High School of Art & Design opens its HONORS ILLUSTRATION show!
Please see attached for press release and see this link for full-size photos.
Dear Art and Design community,
Currently we are at the halfway point in our spring semester and quickly approaching Spring Break; it begins April 19th and ends on April 26th. Students and staff will get the much needed time to rest and prepare to finish the school year successfully.
This is an exciting time in the school year that encompasses many things to celebrate: incoming freshmen getting their acceptance letters; seniors getting their college acceptance letters and preparing for prom and graduation; the final touches on our Spring Arts Festival, Film Festival, Fashion Show and the successful, continuous equity initiative.
That being said, there is still much laborious work to be done: AP exams; Regents assessments; grade level research papers; Nocti exams; SkillsUSA exams; Arts Regents; finals; etc. Thus, we will need the support and involvement of our parents to help us succeed in all our academic and extracurricular endeavors. I look forward to our continued partnership in supporting students and in providing them with the necessary opportunities to succeed throughout the remainder of the school year.
I want to thank our AMAZING parents for their contributions and the support. It is only with our continued partnership that the shared goal of creating life-long learners is successful.
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller
Manuel Ureña, Principal
Please see attached for the Spring Arts Festival invitation
The Photography Department at the High School of Art & Design opens its show on January 4.
The High School of Art & Design and The Drama Club are pleased to announce the show dates for A Midsummer Night's Dream (mostly written by William Shakespeare).
Click here for tickets: http://artanddesignpta.org/midsummer_2017_tickets
Please find the attached for show details, ticket availability and prices. We hope to see you there!
On our way to becoming the #1 art school in the USA!
The High School of Art & Design community is very proud of being featured in the New York Post as a top art school in New York City!
Class of 2014 Alumni Devon Rodriguez was featured in the New York Times today, August 17th. We are incredibly proud of Devon and all our students and alumni for all they continue to achieve. Devon's work is currently on view at the High School of Art & Design's Alumni 2017 show, running until October 20. Read the full article here: https://nyti.ms/2vErp1w
The High School of Art & Design is pleased to announce Asilbek Akmalov and Tatiana Rincon as winners of the Dedalus Foundation Awards. Their paintings are shown below.
Fashion student Ronald Taylor's design was chosen as the top entry in Pratt Institute's design competition over the summer. Ronald was selected as one of the designers to make it to the second round after designing a collection, and one of his designs was chosen as first place. His work was featured alongside other prominent designers in an online publication and photo shoot. Congrats Ronald!!
· $2,500 Graphic Novel: Allison Arias, Teacher: Jamie Zaffos
· Honorable Mentions and Artist Recognition:
o Brittany Crespo
o Brianna Cruz
o Felicity Hernandez
o Natalie Hernandez
o Jefferson Jacome
o Jenny Li
o Iliana Mercado
o Islen Milien
o Jade=Anastasia Thompson
o Jeremiah Huntt
o Julian DiScipio
o Gilia Mattiozzi
o Deklan Mills
o Danielle Griffith
o Rashell Encalada
o Richards Nimbley
o Joan Montilla
o Karlid Crompton
o Demarie Otero
o Justin Gold
o Stavros Lari
o Kai Dekassian
o Diamond Staten
o Raphael Hunt
o Will Popalisky
o Anne Fernandez
Students interested in joining the Art and Design boys soccer team must complete the survey using the link below and download and complete the Medical and Parent consent form attached to the survey.
Please note, students athletes cannot participate in any PSAL activity without both forms completed and signed by a physician and your parent.
Tryouts will begin on August 21 at Art and Design HS. I will email all the time and location of practice once the survey is complete.
Please feel free to email Coach McCalla at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Every Tuesday after school we will have 50 minutes dedicated to parental engagement. During that time teachers plan to conduct student lead parent/teacher conferences, parental outreach via email and phone, student academic updates on Pupilpath, and meetings with parents. Feel free to contact the school if you want to make an appointment to schedule a meeting with your child's teachers during that time. The goal is to strengthen the partnership and communication between parents and the school; an essential component of student success.