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Advisory Notes: October 30, 2019

(All students) With October ending and Halloween coming up approaching quickly, we wanted to invite you to BHSEC’S Annual Haunted House! It is going to take place on Thursday starting from 4pm. We will be selling tickets tomorrow, Wednesday after school near the front security desk. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Come and support the Y2s and have fun!

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Nafiah Alam (Y2)


(9th and 10th grade Students) 9th and 10th graders! Would you like to have a Peer Mentor? If you were not able to make it out to the "Mentor Mentee Match Up" event and would like a Peer Mentor, it is not too late!

Peer Mentors are Year 1 and Year 2 students who support 9th and 10th grade students at BHSECQ. Peer Mentors meet with their mentees biweekly to check in on them and see how they are doing.

Sign up for a Peer Mentor here: https://forms.gle/LbZmv96SjMN4RBDR7

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

Karimah Shabazz, Director of Bard DNA, kshabazz@bec.bard.edu

Arpita Dhar, Mentorship Committee Chair, ad554q@bhsec.bard.edu


(All students) Celebrate Halloween by gifting some candy to your friends! Buy a customizable candy gram from the Dream Team! We are selling them for only $3 in the cafeteria this week, and we will be distributing them next week during advisory. All funds go to the HOPE Scholarship, which supports undocumented BHSECQ graduates in paying for tuition at their transfer colleges. Support your friends, buy some candy, and have a happy Halloween!


(All students) (All students) CALL FOR ART for Black Lives Matter Day of Action!

Black Lives Matter day of action takes place every year at BHSEC Queens. It is a day dedicated to educating students and professors about history, racial equality, and social justice through workshops and presentations. This year, BLM day of action will take place on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020.

As usual, the Black Lives Matter day of action committee is organizing the annual art contest for BLM day of action. We are looking for a T-shirt design. The design must have the words "Black Lives Matter." You are welcome but not limited to include the phrases "at school," "Day of Action 2019," and "BHSEC Queens." The logo for the shirt should be in one color and clear enough to print onto black T-shirts. New York themes are encouraged. Submissions can include any type of 2D media (drawings, paintings, prints) relating to the topic of Black Lives Matter. The winning artist will receive a T-shirt with their art on it, as well as publicity, since this artwork will be printed on T-shirts, pins, stickers, and promotional posters for the important day. We invite you all to participate! All submissions should be sent as a PDF or easily downloadable file by Nov 15th and emailed to pl232q@bhsec.bard.edu

(Year 1 Students) The official CTO process starts next semester when you will be paired with a CTO advisor but until then, I wanted to make you aware of what's written there and the ways in which you can get involved in the CTO process early!

1. Save the Date! Year One Student and Family CTO Kick-Off - Wednesday, November 11th - 6:00-7:30 in the auditorium.

2. Check out the Calendar for Upcoming Fall College Rep Visits for Y1's and Y2's or see the calendar outside the CTO. Year Ones' are STRONGLY encouraged to attend these visits in their free periods! All visits take place in the College Transfer Office in the Back of the Library (it's bigger than it looks and we have lollipops). These are a GREAT way to get a head start on the admissions process!

3. Follow Us: IG @bhsecqueenscto & BHSECQ CTO Channel - we host AMA's and post videos from alumni and CTO related content.

4. Sign up for Text Messages from the CTO: Class of 2021 (Y1) Students and Parents/Guardians - this is the BEST way to stop on top of CTO related announcements!

5. Finally, I can always use help in the CTO sorting through materials, putting up posters and updating records. Stop by if you are interested! Must be detail-oriented and be able to commit to two periods a week.

You can always find these links in my emails at the bottom!


Lenni Yesner


(All students) Library environmental expectations: Let’s keep the space a soft spoken, clean work zone for tutoring, studying and writing assignments. We love technology as much as you do, except when it does not work as quickly as we’d like it to. The printer is for all of us to use. Please do not print large articles or documents that are double sided – they slow down the machine’s ability to print subsequent files. So the big file gets sent again and the essays or responses you need for period 1 do not get out. So you resend the file to the printer. Eventually all the documents get printed and left on the counter as trash. It’s not efficient for YOU when you need that essay immediately for next period. Take a moment to glance at the top of the machine, see if there's a flashing green light and how quickly the next document is printing out of the machine before you send or resend a file to the printer. It will help everyone to obtain their documents for class quickly.

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