Advisory Notes 5/15/19
(9th grade students) Please check your BHSEC email for an invitation to fill out a Google Form to rank your Arts and PE preferences for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. If you have any trouble accessing the form, please check to make sure that you are signed into your BHSEC google account. The deadline to submit your preferences is Friday, May 24.
(All Students) The Spring Arts Night is Thursday, May 23rd on the 8th floor. Details for the evening are as follows:
5:00pm - Visual Arts Reception for 9th Grade Visual Arts 1, 10th Grade Studio Art, and Year 1 & 2 Printmaking.
5:30pm - Special Sparkling Cider Toast - honoring the subjects of the 'Portraits of Long Island City' painting series, created by the students from Professor Hiler’s ‘Portraiture in Community’ college elective. In partnership with The Chocolate Factory Theater Company, and supported by the Bard Engaged Liberal Arts & Sciences Grant, the students were connected with 17 members of the local area to interview, photograph and paint these generous community members.
6:00pm - Orchestra, Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, and Dance performances will begin.
Hope you are able to join us!!!
(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) Opportunity to advise a Congressperson! Have opinions about government policies? You may be too young to vote, but you're not too young to make your voice heard. Congressperson Carolyn Maloney invites YOU to apply to be on her Congressional Youth Cabinet and offer your perspective on issues such as gun control and immigration! The Congressional Youth Cabinet NY-12 (CYC) is a non-partisan, non-political entity that will be made up of youth between the ages of thirteen and twenty-one from high schools across New York’s Twelfth Congressional District. Each young member will serve a two-year term on the CYC where they will act as Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s advisors on critical issues facing young New Yorkers today. The CYC will meet one weekend day a month to discuss policy, learn about city, state, and federal government, and meet with Congresswoman Maloney, members of her staff, community groups and stakeholders, and other elected officials. For more information and to apply, go to https://maloney.house.gov/congressional-youth-cabinet. Applications are due June 15th.
(For 9th, 10th, and Year 1 Students) Hello internationally-minded students! The Experiment Digital is a fully-funded two-month virtual summer program that helps high school-aged youth become more civically engaged by empowering them to plan and execute a community service project. Designed to connect students across the globe without leaving their living room, participants interact through videos, discussion forums, online chats, webinars, and playing games together. Through these activities, participants develop leadership and cross-cultural communications skills, speak with peers from different countries, and design youth-led projects to create positive social change. The exchanges take place online, so students can participate from anywhere. We encourage students with diverse backgrounds to apply! Started in 2016, The Experiment Digital is sponsored by the Stevens Initiative, a partnership aimed to increase exchanges between youth in the U.S. and the Middle East. Through this program, students from these regions take part in a cultural exchange to build friendships, mutual understanding, and global awareness. By participating in The Experiment Digital, students receive a Certificate of Completion in leadership and global issues analysis, access to the U.S. Department of State’s International Exchange Alumni network, unique project funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of State, and a $400 scholarship towards participation in one of The Experiment’s programs around the world. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.experiment.org/digital/. The application deadline is this Monday, May 20th.
(All students) On Friday May 17th, the sextet Projeto Arcomusical will be doing a workshop during first period in Room 636. Students who have a free period then are invited to attend.
Projeto Arcomusical’s mission is to spread the joy of the Afro-Brazilian musical instrument known as the berimbau through the development of innovative and excellent musical repertoire. They are not only an incredible ensemble of musicians—bringing a deep understanding of the music and culture of the berimbau, while fostering a new generation of repertoire for the instrument —but also a group with extensive experience doing educational work. For more see: www.arcomusical.com
The ensemble plans to document the visit with a few photos, so any student who plans to attend should see Professor Weisman in Room 636 to get a “Consent to Photograph” form. (Students who do not fill out this form may attend the workshop, but will be asked to sit on the side of the room.)
(All students) Extravaganza is May 17th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Tickets are 2 for $5 or $3 each and can be bought from Sara Aboobakar, Roshny Alam, or Tatiana Navarrete near the front tables.. All proceeds to the BHSEC HOPE Scholarship.
(Y1 Students) For rising seniors in the NEW YORK metro area!
Scholastic has joined with Deloitte to offer a free, 3-day summer Tech Workshop (with free lunch!) to 30 area students interested in tech majors or careers.
DATE: August 6-8
LOCATION: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC
Team Tech Challenge
Deloitte, in collaboration with Scholastic, is excited to host the Team Tech Challenge. This free* 3-day challenge will take you into the world of professional services to hone your technical skills, compete with teammates in a tech innovation challenge, and help prepare you for the next step ahead: college. We’ll talk AI, Blockchain, analytics, and more. Winning team members of the Team Tech Challenge will each win a $250 gift card.
The Team Tech Challenge is open to current 11th grade students who will be rising high school seniors in the summer of 2019. Applications are due by May 24, 2019. Space is limited to 30 students per location. Confirmation of your selection to participate will be communicated by early June 2019.
If you have any questions about the program or experience any technology issues while applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org