(posted week of April 27, 2017)
Career Day at HSAS
April 6, 2017: HSAS held its first Career Day on April 6. Among the many professionals that spoke with our students were HSAS graduates, parents, former staff, and friends of the school.
Top - left to right: HSAS grads: Michael Aldorando, NYC Fire Department,
Nicholas Wright, Executive Chef and Partner at Indian Road Cafe
Middle - left to right: Former HSAS Bio teacher - now about to be a medical resident, Eugene Palatulan, and David Groshen, Salon Owner
Bottom - left to right: HSAS grads: Adonis Fanith, Engineer, and Paul Fiore, Risk Management Specialist. View a list of all visitors
The Curious Savage has a great run!
March 31, 2017: It was Opening Night for the Drama Club's first play in HSAS history. The audience was in for an intriguing story performed by a great cast. What should an elderly widow do with her inheritance of $10 million dollars? She would like to give her money away to a cast of memorable characters who wish to pursue their "foolish dreams". It won't be so easy though. Her step children are lurking nearby, and are also interested in the money. Come find out what happens, and you'll never look at a bathtub the same way again. There will be shows staged this Tuesday and Thursday.
NYC Urban Debate League Champs
March 19, 2017: Seniors Jacob Klawans and Jonathan Sudo won the Open Championship at the NYC High School Tournament in a face-off against the Chapin School. A round of applause to all Debate Team participants and Mr. Iurato for dedicating the whole weekend to this event.
HSAS Celebrates Diversity
HSAS proudly showcased its international community of students on Friday, February 10. Albanian, Bengali, Chinese, Dominican, Ethiopian, Native American, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, were just some of the groups highlighted. Students took turns sharing dances, poems, monologues, and songs. It was an event that was both sobering and celebratory. Beginning with a potluck in the lower cafeteria, the celebration then moved to the Lovinger theater for the show. Special shout outs to Ms. Genao, Mr. Mansdorf, the PTA, dozens of students, and many more, for making this happen! View a sampler of this event. Also view a few poems created in Ms. Brandt's Spanish class.
HSAS Staff Takes a Stand Against Hate
In response to the increased violence and bigotry in the weeks since the presidential election, the UFT called upon every school to launch a series of actions, starting November 21, to defend our communities and schools and affirm our values against hate. HSAS teachers made signs and made their feelings known in the hallway last week.
AP Environmental Science braves the stink
Ms. Walsh's AP Environmental Science Class visited the South Yonkers Sewage Treatment plant this fall. Students were able to view the sewage process from entry to final release. Happily, students emerged from this visit unscathed.
X Country Boro Champs:
It was a great day for the Girl's Team: Varsity came in first, and the JV Team was second. The Boy's Varsity and JV teams both came in Third Place.
State Legislators Teach Gov classes at HSAS
State Senator Jeffrey Klein and State Assemblyman Jeffery Dinowitz both came by to discuss the nature of campaigning, the Electoral College process, and the latest on what is playing out in New York state governenment, with Government classes this December. Thanks to these visits, these two have found ways to get us funding to fix our moveable walls in Rooms 104-8, and help us purchase new computer carts.
HSAS is a member of the ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) network. The school is currently competing in thier "Biggest Loser" contest. Students are measuing energy use at the school, and looking for ways to lower our carbon footprint.