On Wednesday, May 10th, WHSAD Students who participated in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Hamilton Performance Project were given the opportunity to see a matinee showing of the hit Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Students who attended the showing worked on a six session project where they learned about the musical, Alexander Hamilton's life and then they created their own performance pieces. Students who attended the musical were excited to see the hugely popular musical. They also enjoyed an intimate Q&A with a few of the cast members of Hamilton. To learn more about Gilder Lehrman Hamilton educational programs, click here. … [Read more...]
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On Saturday, May 13, students from WHSAD attended the 2017 United Federation of Teachers Spring Conference Exhibitor Instructions for CTE Schools at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan. The purpose of the conference is to showcase the many different Career and Technical Education schools and the work students have done while attending these schools. Juniors and Seniors from WHSAD were able to display their work from each year they attended WHSAD. They met with the UFT President, Michael Mulgrew and had many opportunities to share their work with many different people who attended the conference. … [Read more...]
On Thursday, April 27th, through Friday, April 28th, WHSAD junior class embarked on a trip to visit a few colleges throughout New York State. They visited Cornell University, Ithaca University, Alfred State University and Alfred University. At each college, they were given tours of the campus, explanation of all the undergraduate programs offered, and were given many opportunities to have all of their questions answered regarding attending college. The following narrative was written by WHSAD Junior, Kenrick Wilson, describing his experience while attending this trip. The Overnight College Trip By Kenrick Wilson Our Junior Class took an overnight trip to visit four colleges in two days as they continued their hunt for … [Read more...]
Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the third and final marking period! Keep up the good work! To see if you’ve made the honor roll, look for your grade in the report below. Remember, while your average may have been high enough, you can only make the honor roll if you’ve passed all of your classes. … [Read more...]
WHSAD is having its annual Awards Night and Arts Festival on Thursday June 1st, 2017. The Awards Night is from 5:30 - 6:30 in the evening followed by the Arts Festival from 6:30 - 8:00 pm on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The invitations are in the mail for students who will be receiving an award and everyone is invited to the Arts Festival where students will be showcasing their work. We look forward to seeing you there. … [Read more...]
There is an upcoming Dorney Park trip happening on Monday June 5th, 2017 that is open to all grades. The cost of the trip is $75.00. The caveat is that students has to have a 65 and above in all subjects and be approved by their guidance counselors. Signed permission slips are to be handed in with payment to Ms. Nelson no later that Friday May 5th, 2017. Seats are limited. … [Read more...]
Over 50 seniors attended WHSAD's 2nd Annual College (& Career) Decision Day Party on Monday, May 1st. Students got to share their post-secondary plans, celebrate their accomplishments, and support their fellow classmates as they venture forth into the next phase of their lives while enjoying some ice cream and cake. Shout out to Ms. Erneste and Ms. Small for making it all possible! WHSAD's Class of 2017 will graduate on June 28th at 4:00 pm at Cooper Union's Great Hall. … [Read more...]
On Wednesday, April 5, four WHSAD seniors were invited to present their Y-PLAN projects at 4 World Trade Center to Y-PLAN’s panel of civic partners. Of more than twenty schools, WHSAD received the only invitation to present and to provide constructive feedback on the Y-PLAN program to an audience that included various New York City agencies. The students participated in a panel discussion on their experiences and offered insight on how the program could evolve and improve in the future. Among the distinguished attendees of the conference was Superintendent Karen Watts, Deputy Chancellor Phil Weinberg, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Director Ron Ashford, and their respective offices. To learn more about Y-PLAN, … [Read more...]
On Wednesday April 5th, Mr. Powers, Mr. Felix and the seniors at WHSAD were on their way to The Park Avenue Armory to see Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape. A week prior to the show, 30 seniors were prepped for the experience by two professional teaching artists Vicki Turner and Neil Pritchard. In this pre-show gathering, the teaching artists prepped the students by letting them freely discuss the ideas of class, social structures, and the belonging that we feel as a part of any group. The students explored these essential "hairy ape" concepts by reading lines from the play, proposing possibilities of what the concept of the play could be about, and engaging in improvisation activities. After these prep sessions, the seniors were greeted … [Read more...]
This post was written by WHSAD 9th grader Edson Lopez. It details, from a student's perspective, a walking tour of Rockefeller Center that was conducted by WHSAD's newest partner, The Art Deco Society. This walking tour was the culminating activity of a 9th grade unit of study on art deco that was co-taught by The Art Deco Society and 9th grade Architecture and Design teachers Mr. Geringer and Mr. Rodriguez. Rockefeller Center Walking Tour by Edson … [Read more...]