A group of students has been participating in a screen-printing workshop at Kingsland Printing in Greenpoint. The shop produces all hand produced silkscreening products from tote bags to fabric, posters, T-shirts, and other special products for clients such as MOMA, the Whitney Museum, The New Yorker, and individual artists. We have had the opportunity to learn the whole process, and so far we all have created our own T shirts with our own designs. Next we will create a poster and then a fabric print. We are all very excited to engage in the design process and see how our ideas transform from brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing to the final product. Stay on the look-out for what we come up with! Thank you to all the … [Read more...]
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The WHSAD SkillsUSA chapter has done it again! Our chapter recently competed in four different competitions in the annual NYC SkillsUSA Leadership Conference. We are ecstatic to announce that students brought home medals from all four competitions. Job Skills Demonstration 1st Place-Kenneth Nelson (Demo on LED Light strip installation) Action Skills/Job Demo 2nd Place-Brandon Lopez (Demo on creating a Door for a video game Map) **Competed against his brother, Kyle Lopez. Opening and Closing Ceremonies Team (a competition based on Teamwork and Cohesiveness) 1st place-Guadalupe Hernandez, Trevon West, Adrian Sterling, Kaniyah Parris, Stephanie Ayala, Premnauth Ramchan, Jonathan Walker. Architectural … [Read more...]
Building relationships between the future stewards of our society and those who are currently charged with great responsibility is a cornerstone of a WHSAD education. Many students take advantage of opportunities that allow them to work alongside and gain insight from professionals in various fields. Such experiences permit students to develop a greater awareness of the world outside of their daily lives and also build confidence in communicating with individuals on a more sophisticated and professional level. In addition to the numerous internships and career-oriented opportunities the school has developed over the years, WHSAD’s work as a community school this year has students engaging in projects that serve area needs. On … [Read more...]
While many students and faculty members used this April's break as a way to rest and recharge for the final weeks of the 2017-2018 school year, some of WHSAD's community members continued learning. WHSAD students Adria Lee, Trevon West, and Juan Valencia, accompanied by Freshman teacher Ms. Sandra Spaziana, attended Dr. Matthew Costello and Heather Butts' lecture, "Living and Dying in the White House: Treating America’s First Families," at Columbia University. The program provided students with the opportunity not only to learn more about United States' history but also to reconnect with Dr. Costello who provided a White House tour for this same group of students during the February break. Below, Heather Butts and Trevon West share their … [Read more...]
On Friday, March 23, students from WHSAD’s Male Scholars Group attended a high tea financial literacy presentation at The Williamsburg Hotel. Students were regaled with tasty delicacies and classic tea flavors in an environment that exemplifies sophistication. Together with NYPD police officers, students learned about various aspects of financial planning, including bank accounts, credit scores, and identity theft. The presenters were well-versed in the financial concerns of teenagers and provided insights for those just starting to work and beginning to think about what to do with those paychecks. Thank you to Dana Rachlin from NYC Together, The New York City Police Department, and HSBC bank for making this experience possible. … [Read more...]
During a visit to the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust students were taken on the school/youth group tour Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life during the Holocaust. Museum educators led students through an exploration of the impact of World War II and the Nazi genocide on Jewish lives and communities in Europe. Students were able to view meaningful artifacts that allowed them to engage in discussion, make connections to prior knowledge, and further enhance their understanding. Afterwards, students also visited sculptor Andy Goldworthy's remarkable memorial Garden of Stones. They were immersed in discussion while analyzing the meaning and symbolism behind the … [Read more...]
Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the 1st marking period of the Spring, 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...]
Monday, March 12th, students in WHSAD’s Male and Female Scholars Groups, a partnership between NYC Together and NYPD police officers who serve as mentors to select students, took a trip to ESPN studios in Manhattan to view the film, “Baltimore Boys.” The film documented how a simple game can be so much more to society as it explored the impact the renowned Paul Laurence Dunbar High School basketball program had on the city of Baltimore. After suffering through the riots that followed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination in the spring of 1968, Baltimore, along with hundreds of cities throughout the United States, needed some hope. The Dunbar basketball team would prove to provide the beacon for not only the city but also for the … [Read more...]
An education in Architecture and Design can lead in many different directions. Designing buildings, city infrastructure projects, aesthetic details, and electrical systems are all some of the aspects WHSAD students learn in their classes. But when students see how their design educations can mesh with the concepts they study in a class outside the architecture and design realm, they recognize how diverse the future possibilities could be. One such instance occurred when Senior English teacher, Mr. James Powers, developed activities that had students constructing set designs for the play they have been reading: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Some students really took their work to another level and garnered the … [Read more...]
In her famous autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road, Zora Neale Hurston wrote that her "Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.'" One major point of learning in a WHSAD student's education is knowing that they will be granted opportunities to "jump at the sun" if they seek out such chances. An array of internships, after-school activities and partnerships, learning journeys, and other avenues for possibility await those who will take advantage, thus enhancing their knowledge of the world beyond high school. Such an opportunity presented itself to a trio of WHSAD students when they traveled to Washington D.C. over the February recess. Senior Adria Lee and Juniors Trevon West and Juan Valencia accompanied Heather … [Read more...]