WHSAD Juniors went to the Brooklyn Museum to learn about Pierre Cardin, a French women's fashion designer and a pioneer in the design of high fashion for men. Ms. Moos: I took the students to the trip because the way Pierre Cardin works made me think about the education of the students here at WHSAD as architects and designers. I was worried that looking at fashion from the 60s was not going to be interesting for the students, but when I took them, I was surprised at how much they enjoyed it. It was an amazing trip. The students saw a lot of things. They all think Pierre Cardin took fashion to another level. Many of the designs are very expensive, but Pierre Cardin thinks fashion should be for everyone no matter the gender. Overall … [Read more...]
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WHSAD students outside The Brant Foundation's neo-classical building This past Tuesday, a group of art-interested WHSAD students ventured to the Brant Foundation Art Study Center. The Brant Foundation, located in the East Village Manhattan, is an art museum that houses various pieces throughout the year\. Last year, we came here for the Jean Michel Basquiat exhibit. Surreal, abstract, and modern art, can be seen cascading throughout each floor level as visitors make their descent down the heart of the museum. It's quite immaculate. The history of the structure is quite rich as well, as it was originally a Con Edison building inhabited by an artist in the 1930s. Much of the architecture from the Con Edison building is preserved … [Read more...]
In the following narrative, students at WHSAD and and 2019 graduate, Kenny Singh, share their opinions about the Construction Skills Pre-Apprenticeship Program . Kenny Singh: I am currently in an architectural window company installing gutters on high rise buildings. I got involved in the apprenticeship program because growing up I always liked working with my hands, and I always wanted to learn a valuable trade. The apprenticeship program will teach me everything I need to learn, such as welding and blue print reading. It’s a really great opportunity to be part of a union and work for the local. While I was in high school, I was in construction skills. Construction skills helped a lot as it gives you prep for obstacles you … [Read more...]
John Gibbons discusses living shoreline with students. The Lake Como project is a perfect example of what WHSAD is all about: students putting their creative quirks to use. For the past year, WHSAD students have been working with the residents in the New Jersey town, Lake Como, to redesign the lakefront. The design for the lake done by our students has been picked up by the mayor of Lake Como, Kevin Higgins, and is actually going to be constructed. Right now, we're working on finalizing the plans. Student Narrative - By Mahalia Sainteloi Current living shoreline of Lake Como. Working on this community project is really exciting because we get to put all of our creative minds together and create something for the Lake Como … [Read more...]
The Coop Tech program provides students such as Joel Espinal and Juan Sanchez with opportunities to explore their passions. In the following narrative, WHSAD Seniors share their experiences in the Culinary program. Left [Juan Sanchez] Right [Joel Espinal] Juan Sanchez: I chose to go to Coop Tech because I was told it was a way to experience new things as well as a way to meet new people and work with them. Currently, I’m in advanced culinary. What I like the most is that I learn something new everyday and the fact that I can practice it at home, such as making pizzas, baguettes, croissants, and other breads from scratch. My teacher is one of a kind. His tough love is what makes him the best. The way he teaches is honestly the best … [Read more...]
Thank you to Winston and Strawn law offices for hosting this event for WHSAD's students. NY Cares and Winston & Strawn Law firm came together to offer WHSAD students valuable networking and business skill sets while doing a shark tank theme mini project. Students were asked about their experience. Students presenting their idea to all the other groups "On Thursday, November 7, 2019 we went to a law firm field trip where all students got to talk about product making and selling with lawyers. Students were separated into groups of 5 and with two lawyers in order to work together and plan a big product presentation. The WHSAD teachers picked a winner based on the quality of the … [Read more...]
The Co-op Tech program provides students such as Joel with opportunities to explore their passions. In the following narrative, WHSAD Senior, Joel Espinal, shares his experience in the Electrical Engineering program at Co-op Tech. The reason why I chose to go to Co-op Tech is because they give me the opportunity to get certified in my career choice while I’m also on my way to graduate high school. The class I am currently enrolled in is Electrical Engineering. This class focuses on low voltage, residential Wiring, and solar. The classes are by a term which then allows you to either finish the class or go on and get a certification in something else. For me that something else will be Solar. This is a good area to get certified … [Read more...]
From left to right: Edwin Sosa, Joshua Luna, and Xochitl Rodriguez are gaining tremendous experiences and opportunities through the Pratt Young Scholars program. WHSAD is proud of our students and how many of them take initiative in pursuing their passions in programs outside of school hours. However, such programs would often remain unknown without the insights and assistance of dedicated staff members. In this particular case, freshman architecture teacher, Mr. Ira Geringer, assisted his freshmen, who are now sophomores, to apply to the Pratt Young Scholars Program. After going through the application process, four WHSAD students were granted scholarships valued at $7,000. These scholarships provide “three years of studio instruction, … [Read more...]
The Co-op Tech program provides students such as Jessica with opportunities to explore their passions. In the following narrative, WHSAD Senior, Jessica Juarez, shares her experience in the Natural Hair Styling program at Co-op Tech. For years, the partnership between WHSAD and Co-op Tech has provided our seniors with hands-on training in career paths and, thus, opportunities to make the most of their days immediately after graduation. Look for more stories from Jessica as she highlights what other seniors are taking on in their Co-op Tech learning. The School of Cooperative Technical Education is a program that offers students the opportunity to learn skills for a specific occupation. Co-op Tech offers classes to high school … [Read more...]
Creative Connections coach, Damon Daniels, was essential in assisting 2019 WHSAD graduates get into their preferred schools. WHSAD Senior, Chandler McLaurin, conducted all interviews and wrote this article with contributions from seniors, Jonah Vazquez and Jared Ramirez. Creative Connections is an amazing program WHSAD has enrolled students in since sophomore year. In this program we learn about many different tools that will help us not only in school but also in life. For starters, we have had a mentor come in every Thursday and teach weekly lessons for the whole school year. During these sessions we go over applying to colleges, how to seek out scholarships and financial aid, and how to thrive in life after attending high school … [Read more...]