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...]
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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...]
The following story is by WHSAD Sophomore, Deselle Thompson. Tuesday, October 15: The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian-Design Career Fair is a Design award show and place of learning for the future creative minds of the world at the Smithsonian Museum. There are national awards presented to high school students across the country who demonstrate true passion and creativity in design. In my attendance, along with other students, the fair was found to be a splendid educational experience, as kids from across the city gathered to learn from speakers and professionals in the name of creative career education. Before I get ahead of myself however, it would be doing the entire experience a great injustice if I didn't primarily discuss the … [Read more...]
District 13 Superintendent, Kamar Samuels, assists in drilling together one of the Little Free Libraries. For the past two years, WHSAD has partnered with organizations such as the New York City Police Department and Health for Youths to enhance literacy opportunities in our city. Many students have had the opportunity to collaborate with not only these partners but also peers and younger students in building Little Free Libraries that will provide free book borrowing to community members. Last week, students traveled to P.S. 287 to work with elementary school students to continue the Little Free Library Project. Thank you to Executive Superintendent, Karen Watts; Heather Butts, Executive Director at Health for Youths, McGraw-Hill for … [Read more...]
This spring, in partnership with NYC Service, the NYC Department of Buildings is launching an inaugural Youth Leadership Council (YLC) for CTE high school students (grades 10-12). This YLC is for students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering, sustainability, construction management/trades, and public safety. The students accepted to this council will form our very first Sustainability and Construction Safety Task Force. Receive the opportunity to learn directly from our engineers, architects, sustainability experts, and inspectors, and design and complete a major outreach project for a city agency. The NYC Department of Buildings is responsible for ensuring the safe and lawful use of … [Read more...]
Many of you have been asking about Internship Opportunities for this year -- here's your chance! In order to be considered for ANY internships this school year (between now and June 2020), you MUST complete the online application here: http://cteapplication.nycdoeopsr.org -- make sure you have your resume ready to upload AND you answer the questions as part of your application. Once you have completed the online CTE application, you are required to complete EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION no later than November 1st. This can happen one of three ways:1) sign up for an in-person appointment at Grant Associates via this link: https://calendly.com/cteindustryscholarsinternshipprogram2) Attend a walk-in in-person session on Tuesday, October 15th … [Read more...]
WHSAD students and staff members were welcomed to the kickoff by DOE Field Support Liaison, Terrence Paulin. Last week at Automotive High School, students and staff members attended the kickoff of the My Brother's Keeper program. WHSAD students had the opportunity to mingle with students from other high schools and begin learning from mentors. These sessions will focus on providing inspiration and guidance so that the participating students gain new insights into what it takes to achieve success. The following are narratives from staff and students about the experience. On Wednesday October 2, and Thursday October 3, the superintendent’s office held kickoff meetings for the My Brother's Keeper initiative started by former … [Read more...]
Thank you to Reggie for taking the time to answer the following questions about his start at Howard University and how WHSAD prepared him for the beginning of his college career. 1. What is college life at Howard University like? It’s close to being an adult. Having to buy my own food and toiletries, and being responsible for everything that I’m involved in school-wise and socially has made it seem like I have my own apartment. Otherwise, D.C. is very slow paced compared to NYC. Even though I still have access to public transportation, I feel like NYC was more accessible to tour. Being from NYC and now having to use a D.C. Metrocard and its different prices for different stops made it slightly complicated when I'm used to only … [Read more...]
Over the last couple of weeks, including the two days over the Rosh Hashanah recess, WHSAD students have been engaging in numerous activities. These include working on community projects that started last year, service work that has students partnering with local middle schoolers to revitalize outdoor spaces, and academic endeavors that pair subjects and make for more dynamic learning. The following are a few looks at what we have been up to. Community Service Weeding Event at M.S. 126 This past week, WHSAD students were able to be a part of a special act linking community and environment. The middle schoolers of M.S. 126 were greeted by high school students such as myself and others, who were more than eager to help them with … [Read more...]