On February 2nd, WHSAD Students who have done exceptionally well in their social studies classes were selected to see a conversation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at St. Francis College. This conversation was a part of the Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series. She discussed topics ranging from her own life story growing up in New York City, to the stresses of figuring out what to do after college. She also discussed her career as a lawyer and a judge leading up to her nomination and appointment to the Supreme Court. She often drew from her experiences and education to send a message of hope and determination in order to encourage students to push themselves and achieve their goals. To learn more about St. Francis College click … [Read more...]
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On January 27, students from WHSAD visited Gruzen Samton, an architectural firm, on Wall Street where senior architecture teacher, Mr. Codio, used to work. There, students shadowed employees at the firm to grasp what it means to work at an architecture firm. While the students shadowed the employees, they were able to glean a great deal of information from what they observed. Students were able to talk with Susan Wright, the head designer at Gruzen Samton. She taught them about the process of getting clients and keeping them. Then she showed the students how the plans for a building are started and the different types of floor plans for it. Overall, the students enjoyed their time at the firm and were able to learn a few … [Read more...]
On January 13th, WHSAD students conducted a site visit at the Learning Partners Program to discuss final plaque production designs for LPP employees. Autumn Gonzalez, a WHSAD senior, discussed installation of plaques for the employees for their workspaces, while other WHSAD students displayed and discussed the different plaque designs with LPP employees. The Learning Partners Program is designed to "promote inter-school collaborative learning and leverage the rich reservoir of expertise that already resides within our school communities to improve the educational experience for all New York City students." To learn more, click here. … [Read more...]
WHSAD kicked off 2017 with its first community service project. On January 18, 2017 WHSAD students and SKILLS USA members delivered over 400 cans of food to City Harvest’s collection site at Engine 229 Ladder 146 on Richardson Street in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn. WHSAD students and their families generously donated all of these canned goods. A special thanks to Heather Butts of H.E.A.L.T.H for YOUTHS for working with our students and SKILLS USA members to assist in the collection and drop off of the cans. Stay tuned to upcoming community service projects that will be sponsored by SKILLS USA and our partners. … [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...]
On Wednesday, 01/11/17, Mr. Cornell, Mr. D'Amato, Ms. Weinstein and Mr. Bruno accompanied a group of WHSAD juniors to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum at Pier 86 in Manhattan. The Intrepid is an American military and maritime history museum with a collection of ships, aircraft and related artifacts. To learn more about the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, please click here. While at the museum, students were treated to tours and performances educating the students about the ships and aircraft and the various action these vehicles have seen throughout United States history. The performances that were put on for the students were actual recreations of Blueprint Specials, which were the same … [Read more...]
As part of NYC Dept. of Education Chancellor Farinia's initiative to improve student achievement through the promotion of inter-school collaboration, WHSAD was chosen to be a host school for the Learning Partners Program (LPP). The staff and students of WHSAD will be hosting two other CTE schools in NYC in an effort to model and share best practices. As a result of this partnership, a group of WHSAD students decided to visit the LPP offices and offered to produce personalized desk plaques for the LPP team members using AutoCad and a laser engraver. The full story is highlighted in the December, 2016 edition of the LPP newsletter on page six. The full newsletter can be read below. You may also download the newsletter as a PDF file. … [Read more...]
Bridging the Gap (BTG) is offering an SAT prep course facilitated by Kaplan to 11th grade students. BTG is a public funded program at NYC College of Technology (City Tech). SAT Saturday Course (Spring 2017) Orientation and Pre-test: Feb 11, 2017 Program Runs every Saturday from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm between March 4th to April 29th. An application is provided below and/or see Ms. Terraferma in room 331. Applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis; late applications will be proceed in accord to space availability. … [Read more...]
On 11/29/16, Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. O'Brien accompanied a select group of WHSAD ninth graders to the historic World Diamond Tower. This NYC landmark is currently under renovation as part of an adaptive reuse project. If you would like to learn more about the World Diamond Tower, please click here. The following is a report on the field trip as written by WHSAD 9th grader Jonah Vasquez: THE DIAMOND TOWER FIELD TRIP – WORLD MONUMENTS FUND Written by Jonah Vasquez The trip to the Diamond Tower was astonishing, being able to stand in the presence of people who resembled what would soon be our own future, all together it was overwhelming. The building alone stands magnificently amongst the rest … [Read more...]
Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the second 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...]