Bill Harvey has been a supporter of and advocate for WHSAD since the inauguration of our CTE program in 2009. A long-time fixture in Williamsburg's artist community, and in the neighborhood of our school specifically, Bill has sought to create numerous opportunities for our students over the past 9 years, and continues to connect WHSAD students and teachers with professionals who care as deeply as he does about the education of the next generation's architects and designers. Bill has been instrumental in the development of our partnership with real estate development firm Heritage Equity Partners, a company that has sponsored projects and design competitions for the last four years, and has hosted interns and hired graduates. Last year he … [Read more...]
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Jared Jackson is currently a senior at WHSAD. Below Jared expresses his feelings about being nominated as a New Era Pinstripe Bowl 2018 MVP Scholar Athlete . How does it feel to be a New Era Pinstripe Bowl 2018 MVP Scholar Athlete? I feel like it’s a honor to be awarded with this achievement. I feel like being a senior and running for four years this is a great achievement. I’m going to live up to the expectations that come with this award. It’s truly a great honor. To me an achievement is the reward for all your struggles and showing that all the hardships that you’ve gone through have paid off. How can you see yourself using your role as a leader to positively impact the lives of those around you? I see myself using my role to … [Read more...]
Time and again, WHSAD students have opportunities to explore professional workplaces and network with those employed in such places. Learning about what the work entails and what it takes to attain such employment, students prepare themselves for life after WHSAD long before they don the cap and gown. Below, Internship Coordinator Ms. Wilson provides her take on students’ latest experience and why taking advantage of such occasions is crucial for students. On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, WHSAD students were invited to attend an Open House at the DC9 Training Facility, as part of National Apprentice Week. DC9 is the union that represents bridge painters, commercial painters, glaziers, drywall finishers, and paper hangers, and … [Read more...]
During the 11/20/18 segment of New York Live, WHSAD was highlighted as the "hub" of New York's Little Free Library Project. The video of this segment can be viewed at the bottom of this post. If you wish to learn more about this project, read the WHSAD.org article entitled "WHSAD Hosts Little Free Library Project", written WHSAD student Antonio Perez. > … [Read more...]
In any professional practice, development is essential. In order to stay abreast of new ideas, reliable techniques, and valuable data points, one must work to explore what is out there so that one may provide continuously improving service to those served. On November 6th, educators from North Brooklyn received opportunities to strengthen their professional practices during Brooklyn North High School’s Day of Equity and Rigor at Brooklyn Technical High School. Hundreds of educators received insights from speakers Josh Johnson, Glenn Singleton, Dr. Gholdy Muhammed, Superintendent Janice Ross, and Executive Superintendent Karen Watts. Additionally, WHSAD's neighbor school, Brooklyn Preparatory High School showcased some of its more poetic … [Read more...]
On October 15th, WHSAD students were blessed with the opportunity to attend a college fair at the Aviator Center. Students had the chance not only to learn more about the colleges attending the event but also to explore interests in potential majors and minors. Representatives from all colleges at the fair were present and students were able to have one on one conversations with the people who actually work at the schools' offices of admissions. This is important because students get to make a lasting first impression on the people who may eventually be deciding whether they want to accept these students into their schools. All the students attending took advantage of this opportunity to make impressions and prepare for their futures. … [Read more...]
On Friday October 19th, WHSAD hosted the Little Free Library initiative in hopes of bettering literacy rates for Northern Brooklyn community members. During the event, students from WHSAD, M.S. 582, P.S. 126, All City Leadership, Boys and Girls High School, and Brooklyn Tech built and painted for a cause. Students were able to collaborate with students from different schools and explore their creative sides. This can be especially said for Mike Collado, a WHSAD senior, who worked on getting the boxes painted. Mike believes that the significance of the project is that, “[The Little Free Library Initiative] teaches kids to get together for a good cause so they can learn more. They get to learn about painting, building, constructing, carpentry … [Read more...]
Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the 1st marking period of the Fall, 2018 term! 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...]
Thank you to correspondent Bryant Perez for this article. Community service is a huge part of any community; it helps make a community more stable by helping people and the environment with activities such as gardening, food drives, garbage clean-ups, etc. Ms. Spaziani, WHSAD’s Career Enhancement Coordinator and Freshman Instructional Support teacher, organizes community service events and believes that community service is important because it teaches students firsthand how doing nice things for someone else, even the smallest of things, can touch life all around. Students learn important values such as cooperation, generosity, and honesty, helping them be better people for a better future. Studies also consistently show that engaging … [Read more...]
The company S'well gave away approximately 320,000 beverage bottles to New York City schools, including one for every student at WHSAD. According to Ms. Tom, the 12th grade environmental teacher and the person in charge of recycling at WHSAD, “The CEO of S'well decided to make her initiative this year and donate bottles to every high school students in the DOE” S'well’s generosity came from the desire to eliminate 54 million Plastic bottles by giving a reusable alternative. Mike Collado, a 12th grader and member of the Y-Plan Project, uses his bottle daily and notices students do so as well; he constantly see's someone refilling their bottles and believes that this is a good sign since the bottles are serving their purpose of being … [Read more...]