and Cyprus.
4th - 6th grade students attended a special event dedicated to stray animals, as part of the program "We talk about us". Members of the group Kynagon Positive Dog Training, a team that specializes in training dogs whose founder is Mr. D. Moumiadis H.Dip CBP / FISAP / Trainer / Canine Behaviorist - kynagon Dog Trainers Academy - Ambassador of Greece for ISAP, were invited to the event.
Mandoulides Schools took part in the 1st Robotics Festival “Electric Circus" for children, held at City Hall on February 28th and March 1st. The primary school was represented by students of the extracurricular robotics program Dimitrios Georgakainas, Dimitrios– Georgios Laskaridis and Konstantinos Markopoulos, who took part in the robot Edison competition and won the 2nd place among 15 schools. The Junior High School was represented by students of the extracurricular robotics program Georgia Delliou, Alexandros Lamprianidis, Gregorgios Megremis, Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Dimitrios Romanides and Christos Chorinos, who took part in the festival’s exhibition, presented an improvised electronic digital musical instrument and won the 2nd place.
In the 4th Interschool rhetoric art competition in Greek for Junior High School students that took place at the 2nd Experimental Junior High School, 34 schools took part. 19 Mandoulides Schools’ students participated. In Impromptu, 8 out of the 71 students progressed to the semifinals out of which our students I. Liakou, Z. Kamopoulou and A. Vrani ranked 1st, 3rd and 7th respectively.
We would like to warmly congratulate the 10 Junior – Senior High School students who received 2 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze medals in the final phase «Archimedes» of the 32nd Panhellenic Competition of the Hellenic Mathematical Society, as well as the 15 students who competed along with them.
The students’ success is of particular importance, as it renders Mandoulides Schools first nationally in the 32nd National Mathematical Olympiad organized by the H.M.S.
Mandoulides Schools’ students have a tradition in receiving distinctions in Computer Science competitions, nationally and in Balkan and International Olympiads. Thus, this year, Mandoulides Schools’ students participated in the 27th Panhellenic Computer Science Competition, where Junior and Senior High School students from all over Greece took part. In the 1st phase, 16 Mandoulides Schools’ students distinguished themselves.
As part of the Studies Abroad Program, the representative of Bocconi University of Economics in Milan, Ms. Barbara Prevosti briefed graduate students on the English language courses in the field of Economics-International Economics, Management and Finance and Political Science - International Politics and Government. The representative of Maastricht University in the Netherlands informed students about study prospects and the curriculum in Maastricht University.
In the AMC 10 and AMC 12 competitions of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conducted on Tuesday, February 3rd in which approximately 136,000 students and 2,500 schools from all over the world participate each year the following students were distinguished:
According to the results of the second phase "Euclid" of the 75th National Competition of the Hellenic Mathematical Society, 25 students of Mandoulides Schools have progressed to and now claim a medal in the National Mathematical Olympiad "Archimedes", to be held in Athens, on Saturday, 28/02/2015.
On Sunday, February 15th 2015, at the Theater of Mandoulides Schools’ Cultural and Sports Center, the established New Year’s pie cutting celebrations for the Mandoulides Girls’ Volleyball Academy, soccer Academy and Basketball Academy were successfully held. During all three celebrations, distinguished athletes were honored, awards were presented and gifts were given to several lucky young athletes.
For yet another year, the innovative program "Mandoulides Epathlon & Hackathlon" took place, opening the curtain of Art & Science Days. In a climate of creativity and cooperation students were initiated into the world of programming by making their own 3D games. But, the second part of the event, the Hackathlon, stole the show once again. Our students acted like real «hackers», and managed to solve puzzles and to "break" the secret codes of the game.
On Thursday, February 12th, 2015 10th grade students presented the work they carried out for the first semester within the framework of the Project course at the Theatre of Mandoulides Schools’ Cultural and Sports Center. It is noteworthy that the projects were performed using the Case Studies methodology. Case Studies are true or plausible stories containing a scientific dilemma, with economic or ethical implications. Students are asked to decide what the solution will be for themselves, and to support the solution chosen. Therefore, through this process, they acquire new knowledge, especially within the sciences, practice in the implementation of said knowledge and learn to make decisions in the face of real problems.
9th grade student A. Gerontopoulos received an outstanding distinction in the 14th Greek Language and Spelling Competition, which took place on Saturday, February 7th 2015, at the Central Public Library. Our student ranked 2nd among the 172 9th grade students from private and public schools of Northern Greece that participated.