Projects Worth Sharing

Senior Inquiry Project Talks (SIP Talks)

Students have been working hard for months and they're ready to share with the world.

Senior AP English students from Arlington, Highland, and New Paltz have been actively working on research projects that have taken them out of the classroom and into the real world. The project is based on Google's 80/20 principle in which engineers spend 80% of their time on assigned projects and 20% of their time on self-directed projects aimed at benefiting the company as a whole. Classrooms around the world, from K-12, have adopted this philosophy, focusing more and more on inquiry-driven, project-based assessments. On Thursday, three students from each school will present their projects to a wider audience.

SIP Talks: An Evening of Ideas, Inquiry, and Discussion

Thursday, Jun 6th, 7-9pm

1 Hawk Dr

New Paltz, NY

We will be in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium.

Click here for directions (this link has directions to the John R. Kirk Planetarium located inside the Coykendall building).


  • 7:00-7:30: Opening remarks
  • 7:30-8:45: Presentations by students from Arlington High School, Highland High School & New Paltz High School
  • 8:45-9:00: Closing remarks

A huge thanks to the Hudson Valley Writing Project for their support!


Contact Steve Masson at, Julie Jee at, Joel Neden at, or Lisa St. John at