Announcements

  • Summer Youth Employment Program {SYEP}

    Go to https://application.nycsyep.com/ for application.  

    The deadline to submit application Is March 17, 2017.

     

     

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  • Midwood Club/Sport Fair: March 9, 2017

    Midwood is having its first Club/Sport Fair on March 9th at 3:30PM, Midwood is inviting all clubs and sport teams to partake in this event. Please fill out the attached form and bring it to room 417 by February 28th.

    You are requested to bring a trifold board that explains your club and handouts with the date and time of your meetings/tryouts. Please use your club/sport meeting team to create the informational board.

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  • SING

    Congratulations on a 2017 Senior Victory!

     

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  • Seniors Apparel

    The Parent Association is sponsoring this year's Seniors apparel. You can buy senior apparel at the following website:

    http://hnoutfitters.com/store/midwood/

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  • Senior Dues 2017

    Graduation Day is just five months away and the preparation has begun! Part of your graduation responsibilities are your senior dues. Your senior dues this year will be $140.00 and must be paid no later than Thursday, February 9, 2017.

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  • Midwood Winners!

    Four Midwood students  have won cash prizes in the MLK Commission Annual Contest:
    Abdullah Tariq
    Cherene Tse
    Estrella Roberts
    Kaitha Agnant

    Congratulations!

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  • CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION OF JUNE 2017

    Please see attachment for student participation in graduation ceremonies.

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  • Welcome New Parents! Join the Parents Association.

    Please see attachment for the Parents' Association meeting dates.
    Midwood High School sends out emails and an electronic newsletter for parents/students.

    This newsletter contains important information for you and your child.

    Please fill out and submit this form and you will be added to the email list.
    To fill out the form go to:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10MEHzsXnrhGkJM7BUWuVCCGGwQmeVifgB60dZaavLJc/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

     

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  • Urban Debate League Tournament hosted at Midwood.

    Of the 27 high schools in NYC competing in Public Forum - Midwood is still #1 - We beat some of the more seasoned team such as Bronx High School of Science, Bard HS Early College, Beacon, Queens Preparatory and Leon M. Goldstein.

    Of the 139 teams competing in Public Forum, Midwood's Novice Team place #4 and our Varsity Team placed #1 (That's a One with an O)

    Midwood All The Way!!

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  • Biographical & Emergency Contact Info

    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. It is  important to see  Ms. Burns in room 135 so all new emergency contact information can be updated in our ATS system.
    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

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  • Welcome to the new Midwood website! Scroll through for announcements.

    Midwood's website has a new look! We have a new design that should make it easier to find all important information. 

    If you have any questions about the website, email mpentangelo@schools.nyc.gov

    Enjoy!

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  • Parent Consent Forms for Team Tryouts

    Before you try out for any team you must have a parent consent and medical form completed by a doctor, with his stamp and registry number.

    Parents must initial each line of the parent consent , as well as sign and date the parent consent and medical. 

    If you are anticipating trying out for any team, you should be getting this done now in preparation.

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  • Free Microsoft Software

    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.

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  • School Meals Application

    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/

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Welcome Parents!

Welcome Parents!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Midwood High School.

I am Carol Ardito, the Parent Coordinator.

My position as Parent Coordinator is to act as a liaison for Parents, Midwood High School and the Community.

My responsibilities include working with the school staff to resolve any issues and concerns pertaining to your child.

Education is a partnership between school and home.

It involves the staff, parents and perhaps most importantly the child.

We do all that we can to enable this to happen and encourage good communication between everyone.

At Midwood, we want parents to be involved in their child’s education.

I encourage you to join the Parents’ Association and take an active role.

Please feel free to contact me with any school related concerns or issues.

My office number is 718-724-8599 and I am located in room 136.

Please join my email contact list. My email address is cardito2@schools.nyc.gov

 

Parent Association 2016/2017 Executive Board

Midwood High School  Parents Association Executive Board 2016-2017

Co-President - Ursula Edwards

Co-President - Skhy LoBianco- Boasi

Vice–President Elvira Rodin

Treasurer – Debra Daniel

Recording Secretary - Patrick Thornton

 

School Leadership Team 2016/2017

Ursula Edwards

Skhy LoBianco-Boasi

Elvira Rodin

Charmaine HoSang

Jolette Layens

Fahima Akter

Lydia Morris

Victor Goldblum {ALT}

Resources

Our Schools Need Parents Like You!

 You can apply for the 2017 – 2019 term beginning on February 9, 2017. The application period ends at 11:59 pm on March 5, 2017.

Apply here to be a Parent Leader

  • Parents can text Run2017 to 877-877

 If you do not have access to a computer, please call 311 for information on how to access computers at local district offices and schools, or at public libraries.

 Run for a NYC Education Council seat.

Now is your chance to impact how New York City public schools work for your children and all children in your community.

Your voice matters. Run for an Education Council seat and help shape the policies and priorities of your school district or even the city.

The only experience you need is to be a parent of a New York City public school student. 

Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)

What is the Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)?

The CCHS is an advisory body concerned with the education of high school students. The CCHS is responsible for issuing an annual report on how effectively high school students are served by the NYC Department of Education and making recommendations for improvements. The CCHS must hold at least one public meeting per month during which the public may discuss issues concerning high schools.

The CCHS has 14 members:
--10 (2 from each borough) are elected by the PA/PTA leadership (president, treasurer and recording secretary) of every high school in the relevant borough, and must be parents of students who currently attend a public, non-charter high school in the borough the parent seeks to represent;
--1 is appointed by the Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE) and must be the parent of a high school student with an IEP;
--1 is appointed by the Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL) and must be the parent of a high school student in a bilingual or ESL program;
--1 is appointed by the Public Advocate and must be a resident of New York City with extensive business or education experience; and
--1 is a non-voting high school senior who is an elected leader at his or her school and is appointed by the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council.

Who is eligible to run for a seat on CCHS?

You are eligible to run if you are the parent of a student currently attending a public, non-charter high school. For the purpose of determining CCHS eligibility, “parent” is defined in Chancellor’s Regulation D-160 as:

    • a parent (by birth or adoption, step parent or foster parent), legal guardian, or person in parental relation to a child. A person in parental relation to a child is a person who is directly responsible for the care and custody of the child on a regular basis in lieu of a parent or legal guardian.

 

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may still be eligible to serve as the Public Advocate appointee on the CCHS. Qualifications include extensive business or education experience and knowledge; additional requirements are listed in Chancellor’s Regulation D-160. Please download the application. The application includes instructions for where to submit it (appointee applications are not accepted on this website).

When is eligibility determined?

Eligibility is determined as of the date an application to run for a seat on the CCHS is submitted. Elected members of CCHS may serve only as long as they have a child in a public, non-charter high school; they must resign if their child graduates during their term.

Which borough would I be eligible to represent on the CCHS?

You are eligible to represent the borough where your child's high school is located. Your name will appear only on the ballot for that borough.

What if I have current high school students in multiple boroughs?

You must list on your application all your children attending public, non-charter high schools. If your children attend high schools in different boroughs, your name will appear on the ballot for each borough where you have a child attending high school. You must rank on your application, in order of preference, which borough you would like to represent. If you are selected, you will represent the borough that you have ranked highest.

How and when can I apply to serve on the CCHS?

You can apply for the 2017 – 2019 term beginning on February 9, 2017. The application period ends at 11:59 pm on March 5, 2017. If you do not have access to a computer, please call 311 for information on how to access computers at local district offices and schools, or at public libraries.

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The Hellenic University Club of New York, Inc. ("HUC”) is pleased to announce the continuation of its Undergraduate Scholarship Program to support and encourage high school seniors entering college for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. The scholarship awards are offered in support of deserving Greek-American students who have exemplified high scholastic achievement. The Organization will offer a total of four (4) awards of $1,500 each, based on academic achievement and financial need.

 

The application form with detailed instructions and eligibility requirements is now available online at: http://www.hucny.com (copy and paste link if needed).  Applications must be filled out completely, include all required materials and be received on or before the deadline of April 1, 2017.  All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. 

 

By way of our history, HUC was founded in 1918 by a group of university graduates from Greece, under the leadership of Dr. George Papanicolaou, to foster and promote fellowship, friendship and solidarity among members of Hellenic ancestry. In subsequent years, the organization expanded its purpose to include the establishment of scholarship and grant programs for deserving high school seniors and graduate students. We are proud to have awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to deserving Greek-American scholars.

 

For additional membership information and application, please visit us at: http://www.hucny.com  (you may copy & paste link onto a new window)

  

Literacy Programs

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Instruction
ABE instruction emphasizes skills related to adult literacy needs, educational goals, and personal interests. Real-world materials are used to enhance the educational experience of the adult learner. Adults enrolled in ABE classes can begin with basic literacy skills and advance to high school equivalency preparation and vocational training.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Instruction
ESOL instruction teaches students basic language skills, as well as the academic and civic skills they need to successfully complete higher education or job training programs. The emphasis is on improving English skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Instructional themes include work, family, citizenship, and topics based on student interests.

Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)

Visit the TASC pages for information on the test, where to take it and how to eroll in a prepatory class.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career and Technical Education courses provide adults with an opportunity to acquire technical, trade, construction, or entrepreneurial skills. These courses enable adult students to pursue meaningful employment and/or post-secondary education. Get a complete listing of CTE course offerings in the Course Catalog.

CTE classes are offered to adults without a high school diploma; there is limited availability in some Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes for holders of U.S. high school equivalency. Adults without a high school diploma or TASC may enroll in a CTE classes at the same time as literacy classes (such as ABE, ESOL or TASC) class to work towards obtaining their High School Equivalency diplomas. CTE classes include courses such as basic Computer Literacy, Microsoft Certification, Carpentry, and Plumbing. Many of the courses prepare students for industry-recognized certifications and city and state licenses.

Certiport Testing Information

Adult education students can earn the designation of Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) through the Certiport program. To learn more, contact the Brooklyn or Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center:

Brooklyn Adult Learning Center 475 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
718-638-2635

Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center 212 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
212-666-1919 or 212-666-1920

Go to http://www.youblisher.com/p/1266816-OACE-Course-Catalog-2015-2016/ for course catalog

 

 

Resources for Parents

 

The NYPD School Safety Division is offering an open competitive exam to hire applicants interested in becoming a School Safety Agent. Testing begins on January 3, 2017 and continues through February 28,2017. This is a computer based test. The interested applicant will have to apply and schedule themselves for this exam. The Centers are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 - 5:00 P.M. The sites are Manhattan 2 Lafayette Street 17th Floor New York, NY

or Brooklyn 210 Joralemon Street 4th floor Brooklyn NY. To apply, they need to go on  NYC Civil Service Exam Schedule

 In order to be qualified for the job the applicant must be 21 years of age or older, a citizen of the US, a resident of NYC have no record of convictions for any felony or serious offense if discharged from the military service, the discharge must not have been dishonorable and be of good moral character.

Education-H.S diploma or educational equivalent  

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IDNYC is coming to the Council of Peoples Organizations in Brooklyn! We will be there temporarily from February 15th until March 3rd. The address is: Council of Peoples Organizations, 1077 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230.

 Appointments will be available at our website: www.nyc.gov/idnyc. Please share this information with staff, students, and their families.

FREE ADULT EDUCATIONAL CLASSES at James Madison High School

James Madison High School is pleased to announce  that they will be starting FREE adult educational classes in ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL).

These are adult classes.  Participants must be 21 years or older.  If interested in attending classes, registration with the Parent Coordinator, Laraine Izzo is required.  Email her at lizzo@schools.nyc.gov  with your name, address and phone number. 
For additional information, please visit our website at: www.schools.nyc.gov/community/AdultEd/default

 

NYC DOE Energy Conservation Art Work Contest!

For the sixth year, DOE Office of Sustainability is conducting an Energy Conservation Artwork Contest. This competition is
open to all NYC DOE schools from all grade levels (K-12). Fifteen pieces of original art will be selected that best illustrate
how energy can be saved through efficiency and conservation in our schools. The winners will be grouped by age level; 5
Elementary, 5 Middle School, and 5 High School. The goal of the contest is to create a dialogue and encourage students,
teachers, administrative staff, and parents to save energy through art. 

                                                                                                        NYC DOE Energy Conservation Contest Form

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan welcomes children, families, and educators to the Museum for Target Free First Friday Night from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, March 3rd.


Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.

Enjoy five floors of interactive exhibits and hands-on programs. Admission is free. All are welcome! To learn more, please visit cmom.org.