High School of Art & Design announces its annual SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL 2018
Please see attached for the Spring Arts Festival invitation
It is hard to believe that we already have begun the second semester. The spring semester began on January 31st; it brings with it many new opportunities, possibilities as well as challenges for all students. The staff at Art and Design and I are very excited to collaborate with you in ensuring that your child’s experiences are optimal.
Report cards for the first semester were distributed to students and mailed out to parents. After reviewing the results with your child please ask him/her to take advantage of all tutoring opportunities available at school; there is always room for improvement. Tutoring for the spring semester begins in March. The library will be open, during that same time period, Wednesday through Friday from 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm. There students can complete homework, study, research, work on group projects, look for books, type assignments, work on AutoCad and other computer art programs, etc. While the teacher assigned to the library can help individual students with tutoring for core classes, we will be formally offering students tutoring in all subjects after school. Simply have your child review the tutoring offerings which will be listed at the entrance of all assistant principal offices—they will also be posted throughout the floors. Tutoring sessions begin in March. Students will be reminded in daily announcements as well; tutoring times will also be available here on our school website.
The following are the key dates of the spring semester:
|1st Marking Period||2nd Marking Period||3rd Marking Period|
|ends on 3/15||ends on 5/2||ends on 6/11|
|progress reports on 2/14||progress reports on 4/11||progress reports on 5/21|
Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on the following dates and times:
March 8 Evening (5:30-8:00 pm), March 9 Afternoon (12:30-3:00 pm), and May 3 Evening (5:30-8:00 pm)
In order to help your child succeed and flourish during the spring semester we ask that you review the list of school expectations found below:
Please note that classes begin at 8:20 am. Students should report to school at least ten minutes prior to their first class in order to put their coats in their lockers, use the rest rooms and be in their classroom to start the educational process. Losing valuable class time can sometimes lead to failed classes. Breakfast is available to students from 7:00 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. Students are not permitted to eat in the classroom, so if your child is bringing breakfast to school, they must arrive in time to eat and be in their first period class on time.
Good attendance is essential for students to succeed. A missed day at school is a missed opportunity for learning to take place. Please review your child’s attendance and report to us any absences for medical reasons.
Prepared for School:
All students should come prepared for school each day with their notebooks, loose-leaf paper and subject dividers. Students are expected to take notes, write down homework assignments and dates of upcoming quizzes. Please check your child’s notebook and school issued agenda books on a regular basis to see that s/he is keeping up with this task as students are graded on its upkeep. Check to see if they have homework and are doing it!
Academic Alerts and report cards are distributed six (6) times a year. Please review the dates listed above.
As Principal of Art and Design High School, it is my obligation to provide your child with a safe and orderly environment where learning takes place each day. I look forward to working with you in improving your child’s experience at Art and Design and in nurturing the skills s/he needs to succeed in school and in society.
Manuel A. Ureña, Principal
Please see attached for the Spring Arts Festival invitation
Please see PDF for details.
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
· $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 email@example.com 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.