Thursday, April 15, 2010



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Friday, April 9, 2010


The Stella Adler Studio of Acting Outreach Program is offering

Who is Eligible?
New York City High School students who qualify as low income

What is the program?
Acting classes and performances

What is the commitment?
Mondays-Thursdays from 12 noon to 2pm and Fridays from 12 noon to 3pm


Mondays-Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm and Fridays from 12 noon to 3pm

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting

How do I sign up?
Call the Studio at (212)689-0087 to schedule an interview

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Calling All Young Islanders - Ages 18 & Younger!

Send your original poems to Staten Island OutLOUD ( and we'll put them in our Spring 2010 zine!

BE SURE to include your name and parents' contact info!

We need to confirm parents' permission for anyone under 18!

Can't wait to see your poems!

And save the date - Sunday, April 25, 3pm at ETG Book Cafe, 208 Bay St, SINY 10301.

Young Poets OutLOUD - our friendly poetry slam for Islanders 18 and younger.

Read your own original poetry, or your favorite classic, in front of a friendly & supportive audience. Free!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Click here for description of apprenticeship.

Click here for apprenticeship application and deadline information.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Click here for Advantage Academy Recruitment information.
Click here for Advantage Academy application.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Click here to view the schedule
Remember time is of the essence. Make sure you take advantage of the teachers' availability in order to get the help you need in your classes.

Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York

Spring 2010 Brochure and Application

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, presents Saturday Academy for students in grades 8–12.

Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York is a free, elective six-week program for students interested in American History or SAT preparation. Best of all, there’s no homework or testing and all course materials are provided!

Spring 2010 courses meet on March 13th, 20th, 27th and April 10th, 17th, and 24th. Students may enroll in one or two courses a semester. All courses are available at two times: Session I runs from 9:00 am to 10:20 am; Session II runs from 10:30 am to 11:50 am. Students who complete all course requirements and a semester evaluation will receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the program.

Spring 2010 Course Offerings:

The Past Is Present: American History on Stage
Instructor: Nicole A. Watson, Theater Artist and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies,
NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Open to students in grades 8 – 12
An exciting way to learn about the past is to re-create or re-imagine it through the visual and performing arts. In this class students will read plays that interpret historical events and issues. Students will then have the opportunity to create their own monologues inspired by individuals represented in a mural or photograph from the 1920s and 1930s. Students will examine primary sources both written and visual to learn American history and explore how to use these sources to dramatize the past. The class will culminate in a performance of the students’ monologues.

Urban Legend: The Story of East Harlem
Instructor: Elizabeth Hamby, B.F.A. in Fine Art, Parsons School of Design
Open to students in grades 10 – 12
Urban Legend: The Story of East Harlem will use East Harlem as classroom and textbook. Students will gather information about the history of East Harlem by investigating the people, buildings, public spaces, and art works in the neighborhood. Based on these observations, they will draw connections between the neighborhood and broader themes in American urban history such as arts and culture, parks and community gardens, urban planning, public housing reform and transportation. Students will use map-making, writing, and drawing skills to creatively interpret their research and will collaboratively produce a dynamic neighborhood map to share their findings.

Voices in History: Gathering Powerful Stories from Our Communities
Instructor: Rachel Falcone, Artist and Oral Historian, B.A. in Philosophy, Vassar College
Open to students in grades 8–12
History is made by everyday people. In this class, students will explore how the voices of these people have been documented through various media and what stories can tell us about a particular event, era, or community. As part of the class, students will gain hands on experience interviewing and gathering the personal history of community members. The class will culminate with a creative project in which students will share the stories they have collected by displaying them on posterboards, or through creating songs, poetry, or art.

Kaplan SAT Skills
Instructor: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Open to students in grades 11 and 12
Test preparation can help students maximize their performance on standardized tests and increase their odds of college acceptance and merit-based financial aid. In this course, students will learn time-honored techniques for taking the SAT and master key Kaplan strategies. Kaplan faculty will cover critical reading, math, and writing skills. Walk into Test Day feeling confident and prepared!

Spring 2010 Saturday Academy Application
You must print clearly in order for your application to be considered.
This application may also be accessed online at

Full Name: ______________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________
City: ______________________________________ Zip Code: _______________
Home Telephone Number: __________________________________________________
Cell Phone Number: _______________________________________________________
Student E-mail Address: ___________________________________________________
Parent E-mail Address: ____________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Name: _________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Phone Number: __________________________________________
School: _________________________________________________________________
Grade: __________________________________________________________________

Step 1:
Please write “1” next to your first choice class and “2” next to your second choice class (only if you have a second choice).
____ The Past Is Present: American History on Stage (grades 8–12)
____ Urban Legend: The Story of East Harlem (grades 10–12)
____ Voices in History: Gathering Powerful Stories from Our Communities (grades 8–12)
____ Kaplan SAT Skills (grades 11 and 12)

Note: If we cannot accommodate your top two choices and you definitely would like to register for two courses, write “3” next to your third choice. This is not required.

Step 2:
Please indicate your preference with an “x.”
I wish to take:
_____ONLY one course OR
_____TWO courses (9:00 am–11:50 am)

If you marked “only one course” above and you have a scheduling conflict, please indicate which session you can attend. Otherwise, please leave this blank.
Session I (9:00 am–10:20 am) ____ Session II (10:30 am–11:50 am) ____

If you are registering for Kaplan SAT Skills, please answer the following questions:
When do you expect to take the SAT? (month / year) _____________________________
Have you taken an SAT preparation course in the past? Yes ______ No ______

Student and Parent/Guardian Agreement:

I request that (Student’s Name) ___________________________________ be allowed to participate in Saturday Academy and all related field trips and activities. I understand that students must attend all Saturday Academy sessions to receive a Certificate of Achievement. Only one excused absence is permissible. I also give the Museum of the City of New York staff permission to photograph or film students taking part in Saturday Academy activities. These images may be published to promote the Museum of the City of New York’s educational initiatives at any time.

I understand that in the Voices in History: Gathering Powerful Stories from Our Communities course, student voices will be recorded when they interview community members during class time. I give permission for my child’s voice to be recorded and recognize that the audio recordings are exclusive property of the Museum of the City of New York.

I understand that, during the course of my participation in the Museum of the City of New York’s Saturday Academy, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI), and those acting with the permission or authority of GLI, may capture my name, likeness, image, or voice in photographic, audio, video, digital, or other forms of ‘media”. I recognize that all media—including film, photographic prints, audio, video, or digital files—are the exclusive property of GLI. In addition, I hereby permit GLI, and those acting with its permission or authority, may use the Media in materials available to students, parents, faculty or staff, and individuals outside of the GLI community, including in publicity or promotional materials for GLI. I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve: (a) the finished Media, (b) any printed matter that may be used in conjunction with the Media, or (c) the eventual use to which the Media may be applied. This agreement constitutes the sole, complete, and exclusive agreement regarding the Media, and I am not relying on any other representation, whether oral or written.

________________________________ ____________________________ _________
Name of Student (PLEASE PRINT) Signature of Student Date

________________________________ ____________________________ _________
Name of Parent/Guardian (PLEASE PRINT) Signature of Parent/Guardian Date

Mail the completed application to:
Joanna Steinberg, Saturday Academy Coordinator, Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029. Applications submitted by fax or email will not be accepted.

All applications must be received by Monday, February 22nd no later than 5:00 p.m. Enrollment is first come first serve. There are a limited number of spaces reserved for students who live in East Harlem (10029 and 10035 zip codes) and/or attend schools in East Harlem. Please apply early - space is limited! Accepted candidates will be notified by email, mail, or telephone.

Due to the overabundance of applications that we receive for Saturday Academy, you will only be notified if you are accepted into the program. If you do not receive a letter in the mail, we hope you will reapply next fall. Only applicants who bring an acceptance letter on the first day of class will be permitted to stay for the program.

SI Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

The Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc. is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for
our annual scholarship. We will be awarding scholarships in the
amount ofS500 each. The scholarships are open to high school
·OIS who are of African, Caribbean or Latino American descent.
lieations must be postmarked no later than Saturday, March 13, 2010.
All scholarship finalists will be requested to attend a
personal interview with the scholarship selection committee during
the month of April. All scholarship recipients will be notified by
mail in April.

The application is also available on our website:

Friday, February 26, 2010

Paid Theater Apprentice Summer Job, Age 16+

New 42 Apprentice Program @ the NEW VICTORY Theater. Open to college and graduate students, as well as high school students (ages 16+) during the summer, The New 42 Apprentice Program introduces participants to the varied aspects of operating a nonprofit arts organization. New 42 Apprentices are assigned to a department depending on their personal fields of interest, along with a staff assessment of where they can learn and contribute most effectively.

Working alongside theater staff and technicians, these students gain first-hand experience in performing arts administration through work placements that include seminars and workshops designed to establish a firm foundation for their future as emerging professionals.

In addition, apprentices meet weekly with members of The New Victory Education Department to review the program's curriculum, and are required to maintain a professional portfolio of their written and graphic work, journal entries relating to specific assignments and a Learning Plan outlining areas they wish to further explore.

Summer 2010
High School Applicants
From Monday, July 5 to Friday, August 20 - 7 Weeks

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Apply Online at:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ABENY scholarship

Calling all Seniors.
Friday, April 30 is the deadline for the submission of applications for ABENY scholarships. High school seniors are eligible. This year, several scholarships will be offered, among them, a $4,000 Elaine A. Davis Scholarship. The winning student will receive $1,000 every year during his/her four years in college.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Student with vocal, single instrument and dance talent:

The Star Jam event will be held at I.S.49 101 Warren St, Staten Island NY 10304 March 26, 2010 from 6 pm to 9 pm

The auditions will be on February 24 and February 25, 2010, from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Interested students are to prepare a 3 minute piece and must supply their own music. Applications must be signed by a parent and this event is only open to students who attend Staten Island Schools. Qualifying age range is 12 year olds to 18 year olds only! Also the student must provide a passport type photo attached to the application. Volunteers are needed and credit is given toward community service hours. Please contact Detective Santana-Rivera, Staten Island Borough Liaison, Community Affairs Bureau at:
305 Front Street, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
718 420 3563 office


Any student in the January, June or August 2010 graduating class may apply for the SI Federation of PTAs Scholarship Award Essay Contest. The scholarship award application can be obtained from your College Advisor, Special Education AP, Language Arts AP, Parent Coordinator or COSA. It can also be accessed on the Federation website at The completed application must be submitted to the College Advisor no later than March 10, 2010.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

3rd Annual New York City DimensionM Mega Bowl,

3rd Annual New York City DimensionM Mega Bowl, hosted by the Dept. of eLearning Services, is just around the corner.

The tournament’s pre-qualification gaming round runs from

February 1, 2010 to February 28, 2010.

Go online and play today!

Click here to see the Dimension M Mega Bowl in action and to get the tournament guidelines and details.

You may request a copy of the new game by contacting Elissa Seto at:


Here is a fabulous opportunity open to STUDENTS, ARCHITECTS, NON-ARCHITECTS, GROUPS & INDIVIDUALS!

Registration Deadline: February 8, 2010

Click here to get the full details about the competition.

FIGMENT, one of Governors Island’s key cultural partners, has joined forces with The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) to sponsor a competition to design and construct an architectural pavilion for the 2010 summer season on Governors Island, the City of Dreams Pavilion.

Essential requirements of the proposal are as follows:

  • Create a gathering place for 50 or more people, providing shade and rain cover
  • Consider the full lifecycle of the materials used—where they come from and where they will go after the island closes for the 2010 season
  • Provide for the design and construction of the project, including sourcing all materials
  • All materials must be able to be transported on the Coursen Ferry (12’6” clearance)
  • The structure must be freestanding, and cannot penetrate the ground to a depth greater than 6”
  • The design must be approved by the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC), the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), and the NYC Department of Buildings prior to construction
  • Include a budget that anticipates all costs of fabrication, transportation, installation, and de-installation

Optional considerations:

  • How will the pavilion support educating the public about arts programs on the island?
  • How will the pavilion support informal performances or lectures?
  • What other kinds of activities could take place in the pavilion?


  • Submissions open: January 1, 2010
  • Registration deadline: February 8, 2010
  • Deadline for entries: February 16, 2010
  • Notification of finalists, with comments: March 1, 2010
  • Finalist proposal revisions due: March 31, 2010
  • Selection of winner: April 15, 2010
  • Construction start: May 10, 2010
  • Construction completion: by June 5, 2010

Selection criteria that the jury will consider:

  • Proposal feasibility and buildability
  • Lifecycle considerations and overall environmental impact
  • Adherence to theme
  • Design impact
  • Innovative use of materials


Friday, January 22, 2010

Bayview Complex CAP Scholarship

Attention High School Seniors
Are you planning on attending college and studying for a career in the engineering, industrial or process technology fields?

Read on...
The Bayway Complex Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is offering scholarships for high school seniors who are residents of Linden, Rahway, Elizabeth, and Staten Island. A total of 4 scholarships will be awarded - one $1,000 scholarship for each of the municipalities. This scholarship is open to candidates who will be pursuing a college education in the Industrial, Process Technology, or Engineering fields.

See your Guidance Counselor in room 307 for an application.

The deadline for application submission is March 31, 2010.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Design the Dashboard of the Future

DASH+ challenges high school teams to use their creativity, science, technology, engineering, and math skills to design, describe, and pitch the next generation of automotive dashboards.

As part of the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE Education Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the DASH+ contest rewards the winning team whose eco-dashboard concept best incorporates feedback mechanisms and supports behavior change to help drivers maximize fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

Click here to find out about DASH+ competition.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The Albert Shanker Scholarship information is available online. Click on the links below for instructions and the application. The deadline is January 31, 2010.


The Staten Island Rotary Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to Staten Island high school students demonstrating outstanding achievement in community service and academics. The application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2010. Blank applications can be obtained in Room 111.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bridge to Africa Contest - Deadline Approaching

The Bridge from Africa Essay Contest: The deadline for submission of essays is NOW extended to Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Winning students will be honored and will receive awards at a reception in the Cadman Plaza Library on February 6, 2010, 1-2 PM. Click here for the guidelines for the essay contest. Teachers may wish to have students work on their essays during the approaching Thanksgiving recess.