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
High School of Art & Design
Photo Department holds annual exhibit
The Photography Department at the High School of Art & Design opens its show on January 4.High School of Art & Design
Drama Club at Art & Design presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
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!High School of Art & Design
Faculty Show opens at Art & DesignHigh School of Art & Design
Art & Design named #1 by Niche.com
On our way to becoming the #1 art school in the USA!High School of Art & Design
Art & Design in the New York Post
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!High School of Art & Design
Alumni in the New York Times!
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/2vErp1wHigh School of Art & Design
Random House Creative Writing Awards
· $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 ThompsonStudent Announcements
2017 Citywide Graphic Arts Competition
- 1st place: Joan Djoennary (package design), Teacher: Chris Spaterella
- 2nd place: Adrianna Brown (digital illustration), Teacher: James Harrington
- 3rd place: Kelly Montes (poster design), Teacher: Chris Spaterella
- 1st place Student Filmmakers, Teacher: Hanan Harchol
o Jeremiah Huntt
o Julian DiScipio
o Gilia Mattiozzi
o Deklan Mills
o Danielle Griffith
o Rashell Encalada
- 2nd place Student Filmmakers, Teacher: Hanan Harchol
o Richards Nimbley
o Joan Montilla
o Karlid Crompton
o Demarie Otero
o Justin Gold
- 3rd place Digital Video Production Teacher: Hanan Harchol
o Stavros Lari
o Kai Dekassian
o Diamond Staten
- Honorable Mention Digital Video Production Teacher: Hanan Harchol
o Raphael Hunt
o Will Popalisky
o Anne FernandezStudent Announcements
Soccer Team Tryouts
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.Parent Coordinator
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.Parent Coordinator
Midwinter recessHigh School of Art & Design
Fanfaire is an annual 2-day festival, created by the Art & Design High School Parent Teacher Association. Fanfaire will celebrate creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology in the arts from cartooning and animation to architecture and fashion. This event will draw over 125 exhibiting artists and vendors as well as, award-winning guests speakers who will be offering lectures about their careers and artistic processes as well as conducting workshops, and portfolio reviews. The PTA created Fanfaire in it's mission to provide funding for high-quality art programs, prepare students for academic success and careers as professional commercial artists. This platform will allow students of an art centric high school access to best of the global entertainment and technology industries that has relatable content with their futures in mind.High School of Art & Design