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‘Waste not, want not’ Future City theme perfect for LaSalle

For the tenth consecutive year, LaSalle School’s Future City Team designed and built a futuristic city to enter into the regional competition of IMG_0908the national Future City competition. On January 9th, several board members and staff were on site at Proctor’s in Schenectady to cheer the LaSalle team and support them through their defense of their project to judges. The event – theme this year “Waste Not, Want Not” – is designed as a cross-curricular program that allows students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades do the things engineers do: Identify problems, brainstorm ideas, design solutions, test and retest, build and then share the results. LaSalle’s team took home honors for the Best Use of Recyclables in a City.

Read the press release (below) to learn more about the competition, and all schools participating. More information about the national competition is available at
Future City - Regional Finals_Page_1 croppedFuture City - Regional Finals_Page_2 croppedFuture City - Regional Finals_Page_3 croppedLaSalle School is a leader in programs and services for youth and families in crisis offering a variety of programs designed to meet their needs including specialized residential placement, day service education, and alternative to detention services. The Counseling Center at LaSalle is an OMH and OASAS licensed outpatient behavioral health clinic located at LaSalle School, and currently implementing ACE treatment practices with youth and families. LaSalle is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and affiliated with the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), and the national Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

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