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If you would like anything added to WRA see Mr. Willie on the 3rd floor. If you would like us to send this to a different email address, please contact rfox4@schools.nyc.gov.
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IN SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS…
·THE SECOND MARKING PERIOD BEGAN, MARCH 4, 2019!!!
The second marking period of the Spring Term begins today, March 4, 2019 and ends on Thursday, April 18, 2019. With 14 Days in the Marking Period, it is important that you get off to a strong start by checking Jupiter Grades and Google classroom, speaking to your teachers regularly, and make sure you are doing everything possible to earn your highest grade in each class!
Your guidance counselors on the second floor are here to support you!
· PARENT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SURVEY:
IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK AND TAKE THE SURVEY!!!
THANK YOU!
https://survey.avii.com/Survey/ChooseLanguage?returnUrl=%2FSurvey%2FLogin
Click the link for “Parents & Guardians School Survey” and enter your child’s name, date of birth, and school. The site will provide you with an eight-digit survey access code to login.
You should have also received a paper copy of the survey from your child (green envelop).
Parents can call 1-877-819-2363 for assistance if you are have trouble accessing the survey.
The last day to complete the survey is Wednesday April 3, 2019.
Thank you again for your continued support, and should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact your child’s Guidance Counselor.
If you have questions regarding the learning environment survey, please contact Haydee Rodriguez, Parent Coordinator at hrodriguez19@schools.nyc.gov.
THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE SCHOOL COMMUNITY FOR A GREAT SAT/PSAT DAY!
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the University Neighborhood High School ran an alternate schedule due to the administering of the PSAT & SAT Exams. Days like this have a lot of moving parts and it takes a staff and community working together to make them run well. I would like to thank our wonderful staff and incredible student body for working so well together to make it a great day for everyone involved.
· COLLEGE TRIPS PLANNED FOR 11TH GRADE STUDENTS:
We have some exciting news! The UNHS College advisement team has planned four college visits this spring! We will be traveling to the following locations on the following dates.
SUNY Stony Brook (visit date 4/11)
Adelphi University (visit date 4/30)
Rutgers University (visit date 5/9)
Yale University (visit date 6/3)
In order to make the trips equitable for all students, and to ensure that each junior that would like to go on a college visit has the opportunity to do so, please complete the google form below by Monday, March 25, 2019. Please rank your priority on a scale of 1-4, 1 being the trip you would most like to go on. We will then compile the data and choose students based on their preferences. If there are more students for one trip, we will use a random selector to make sure it is an equitable process for everyone!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe04RRpIbdW5BUE6srd8RJxNsxGmeftxsucLc29xaIVjBC1Ug/viewform
We look forward to hearing your responses! Ms. Tsao will be following up with you via email as to which trip you were selected for and where you can pick up your permission slips.
See Ms. Tsao or Mr. Willie with questions!
Happy voting!
FLIP DAY! NEW PROGRAMS DISTRIBUTED MONDAY, APRIL 8TH!:
New programs were distributed on Monday, April 8th. Students will notice that the days in which their physical ed, dance, music and art classes meets has changed either from Monday-Wednesday-Friday to Tuesday-Thursday or vice versa. The classes will remain for the remainder of the term. Please see Mr. Willie with questions or concerns.
SPRING TERM BENCHMARK EXAMINATIONS BEGIN TODAY!
Benchmarks begin today! Good Luck!
Wednesday, April 1, 2019 – Tuesday, April 11, 2019
April 1st & April 2nd
ESL, College Writing, Health and Foreign Language 
April 3rd & April 4th
Business and Science 
April 4th & April 5th
English
April 8th & April 9th
Math
April 10th & April 11th
History 
April 12th & April 17th
Make-up Benchmark Exams (Cafeteria at 3:15 PM)
Please note: No other exams should be administered during the Benchmark exam period from April 1st – April 11th the amount of homework given in each class should also be limited during this time.
CONGRATULATIONS UNHS TOASTMASTER YOUTH LEADERS!
On Saturday March 31st, the following students graduated from the 31st Annual Toastmaster Youth Leadership Program sponsored by our NAF partners. Jonathan Lee, Papa Diouf, Mireya Rojas, Wendy Chuquiana. They completed a six week leadership program that they attended on Saturday mornings hosted at JKO High School. They are now more confident speakers and presenters. Please congratulate them when you see them! The UNHS community is proud of you!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE UNHS GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM FOR THEIR FIRST W OF THE SEASON!
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Softball team for winning their first game of the season with the final score of 18-3. Junior captain Noemely Felipe led the team in runs with a Grand Slam and a Solo Home run. Junior captain Naidely Cabrera also had two solo home runs and pitched a great game on the mound recording 10 strikeouts. Come support the softball team this coming Monday at 4:00 at East River Park. Rock on Lady Panthers!
I would like to personally thank the softball team for their leadership in our PSAL merger with Orchard Collegiate. It is not easy to welcome new teammates from another school on to your team with such short notice. Our girls showed such maturity through the entire process. I am proud of each and every one of you!
COLLEGE VISIT TO HUNTER COLLEGE A GREAT SUCCESS!
Last week 25 UNHS 11th graders had the opportunity to visit Hunter College! They took a tour of the campus and learned about the admissions process. If you are interested in going on a college visit, see Ms. Tsao in room 501A.
SPANISH CLUB TO HOST CINCO DE MAYO EVENT HELD MAY 2ND!
The UNHS Spanish club will be hosting the school’s very first Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 2, 2019 at 3:00pm in the main lobby. The Cinco de Mayo holiday commemorates the mexican army's victory over the french occupation at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. The show will highlight different aspects of the Mexican cultures and communities. Student performances will include poetry open-mic, live band music and folkloric dances. The show will also feature the first ever teacher taco and jalapeño eating competitions. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend as we honor Mexican culture at our school! Traditional appetizers will be served during the festivities.
DID YOU KNOW, DID YOU KNOW?!
After the Black History Month Show, our students hosted a Q & A session and a question was asked, “How can we make Black History Month happen every day?” Students responded that we should deliver cultural facts each morning over the morning announcements. This great idea, born out of a student performance has come to life! Keep an ear out for the “Did you know, did you know?” to learn facts about our 2019 graduates cultures! See Ms. Haff or Mr. Willie with any questions!
A GREAT EXPERIENCE HAD AT TODAYS GIRLS, TOMORROW’S WOMENS CONFERENCE!
We would like to thank Ms. Kowalsky for taking the time this Saturday to take our students to the Today’s Girls, Tomorrow’s Women Conference! This amazing conference allowed our young women to be inspired by other woman who overcame diversity, challenges, and stereotypes to achieve success. Here is the link if you would like more information:
https://www.todaysgirltomorrowswoman.com/
Thank you for helping to foster this experience for our young women and future leaders!
· UNHS SELECTED FOR PSAL PILOT PROGRAM: 
It is my pleasure to announce that University Neighborhood High School has been selected as one of two Manhattan High Schools to participate in a Shared Team Public Schools Athletic League Pilot program. This spring, UNHS will be combining PSAL sports with Orchard Collegiate High School. We have applied to add a JV Girls Softball Team as well as a Boys Volleyball team which will be housed at Orchard Collegiate. More details to follow! See below for a link to Chancellor Carranza’s press release.
I would like to thank Coach Kornfeld and Mr. Fox for their work in helping the school transition into this new pilot program. There have been a number of meetings to make this program start successful. Your dedication to our students and commitment to providing our young women and men opportunities is recognized and greatly appreciated.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/announcements/contentdetails/2019/03/15/shared-teams-public-schools-athletic-league-pilot
· UNHS COLLEGE FAIR HELD MARCH 19TH!:
On Tuesday, March 19th, UNHS hosted its annual College Fair in the Lobby of the school from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Students and 11th Grade Parents had the chance to speak with 30 different colleges and university representatives! If you were unable to attend, contact Ms. Tsao, College Advisor at dtsao@schools.nyc.gov or (212) 962-4341 x5011 for details!
· FREE SAT PREP WORKSHOP AT UNHS! 
Thank you to Ms. Freitas for hosting our free workshop for SAT Prep on Saturday, March 23rd in the UNHS Library. The workshop primarlily focused on the Reading & Math sections to help students make the most of test-taking strategies. If you were unable to attend, it is not too late! We will also be hosting a last minute question and practice on Monday, March 25th during 5th period and Tuesday, March 26th during 6th period in the Library. Make sure you attend!
· PI DAY HOSTED BY UNHS NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY A GREAT SUCCESS!
The National Honor Society would like to thank everyone who participated and donated in our 2nd annual Pi Day fundraiser. Special thanks goes out to the teachers who volunteered to be pied in the face. The National Honor Society is happy to report we raised just over $250!! Our members will be voting on where to donate that money at our next meeting.
· ATTN: SENIORS – FREE PROM ATTIRE! 
There is an opportunity to pick up some free prom attire on the dates listed below! See the google classroom link for details!
FREE Prom Attire (dresses, suits, and tuxedos)
March 30 - Brooklyn
April 13 - Bronx
April 20 - Queens
April 27 - Manhattan
May 4 – Manhattan
See the Senior Activities Google Classroom (6772oj) for more information and how to register
· JUNE 2019 REGENTS PROGRAMMING: 
As per the NYCDOE Academic Policy, all students currently taking a course that terminates in a Regents exam, will be programmed for that Regents. See below for the June 2019 Regents Schedule and the course code that corresponds to each exam. See your guidance counselor with any questions.
June 3rd – 9:15 AM: Global History & Geography – New Framework (HGS44)
June 18th – 9:15 AM: US History & Government (HUS22)
June 18th – 1:15 PM: Living Environment (SLS22, SLS44 – Check with your teacher regarding your current lab status)
June 19th – 9:15 AM: English Language Arts (EES86 if did not take as sophomore, EES84)
June 19th – 1:15 PM: Algebra I (MES22, MES44)
June 20th – 9:15 AM: Transition Exam Global History & Geography (HGS44)
June 20th – 1:15 PM: Earth Science (SES22– Check with your teacher regarding your current lab status)
June 21st – 9:15 AM: Geometry (MGS22)
June 21st – 1:15 PM: Algebra II (MRS22)
June 25th – 9:15 AM: Chemistry (SCS22 - Check with your teacher regarding your current lab status )
June 25th – 1:15 PM: Physics (N/A)
· LINCOLN CENTER THEATRE PROGRAM To Kill A Mockingbird
This past Wednesday forty-six 9th graders attended a matinée performance of To Kill A Mockingbird and had the opportunity to have a Q&A with the cast. Before seeing the show, students worked with a teaching artist from Lincoln Centre to preview the major themes of the dramatization and connect the traditional setting to parallels in modern society. Students will continue to explore these themes and the power of theatre in their English class.
· UNHS STUDENTS EARN 2ND PLACE AT “HOSPICHALLENGE”!
Congratulations to the UNHS Hospitality & Tourism students in Ms. Constantinou's class who attended the "HospiChallenge" at St. Joseph's College on March 1. UNHS placed 2nd in three out of the five challenges against other NYC high schools. They did a great job on the pre-event challenges developing an Alternative Airline Meals and re-purposing of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium. As well as the on-site event challenge for an Istanbul Travel Agency.
· INTERVIEW WORKSHOP FIELD TRIP AT ST. JOSEPH’S!
Are you ready and confident to interview for summer jobs, internships or even for college or are you nervous and shy? There is a trip to St. Joseph’s College on March 28th for an interview workshop where you will get over those interview fears after doing a round robin of interviews and networking with professionals from multiple types of business including Apple, Viacom, PWC, JP Morgan, Viacom and more! See Ms. Constantinou for a permission slip.
· UNHS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE AT FLAMENCO FESTIVAL!
On March 7th Ms. Asch's 7th and 8th period went to New York City Center to see the Flamenco Festival and they were amazed. Each class also had the opportunity to take workshops before and after the show with professional Flamenco Dancers
· ADAKUS REVOLT
Last Friday 20 Freshman went to Abrons Arts Center, our arts partner, to see a multimedia performance about a girl embracing her natural hair. A special thanks to Ms. Asch for always thinking of new and creative ways to discuss culture with our students!
ALL GENDER REST ROOM ON THE 4TH FLOOR!
In accordance with the Mayoral Directive, the single stall rest room on the 4th floor has been repurposed as the “All Gender Rest Room”. See Mr. Willie in room 302 with questions!
Thanks!
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/media/single-sex-restrooms.page
SATURDAY SCHOOL IS OPEN!
As a reminder, Saturday school is now open for the remainder of the year (Exclusive of school holidays such as spring recess). As always, pizza will be served! Take advantage of this great opportunity!
AMAZING TIME HAD AT SENIOR NIGHT!!!
Whether you were dressed in pajamas, as a teenage mutant ninja turtle or in regular attire, everyone in attendance had an incredible time at senior night! All in attendance enjoyed the runway in the lobby, the photo booth (Thanks to Mr. Sossi for his work), Free Class of 2019 Sunglasses, Pajama Theme, Board Game Room, Super Smash Brothers Video Game Tournament, Karaoke Room (Maybe the hottest spot), Movie Rooms (Incredibles I and Monster House were chosen through the google survey) and a Murder Mystery/Escape the Room Game.
I have also never in my life seen a group of people eat as much pizza, dumplings, popcorn and treats. You all certainly brought your appetites!
A special thanks to all of the staff members that not only made this night possible, but also participated with the students in the activities! Ms. Asch, Ms. Haff, Ms. Hazizaj, Ms. Liu, Mr. Kornfeld, Ms. Loccisano, Ms. Lopez, Mr. Moulder, Ms. Powell, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Tsao, Mr. Viteri, and Mr. Wohlers. It was a night that our seniors will always remember! I cannot wait for next years! Get ready Class of 2020!
HELP US DESIGN OUR NEW SCHOOL SLOGAN!
The school needs your help with an idea! It is no secret that I believe our school is wonderful and one of the best that New York City has to offer! We would like express to the rest of New York City all the things that makes our school community so special. We are beginning the process of developing a school slogan, new school logo, further developing the schools online presence and adding to the schools mission statement. Details are to follow on all but I was hoping you could help us brain storm a little to get started!
Below is a google form for all students, parentguardians and staff members to complete. The survey is anonymous. There are three questions. Write in one word for each question and tell us the first, then second then third word that comes to mind when you think of our school. This will help us generate ideas for the school slogan! We will take the key terms we found and use that to come up with some phrases for the school community to vote on!
I thank you in advance for the couple of minutes it will take to fill out the survey. Your voice and opinion will go a long way to help us better brand our wonderful school to the rest of the city!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScn-mTBGepbQ6IZYZlzuVYBdbdCZokhXjqieYZvNpQ7ZIs95g/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1+School+Slogan+docs.google.com
NYU CAMPUS TOUR!
On 2/28, College Admissions Counselor Ms. Tsao and three teachers brought a group of 46 junior students to visit New York University. On this campus tour guided by an NYU student, our students walked through NYU buildings, got an overview of the undergraduate academic programs, student life and extracurricular activities.
PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES:
It is time to apply for a summer internships. You must complete the online application at https://cteapplication.nycdoeopsr.org/ Make sure you pick Hospitality & Tourism for the CTE program and have your social security number, OSIS number, parent/guardian contact information and your resume!
You will also need to have your employment verified and that includes have your working papers before March 31st! See Ms. Constantinou in room 406 for any questions regarding the internship process. If you need an application for working papers see Mr. Springer in the main office.
Calendar
Deadline to apply for Paid Summer Internships is March 31
FOREIGN LANGUAGE WEEK AT UNHS!
Thank you to all that participated in last week’s National Foreign Language Week! A special thanks to Ms. Lopez for helping UNHS celebrate the benefits of foreign language study and embrace the wonderful diversity of language and culture in our school!
DIRECTOR OF MANHATTAN FAMILY COURT SPEAKS TO 9TH GRADE CLASSES: 
The director of Manhattan Family court came to UNHS February 25th to select 9th grade classes to discuss the dangers of bullying; specifically how what may start out as a joke, may turn into a serious situation. They reviewed the dangers of social media and how what we say and do online as teenagers, may have a lasting impact for years to come. Ms. Loccisano was very proud of the conversation that ensued with our young men and women. They were engaged and learned a lot from the experience. More visits to come through the spring in the remainder of the 9th grade classes!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH/RESPECT FOR ALL SHOWS AT ABRONS ART CENTER – FEBRUARY 13TH:
I would like to express how proud I was of our students and staff members that performed in the Black History Month/Respect for All Show on February 13th at Abrams Theatre. In my 15 years as an educator I’ve never seen such a powerful performance by a group of students. Witnessing the show filled my heart with love but most of all hope for our future as a nation with young, informed and conscious individuals such as yourselves developing as leaders before our eyes. It was a truly beautiful experience of which I thank you.
If you did not have the opportunity to go to the performance, I strongly encourage all students to see Ms. Asch to watch a video of the performance. It is not to be missed!
CELEBRATING STUDENT SUCCESS!
Congratulations to all students who performed well in the Fall Term! For those students who earned a 90% and above overall average, your names are posted on the 3rd floor near staircase C/D on the third floor. If you didn’t make it up there for the Fall, this is your goal for the Spring! Let’s get everyone up there this first marking period! Start Strong!
MAYOR VISIT A GREAT SUCCESS!!!
I would like to thank the entire school community who helped make today's Mayor visit run so well. The Mayor and their team were incredibly impressed by every student and staff member they encountered throughout their visit and were thankful for all of the great work that our parent coordinator and staff do with our families through the thriveNYC program. You can find a link below to the full press conference that took place in the schools Library.
Like every day since I first walked through our schools doors, I am very proud to call myself the Principal of University Neighborhood High School. Today, the Mayor of New York City and the first lady were able to see the source of that pride. Thank you for taking part in a special day in the history of this great school.
Pictures will be posted on the schools website in the coming days and weeks!
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GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION…
LUNCHTIME AND AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING AVAILABLE
Lunchtime and after-school tutoring is available on the following days. If you need assistance in any of your classes it is important that you attend! Your teachers are here and waiting to help you!
5TH PERIOD LUNCHTIME TUTORING (9TH AND 11TH GRADE)
Global History (Tuesdays , 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Mr. Cavalli - Room 309
U.S. History (Tuesdays, Fridays and 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Mr. Ruggiero – Room 402
Living Environment (Tuesdays, Fridays 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. Hazizaj – Room 506
Chemistry – (Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Mr. Viteri – Room 504
Algebra/Geometry (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Mr. Mednik – Room 510
Algebra (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. Wright – Room 305
English - 9th grade (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. Loccisano – Room 303
English - 11th grade (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. Silbereis – Room 506
Spanish (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month )
Ms. Lopez – Room 410
ENL (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. McPartland – Room 410
Chinese (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. Wang – Room 307
Open Computer Lab (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. Kowalsky – Room 405
6TH PERIOD LUNCHTIME TUTORING (10TH AND 12TH GRADE)
Business (Mondays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. Constantinou – Room 406
Geometry (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. Liu – Room 510
Global History (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Mr. Kazaks – Room 404
Health (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Mr. Damaskos – Room 203
Art (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Mr. Sossi – Room 205
Spanish (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Mr. Timofey – Room 312
English - 12th grade (Tuesdays, Fridays, 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s Each Month)
Ms. Haff – Room 403
AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING
10th grade English (Tuesdays)
Ms. Pintak – Room 401
Algebra (Wednesdays)
Ms. Wright – Room 305
10th grade English (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Ms. Pintak – Room 401
Algebra (Thursdays)
Ms. Wright – Room 305
Geometry (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)
Ms. Liu – Room 510
Living Environment (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Ms. Blatt – Room 308
JOIN A CLUB!
It is never too late to join a club! Get involved! Please see below for club meeting information:
5TH PERIOD LUNCHTIME CLUBS (9TH AND 11TH GRADE)
Sci-Fi Club (Fridays)
Mr. Cavalli – Room 309
Spanish Club (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Ms. Lopez – Room 410
Website Club (Tuesdays)
Mr. Viteri – Room 504
Passport Club (Tuesdays)
Ms. Tsao – Room 203
6TH PERIOD LUNCHTIME CLUBS (10TH AND 12TH GRADE)
Band (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Mr. Chung – Room 201
Passport Club (Tuesdays)
Ms. Tsao – Room 203
Open Dance Studio (Mondays and Fridays)
Ms. Asch – Room 206
Mentor Program (Wednesdays)
Mr. Moulder, Mr. Damaskos – Room 212
Resume Workshop (Fridays)
Ms. Constantinou – Room 406
AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS
Band (Tuesdays)
Mr. Chung – Room 207
Weight Training (Tuesdays)
Mr. Damaskos – Room 209
School Newspaper (Tuesdays)
Ms. Haff – Room 303
Dance (Wednesdays)
Ms. Asch – Room 204
Chess (Wednesdays)
Mr. Buckner – Room 309
Debate (Wednesdays)
Mr. Cavalli – Room 309
Ping pong/Badminton (Wednesdays)
Ms. Liu – lobby
Volleyball (Wednesdays)
Mr. Moulder – Room lobby
Chinese (Wednesdays)
Ms. Wang – Room 307
Dance (Thursdays)
Ms. Asch – Room 204
Flag Football (Thursdays)
Mr. Chung – Lobby
Baseball (Thursdays)
Mr. Chung – Lobby
SAGA (Thursdays)
Ms. Hazizaj – Room 507
Student Gov. (Fridays)
Ms. Hazizaj – Room 506
Art (Fridays)
Mr. Sossi – Room 205
Korean Club (Every Other Friday)
Ms. Loccisano – Room 303
PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION MEETING SCHEDULE
Please join the PTA! Let your voice be heard! The PTA meets the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00 PM -6:30 PM in the school library, 4th floor. This Wednesday, a member of the Manhattan DA will be coming to the school to discuss Stress Management!
2018-19 Board Members:
President: Anita Soto
Vice President:
Treasurer: Carlos Cabrera
Secretary: Maria Reyes
Meeting Dates: April 10, May 9, June 12
For more information, please contact our parent coordinator, Haydee Rodriguez, at (212) 962-4341, ext. 3060 or hrodriguez19@schools.nyc.gov.
We hope to see you all on Wednesday!
UNHS GEAR PAGE UPDATED!
Looking for a last minute holiday gift idea? Visit UNHSgear.com! The page has been updated with new UNHS gear. All proceeds go to student’s events and clubs!
DAILY BELL SCHEDULE
Period 1: 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Period 2: 9:03 AM - 9:48 AM
Period 3: 9:51 AM - 10:36 AM
Period 4: 10:39 AM - 11:24 AM
Period 5: 11:27 AM - 12:12 PM
Period 6: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Period 7: 1:03 PM - 1:48 PM
Period 8: 1:51 PM - 2:36 PM
School is open until 5:00 P.M. every day for College Now classes, tutoring, and after-school activities.
LIBRARY HOURS
The library is open for students every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during lunch periods. On Friday, all teachers are offering tutoring and the library is closed.
STUDENT IDS 
Students who need to get an ID card should see Mr. Fox during their lunch period in the cafeteria.
FIRE ALARM DOOR
Alarms have been installed on all doors throughout the building. If a person exits through the door without authorization, the alarm will sound alerting school safety and administration to report to the exit. Do not exit through the doors without being instructed by an adult.
PSAL PARTICIPATION
If you are interested in joining a PSAL sports team or have any questions, please see Mr. Kornfeld in the cafeteria during your lunch period.
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OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES AND PROGRAMS
FREE SAT & SHSAT Prep Course
The State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) hosted by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is offering a FREE SAT & SHSAT Prep Course from January 12th to April 13th. The course is currently open to New York City:
10th & 11th Graders for the SAT course
To apply:
Applicants must be:
New York State Residents;
Self-identify as: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/ Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander ) or meet the economic eligibility guidelines outlined by the state (Appendix Guidelines for Student Eligibility) And be enrolled in grade 7 – 12. Students enrolled in S-PREP’s classes are selected on the basis of character and academic merit. Students should also maintain a minimum GPA of 80%. S-PREP requires that participating students attend consistently and give their best effort. Duly, students must be able to commit to the course schedule below.
Course Schedule
· SAT: January 12th - April 13th
· SHSAT: January 12th - May 4th
· Classes will be from 9 am - 11 am every Saturday with the exception of Feb 16th & 23rd SAT & SHSAT Course Disclaimer No unexcused absences will be permitted for the duration of the SAT & SHSAT courses. Any unexcused absences may result in immediate dismissal from the course. Therefore, students who are heavily involved in other extracurricular activities or pre-college exam preparation courses should seriously consider whether or not they can commit to the program.
APPLY ONLINE AT: WWW.PS.COLUMBIA.EDU/SPREP
State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) www.ps.columbia.edu The State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) is a free high school and college preparatory program designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or related STEM fields.
ATTN 11TH GRADERS: INTERESTED IN ACCOUNTING?
NY State Society of CPAs is hosting a free one week, on-campus intensive program that introduces high school juniors to the college experience, while exploring the exciting career opportunities within the accounting profession. https://www.nysscpa.org/nextgen/high-school-students/coap/co-ap-locations#sthash.2bPhVesr.9KpSkOdc.dpbs
GIRLS WHO CODE SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM!
Encourage 10th and 11th grade female NAF students to prepare for their future with the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program! NAF academy students will be given special consideration in the application process.
Summer Immersion Programs are FREE 7-week summer programs for 10th – 11th grade girls (rising juniors and seniors) to learn the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community and be competitive in the job market of the future. Girls Who Code also provides a need-based Summer Stipend to cover transportation and living costs for students who qualify.
Final application deadline: March 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST
In the Summer Immersion Program, students will learn about:
• Careers—They'll meet female engineers and role models and get an inside look at technical roles in the world’s top companies, like Twitter, Amazon, and AT&T.
• Skills and Impact—They’ll learn to code through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps, and more—plus, they’ll create a final project that solves a real-world problem they care about!
• Sisterhood—They’ll learn in a supportive, girls-only environment and make lifelong friendships!
Instruct interested students to apply here and to choose “NAF Academy” so that Girls Who Code knows they’re a part of NAF.
Don’t let the girls in your academy miss out on this amazing opportunity! Please share the flyers for students and parents.
CEYE Summer Application is Now Open:
The Center for Excellence in Youth Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is pleased to announce the opening of our 2019 Summer Program Application!
This summer, we will offer a hands-on, project-based research course for current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students interested in exploring Genetics & Genomics with Drosophila (fruit flies) as an animal model. In addition, current 11th grade students are eligible for our Clinical Hospital Placement Internship program, which enables students to explore careers by way of daily shadowing experiences under physicians and other healthcare professionals!
The application and descriptions are also posted on our website. More specific directions related to the application process, FAQs, requirements and eligibility can be found on our website and here.
Please note that applications are due April 1st and only students with complete applications will be considered.
NERA MedPrep, our three-year medical school preparedness program, is also accepting applications on the following website until March 1st, 2019.
Please also find a flyer for our upcoming interactive Brain Awareness Fair on Tuesday, March 12th from 3-5pm, which we would love if your students attended!
Lastly, check us out on or Facebook and Instagram to see more of what we do at Mount Sinai.
We truly appreciate your help in any dissemination of this information!
Spring 2019 Visionary Studio: Saturday Art Workshop at NYU. 
This 9-week program allows 9-12th grade students to infuse issues of social justice into a dynamic art-making practice inspired by contemporary art and artists.
2019 Class Themes:
● Stop! Don’t Shoot! What role can art play in changing policies about gun control?
● Breaking the Silence on Gender Violence: How can art contribute to the #MeTooMovement?
● Border Crossers: How can artists contribute to the debate about immigration?
Classes are free and open to high school students with all levels of art experience! No portfolio required.
SCHEDULE:
Classes are offered on Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Students are required to attendALL
sessions:
● March 30
● April 6, 13, 20, 27
● May 4, 11, 18, 25
Exhibition Details:
Final Session and Exhibition installation, Saturday, May 25 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 1
TO APPLY:
https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/art/education/high_school/saturday_art_workshop/application
ABOUT:
Visionary Studios classes explore current social themes through the work of innovative contemporary artists. Together, students and teachers consider ways in which artists can and do influence society and experiment with techniques that might include drawing, painting, printmaking, video, photography, sculpture, and installation. Workshop sessions challenge students to think like artists and engage in research, experimentation, collaboration, and activism through art. As part of the program students participate in a final exhibition inviting a wide audience of parents, friends, teachers, and NYU faculty, to see their work. https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/art/education/high_school/saturday_art_workshop
APPLY FOR EXPANDED HORIZONS COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM
Expanded Horizons is a comprehensive eight-year program which is designed to ensure that high school students are college-ready and admitted to a college that fits their interests and abilities, and graduate from that institution on time. Our eight-year cohort-based model allows high school students to benefit from FREE:
• College readiness workshops with an emphasis on identity, social justice and community service
• A year-long SAT prep program (11th Grade Only)
• Individualized guidance through the college and entire financial aid process INCLUDING a 4 year renewable scholarship from Henry Street.
• Academic support and coaching throughout high school and college
• College tours (overnight and day trips)
• Career exploration workshops and events
• Assistance with identifying Internship/summer opportunities
• Cultural/fun trips to movies, museums, skating, bowling, etc
Please see you guidance counselor for more information and help applying for the program. This program is open to students in grades 9-12 who attend school on the Lower East Side.
Serve as a Member of the Citywide Council for Special Education
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Shavonda Guilford
Students interested in policy, government, education, or community affairs are encouraged to apply to join the Citywide Council for Special Education (CCSE). The CCSE is an advisory body concerned with the education of students with disabilities. The CCSE is responsible for advising and commenting on the establishment of committees/subcommittees on special education in community school districts. Members also contribute to an annual report on how effectively students with disabilities are served by the Department of Education and make recommendations for improvements. The CCSE must hold at least one public meeting per month during which the public may discuss issues facing students with disabilities. The student member will serve on the committee for one year as a non-voting member. To be eligible, students must be a high school senior with an IEP.
infohub.nyced.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/student-member-application.pdf?sfvrsn=ccac6d54_2
Join the New York City High School Debate Club
Registration Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: info@debate.nyc/917-455-1079
Join the New York City High School Debate Club to learn how to debate! The Debate Club offers drop-in debate practice for students in grades 9-12. Students in this program have won local, city, regional, and national tournaments. All Debate Club students are eligible to compete at NYC Urban Debate League Saturday tournaments and other year-round programming. Classes include current events, public speaking, and practice debates. Debate Club is open to beginner to advanced students. The Club meets on Saturdays from 12:00-2:00pm during the fall and spring semesters at the Teach for America offices located at 25 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004. For more information and to register, www.debate.nyc/club
Note: All notifications in the “Outside Opportunities and Program Sections” are not run through University Neighborhood High School and have no affiliation with the school. They are programs run mostly through non-profits and city agencies. For more information, contact the organizations directly.
Apply to be a Design Scholar at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Event: February 12-May 14, 2019
Contact: Meagan Mahaffy(Open external link)/212-849-8353
Do you have a knack for design? Cooper Hewitt’s Design Scholars(Open external link) is a free program that features hands-on workshops with professional designers, design studio visits, and college tours during the school year. In Spring 2019, the program will feature fashion, graphic, product, and interaction design. The program will take place on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm. Interested students can learn more and apply(Open external link) on the Cooper Hewitt website.
Apply to be a Design Scholar at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Event: February 12-May 14, 2019
Contact: Meagan Mahaffy(Open external link)/212-849-8353
Do you have a knack for design? Cooper Hewitt’s Design Scholars(Open external link) is a free program that features hands-on workshops with professional designers, design studio visits, and college tours during the school year. In Spring 2019, the program will feature fashion, graphic, product, and interaction design. The program will take place on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm. Interested students can learn more and apply(Open external link) on the Cooper Hewitt website.
JAZZ:
Register for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Let Freedom Swing concert series in the 2018-19 school year! Bring jazz artists and performances to your school.
NYC Academy Foundation’s Scholarships of Excellence 2019 
The deadline to apply is April 12, 2019
The NYC Academy Foundation supports NAF’s network of 31 academies in New York City. This year, the foundation will award five academy theme specific scholarships at $1,000 each. Please complete this scholarship application to be considered. For any questions or concerns, please contact Kim Warren at kwarren@naf.org.
Eligibility Requirements: 
· Must be a NYC NAF Academy student currently in the 12th grade
· Must have a 3.0 overall GPA
· Must have completed NAF sequence themed classes in your academy
· Provide evidence of myNAFTrack enrollment (progress report) with 70 percent completion toward certification (NTC)
If you are awarded the NYC Academy Foundation’s Scholarships of Excellence 2019, you will be required to provide a 2019 college acceptance letter and required documents.
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LOOKING AHEAD…
APRIL
4/1 Benchmark Midterm Exam in ESL, College Writing, Health and Foreign Language
4/2 Benchmark Midterm Exam in ESL, College Writing, Health and Foreign Language
4/3 Benchmark Midterm Exam in Business and Science
4/4 Benchmark Midterm Exam in Business, English and Science
4/5 Benchmark Midterm Exam in English
4/8 Benchmark Midterm Exam in Math
4/9 Benchmark Midterm Exam in Math
4/10 Benchmark Midterm Exam in History
4/11 Benchmark Midterm Exam in History
4/12 Benchmark Midterm Exam in Make-up Benchmark Exams
4/17 Benchmark Midterm Exam in Make-up Benchmark Exams
4/10 Wednesday SLT/PTA meetings, 4:00-5:30 P.M.
4/18 Thursday End of term 2, marking period 2
4/18 Thursday, SUNY Welcome Center Presentation Library 12:15 PM
4/19-26 Friday-Friday Spring Recess: School closed
4/30 Tuesday Report card grades due
4/30 Tuesday, Adelphi Campus Visit 10 AM – 1 PM
MAY
5/1 Wednesday, “I Decided Day” – College Signing Day
5/6 Monday AP exam: Chinese Language and Culture, noon
5/7 Tuesday AP exam: Spanish Language and Culture, 8:00 A.M.
5/9 Thursday, Rutgers University Campus Tour, 11:30 AM
5/10 Friday AP exam: Computer Science Principles, noon; AP Studio Art deadline
5/13 Monday, City-Tech College Tour, 10:30 AM
5/14 Tuesday AP exam: Calculus AB
5/9 Thursday Family Night and SLT/PTA meetings
5/27 Monday Memorial Day: School closed
JUNE
6/3 Monday Global History Regents exam (new)
6/4 Tuesday Eid al-Fitr: School closed
6/6 Thursday Chancellor’s Conference Day (no students)
6/6 Thursday Six Flags Trip!
6/12 Wednesday SLT/PTA meetings
6/13 Thursday Spring Show
6/17 Monday End of term 2, marking period 3; UNHS Field Day
6/18-25 Tuesday-Tuesday Regents exams; graduation, 6:00 P.M.
Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
Matthew Willie
Principal, IA
University Neighborhood High School
(212) 962-4341
http://unhs.sharpschool.com/