Newton South HS’s interdisciplinary STEAM program, DaVinci, is in its second year. Its first cohort, now Juniors, started the year with computer design, building models of wind turbines, and they are now moving into engineering to build on their models. Next year, as Seniors, they will undertake longitudinal, year-long, student-driven projects, for which they will present proposals this spring. Last fall, a new group of Sophomores joined DaVinci and has proven to be highly curious and motivated — thus well suited to the program. Next year’s Newton South Sophomores — and their parents — are encouraged to contact Newton South Science Department head Gerry Gagnon (email@example.com) to learn more about the DaVinci Program and explore how it may beneficially fit their academic plans.