Students observe an open structure in the school's main hall. On Friday, December 14th WHSAD students attended a final architectural review at the City College of New York. The architectural review was for the master's course offered at the school. The students presenting their year's worth of research were under review and watch by a panel of people. The review was interesting for many reasons, one being how the trip as a whole exposed students to this new part of architecture in a learning-based environment, with which many of us had not been familiar. This exposure was good for those students who are especially interested in applying to architectural colleges and or programs in the future. We got to experience what it’s like not … [Read more...]
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Recognizing the ills of the past helps to improve the present and the future is one of the core beliefs of history teachers. By considering, analyzing, interpreting, and reflecting on events from before our time, we become more cognizant of what it means to be a human being. The ability to be essentially good comes from various influences: families, friends, media, cultural constructs, etc. However, adolescents spend a large portion of their time in school, and this is where they often investigate instances of the past and acquire contexts of which they would remain ignorant. WHSAD students excited to enter the historic Park Avenue Armory Such a story has been on display for WHSAD sophomores over the last month and a half as they … [Read more...]
In the following video, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design senior Jared Jackson sits down with WHSAD.org student reporter Antonio Perez to speak about receiving the New Era Pinstripe Bowl 2018 MVP Scholar Athlete Award. … [Read more...]
In the following video, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design senior Melina Jorge sits down with WHSAD.org student reporter Antonio Perez to discuss Melina's weekly blog, entitled Teen Time With Melina, which can be found on WHSAD.org. … [Read more...]
Congratulations to all of the students that made the honor roll for the 2nd 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...]
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...]
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...]