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Issue #5
October 6, 2019

Dear LaGuardia Families,

WEEK IN REVIEW
Was great to see so many interested students and parents at the Borough Fairs this weekend! A huge thank you to our parent and student volunteers who took the time to show up and represent LaGuardia in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn.
Michelle Kingham Cronin, PreAP and AP World History Teacher, with students at a Queens Borough Fair!

The presentation from our September 26th Academic Forum  is now available online . Definitely checkout this link  to an amazing Academics@LaGuardia FAQs . This document addresses the questions posed by parents at the recent meeting plus the follow up emails. If your question has not been addressed please know that this information will be updated as soon as possible. You may also reach the AF Co-chairs by email with any other questions.  Mark your calendars for the next Academic Forum on Wednesday, October 23rd and scroll down for more information on the meeting agenda.

We'll keep you posted about the dates for the Juniors College Info Nights: Parts #1 & #2 .  We've heard from the Guidance Center that Part #1 will be rescheduled to a January/February date in order to focus now on our college-bound Seniors.  By early next year, Guidance will be able to shift its focus to the Junior class, which will still provide plenty of time for students and families to understand and prepare for the upcoming college application process.

ENHANCING YOUR LAGUARDIA COMMUNICATIONS
With a school as big as LaGuardia, there's a lot going on and we want to make sure you receive your notifications in a timely manner! If you're receiving SNN on a regular basis, then the Parents Association has your email! 

The school also sends emails on a regular basis - and these same communications are posted in PupilPath. If you're not receiving these emails, please let us know and we'll try our best to help you!

PSAT - WHY YOUR JUNIOR STUDENT MAY WANT TO TAKE IT
The PSAT is a very low-stakes opportunity to take a test that is similar to the SAT (that our juniors will take in March) and provides a sense of how your student can expect to do on the SAT.  It is low-stakes in that the scores are not reported to colleges.
 
You can link your PSAT scores - including exact questions wrong - to Khan Academy online, which will then generate FREE individually-tailored SAT prep questions for your student. This is a great resource - and did we mention that it's FREE?
 
PSAT scores are qualifiers for a number of scholarships. The National Merit Scholarship is one, and in 2018, 27 LaGuardia students scored high enough on the PSAT to receive letters of commendation, semi-finalist and/or finalist status in the National Merit Competition. There are many other college-specific scholarships, corporate scholarships, and scholarships for Black, Latinx and Native American students.
A good list of colleges that provide great scholarships for National Merit Finalists is available here.

If you have a Junior student and would like them to take the PSAT this October, you must submit the online Registration Form by Friday, October 11th at 10:00 AM. LaGuardia will then register them to take the test on October 30th.

DO YOU HAVE A SENIOR STUDENT?
If you have a Senior Student, remind them to get the Parent Rave Sheet from their guidance counselor and also ask a couple of teachers to write a Teacher Rave for them.
IN THE BUILDING - UPCOMING!

CLUB FAIR SHOWCASE!
Event Date: Tuesday & Thursday, October 8th & 10th,
4:15 - 5:15 PM
5th & 7th Floor Cafeterias
New date added!  Thursday, October 10th!!! Please encourage your student to attend - it's a great way for new students to learn about all the options and for returning students to continue their involvement with a club or find new ones. To join most clubs, all you have to do is show up.

FACULTY ART SHOW!
Event Date: Friday, October 18th, 4:15 - 7:00 PM  
Join us for the Faculty Art Show featuring work by teachers, administrators, and staff from ALL LaGuardia departments!  The show is open to the public only this coming Friday evening, so put it on your calendar and bring a friend to the 2nd Floor Gallery (Room 253)
 







P.S. Did you know?  All show posters at LaGuardia are designed by LaGuardia Art Students. The Faculty Art Show poster was designed by Senior Art Student, Aye Lei Kyi!








SENIOR JAZZ/SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT!
Event Date: Friday, October 25th, 7:00 PM 
It's the first Music Studio performance of the 2019-2020 academic year!  What a way to kick off the weekend - come and hear what our Seniors can do and you'll understand why LaGuardia is so special!   - an evening of amazing music in the Little Flower Theater!  $15 Students/$20 Adults. Tickets will be available in the school store as of Tuesday, October 15th or at the door the evening of the show. There are no online ticket sales for this particular show.  

AP EXAM REGISTRATION
Registration Deadline: Is Open Now and will close on October 25, 2019
If your student is currently taking an AP-level course they must follow this procedure - 
1. Register with College Board if taking an AP course.
2. Complete LaGuardia Google Form indicating whether or not they are taking the corresponding AP Exam.

Students must first register themselves for the appropriate class on the College Board website before the school can order any exams.
The cost per exam is $94.00, with the fee waived for families that qualify for free lunch as determined by information provided on the Family Inquiry Income Form. (Please see below for more information about completing the FIIF.)

More information is available in the September 30th School Life sent by Dr. Stricklin.

STUDENT HEALTH - VAPING
Quitting vaping is real struggle. We share this article from Wired with the hope that if you have a student who needs help quitting, you can find the resources you need to support them.


HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
September 15th - October 15th!
During Hispanic Heritage Month, students are encouraged to "rep their heritage" on  Thursday, October 10th!



NA T IONAL COMING OUT DAY
Friday, October 11th
An individual gets to control to whom and when they come out and under what circumstances. This day is about supporting those individuals who have come out, are coming out, or are not out.



BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Friday, October 18th Wear Pink!!!!!!!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month  is an annual international health campaign organized by major  breast cancer  charities every October to increase  awareness of the disease  and to  raise funds  for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Team La! Join the La! Team for the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides in Central Park" on Sunday, October 20th

FAMILY INCOME INQUIRY FORM 
(Replaces the School Lunch Form)  Due November 1st!
Please - All families, regardless of need, should complete this form to accurately reflect data of our general school population. This ensures that students and families who qualify for various services and fee waivers are identified is a high priority item for the DOE and LaGuardia.  Family Income Inquiry Form 

BOYS SWIM TEAM - RECRUITING!
We now have approximately 15 boys who have expressed interest in swimming for LaGuardia!  If your student is interested, please complete this form.

ISAAC MIZRAHI ('79) special-edition LaGuardia T-SHIRT 
Pickup & Shipping (in the USA) options available at check-out!


WON'T YOU JOIN US... & VOLUNTEER?
Thank you  to the many parents and guardians who have already indicated that they will be helping with the  Auction Committee, Spring Gala and  Rising Stars!   These are huge events - and we definitely still need help! People with experience and/or interest in marketing, fundraising, solicitation of sponsors, theater production, ticket sales, party planning, and graphic design! Please scroll down for more information on specific upcoming opportunities


We would be delighted to hear from you - laguardiahspa@gmail.com.

Warm regards - 


Elisabeth Rucell 
& Melissa Scott
Co-PA Presidents
STAY CONNECTED:

The LAG PA APPEAL

PupilPath                       Naviance             Science Supplies 
                     Audition Support          Student Wellness 
AP Exam Support                                Athletics Programs 
              Teacher Hospitality    Student Awards

Upcoming Events -- Calendar Info
Dates and times may be subject to change.


  • Monday, October 7th: Conference Day, 8:00 AM to 2:48 PM (early dismissal for students)
  • Tuesday, October 8th: Club Fair, 4:15 - 5:15 PM (5th & 7th floor Cafeterias)
  • Wednesday, October 9th: Yom Kippur - School Closed
  • Thursday, October 10th:  Club Fair, 4:15 - 5:15 PM (5th & 7th floor Cafeterias)
  • Monday, October 14th: Columbus Day - School Closed
  • Tuesday, October 15thSLT Meeting #2, 4:15 to 6:00 PM, CR
  • Tuesday, October 15th: 6:00 PM - PA General Meeting, LFT | 7:00 PM - Studio Meetings
  • Wednesday, October 16th: PSAT date for Juniors
  • Thursday, October 17th: Rising Stars Auditions, 4:30 - 8:00 PM
  • POSTPONED - Thursday, October 17th: College Info Night for Juniors
     - Part 2: 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
  • Friday, October 18th:  Rising Stars Auditions, 4:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, October 18thSchool Blood Drive (location TBA)
  • Friday, October 18th:  Faculty Art Show - 4:15 - 7:00 PM,  Room 253
  • Saturday, October 19th: Rising Stars Auditions, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, October 21stConference Day, 8:00 AM to 2:48 PM (early dismissal for students)
  • Monday, October 21st : Open House, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 22ndRising Stars Auditions, 4:30 - 8:00 PM 
  • Wednesday, October 23rd: PFLAG, 4:15 - 6:15 PM, Library
  • Wednesday, October 23rd: Academic Forum, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, LFT
  • Friday, October 25th: AP Exam Fee payment due
  • Friday, October 25thSr Jazz & Symphonic Band, 7:00 - 9:15 PM, LFT
  • Saturday, October 26th: LaGuardia Auditions
  • Sunday, October 27th: LaGuardia Auditions
  • Wednesday, October 30th: PSAT date for Juniors
  • Monday, November 4thConference Day, 8:00 AM to 2:48 PM (early dismissal for students)
  • Tuesday, November 5thElection Day / Chancellor's Conference Day for Staff Development - School Closed
  • Wednesday, November 6th: 6:00 PM - Studio Meetings | 7:00 PM - General PA Meeting | 
  • Monday, November 11th: Veterans Day - School Closed
  • Thursday & Friday November 21st & 22nd: Parent-Teacher Conferences (more info to come)
  • December 5 thru 15, 2019 Cinderella - the Musical - more information to follow!
LaGuardia Location Guide
* CH = Concert Hall
* LFT = Little Flower Theater
* CO = Room 235 - College Office
* CR = Room 205 - Conference Room

SUBSCRIBE TO THE CALENDAR!

Subscribe to the LaGuardia School Calendar . You can subscribe to the school calendar so that it automatically appears on your phone, device or computer calendar. For instructions, click here .

Click here  to view the DOE 2019-2020 School Calendar.
CINDERELLA SPONSORSHIPS
This year's All-School Musical will be nothing short of magic!
LaGuardia's musical is known city-wide as a must-see event and our students are working incredibly hard to put on a wonderful show.  Let's all support them and sponsor the show


PLEASE SPONSOR THE 2019 LAGUARDIA
ALL-SCHOOL MUSICAL!

Only one week left to sponsor Cinderella!
 
Would you like to advertise a business, congratulate a performer, thank a teacherSponsor the musical and get a booster or ad in the playbill, which will be seen by over 10,000 people!  

And a magical thank you to the following individuals, families, companies and organizations 
that have joined our growing list of sponsors

Bed Bug Detectives & Advisors
Eugene M. Lang Foundation
Gachot Family
Curtis Dale Hardin
Melissa and David Keller, Sharon and Paul Shapiro 
LaGuardia HS Parents Association
McGrail and Woosley Families
Natasha Labovitz
Dr. Gail Schupak, Orthodontics
Isaac Mizrahi
Krauss and Zwick-Schachter Families
Steve Zawal Memorial Fund
The Barenholtz and Itzkowitch Families
The Bergman Family
The Family of Keryn Math, Drama 2020
The Family of Skylar Reimer Sherman
The Genick Family


Sponsorship Levels
 
10 VIP Tickets and a full-page color ad on the inside cover of the Playbill 
(seen by over 10,000 people!)
+Listing/Logo/Link on Sponsor Website

"Now Is the Time" Sponsor($5,000 - $9,999)
8 VIP Tickets and a full-page color ad!
+ Listing/Logo/Link on Sponsor Website

"It's Possible!" Sponsor($2,500 - $4,999)
4 VIP Tickets and a half-page color ad!
+ Listing/Logo on Website

2 VIP tickets and a quarter-page color ad!
+ Listing/Logo on Website

Eighth-page ad!
+ Listing on Website

Have a business you would like to promote?
Our playbills will be seen by over 10,000 people -- become a sponsor and your ad will be featured in our playbill!   We are expecting a sold-out run --  sponsoring the musical allows you to reserve the best seats in the house, worry-free !

Is there a special cast member, crew member, or orchestra member you would like to support? Or a special teacher you would like to thank? Sponsor the musical and we will help you design your ad or booster!  It is the only way to get a congratulatory message or message of gratitude into the playbill!

Does your company  match contributions? The sponsorship program qualifies for corporate matches!

Please wave your magic wand -- sponsor  Cinderella and nothing is impossible!  

Jessica Genick and Lauren McGrail
Co-Chairs, Musical Sponsorship Program

** Proceeds from the Musical Sponsorship Program are used to support costs of the All-School Musical and the Parent Assocation's All-School General Fund.
RISING STARS!

We want to know: What is your 2020 vision?

ONLY 3 AUDITIONS SPOTS LEFT!!!
A few more may become available by next weekend - the website will be updated to reflect any new slots.  Once these slots are filled, there will be a waitlist for audition spots and further information on how to add yourself to the waitlist will be provided on the lagrisingstars.com website at that time.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 8th
The Rising Stars team is looking for a Runner for this year's production! Sophomores or juniors searching for an opportunity to work behind the scenes should apply! This job entails helping run auditions and getting the acts in order to go into the audition room, helping with small tasks during tech week, and helping get the acts in order and working backstage during the show. Whoever gets this job will receive the immeasurable knowledge of understanding the backstage inner-workings of a show, and see firsthand how this production is put together from a different standpoint than one usually gets in their drama class. This is a one year position, so you will not be tied down to the show in following years. Apply here!

PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!
We are looking for a parent volunteer to design our Rising Stars program!   If you are able to help us with this, please email Lauren McGrail at laurensmcgrail@gmail.com

 
NAVIGATING LAGUARDIA'S ONLINE RESOURCES
Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Room 457
 
Our speaker will be Dr. Stricklin, Assistant Principal for Culture and Engagement, who will provide guidance for getting the most out of the LaGuardia website plus: 
 
PupilPath  (an online resource that facilitates parents' communications with faculty and administration plus monitor their student's academic progress, schedule, and attendance.)
 
Naviance support for college planning and recording community service hours.)

Please contact us if you have a specific question or concern you would like addressed at the meeting.


EVERYTHING COLLEGE
College Nights & airs | SAT/ACT Courses
College Applications & Essay Resources



COLLEGES VISITING LAGUARDIA
Representatives from many colleges will be coming to speak with our Seniors in the coming weeks.  We strongly recommend that you access LaGuardia's College Visit calendar - or check it frequently in Naviance.  

If you do wish to add this calendar, please follow these instructions:
Copy this link: webcal://services.intersect.hobsons.com/hs/calendarfeed?token=97db5c3e-b082-4746-ab82-df51e80077e0 

iCal (Apple Calendar program and other iCal subscriptions):  FILE > New Calendar Subscription >. [paste the link]

Google Calendar:  On the sidebar of your Google Calendar, OTHER CALENDARS, click on > FROM URL > [paste the link]

Remember, you can always deselect the calendar when you do not wish to view it. This calendar will also be viewable on our website.

COLLEGE NIGHTS & FAIRS


COLLEGE & CAREER PATHWAYS NYPL COLLEGE FAIR
Event Date: Tuesday, October 8th | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The fair will take place at Bartos Forum located in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Library at 5th Avenue & 42nd Street.   Colleges, universities, and community-based organizations will be present to share information and resources with students and families. There will also be several workshops related to College Access taking place during the college fair.  The College Fair will be free and open to all teens and their families.  

NYC STEM COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR - FREE
Event Date: Sunday, October 13th
Giving College-Bound Students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics the opportunity to interact with Admission Representatives from a wide-range of Post-secondary Institutions to explore the college admissions process; and connect with Industry Partners to learn about STEM Careers and internships. 
Online registration.

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN COLLEGE FAIR - FREE
Event Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Architecture and Design College Fair gives high school students from the Tri-State area the opportunity to learn more about applying to architecture school. Representatives from over 35 colleges, universities, and design programs nationwide will be on-hand at the Center for Architecture to meet with students and answer questions. Art portfolio coach Linda Pollack will also be offering information sessions on developing your portfolio.  Online registration.
 
The Architecture and Design College Fair will be held Saturday, November 2 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Center for Architecture. The Center is located at 536 LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village. You can register for this event on our website here.

PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE FAIR - FREE

SUNY INFORMATION SESSIONS
Multiple dates: Wednesdays, November 20th, December 18th
You and your family are invited to join staff from the SUNY Welcome Center in NYC for a group information session. You will have the opportunity to explore The State University of New York -- the campuses, academic programs, application and admissions process, financial assistance, the Excelsior Scholarship and more!  

SAT/ACT PREP CLASSES

MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK - SAT PREP
Application Deadline:  Friday, October 18th
Saturday Academy   helps students in grades 8-12 prepare for the SAT and further their American History studies while exploring the Museum of the City of New York. 

Enrollment is first-come, first-served. 
Apply online  

GILDER LEHRMAN INSTITUTE - SATURDAY ACADEMIES
Six Week Courses Begin:  November 2nd
Gilder Lehrman Saturday Academies provide free elective courses for high school and middle school students on Saturday mornings. Saturday Academies have helped more than ten thousand students gain a deeper knowledge of the humanities through American history, literature, and arts classes.

Students in Saturday Academies enhance their literacy (reading, reasoning, and writing) skills through the examination and evaluation of primary source documents; engage thought-provoking issues through class discussion, essay projects, and artistic expression; and strengthen their knowledge of the social sciences and humanities. Moreover, the program prepares students for Advanced Placement and SAT examinations as well as a lifetime of active learning and civic engagement. 

Course offerings include:  Bell Curves SAT Skills,  LGBTQ+ American,  Revolutionary New York,  The City in Focus: Photography and Urban History,  Native Lives: Our History, Our Stories

Students may enroll in one or two American History electives. Students who apply for SAT Prep must also register for an American History elective. For full course descriptions and an application, click here.  Should you experience any trouble applying online, email saturday.academy@mcny.org or call 917.492.3387. Please apply early. Space is limited.

NY PUBLIC LIBRARY FREE PRACTICE SAT TEST
Event Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Find out how you will score  with a free practice test from The Princeton Review. Our exams feature: full length tests designed to match the official exam; professional proctors and a realistic test setting; a detailed comprehensive score report; an optional 30-minute phone conference to discuss your score. 

This event is free but registration is required. To register, call 212-870-1633. Riverside Library,  127 Amsterdam Avenue,  65th St & Lincoln Center


COLLEGE APPLICATION 
& ESSAY RESOURCES

FAFSA and CSS Profile Applications are Online
These are the two primary financial aid application sites used by colleges and universities.

THE MISEDUCATION OF BROWN GIRLS &THE COLLEGE PROCESS WORKSHOP
The Miseducation Series is a interactive panel/workshop day that The Dinner Table Doc hosts each year to provide educational and community building tools to young women of color. This year the focus is on "the College Process" and will provide assistance for families seeking assistance with college applications, FAFSA, scholarships and so much more! Register online.

COMMON APP COLLEGE
For families with current Juniors (and procrastinating Seniors), click here to view the Common Application 2019-2020 Essay Prompts.

COLLEGE ESSAYS
Sign-up for Story2 to receive free help on your shaping your college essay into stories that convey character and purpose.

This is a great NY Times article about writing your college essay.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!



We need people interested in the following roles to help with the Auction Committee, Spring Gala and Rising Stars!  People with experience and/or interest in... 


...  marketing,  fundraising,  solicitation of sponsors,  theater production,  ticket sales,  party planning,  and graphic design!
Please complete the volunteer form and note any specific roles you would like to know more about!

Auction Committee Volunteers Needed!
Our Spring Auction 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. 
  • Restaurants
  • Broadway Shows
  • Local Retail
  • Vacation Homes / Trips
  • Spas
  • Signed Memorabilia
  • Tutoring Services
  • Be Creative!!!
Previous familiarity with Bidding for Good & Charity Buzz a plus.

Spring Gala Volunteers Needed!
Looking for Volunteers to work on this year's Spring Gala!  We need people with experience and/or an interest in marketing, fundraising, solicitation of sponsors, theater production, ticket sales, party planning, and graphic design. If you would like to get involved, please email Wendy Reimer

Rising Stars Volunteer Needed!
We are looking for a parent volunteer to design our Rising Stars program!  If you are able to assist, please email Lauren McGrail at laurensmcgrail@gmail.com

Volunteer Coordinators Needed!
The volunteer coordinators post/email the school community about upcoming events where we need volunteers.  You can do this working from home!  

Constant Contact Archivists Needed!
We're an active group and send many emails - help our Constant Contact Guru, Sarah Miller to organize the system and archive past emails.  Also a "work from home at your computer wearing PJs" type of role!  

Graphic Designers Needed!
Share your graphic design skills with our community - we need help designing logos, banners, invitations and so much more... Work from home with occasional meetings

Hospitality Volunteers Needed!
Join us at school events, setup to sell refreshments - a great way to feel the buzz at the school and meet many like-minded LaG supporters!
 
Gala, Sports & Events Photographers
Our students participate in so many events and deserve the camera trained on them!  Help preserve these moments from behind the camera.

Contact us to find out how you can help. Thank You In Advance!
DID YOU KNOW?
Quiz yourself on  LaGuardia facts & trivia  and become a walking LaGuardipedia!  See what you know - and then scroll down to the bottom for the answers to all questions!

Q: What do Mad Magazine and LaGuardia High School have in common? 
 
Q: What is "The Castle on the Hill?"

Q: How many seats are in the  The LaGuardia Concert Hall?

Now scroll down to the bottom and check your answers!
SPORTS
Check out the full sports calendar to root on our players!

The fall sports season is fully underway, with lots of action amongst the athletes of LaGuardia High School!

GIRLS VARSITY BOWLING
The Girls Varsity Bowling team stands at 2-2 after splitting a pair of matches this week up at Whitestone Lanes. The girls lost to Stuyvesant 3-0 early in the week with Seungmi Yang and Xue Ying Huang le ading  the way for LaGuardia in the effort. Later in the week, the girls beat the High School for Fashion Industries 3-0, with Sabrina Olivares joining Yang and Huang among the leaders for LaGuardia.

BOYS & GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The Cross Country Boys and Girls traveled up to the Bronx to run again at Van Cortlandt Park for Grand Prix Series #3. And they did very well! Among the boys, in the 1.5 mile, Andrew Jensen finished #2 overall, followed almost immediately by Dashiell Kwan at #3. In the 5K, Nolan Shaffer cracked the top ten overall with a #7 finish.

The Girls were at least as impressive with four top ten finishes in the 1.5 mile - Tymya Mitchell #4, Lisa Asombrado #6, Annabelle Sherman #7, Lucia Tsurumaki #9. And last but certainly not least, Willa Donovan and Arden Brown finished #1 and #2 overall in the 5K! Great running!

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER
The Boys Soccer Varsity continued its dominant start to the season and now stands at 6-0 after a 4-1 win against the Institute for Collaborative Education @ Randall's Island. The boys were again led by Theodore Bushara, with 2 goals and an assist. Justin Lamport and Seiji Pimentel Ushiya chipped in goals and Jared Dougall contributed a pair of assists.

BOYS VARSITY FENCING
The Boys Varsity Fencing team got their season started with a loss at Hunter College High School. While the boys got off to a slow start, Evan McMahon and Yuri Cook Loshilov provided the highlights for LaGuardia in a winning Foil effort and Marcello Rudofksy led the way in Epee.

The Girls Varsity Soccer team got back on track with a 4-2 victory over Bard up at Randall's Island. The girls are back to even on the season with a 3-3 record.

GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
The Girls Varsity Volleyball lost two matches this week and now have a 1-3 record on the season. Isabela Frohlich and Tracy Su were the leaders in both matches, a loss to Lab Museum United 2-0 early in the week and 2-1 to Louis Brandies on Friday.

GIRLS VARSITY SWIMMING
The Girls Varsity Swimming traveled downtown to  Stuyvesant where they fell to the Stuyvesant girls. The girls look to get back on track next week against Bronx Science.


INTERESTED IN A BOYS SWIM TEAM ????
A number of parents have expressed interest in starting a LaGuardia Boys Swim Team.  If your son would be interested, please fill out this form.   Please continue to spread the word so we can get as much interest as possible! 


INTERESTED IN A GIRLS TENNIS TEAM???
We are looking  to have the Girls Tennis Team to return to LaGuardia! 
Students interested in a fall team, please register in Room 229.  
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  our website.


Application Deadline: October 11, 2019

YoungArts' signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an independent panel of highly accomplished artists, YoungArts winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors, and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation's leading cultural institutions.
 
WHY APPLY
  • Receive up to $10,000 in cash awards
  • Take master classes with accomplished artists and professionals
  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support
  • Achieve national recognition
There are 10 disciplines to enter under, that offer opportunities to students in ALL LaGuardia studios - Cinematic Arts, Classical Music, Dance, Design Arts*, Jazz, Photography, Theater (Acting), Visual Arts, Voice, Writing

* Design arts includes architecture, interior, product, graphic, stage set design and fashion design. 

Each category has its own set of  entry requirements and you will want to plan ahead in order to have your work or performance ready in time.

Teen Night: Teens Take the Met!
Friday, November 8th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Grab your friends & take over The Met for the night. Drop in for teen-only activities at the Museum including art making, performances, music & more. 

Free and open to all teens 13+ with a middle or high school ID.

Application Deadline:  Winter 2019
are the place where youth can make change happen in their neighborhood, school, or borough. Councils across the City need high school students to share their stories, passions, and ideas-if you know of any youth who want to make a difference, we need them on a Youth Leadership Council. Youth will have the opportunity to team up with peers from their neighborhood or school and develop the tools and skills to put their ideas into action.

ART ADVENTURE MEET UP!  (1st for the Year) - FREE
Event Date: Friday October 11, 2019, Friday at 4:45 PM
Modernisms:  Turkish, Indian & Iranian Art by Students of NYU Art.
This is an afterschool activity open to Art Studio Students of all grades. I nterested Students of other Studios are also welcome.

Grey Art Gallery at NYU Lobby, 100 Washington Square East b/w Waverly Pl.& Washington Square Park. Meet Felecia Kelly-Applewhite (LaG Junior Art Studio Mom), out front. (She'll be wearing a name Tag!)
SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100  visual arts and literary arts organizations  across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7-12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29  categories  of art and writing. In 2019, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.
Submissions are juried by  luminaries in the visual and literary arts , some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
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  Riverside Library can help.  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!

Torus
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
Browse this comprehensive 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!
Homework, high schools, college, leaving the nest and more! ... discuss it all here!

I encourage an open and honest discussion with no flaming or attitude! Note that the group is lightly moderated

Check out the blog with lots of school & tutor reviews at http://parentsofnyteens.blogspot.comLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parentsofnyteens
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.





VISION ZERO CITIES 2019
October 10-11, 2019

It's not too late to join hundreds of activists, planners, and policy leaders at the nation's premier Vision Zero conference!

Vision Zero is not just a policy goal-it's an imperative made possible by people like you. It is crucial that we continue to identify and support the most effective strategies to eliminate every traffic-related death and serious injury.  Want a seat at the table? Register here!

View the full schedule of exciting topics ranging from how to win advocacy campaigns to on-the-ground tours of New York's streetscape.


OPEN HOUSE NEW YORK
October 18-20, 2019
Every October, Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York's most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.

From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York. Click here for more information & to register.

United Federation of Teachers
Manhattan Parent Conference 2019 Registration
Saturday, October 26th, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: UFT head
quarters at 52 Broadway



As children enter their teenage years, parents may have more difficulty telling the difference between normal mood changes, including bouts of sadness and irritability, and signs of more serious problems like depression and risk of suicide. Depression can interfere with many aspects of a teen's life, including relationships with family and friends, school success, and enjoyment of normal activities. Thoughts of suicide may also accompany depression or may arise for other reasons. In this webinar, Dr. Eric Lewandowski will differentiate between normal aspects of teenage life and more significant mood problems. He will share ideas for talking with teens about these difficult subjects and for supporting them through hard times. Dr. Lewandowski will also provide guidance on signs to watch for, when additional support may be needed, and how to find effective treatment.  

Help for Shy and Socially Anxious Teens
Group Program sponsured by the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Starts October 2019. Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
12 Sessions
$150/session + $150 for 45-minute consultation
 
Many teenagers require extra help to overcome shyness and anxiety in social situations. Everyday tasks from making friends, raising a hand in class, or going to new places may seem impossible for some.

Led by our multidisciplinary team of experts, our 12-week interactive cognitive behavioral treatment program will help pre-teens and adolescents ages 12-17:
  • Gain an understanding and awareness of their anxiety
  • Develop and refine skills to manage social shyness and discomfort through modeling, collaborative role-play, and real-world practice through community-based exposures
We also partner with each adolescent's school guidance counselor or school psychologist to ensure that skills are generalized to situations and settings most helpful to the individual. Parents also participate in two educational sessions, receiving support in helping their teen navigate challenging emotions and social experiences.  

For More Information: Randi Pochtar, PhD - randi.pochtar@nyulangone.org
FAIRWAY
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 

Start your shopping from this link (https://www.amazon.com/?&tag=laghspa-20) and LaGuardia will receive anywhere from 3 to 10% of qualifying purchases... 

Please bookmark it!

Your LaGuardia student can download a FREE copy of the latest Microsoft Office software!  Click here for details.

DonorsChoose


$419,691 has benefitted 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 close to being fully funded you will notice individuals from across the country pitching in to finish the project

All of LaGuardia's teacher's projects have been fully-funded - which is pretty amazing - so a huge thank you to our donor community.  That being said, LaG teachers are creative and are constantly on the look-out for new ways to support and challenge our students - so we have no doubt, that new projects will soon be posted!  Please check back soon!


DonorsChoose 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.
DonorsChoose donations are eligible for most employers' matching gift programs.




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 MEETING DATES

Additional Meeting dates for the 2019-2020 School Year will be announced once our schedule is finalized.
  • Tuesday, October 15th:  4:15 SLT Meeting 
  • Tuesday, October 15th:  6:00 PM General Meet:00 PM Studio Meetings  
  • Wednesday, November 6th:   6:00 PM General Meeting  | 7:00 PM Studio Meetings

     


Read about what our LaGuardia graduates are doing...
And of course, for regular updates about our Alumni, visit Alumni & Friends at:  https://alumniandfriends.org/news/
DID YOU KNOW? - The answers...
 

Q: What do Mad Magazine and LaGuardia High School have in common? 
A: The magazine was founded by the comic book artist and editor Harvey Kurtzman (M&A '41) in 1952!
 
Q: What is "The Castle on the Hill?"
A: "Known as "The Castle on the Hill," the building that once housed the High School of Music & Art is located in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem near the campus of CCNY.

Q: How many seats are in the  The LaGuardia Concert Hall?
A: 1,146 - think about that when we have a sold-out crowd for an upcoming event!

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