(posted February 17, 2017)
HSAS Celebrates Diversity
HSAS proudly showcased its international community of students on Friday, February 10. Albanian, Bengali, Chinese, Dominican, Ethiopian, Native American, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, were just some of the groups highlighted. Students took turns sharing dances, poems, monologues, and songs. It was an event that was both sobering and celebratory. Beginning with a potluck in the lower cafeteria, the celebration then moved to the Lovinger theater for the show. Special shout outs to Ms. Genao, Mr. Mansdorf, the PTA, dozens of students, and many more, for making this happen! View a sampler of this event.
HSAS Staff Takes a Stand Against Hate
In response to the increased violence and bigotry in the weeks since the presidential election, the UFT called upon every school to launch a series of actions, starting November 21, to defend our communities and schools and affirm our values against hate. HSAS teachers made signs and made their feelings known in the hallway last week.
AP Environmental Science braves the stink
Ms. Walsh's AP Environmental Science Class visited the South Yonkers Sewage Treatment plant this fall. Students were able to view the sewage process from entry to final release. Happily, students emerged from this visit unscathed.
X Country Boro Champs:
It was a great day for the Girl's Team: Varsity came in first, and the JV Team was second. The Boy's Varsity and JV teams both came in Third Place.
State Legislators Teach Gov classes at HSAS
State Senator Jeffrey Klein and State Assemblyman Jeffery Dinowitz both came by to discuss the nature of campaigning, the Electoral College process, and the latest on what is playing out in New York state governenment, with Government classes this December. Thanks to these visits, these two have found ways to get us funding to fix our moveable walls in Rooms 104-8, and help us purchase new computer carts.
HSAS is a member of the ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) network. The school is currently competing in thier "Biggest Loser" contest. Students are measuing energy use at the school, and looking for ways to lower our carbon footprint.