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February 2, 2020
WASN'T RISING STARS AMAZING?
恭喜! מזל טוב
Rising Stars performers, directors, everyone behind the scenes - thank you for creating such a wonderful experience for your audience. We hope you had equally as much pleasure preparing and performing the show as we did watching it.
To our volunteers in the basement, to our volunteers selling tickets and merchandise -
SO, MANY THANKS!!
Without everyone's support, the show simply doesn't happen.
Photo credit: Matthew Septimus.
Photo credit: Matthew Septimus LA GUITAR DUO
Photo credit: Matthew Septimus REDESIGNING WOMEN
Photo credit: Matthew Septimus
A-LIST STEP TEAM!
Photo credit: Matthew Septimus RATHER BE
Photo credit: Matthew Septimus "RISING STARS" HOUSE BAND
Photo credit: Elisabeth Rucell FINALE: BRAVE / I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW with THE MC'S - MIKEY & DAVID
Some of our favorite people who are responsible for bringing Rising Stars to Life!
Musical Director - Larry Pressgrove, Director - Rachel Ticotin, Production Stage Manager - Naomi Schwartzburt, Principal - Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos, Producer - Jonathan Green and Director - Lee Lobenhofer.
WE WANT MORE!
More Rising Stars? Absolutely! If you didn't see the show, or if you need to see it several more times, you can place your DVD and digital download orders at this time! The online order form accepts secure credit card payment.
This event was recorded with two cameras (wide and close shots), and audio is recorded at the stage for highest quality. The DVDs will include custom chapters, menus, and title information so you can easily jump to your favorite moments. Digital downloads are high definition MP4 files and will play on all of your devices.
Works from the
Rising Stars Art Show
, exhibiting the theme of "My Vision 2020" were also on display in the back lobby during all Rising Stars performances.
And it's not that we're out of words, but since a picture is worth 1,000 words, it's time for us to be quiet! The first Senior Art Showcase opened on Friday with works from approximately 20 artists. A shout-out to our students - your creativity was there from the start - through your four years at LaGuardia we see the impressive development of your technique, vision and general artistic ability - we're so proud of you! For your viewing pleasure, here's a sampling of the multitude of works on exhibit in the lobby, 2nd floor gallery and 7th floor showcases.
And one more very cool happening in the
on the set of
Weekend Update at SNL
sporting his LaG Swag!
We're so happy to share these photos - but they're only the tip of the iceberg! There are so many more
on our page!
You can get updates, pictures, and sneak peaks on the LaGuarda HS Parent Association Facebook page! Make sure to "Like" us! P.S. - it's not the same as the LaGuardia HS Facebook page - although that one is great too - why not "like" us both!
PA General & Studio Meetings
Tuesday, February 4th!
6:00 PM: Studio |
7:00 PM General
, we are delighted to welcome back by popular acclaim, Guest Speaker
, college financial advisor,
financial planner and former LaGuardia Music parent! He will offer advice on how to afford college and maximize financial aid. Michael will discuss FAFSA, the CSS Profile, and offer insight into how the financial aid system works. Learn about choosing the right colleges that are most likely to offer real aid to your student. Read more about Michael!
Junior Family College Night
Thursday, February 6th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Concert Hall
This is the meeting all families with
have been waiting for! Speakers will be:
Ms. Williams AP Guidance,
several Guidance Counselors, our College Office's
and Guest Speaker former LaG
College Counselor Paula McKinnon
who's currently at Brooklyn Tech HS. They will give us a
General Overview of the College Application Process
and it's functions, Financial Aid
Applications, and Responsibilites for: Students, Parents and the School, plus much more.
Senior Dues Information
In an effort to reduce the cost per person for Senior Dues, the school is working with its vendors to discuss ways to provide a similar experience at a less expensive price. Until this process is complete, we do not have a cost for Senior Dues. The payment deadline has been postponed and will be announced once the amount is finalized. We are aware that families may need time to secure the monies, which is why it may be helpful to know the prices will be around $225. (The price per person for prom, which is not covered by Senior Dues, is estimated to be between $225 - $250.)
HELP NEEDED - SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP FOR SDFS
We are looking for
to help with our Drama and Technical Theater Spring Drama Festival. Specifically, we are looking for someone who is able to work with
Special Effects make-up
for our first SDF in late March (Let the Right One In) as well as someone who has experience with hair and make-up and can work on either or both of the other two shows in late April and late May (Emilia and The Seagull). We are also looking for a professional who works with wigs and could help with the March and April shows. We can give more specifics if anyone is interested in more information. Please contact Debra Teitelbaum for more information - DTeitelbaum2@schools.nyc.gov.
HELP NEEDED - SUNDAY NIGHT NEWS EDITOR!
If you're reading this, then you're a reader of SNN and possibly a candidate for the job! Editing the PA's Sunday Night News requires sleuthing, compiling, organizing and writing the plethora of information that we bring to you every week! It's an amazing opportunity to have your finger on the pulse of "everything LaGuardia!" Our current SNN Editor has been in the role for a year and a half and wants to ensure a smooth transition over the coming months as she passes the torch! A direct quote - "Editing SNN is truly one of the most rewarding volunteer activities I have ever had the pleasure of working on." For more information about what the job entails, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A WORD FROM THE LAGUARDIA PA CO-PRESIDENTS
We're really looking forward to seeing you ALL at Tuesday's PA meetings and we're excited to hear about all the College Night Info on
A Special Thanks to everyone who helped to make "Rising Stars"
a Sold Out Success!
Each Studio sends regular emails to their families.
If you are not receiving
, please email as follows -
Please check out our Help Wanted Section -
We really need your participation in the Auction & Gala!
We look forward to continuing our warm relationship with the school administration and want to ensure we reflect what's on your mind.
With Gratitude -
& Melissa Scott
Upcoming Events -- Calendar Info
Dates and times may be subject to change.
- Monday, February 3rd: Conference Day, 8:00 AM - 2:48 PM (early dismissal for students)
- Tuesday, February 4th: 6:00 PM Studio Meeting | 7:00 PM General PA Meeting - light refreshments served and Guest Speaker - Michael Terry.
- Thursday, February 6th: Junior Family College Night, 5:30 - 7:30 PM, CH
- Friday, February 7th: Senior Art Show #2, 4:15 - 7:00 PM, Art Gallery Room 253
- Tuesday, February 11th: PFLAG Meeting, 5:00 PM, Library
- Wednesday, February 12th: Academic Forum, 6:00 PM, Room 457
- Monday, February 17th - Friday, February 21st: Midwinter Recess - No School
Monday, February 24th
: Conference Day, 8:00 AM - 2:48 PM (early dismissal for students)
Tuesday, February 25th: SLT Meeting, 4:15 PM, CR
Monday, March 2nd: Conference Day, 8:00 AM - 2:48 PM (early dismissal for students)
Tuesday, March 3rd: 6:00 PM General PA Meeting | 7:00 PM Studio Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th:
SAT Given to All Juniors; PSAT 10 to All Sophomores (
other grades do not attend school
Friday, March 6th: Senior Art Show #3, 4:15 - 7:00 PM, Art Gallery Room 253
- Monday, June 15th, 2020: Save the Date - LaG PA Gala!!!
LaGuardia Location Guide
* CH = Concert Hall
* LFT = Little Flower Theater
* CO = Room 235 - College Office
* CR = Room 205 - Conference Room
* Art Gallery = Room 253
SUBSCRIBE TO THE CALENDAR!
LaGuardia School Calendar
. You can subscribe to the school calendar so that it automatically appears on your phone, device or computer calendar. For instructions,
to view the DOE 2019-2020 School Calendar.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE LAGUARDIA PA APPEAL!
The LaGuardia Parents Association is only as good as the people who are involved.
Please join us - we'd love to have you aboard and if you're not sure how to help, please
complete the volunteer form
and we'll find a role that matches your skills and availability.
Annual Gala Volunteers Needed!
We need people with experience in MARKETING, SPONSORSHIPS and also CORPORATE GIVING to help with the Gala. Please contact Wendy Reimer at
Auction Committee Volunteers Needed!
is one of the school's biggest fund-raisers.
We need volunteers
to lead the drive to solicit items/experiences for donations, organize the items for sale and spearhead the publicity and outreach to all families for contacts they may have for donations such as restaurants, Broadway shows, local retail, vacations homes/trips, spas, signed memorabilia, tutoring services and your other creative ideas!!!
Please email us!
Pickup & Shipping (in the USA) options available at check-out!
$434,896 has benefited LaGuardia students so far!
While the LaGuardia Community has made most of these contributions, many have been made by corporate donors, foundations (via matching grants) and unaffiliated individuals inspired by our teachers. When a project is almost fully-funded you will notice individuals from across the country pitching in to finish the project!
The Power of LaGuardia Girls Varsity Soccer!
$461 to go! Join the 4 donors who have already contributed!
Help Mr. Steffa give his students the soccer balls used by the professionals they watch on TV every week, and 2 bags to carry them in. Donate now!
Technology in the Spanish Classroom!
$1,661 to go! Join the first donor who has already contributed!
Señora Rosenstein give her students a laptop and adaptor for use in the classroom.
Exploring Identity in White Teeth!
$1,013 to go! Join the 6 donors who have already contributed!
give her students the contemporary British novel,
by Zadie Smith!
Swim Cap Brains for AP Psychology!
$574 to go!!! Join the 4 donors who have already contributed!
Help Mrs. McGoey give her students swim caps in order to draw diagrams of the brain and then wear to teach and inspire! Donate now!
$619 to go!!! Join the 39 donors who have already contributed!
give his students sports equipment including the Senston 2 player badminton set, Spalding Replica NBA Basketball, Adidas sala Soccer Balls, Champion Sports Rhino hockey stick and Cramer Junior Floor Hockey sets.
Think Pad Would Be an Amazing Resource to Us!
$1,322 to go!!! Join the 14 donors who have already contributed!
give his students
a multipurpose laptop that can be utilized in a group setting by students of all different skill levels and learning styles. Donate now!
Help Our Science Students to Learn Through Technology!
$6,098 to go!!! Join the 11 donors who have already contributed!
give her students iPads to access electronic assignments, analyze data from science labs, and stay organized to become successful in their challenging academic classes.
is a nonprofit organization that allows private individuals to donate to public school classroom projects. LaGuardia teachers post many project requests on DonorsChoose throughout the school year for one simple reason: the NYC Department of Education does not provide many of the materials, technology and other essentials that make LaGuardia great.
College Nights & Fairs | SAT/ACT Courses
College Applications & Essay Resources
NAVIANCE ACCESS! SECURITY UPDATE!
Naviance is the online system we use to provide students with college planning and career assessment tools. LaGuardia Administration has advised of a new Naviance Security Feature - If a student/parent has a valid email address in Naviance, they will be able to reset their own password. Students/ parents will receive an email with their temporary password to use to log in, and then will be required to reset their password to the new requirements.
ESPECIALLY FOR SENIORS!
97% OF SENIORS HAVE SUBMITTED COLLEGE APPLICATIONS!!!!!
Congratulation to all - what an amazing feeling that must be!
REALLY IMPORTANT COLLEGE APPLICATION INFO (
Thanks to Mr.
Social Studies Teacher at LaGuardia!)
- Be sure to check if you have a
February 1 application deadline (that was yesterday!)
- You will have to see your counselor if you need to add or delete schools.
- Check the school's website or call the admissions office if you have any questions about which admission type is offered there.
- Remember, the Naviance does NOT inform LaGuardia staff about when you finish a new application to a school. You must ALWAYS update your recommendation writers when you finish a new application AFTER they have sent their recommendation letter, because your school will NOT GET your recommendation letter if your writers are not informed that you have completed a new application. For questions, see your guidance counselor.
- YOU are responsible for sending your ACT and SAT scores.
- SEND your applications as they are complete. Do NOT wait for your supporting documents (official transcripts, school profile, current courses, etc.) to be sent.
- MAIL SCHOOLS are indicated on Naviance with a picture of a postage stamp. This is how supporting documents are sent from LaGuardia and not how you are applying. Please fill out envelopes with the schools' addresses as well as your name, and drop them off to your guidance counselor. You will have to fill out envelopes for teacher recommenders as well.
- If a school is on Common App, please go through Common App http://www.commonapp.org/ and Naviance. Do NOT go through the school's website or any other site unless you have spoken with your counselor. Make sure schools are on your Common App and Naviance. Matching schools does not automatically do this for you, please check!
ESPECIALLY FOR JUNIORS
(Thanks to Mr.
Social Studies Teacher at LaGuardia!)
- Transcript Grades - Juniors, please remember your grades this year will be the first grades (and most important, but not the only grades) Colleges and Conservatories will see when you apply to them.
- Remember, you should be finishing your Naviance personal profile on your own, and now is a great time to get it done before the second semester begins. You will start meeting with your guidance counselors this Feb/March to plan for the college application process and post-LaGuardia life.
- Here's a link to Science Honors Program at Columbia University for next school year: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/shp/apply.html
- Some basic info on college and life from NYC DOE: College and Career Planning
ESPECIALLY FOR JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES
On March 4th the SAT will be given to all Juniors and the PSAT 10 to all Sophomores. The NYCDOE pays for the test and the school will automatically register the students; the test is administered during the school day at LaGuardia. Please note that students will only be attending school if they are taking either the PSAT 10 or the SAT.
There will be no classes on this day.
ESPECIALLY FOR JUNIORS
ALL ABOUT ME
Guidance is working with Juniors to begin the college application process. An important element is the "All About Me" section on Naviance, which Guidance uses to become more familiar with each student. If your student has not yet completed the "All About Me" section, please encourage them to log in to Naviance and answer the questions.
JUNIOR COLLEGE NIGHT
Thursday, February 6, 2020
The Guidance Department will be presenting valuable information about the college search & application process to families of the
! Join us in the Concert Hall!
PLANNING TO VISIT COLLEGES?
JUNIORS (& SOPHOMORES TOO!)
Hope you had some time to check out colleges - the next window of opportunity is
Presidents Week, February 17th thru 21st when most colleges are in session, but our students have the week off.
FREE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS INSIGHTS - FOR PARENTS!
Wednesday, February 5th, 6:30 PM
Grand Central Library, 135 E. 46th Street
FREE ACT & SAT DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
NYPD Community Center
is offering a *
*, 8-week, SAT Prep Class for students in grades 10 & 11. The program will run on Saturdays from February 8th through March 29th at
127 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207.
Students who would like to sign up should reach out to Randy Millard, Assistant Program Director at (917) 617-3621 or
These tests fill up quickly, so
for the test or tests of your choice:
For students who can't make it to one of these exams, email us at
and we can send tests to administer at home and return to us for grading.
2020 NYWEA Scholarship Applications
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020
Opportunities are available for
high school students
(Environmental Career Scholarship, Nicholas J. Bartilucci Environmental Scholarship, Child of Member Scholarships, and General High School Scholarships);
who are members of a Student Chapter of NYWEA (Student Chapter Scholarship);
in NYC Metro area (Jim Anderson Memorial Scholarship); and
interested in public service in the environmental field (NG Kaul Memorial Scholarship). Visit the links below for details and applications:
Ascend Educational Fund
Application Deadline: February 7, 2020
Ascend Educational Fund is a nonprofit that provides scholarships to high school seniors of immigrant backgrounds in New York City regardless of national origin, ethnicity and immigration status. AEF will provide two-year or four-year college scholarships in the range of $2,500-$20,000 to promising immigrant students in New York City, who were either born outside the US or have two parents born outside the U.S. Eligible students will
graduate from a high school in New York City Spring 2020 and plan to
enroll full-time at an accredited public or private college or university in 2020-2021. Additional information and online application form.
Finalists selected for an interview will be notified: April 15, 2020
Interviews held: May 2 - 3, 2020, each finalist must attend in person for consideration.
The following colleges have shared their information with LaGuardia - You should reach out to a university to inquire about their pre-college offerings. To ensure you're considered for summer programs apply by the deadline and inform your recommender(s) that you will need a recommendation!
Pre college campuses:
Oxford University, UC Berkeley, UNC Chapel Hill, Tufts, Stanford University, Columbia University, Esade Barcelona. Language study in: Barcelona & Andalusia. MIT Design Lab
FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE!
FAFSA and CSS Profile Applications
If you haven't completed it yet - get started - money goes to the early birds!
THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING FAMILY
MENTAL HEALTH CENTER AT LAGUARDIA
The boys gymnastics team had a very busy week with meets in three boroughs. To start the week, the boys traveled to Queens. Led by
John Lobello and
Liam Padden, they came in second of five squads on the 24th, falling to Tottenville, but ahead of Stuyvesant, Long Island City and John F Kennedy. Then
Andrew So joined
Liam on the 28th in a resounding victory at home against Long Island City. The week ended with a tough loss at Tottenville, in spite of very strong efforts from
On the basketball court, the boys and girls varsity teams both had only one game. And unfortunately both teams came away with losses. The Girls Varsity fell at home against a very tough Beacon squad by a 68-24 score. Luka Galasso and Ester Collins led the way in the losing effort for the LaGuardia girls. The girls record now stands at 5-6 for the season. The Boys Varsity put up a fight at home against Environmental Studies, but fell 68-61. Theodore Bushara led the LaGuardia boys with 25 points and eight assists. Michael Bacon also hit double digits scoring and Justin Ivory managed to grab nine rebounds. With the loss, the boys fall to 3-12 in the season. The teams will look to finish their seasons on a high note in early February.
SUMMER PROGRAMS | INTERNSHIPS | JOBS | INTERESTING OPPORTUNITIES!
Every week during the school year we add to our list of amazing opportunities for your students - arts courses, STEM, portfolio building, community service opportunities - summer, year-round - there's truly something for everyone! We'll highlight the new ones here and then migrate them to the full list on
THE LITTLE ORCHESTRA SOCIETY SOLOISTS
Audition Date: Thursday, February 6th, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
The Little Orchestra Society (L.O.S.) announced that it will be holding auditions for high school singers to be soloists in the upcoming March 7th and 8th, L.O.S. KIDS concert performances about the music and lives of Rodgers and Hammerstein. In continuing its tradition to feature young artists, with the professional musicians of the Orchestra throughout its family programming, L.O.S. is seeking to hear from young singers who reflect the diversity of New York City.
Auditions will be held in Manhattan on Thursday, February 6th, between 4 and 5 pm.
If interested, please submit electronically a resume and video for review to Jane Kim, L.O.S. Associate Conductor, via email: email@example.com.
Videos that contain Rodgers & Hammerstein music will be a plus.
No calls will be accepted. Ms. Kim will contact those chosen to discuss time slot, location and repertoire.
BACK TO THE LAB: HIGH SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Program Dates: February 25 - May 19, 2020
Free photography workshops for high school students who are ages 14 - 18 and live in or near the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn.
This session is designed for high school students who want to learn how to use photography as a way to explore self expression and storytelling through a long term photography project.
We will be focusing on developing individual themes relating to identity, relationships and community. We will delve into portraiture and lighting as well as basic technical knowledge of how to use a digital camera. At the end of the session, we will have a public exhibition of the student work. We will be focusing on developing individual themes relating to identity, relationships and community. We will delve into portraiture and lighting as well as basic technical knowledge of how to use a digital camera. At the end of the session, we will have a public exhibition of the student work.
ROOFTOP FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING INTERNS
Application Deadline: February 3, 2020
Festival Programming Interns for the current spring semester to work closely with members of our programming team, assisting in the pre-screening and rating of film submissions!
A great opportunity for students studying film, media and/or mass communications: learn how a nonprofit film festival works and see hundreds of great movies.
Internships are not paid, but Rooftop Films' staff will work with your school for internship credit. Applicants are encouraged to check their school's internship or field work credit requirements before applying. (
Please note: our offices are on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus, near the R, F and G trains in Brooklyn.)
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Application Deadline: March 6, 2020
Each year, the NYC School Construction Authority offers a Summer Internship Program ("SIP") for 125 college-bound NYC public high school students. SIP is designed to provide students with exposure to a wide range of careers within the public and private sectors. This is accomplished through a
paid, six-week internship at the SCA or with one of our business partners throughout New York City. We seek to provide interns with a diverse internship experience along with career mentoring. Assignments may include maintaining files, organizing documents, managing spreadsheets, conducting internet research, attending meetings, and drafting for students with AutoCAD/Revit proficiency. Students may attend limited supervised visits to construction sites. Students spend four days with their intern host and the remaining day attending educational programming.
THE BEST IN BLACK EXCELLENCE!
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020
Program Dates: July 19-31, 2020 - Princeton University
Join us for the 2020 At the Well Young Women's Leadership Academy. The two-week boarding summer enrichment program located on the campus of Princeton University is geared towards
current tenth- and eleventh-grade minority female students. We are now accepting applications for our stellar program that is designed to create great leaders.
Features include: * Leadership development sessions * Phenomenal speakers * Two weeks boarding at Princeton University * Critical reading and writing classes * Interactive workshops * Field trips * Tutoring
STEM MATTERS ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Program Dates: Spring Break
Application Deadline: February 10, 2020
Explore your passions and uncover new interests at the NYC Department of
Education's Genovesi Environmental Study Center and NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics; the Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Museum of the City of New York; New York Aquarium; New York Botanical Garden; New-York Historical Society; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Solar One; Staten Island MakerSpace; Staten Island Zoo; and Wave Hill. Meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences. Contact
NYCDOE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Saturday, February 8, 2020
New York Public Library, 476 5th Avenue, New York
USDAN'S UNIQUELY U SCHOLARSHIP RETURNS!
Application Deadline: February 17, 2020
Program Dates: June 29th thru August 14th
Students from Long Island and New York City are invited to apply for the Uniquely U scholarships in
creative writing, instrumental and vocal music, dance, visual art, theater, and -- for the first time this year,
nature & sustainability. They can submit an application along with a video telling us what makes them unique.
At least five full scholarships will be awarded for students to attend Usdan from June 29th through August 14th. Partial scholarships will be awarded to select applicants as well.
Additionally, the school/institution yielding the most "Uniquely U" applications will receive the School Scholarship, giving them the opportunity to choose a student to attend Usdan for seven weeks this summer -- full tuition paid.
VANGUARD THEATER COMPANY AUDITIONS & BROADWAY BUDDY
Saturday, February 22 at Ripley Grier Studios in NY and
Sunday, February 23 in Montclair NJ
Vanguard Theater Company is holding auditions for our 5th Annual Broadway Buddy Mentorship Program and Summerstock!
is Vanguard's premiere program for young adults, ages 12-24, with serious ambition to perform on the Broadway stage. Students (mentees) are paired individually with a Broadway Artist who mentors them about the business, performance and all aspects of being a Broadway performer. The pairs of mentees and mentors will perform together in a cabaret style concert at the 450 seat Sharp Theater at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025. Only 30 mentees are selected for this program.
is a 16 day immersion and intense Summerstock sleepaway experience for the serious musical theater performer. Summerstock is held at Camp Vacamas in West Milford, NJ. The production staff for all shows is comprised of theater professionals. The dates for camp are August 1-16. We are auditioning for 3 shows, rights permitting:
"Bare," "Godspell," and "Once On This Island"
PRATT YOUNG SCHOLARS
Application Deadline: March 2, 2020
Program Dates: October to April, Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 PM and Saturdays, 10 AM-1:30 PM
Summer: Two weeks in July, Monday to Friday, 10 AM-4 PM
Three-year Art and Design Scholarship Program
Current High School Freshmen. We are now accepting applications for the next class of Pratt Young Scholars! Pratt Young Scholars is a
need-based, three-year scholarship providing instruction in
art and design with college preparation to motivated high school students. This Scholarship covers three years of studio instruction, all art materials for courses taken, Summer Scholars courses in July, a year-round college access program including SAT preparation, and one-on-one guidance throughout the college application and financial aid processes.
This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about art and design, meet other students with similar interests, and prepare for college in a creative environment! For additional information and application instructions, visit
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE FREE TICKETS!
36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280
Effective immediately, all
New York City public school students 12 and over will be able to receive free tickets
to the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
for them to visit the Museum with up to three family members. Students can show their student ID, report card, or other form of proof of enrollment at a New York City public school at the Museum to receive admission free of charge. Tickets will be available to students and their families through August 30, 2020 and will provide access to all parts of the Museum. Previously, all public school students were eligible for free admission - now, that opportunity is being opened up to their families as well.
Visit the museum's website
The Korea Society is offering evening and Saturday Korean classes taught by experienced and enthusiastic native-Korean instructors. Classes are intended to accommodate beginner to advanced students of Korean. The classes take place at 350 Madison Ave. For more information, please sign up online or call 212.490.7106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACADEMIC FORUM SUMMER ARTS & ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES
THE SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE (SAI)
Application Deadline: Open & Ongoing
Program Dates Vary by discipline
The Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a tuition-free, month-long summer arts intensive program, serving NYC public school students entering grades 8 through 12. This public-private partnership, hosted by Frank Sinatra School of the Arts with the support of key arts leaders, including Tony Bennett, was designed to increase access to advanced arts training to prepare students for college and career success in the arts. Now in its 18th year, SAI continues to provide approximately 400 students the opportunity to study dance, theater, vocal music, instrumental music, visual art, or film.
For more information about the program and how to audition.
NEW YORK STATE SUMMER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (NYSSSA)
Application Deadline: Open & Ongoing
Program Dates Vary by discipline
Founded in 1970, the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) is a highly-competitive summer arts residential program funded by the New York State Education Department and student tuition. The four week, pre-professional summer curriculum includes individual and group instruction designed to help each student explore and develop their talents in ballet, choral studies, modern dance, visual arts, media arts, orchestral studies, or theatre. Students live in a college dorm and take classes from performing and visual artists for 6-12 hours a day, six days a week in their area of concentration.
For more information about the programs and available scholarships
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Program Dates: July 25 - August 8
Since 2010, ArtsBridge Summer has given high school performing artists the tools to perfect their craft and audition approach, guided by top college arts faculty and industry professionals. ArtsBridge Summer programs are designed to hone the skills of students who pursue acting, musical theater, and classical music at the college level and beyond.
ArtsBridge Summer is a two-week program held at the Baldwin Wallace University. Need-based scholarships are available.
For more information and to apply
YANKEE-STONEWALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
The Department of Education, in partnership with the Stonewall Inn and the New York Yankees, is again offering the Yankee-Stonewall Scholarship. A
$10,000 scholarship will be awarded to five students, one from each borough. A student is eligible for this scholarship if they: are a current high school senior, are planning to attend a two-year or four-year college, are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or an ally who has contributed significantly to the LGBTQ+ community, and have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
THE NYU TANDON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING'S ARISE PROGRAM
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Program Dates: June 29 - August 14, 2020
ARISE is a free 7-week summer research program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.
Selected students will:
- Conduct authentic research while being mentored by a graduate student and/or faculty member in one of 30+ active labs
- Investigate a range of questions in engineering, data science and life science and make practical, substantive contributions to the lab's objectives
- Get an introduction to essential principles that prepare students for college and in-demand careers as well as in areas like scientific ethics, contemporary issues in scientific inquiry, data collection and analysis, research practices, and lab safety
- Receive training in speaking and presentation skills, and guidance on preparing for the college application process
POTENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE -
- New York City residents completing 10th or 11th grade in June 2020
- STEM-passionate, academically engaged, motivated students. Successful applicants do not need to be the "best" students or have the highest grades.
- Students who will attend the entire program June 29-August 14, 2020.
- Responsible students who fulfill commitments and demonstrate timeliness and persistence.
THE BROWN SCHOLARS PROGRAM - SUMMER 2020!
Application Deadline: March 23, 2020
Program Dates: 5 days/week, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM for six weeks, July through August
This program is an introduction to programming and is intended for high school girls who have had limited access to coding classes/resources. It is tuition-free thanks to a generous grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust. For more information and to apply.
CITY YEAR AMERICORPS
3,100+ City Year AmeriCorps members (ages 18-25) serve in 29 cities nationwide. They spend 11 months working full-time in more than 300 schools to give students the extra support they need to graduate, college and career ready.
Complete the form to learn how you can become a mentor and tutor for students with City Year.
A WESTSIDE EXPERIMENT | YOUNG ACTORS LABORATORY
Dates: July 6-10, 13-18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Since 2007, IRT Theater has served the downtown theater community by providing space, support and community for independent artists through its 3B Development Series. An offshoot of IRT's 3B Development Series, the Westside Experiment offers students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residence at IRT.
The progressive Young Actors Laboratory program still covers all the theater essentials, like physical-acting technique, improvisation & script writing, but with a decidedly downtown twist. This years unique summer experience will include a fusion of sign language, spoken word, mime, storytelling, dance and music. This is a great choice for students, hearing, deaf, and hard-of hearing, who are interested in theater but eager to try something more offbeat than, say, Oklahoma.
No prior acting experience necessary. Artists of all disciplines encouraged to apply. Bring an open mind and have it blown away!
For more information, contact IRT:
RESOURCES FOR FINDING UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITIES!
NYPL Grow Up - Dress Up Lending Library
If you are looking to get dressed up for a job interview, wedding, audition, graduation, prom, or other formal event, the
With our NYPL Grow Up work accessories collection, you can now borrow neckties & bowties, briefcases & handbags! More information available here. You can also learn more about the program in this English flyer or Spanish flyer!
Tech Commons @ New-York Historical
New-York Historical Society's Tech Commons is a state-of-the-art digital media and STEM maker space where teens can work with mentors, meet friends, and create. Whether you're looking to do some research on our tablets, record a podcast or song, 3D print an artifact, design and code a website, or just hang out and explore, the Tech Commons is the place for you.
This dynamic new space is loaded with a full array of digital equipment -- from fun to professional -- to help tomorrow's leaders explore their imaginations and curiosities.
Use Torus to find the perfect program for your student.
Explore your interests, build your community outside of school and get ahead with after school and summer programs in your area. https://torusteens.com
Joan Mitchell Foundation: NYC Youth Art Program Directory
for a wide-variety of programs in the arts - if it's in one of the five boroughs, most likely you'll find it here!
Parents of NY Teens & Young Adults
This is a place for parents of teens and young adults located in all five boroughs to come together and openly discuss the trials and tribulations of raising teens in this crazy city... where else can a teen travel as far as from Coney Island to the Bronx for only $2.75!
GENERAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION
In this section we provide links to information that may be of interest to parents and guardians of teens and high school students.
NY Times Opinion - January 9, 2020
Lessons in the art of listening, from a C.I.A. agent, a focus group moderator and more.
Chalkbeat - December 2, 2019
NYC database of mental health services based on need and insurance. Find services!
With every dollar you and your family members spend,
Fairway Market will donate 3%
or more of your total cash purchases to the LaGuardia PA
. Just ask the cashier to scan your Fairway Market Community Partners card before you pay your bill. If you don't have a card,
please give the cashier the
LAG Fairway #460-000-173-331
Parents and guardians of NYC public school kids can be eligible for FREE Wi-Fi at home through The New York Public Library's Library HotSpot program, designed for patrons without home internet.
For more information, click here.
PA GENERAL & STUDIO MEETINGS 2019-2020
Tuesday, February 4th
6:00 PM: Studio Meetings| 7:00 PM General Meeting
General Meeting: Our guest speaker is Michael Terry, college financial advisor
Tuesday, March 3rd
6:00 PM: General Meeting| 7:00 PM Studio Meetings
Tuesday, April 7th
6:00 PM: Studio Meetings| 7:00 PM General Meeting
May - TBD
6:00 PM: General Meeting| 7:00 PM Studio Meetings
Tuesday, June 16th: Elections
6:00 PM: Studio Meetings| 7:00 PM General Meeting
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