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

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
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.                                                                                   

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
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
NYC Great! (Girls Reaching Every Apex Together) is designed to provide experiences that support the development of leadership and communication skills in young women who are currently in the 9th grade. The goal of each interaction with participants is to have them consider, “Why settle for average when you can be GREAT?”
ELIGIBILITY
Young women in grade 9 who are currently attending a NYC Department of Education public school in Brooklyn may apply. Sessions are held once a month on a Saturday at St. Francis College. Applicants are required to answer three short essay questions and attend a personal interview. For more information about the program, visit  https://nycgreat.wufoo.com/forms/nyc-great-application-for-brooklyn-students/
 
Applications will be through February 12th

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.

SUNY is once again offering two Financial Aid Days to assist students and their families in applying for financial aid and completing the FAFSA.  This year, the dates are January 16 and February 20
These workshops are offered free of charge and are available at 44 locations throughout New York State.  Students and families are encouraged to pre-register online at  https://www.suny.edu/attend/events/event_registration.cfm?elid=890&etyp=Student&etypid=1 or by calling the SUNY Recruitment Response Center at 1.800.342.3811.

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/
 

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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, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
Mid-Winter Recess
Monday, February 22
Parents Association Meeting
College Career Readiness, interviewing techniques & internships 
6:30pm
Friday, March 4
Coffee with the Principal
9:00am-10:00am
Thursday, March 10
Parent Teacher Conference
Evening
Friday, March 11
Parent Teacher Conference
Afternoon

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