Principal's Message

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

Apply now to STEM Summer in the City, a free program designed to provide current 2nd - 10th graders the opportunity for an innovative, engaging, and fun summer learning program designed specifically around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In addition to weekly STEM challenges, involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education and includes trips to NYC cultural institutions. This summer we are looking to pilot a Minecraft track where all students will be able to build and share their creations in Microsoft's new Minecraft portal for schools.
2016_STEMFlyerHighSchool.pdf
Midwood High School is thrilled to be named as one of the Best High Schools in the Nation and New York State by the U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post America's Most Challenging High Schools. 
What makes this honor so meaningful is Midwood is one of the most diverse, largest, urban public high school that does not require an admissions test.  This is a testimony to the hard work of our community of teachers, parents, students, and administrators at Midwood.
U.S. News & World Report Link
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/new-york/districts/new-york-city-public-schools/midwood-high-school-13472

Washington Post Link
http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/schools/2016/list/new-york-schools/

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August.
The deadline to submit applications is 4/29/2016.
Please go to
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/jobs/syep.shtml to apply.


Attached is a calendar of Global Regents Review tutoring sessions. This is open to anyone taking the Global History Regents in June. It will start Wednesday May 4th.


Ioffe Spring 2016 Regents Prep Calendar.doc
Attached is the schedule for U.S. History Regents Review starting May 16th.  Any student who is taking the June U.S. History Regents should attend.

U.S. History Regents Review 2016.docx
MATH DEPARTMENT
TUTORING SCHEDULE
   SPRING 2016
Beginning 02/22/2016
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
Per. 3    Room 232M         Mr. Rameau
Per. 6    Room 232M         Mr. Caldwell
Per. 7    Room 302            Ms. Burch
Per. 9    Room 371            Ms. Bang            
Per. 10  Room 367            Ms. Mansour  
Peer tutoring is available in room 403.                                                                                   

NEW STUDENT/PARENT ORIENTATIONS
MAY 24 & 31, 2016
Dear Incoming 9th & 10th Grades Students and Parents:We would like to welcome you and your child to Midwood High School at Brooklyn College.  Your child is about to begin the most exciting period in his/her life.  By working together, the school and family can make a student’s high school career both meaningful and successful.  We look forward to working with you in this endeavor.  Please attend one of our two New Student/Parent Orientations which are scheduled for:

TUESDAY, MAY 24th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(For students with last names
that begin with A – L)

TUESDAY, MAY 31st, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(For students with last names
that begin with M – Z)
(If you cannot attend on your assigned day, you may attend the other.)

At the meetings we will introduce you and your child to key members of the Midwood staff.  At the New Student/Parent Orientations, students will meet with other students and discuss various instructional programs and become acclimated to high school life.  From past experiences we believe that it is very important that your child attend this program.


Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
Please go to http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/jobs/ladders.shtml to apply

CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION OF JUNE 2016
This is an exciting and wonderful time for you.  You are approaching the end of your high school experience.
The Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education has issued the following decision concerning student participation in graduation ceremonies.
“ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, INCLUDING COURSES AND STANDARDIZED TESTS, WILL BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION CEREMONIES CONDUCTED BY THEIR SCHOOL.”
I am certain that all Midwood Seniors will meet the diploma requirements and take part in our June ceremony.  A student who needs to attend summer school to fulfill diploma requirements will not be permitted to attend graduation exercises in June, as stipulated by the Chancellor. 
Be sure that you take this information seriously, and fulfill all course requirements.   If you have any concerns, see your guidance counselor immediately.   DO NOT TAKE ANY CHANCES.
Best of luck!
Sincerely,

 

MICHAEL MCDONNELL
PRINCIPAL

Midwood High School follows the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.
Non Discrimination Statement_03-01-2016-162825.pdf
Graduation Day is just five months away and the preparation has begun!  Part of your graduation responsibilities is your senior dues.  Your senior dues this year will be $135.00 and must be paid no later than Friday, April 1st, 2016.  Payments received after April 1st, will incur a $15.00 late fee, resulting in payment of $150.00. If your dues are not paid by Friday, April 1st, 2016, a yearbook will not be ordered for you, and you will not be guaranteed a cap/gown or Tee-shirt in your size.
SeniorsDues 2016.doc
ATTENTION SENIORS!
GRADUATION DAY IS QUICKLY APPROACHING!  THE CEREMONY IS SCHEDULED FOR 10:00 AM ON THURSDAY, JUNE 23, AT THE KINGS THEATRE.
SENIOR DUES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO MS. MAGUIRE IN ROOM 131, DURING PERIODS 1 THROUGH 4.   IF YOU PAY YOUR DUES BY APRIL 1ST, THE COST IS $135.00
PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 1ST, WILL INCUR A $15.00 LATE FEE.
IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR DUES BY APRIL 22ND, YOU CANNOT BE GUARANTEED A CAP AND GOWN.

Science and STEM Enrichment Programs
April 25 - April 29 (Spring Break)
Application Deadline: March 11, 2016
High School
DNA Science Camp at the Harlem DNA Lab

Open to students in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 who have successfully completed Living Environment
Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29, 2016
Camp begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM Monday-Thursday; 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Friday

Interested in molecular genetics and modern biotechnology? Wish you had more time in the lab at school? Want to learn more about DNA? Apply now to attend DNA Science Camp at the Harlem DNA Lab during Spring Break! DNA Science Camp provides extensive lab experience with the basic techniques of recombinant DNA, including DNA restriction and ligation, bacterial transformation, and plasmid isolation. Campers will perform the entire lab sequence from the popular DNA Science text and will receive their own copy of the text to keep. Students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 who successfully completed Living Environment are eligible to apply.Go to  http://www.cvent.com/Surveys/Welcome.aspx?s=d157402f-0aa1-4f2b-a06a-4d256c667a66 
for more information and to apply.


NSC
NSC Pg1.pdf
The NYCDOE regularly requests data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), which has a database of college enrollment and degree information for more than 3,600 colleges and universities. To get this data, the NYCDOE submits students’ names, grade level, and dates of birth to NSC so that they can match to students’ college information. Like last year, families have the opportunity to request that their child’s name, grade level, and date of birth not be shared with the NSC. Families who do not want their child’s name, grade level, and date of birth released to the NSC must complete the opt-out form and return it to you by February 26 to room 135.
Please see attachment for OPTOut form.
NSC Pg2.pdf
The Department of Education has a new program which allows all students the ability to download Microsoft Office software for free.
Please see the attached letter regarding this offer.
Free Microsoft software.pdf
Congratulations to our students, Md Hamin and Chankele Winfield, received Gold Key Awards from the Scholastic Art Competition.  Chankele also received two Honorable Mentions.  
Gold Key winners have their work display at MOMA!
Silver and Gold Key recipients and educators:
Mark your calendars! The 2016 NYC Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at The New School! All Gold Key and Silver Key recipients are cordially invited to attend and may bring up to two guests.
Date: 11:30 am (Art) & 3:30 pm (Writing) on Sunday, March 13
Location: Tishman Auditorium, The New School's University Center, 63 Fifth Ave, New York, NY
Gold Key Recipients (Art):
All 9th-12th grade Gold Key recipients will be invited to choose one gold key for The 2016 NYC Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, which will take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! If you were awarded more than one gold key, please select one work to be included in the exhibition. You may drop off your artwork at Scholastic Awards, 557 Broadway New York, NY Thursday February 4th, 10am-7pm, Friday February 5th, 10am-7pm and Saturday February 6th, 10am-4pm. Due to space limitations, gold key artwork from 7-8 grade students will be displayed digitally.

Moving Mountains Inc.
Performing Arts Company is back for the 2015­ - 2016 season
There are still spots available to register.
MMI is back for another fun filled school year of everything Entertainment, for ages 10­ to 18. Sessions take place every Saturday, audition required, experience not needed!
What: Drama, Dance, Vocal, Film & Professional Development
When: Saturdays at 10:30am
Where: Medgar Evers College
1150 Carroll St, room: P17
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Film students must be at least 14 years old before Jan. 2016
To find out more information about Moving Mountains Inc. or to schedule an audition
log onto www.movingmountainsnyc.org or call 347­-365-­6057 email movingmountainsinc@gmail.com

Latino College Expo
Saturday March 19th, 2016
New York University Kimmel Center

8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Leadership Summit

12:00 pm to 3:00 pm - College Fair 

This free, all-day, two-part event, with seminars and workshops for students, parents/guardians, and counselors in the morning will feature over 150 colleges, universities, and community-based organizations (CBOs). Attendees: register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/26th-annual-latino-college-expo-youth-leadership-summit-tickets-19812055391
For more information, please visit www.latinocollege-expo.org.

Asian Youth in Action (AYA) is a 7-month
internship program running from
February 2016 to August 2016 for youth
ages 14-20. This is an opportunity for Asian
young people who speak Bangla, Korean,
Mandarin, and/or Cantonese to serve low-income
Asian immigrant communities. Interns will
gain hands-on experience through:–
Developing relationships and working with
the Chinatown Tenants Union or the
NYCHA Organizing Project for 10 hours
each month.– Monthly leadership skills
trainings and social issue workshops.
Including public speaking, racial justice,
feminism, housing rights, multilingual
interpretation, and more.– Monthly
team-building workshops to establish
friendships and events with other
youth and immigrants from across the City.
For more information and application
http://caaav.org/our-work/programs/aya2016

We encourage families to complete
their School Meals Application
online so that they will not need
to submit a paper form.  
 https://www.applyforlunch.com/
 

Cell Phone Policy
Cellphonepolicy.pdf
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,
employment.
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.}.    

Please see attachment for  policy regarding
student eligibility for participation in senior events.
 
SeniorEligibility.doc
BELL SCHEDULE 2015/2016
Bell Schedule.docx
Extended Bell Schedule
Extended Bell Schedule.docx
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. 
Sincerely,
Fern Bren
Assistant Principal
Pupil Personnel Service

Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 25 - Fri, Apr 29
Spring Recess
School closed
Mon, May 2 - Fri, May 6
Advanced Placement Exams
Tuesday, May 3
Distribution of Report Cards
Thu, May 5 - Fri, May 6
School Play Aida
Tickets $5.00
May 5th 6:00pm
May 6th 7:00pm
Mon, May 9 - Fri, May 13
Advanced Placement Exams

Quick Links

2016/2017 School calendar page



June 2016 Regents Schedule
LOTE exams 9:15 a.m
on Monday, June 20, 2016
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/schedules/2016/regents-616rev.pdf

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