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Advisory Notes 5/9/19

(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) Developed by an experienced and nationally-recognized team of innovative educators and designers, nXu is a selective cost-free, one-year, out-of-school fellowship program for an intentionally diverse cohort of 10th grade students focused on socio-emotional and purpose development. The academic research is clear and unequivocal: purpose is a fundamental human motive that is at the root of major markers of success throughout one’s life. A strong sense of purpose will help students:

· Perform better in high school and college

· Choose the right college and select the right classes

· Identify the most enriching and rewarding extra-curricular activities

· Surround themselves with peers that will push and support them on their journey

· Experience higher levels of physical, mental, and emotional well-being

· Experience greater life satisfaction

Here is a 4 minute video which should also provide more information: https://vimeo.com/251833392

Fellows will gain access to the best resources, tools, and learning experiences as they embark on their purpose journey within a community of peers. Most importantly, Fellows will be prepared to navigate life beyond high school with a clear sense of who they are and what they want out of life.

Currently, nXu is in the process of recruiting 9th grade students for our 2019-20 school year, 10th grade fellowship. Information about the nXu Fellowship including the FAQ, video, and student application are available online at www.nxueducation.org/fellowship. The application deadline is Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. For more information or if you have questions, please email our Recruiting Manager, Cat Lum, at clum@nxueducation.org.


(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.


(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!


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