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Advisory Notes 5/01/19

(All students) Symposium Day (June 17) is a day of academic, creative and cultural sharing: students teaching students. Past topics have included:

Mathematical, sculpture making, criminal justice, cookie making, opera, Latina, Harry Potter, The Basel Problem…and More!

Please submit your proposal to the link below by May 10th at 12 noon. Thanks, Jess Hinds & Jon Cann, Co-Coordinators



(All students) The Junior Academy is now accepting applications! This unique program enables teens from around the globe to form teams and collaborate on solving real-world challenges, all under the guidance of an experienced STEM professional. Along the way, you’ll gain valuable research experience and problem-solving skills, which will help you stand out in college, and beyond. The deadline for submitting your application is June 30th, so here are a few tips to get you started. The link for the Junior Academy info and application, along with tips as to how to make your application shine, is down below. If you have any questions about applying to STEM programs or internships, feel free to shoot me an email. Thanks :) -Nat.



(All students) Ping Chong + Company announces a brand-new FREE theater intensive this summer for Muslim teens in NYC! Designed to lift up and celebrate authentic teen voices, the program invites interested teens to explore identity through the art of theatrical storytelling, building skills as writers and performers, and ultimately weaving their collective stories into a collaborative theater piece, to share with invited guests at week’s end. Along the way they'll learn about different careers in the arts, social justice advocacy, and the power of making art in community!

Who? Muslim teens aged 14-19

When? Monday-Friday July 29-Aug 2, 10:30-4:30

Where? 47 Great Jones Street, between Lafayette & Bowery (NOHO)

How Much? FREE, and comes with a 10-ride metro card!

Facilitators: Aizzah Fatima & Aly Panjwani


INTERESTED STUDENTS CAN APPLY HERE! (Application Deadline is 5/20)


QUESTIONS? Email christina@pingchong.org or call 212-529-1557


(All students) Extravaganza is next Friday, May 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Tickets are 2 for $5 or $3 each and can be purchased at the front tables. All proceeds to the BHSEC HOPE Scholarship.


(All students) The NYCEDC (Economic Development Corporation) is holding a meeting to discuss the possible development over Sunnyside Yards. Because they want to have more young people's voices in the discussion and planning, they will be coming to Bard for a community meeting with the students to hear their ideas. The date for this meeting is next Wednesday, May 8th from 3:30pm - 5pm in room 618.

No prior knowledge of urban design or planning is necessary and that if you are interested please email me at ms6469@bhsec.bard.edu


(All students) BHSEC Queens Theater Department will be presenting The Seventh Annual Spring One Act Play Festival.

The Spring One Act Play Festival consists of 6 amazing plays directed by students from the College Program. The directors and plays that were chosen this year are: Zaria Cannon ("Night Vision" by Dominique Morriseau), Zoe Donovan ("21" by Sigrid Heath), Alec Farber ("War" by Bill Bozzone), Jessica Lachman ("Please Have A Seat and Someone Will Be With You Shortly" by Garth Wingfield), Julian Valgora ("Coq Au Vin" by Jon Robin Baitz), and Isaac Zaslow King ("Play" By Samuel Beckett).

The plays star 17 students from all grades in the high school and college programs. Performances will take place Wednesday, May 29th during 4th and 5th periods; Wednesday, May 29th at 6:30 pm; and Thursday, May 30th at 4 pm. You can make a reservation for all shows on the door of the Black Box Theater. Come support the work of your peers and see some thrilling, moving, outrageous and fun plays!


(All students) This Thursday, May 2nd, after school at 3:50 there will be an Open Mic in the Black Box Theatre hosted by David Copenhafer and the Music Club. Performers are invited to come sing a song, rap, tell a joke, or otherwise have fun. This event is FREE!

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