(posted December 2, 2016)
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.
Students at HSAS continued with the annual tradition of making pesto from the basil growing the school garden. Over 70 bags of pesto sold out in minutes, and all proceeds go toward improvements in the school garden.
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.
HSAS pays its respects to Lehman Prez
Ricardo Fernandez, President oollege will soon be retiring. HSAS proudly hosted him at the school on April 6, and awarded him an honorary diploma. It was noted at this ceremony that President Fernandez is one of the true founders of the school. More than fifteen years ago, he was one of the early advocates calling for a high school to be located on the campus, that would forge strong connections with the college. Also present at the ceremony was Sandra Lerner, Deputy to the President for High School and Educational Initiatives.
Ricardo Fernandez, Mr. Weiss, Sandra Lerner (l-r)
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.
Denmark drops in for a visit!
High School students from Aarhus, Denmark paid our school a visit last winter. This was a great opportunity for HSAS students and their Danish counterparts to compare notes on lots of issues, ranging from the cost of college to current politics.
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.