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Advisory Notes: December 12, 2019

(All students) BARD DNA is hosting a Winter Clothing Drive from November 18 to December 13! All donations will go to the Floating Hospital, an organization that provides healthcare to families regardless of insurance, immigration status, or ability to pay, in LIC.

We are collecting jackets, hats, sweaters, gloves, scarves, and other winter attire ranging in ALL SIZES for men, women, and children!

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(All students)The MSA will be hosting a penny drive starting this week until January 9,2020. Our school has been selected to be part of a charity event, show your support by donating!

All proceeds will be donated to Yemen, the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Boxes will be placed in common areas soon such as the library, main office,etc.

Anything helps!

Thank you all!

Jamila Chowdhury (Y2) ____________________________________________________________________

(All students) Dear students, the Dream Team will be hosting a Cookie Decoration Competition in the cafeteria after school on Thursday, December 19th. Tickets will cost 3 dollars and all funds will be going to the HOPE scholarship, which helps pay the college tuition of undocumented students at Bard. The grand prize is a $25 gift card. There will also be a bake sale so please come and show your support! Bring your friends, enjoy some cookies, and take a shot at winning a $25 gift card.

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(All students) This December BHSEC Queens Theater Department will be presenting the Fall Production of The Wolves, written by Sarah DeLappe. There are still 2 performances you can attend: Wednesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm, and Thursday, December 12th at 4:00 pm. Performances will take place in the Black Box Theater (Room 640).

The Wolves is a timely coming of age comedy/drama written by playwright Sarah DeLappe. Nine girls warm-up for their soccer games while they discuss everything and anything - from the Khmer Rouge to college scouts, from immigrant border camps to women's reproductive rights. Watch The Wolves as they are forced to reckon with when who you are clashes with the real world away from the soccer field.

Seating is limited so you will NEED to RESERVE a spot for yourself by signing up on the sign-up sheet on the door of the Black Box Theater.

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(All students) Winter Wonderland comes to BHSECQ! Bard DNA is hosting a Winter Fest, where we will be celebrating the upcoming break, as well as getting into the holiday spirit. It is a great opportunity to get together with friends and make gingerbread houses or sing your heart out with karaoke. You will also have the chance to decorate cookies, eat s'mores with hot chocolate, and DIY your own holiday decorations. Last but not least, there will be a winter themed photo booth!

The Winter Fest is Wednesday, December 18th from 4pm to 6pm in the Cafeteria (but come early while supplies last).

Tickets are one for $3 or two tickets for $5. All students are invited.

For more information email Genesis Cabrera (gc995q@bhsec.bard.edu) or Karimah Shabazz (kshabazz@bec.bard.edu)

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(All students) It’s holiday season! Want to buy some candy to be sent out to your friends? NYSMHO (New York Student Mental Health Organization) will be selling bags of candy before, during, and after-school next week Tuesday, December 24th to be distributed to your friends during advisory the next day!

NYSMHO is a student organization that fundraises for underprivileged adolescents who don’t have access to mental health resources and promotes awareness of mental health issues and stigmas, as well as how to get the help you need. Don’t forget to purchase some candy, check out our blog (www.nysmho.weebly.com), and follow us on Instagram (@nysmho) and Twitter (@officialnysmho)!

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(All students)

Columbia Engineering SHAPE 2020!

Columbia's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE) application for summer 2020 will open to students on December 16, 2019. We want your school to be aware of this opportunity for engineering exposure and enrichment at the high school level, and welcome the chance to meet with you to further discuss this program.

SHAPE is a selective summer program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors geared toward local students who have demonstrated an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). SHAPE consists of two, three-week summer sessions and students may apply for one or both. We offer college-level courses taught by our full-time engineering professors in robotics, computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and innovation and design. These courses are complemented by electives and workshops. We have need-based scholarships available and encourage applications from all students.

The priority deadline is March 2, 2020; those applying for need-based scholarships must meet this priority deadline in order to be eligible. All applicants that meet the March 2, 2020 priority/scholarship deadline will have their application fee waived. After this date, there will be rolling admissions based on availability and applicants will be required to pay a $50 application fee.

· To schedule a personal meeting or information session with us and/or to request promotional materials for your students please email us at shape@columbia.edu

· For more information please refer to our website, and stay tuned for more details.

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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