Principal's Message

     Over the past six months we have been working to create a homework policy that balances the need for students to practice skills and examine content with the fact that today's student has many other priorities as well.  As a school community we firmly believe that homework offers students the ability to practice and receive feedback from their teachers.  Teachers have spent the last six months aligning their classroom instruction to this new policy.  The attached policy will be in effect immediately.
Midwood Homework policy 2015.doc
Midwood High School is a large comprehensive high school that serves over 3800 students.  We provide rigorous college preparatory instruction combined with the arts, sports and clubs.  Our school has been nationally ranked in US News and World Report and the New York Post Top 50 high Schools in New York City.  Our Medical Science Program requires 5 years of math and science as well as opportunities in science research.  Our Humanities program requires 1 year of Latin, 3 years of foreign language and electives in Social Studies and English.

Information You Should Know

Dear Incoming 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents:
Congratulations on your acceptance to Midwood High School! 
You are required to attend one of our
New Student/Parent Orientations listed below. 
The evening events are structured
to get new students acquainted
with our school and give parents an
opportunity to ask questions. 
It is also an opportunity to meet the
Principal, Assistant Principals and current students.
Students with Last Names Beginning with Letters A – L 
Attend the Orientation on
Monday, June 1    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Students with Last Names Beginning with Letters M – Z   
Attend the Orientation on Monday,
June 8   6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(If you cannot attend on your assigned day,
you may attend the other.)

Please see attachment for Regents tutoring
schedule for Global History &
U.S. History Regents.
Tutoring will begin the week of
May 26th and continue
through June 15th.
Global History Regents and US History Regents.pdf

Exciting Science and STEM Summer Enrichment
Opportunities for Pre-K to High School Students
at the Environmental Study Center
Visit for more information and to apply.

Congratulations to our Midwood Science Students!
The 2015 Science Research Day was held on
Friday, May 8, at Brooklyn College.
For the second year in a row Midwood Science
students received every award in the
high school division.

Midwood wins 18 awards and $5000
in prizes at 2015 ACT‑SO
Midwood received 6 gold medals,
4 silver medals, 4 bronze medals,
3 ambassador awards,
and 1 outstanding teacher award.
Go to for more information.

Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival.
Please join us for a reception
from 7:30pm-8:30pm on May 27, 2015
to honor our students achievements.
Visit the Brooklyn Museum for
public viewing of student artwork:
Wed., May 27th 11:00am-6:00pm
Thurs., May 28th 11:00am-6:00pm
Non-viewing hours: 12:15pm-1:15pm.  
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY

All middle and high schools girls are invited.
College Fair, breakfast, lunch and swag
will be provided. 
A unique one-day FREE conference created to
give the young women of NYC,
opportunities to network,
have fun and learn skills that
help them reach for success.
When: June 4, 2015 10AM-5PM
Where: High School of Fashion Industries
Chelsea- 225 W 24th street, New York, NY

The Teen Resource Center (TRC) is
hosting a C-Doubles Handball Tournament on
Saturday, June 13th!
Register for free to play in the
Teen Resource Center’s (TRC) 2015
C-Doubles Handball Tournament,
open to male and female players, 13-21 years old. 
Spots are limited and are first come, first serve.
Register by Friday, May 29 at 6PM
for a free t-shirt and for a chance to win!
Applications are available online at
To successfully register, both team members
need to submit completed applications
in person to the TRC
(125 Walker Street, 2nd FL, NY, NY 10013).

Dear Parents & Students:
The warm weather is upon us
and it seems like a good time
to issue a few reminders about
appropriate dress for school. 
It is important for everyone to
understand and recognize the
difference between attire that is
school appropriate versus attire
that is more suitable for circumstances
outside of school. Therefore, all students
are expected to wear clothing
that is appropriate for school. 
Clothing that distracts students,
disrupts the educational process,
or poses a health or safety threat
to anyone is not acceptable in our school.
Please see attachment.
June 2015 Regents Schedule
All LOTE exams will be administered
at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015.

Kingsborough Summer College Now
Maritime Technology
Please see attachment.
College Now Summer program.pdf
Attention Juniors:
If you did not take
your yearbook photo
you will be able
to reschedule in the Fall

Kingsborough Summer College Now
Maritime Technology
Please see attachment.
College Now Summer Maritime.pdf
Join KCC this summer and you can
qualify for College before you
graduate high school!

Students should take advantage of the College
Focus Summer Program @Kingsborough Community College. 
July 13 to August 13, 2015
Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Eligibility Requirements
You must be a New York City
public high school student entering 12th grade
in September 2015; Have an average daily
high school attendance rate above 90%;
Not scheduled to attend summer school;
AND Have one of the following:
For ELA - Received a score between
65 and 74 on ELA Regents or an overall
PSAT score between 90-119; OR For
MATH - Received a score between 65 and
79 on Algebra Regents.
Sign Up Apply by June 5th for early admission! Final deadline is June 26.

to register go to
for more info., contact Anna Betancourt
at 718-368-5170

Cell Phone Policy
Effective 02/23/2015
Per. 2   Room 332     Mr. Caldwell 
              Room 2N       Mr. Reichelson
Per. 4   Room 167     Ms. Mansour
Per. 5   Room 419     Ms. Alexander
Per. 6   Room 231A   Mr. Fonseca
                                     Mr. Zamor
Per. 7   Room 403      Ms. Haney
                                      Ms. Seccafico
Per. 8   Room 333      Mr. Rameau
Per. 9    Room 373     Ms. Burch
                                      Mr. Pestano   
Per. 10  Room 332     Ms. Bang 
                                      Mr. Walters     
If these periods are not
convenient for you,
the peer tutoring
room 403 is available.


Math AP tutoring Schedule

AP Math Class prep sessions.doc
English Regents Tutoring
2nd Period Ms. Ryan room 334
3rd Period Ms. Rowe room 346B
4th Period Ms. Bandoian rm 403
4th period Mr. Tripo room 403
8th Period Mr. Vilbig room 346B
9th Period Ms. Teger room 331
10th period Ms. Rowe room 351  

Visit to
purchase an ad for this year's yearbook
or personalize your yearbook with a name stamp.
Senior dues this year will be $135.00.
Payment is to be made in the form of a money order only made payable to Midwood High School.
No personal checks or cash will be accepted. Students will receive a receipt for your records.
There will be no refunds.
Payment of senior dues will be now be collected Tuesday through Thursday,
during 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th period in Room 335.

Students will see Ms. Grabowski {Senior Advisor} to make payment.
Payment of senior dues does not mean students have met diploma requirements or that students may attend Graduation. Only those students who have fulfilled diploma requirements by June 2015 may attend the graduation ceremony. 
Senior dues must be paid no later than Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
If the dues are not paid by Wednesday, February 11, 2015, a yearbook will not be ordered and students will not be guaranteed a cap/gown in their size or a senior t-shirt.

Programming & Class Equalization
Midwood High School is a term school.
Students receive programs at the
beginning of each term.
Programming any school, but
especially one as large as
Midwood High School, is a challenging
task and typically results in the
need for program changes.
The need for changes can include errors,
oversights, and most importantly
the need to equalize class sizes
according to union rules.
By union contract all
schools have the first ten {10}
days of school each term to
finalize the equalization process.
Unfortunately this process often
leads to students receiving
program changes that they did
not request. While we recognize
the initial disruption that this
causes to students, it is necessary
and part of the mandatory process.
It is important that parents and students
understand that these changes may
occur randomly for any students during
the first 10 days of the semester.
We ask for your patience and
understanding during this process.
Midwood High School's programming
office cannot accommodate individual
students personal programming needs
i.e., before/after school responsibilities,
Each term parents and students
{at each grade level} must assume
that their school can start as early
as 1st period {7:15A.M.} and end as
late as 10th period {3:30P.M.}.    

Summer Institute is for young women
in high school in New York City
and who can commit to a
full-time summer program.
The program is completely free
and students will receive a stipend
to help pay for the
subway and lunch. 
Applications are accepted
on a rolling basis and strongly
encourage students to send
in the application as early as possible
spaces in the programs fill up quickly!
To apply to the Summer Institute
Sadie Nash Application.pdf
We encourage families to complete
their School Meals Application
online so that they will not need
to submit a paper form.

Please see attachment for  policy regarding
student eligibility for participation in senior events.
Bell Schedule.docx
Extended Bell Schedule
Extended Bell Schedule.docx
Please fill out the following form and
join our distribution list.

Dear Parents & Guardians,
For the safety and well-being of your child it is imperative
that we
have accurate biographical and emergency contact
information on
file for both you and your child. 
All changes of address, phone numbers,
 cell phone numbers,
guardianship and emergency contact persons must
be reported
to your child’s guidance counselor. 
According to the
Chancellor’s Regulations, all changes of
address must be accompanied by a gas, electrical, or water bill. 
 A mortgage statement is acceptable as well.  If you rent and do not
pay utilities, a notarized letter from your landlord is required.  
Additionally, change of guardianship requires a notarized form which
is available at our school. 
Fern Bren
Assistant Principal
Pupil Personnel Service

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
Tuesday, June 2
Parents Association Meeting
PA Elections for 2015/2016
RE in English Language Arts {Common Core} 9:15am
RE in Geometry {Common Core} 1:15pm
Thursday, June 4
No school for students


Today, 5/24/2015
High: 78 Low: 62
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/25/2015
High: 82 Low: 65
Slight chance thunderstorms
16% chance of precipitation.