Archive: News

Boys Basketball stages a comeback against Bronx Leadership

The Boys Basketball Team is one game away from making it to the postseason, thanks to a big come-from-behind win against Leadership. With a 7-5 record, the Senators need to  READ MORE >

More than just a greeting every morning

Principal Alessandro Weiss can always be counted on every morning to greet the students as they enter the building every day.  With a smile, a joke, a  reassurance about a  READ MORE >

Girls Basketball Qualifies for Playoffs

Our girls basketball team’s season is more than halfway over, and it looks like they could be on their way to taking the Division Championship! Last week, the team got  READ MORE >

Comparing notes with Chinese Educators

Approximately 20 principals from Guangdong Province in China visited  HSAS on Friday, January 11.  These administrators visited classes and shared insights with both students and teachers. Every year, HSAS has  READ MORE >

Ms. Taylor is Honored by Sloan Foundation

On December 11, HSAS Math teacher Tempestt Taylor was recognized for her excellence in teaching.  She was one of seven recipients to receive the Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching  READ MORE >

9th Graders Win Compost for a Cookie Contest

9th graders brought in almost half of the  150 pounds of compost collected over last week.  Not only were they treated to a vast array of home-baked cookies, they have  READ MORE >

Rachel Brodman Wins Prediction Contest

Look out Nate Cohn!  Rachel Brodman predicted that Democrats would gain 38 seats in the House and lose two seats in the Senate.  Not only off by a small margin  READ MORE >

Remembering Chancellor Harold Levy

We are very sorry to announce that Harold Levy, the former Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education, has passed away. In 2002, Mr. Levy opened our school,  READ MORE >

NYC Transportation Commissioner Visits Gov classes

Polly Trottenberg, NYC Transportation Commissioner and Board Member of the MTA, visited two Government classes in mid-November.  After making a presentation on the various issues her department is wrestling with  READ MORE >

Grammar Police Snare multiple students at HSAS

Yes, some of these students still don’t know the proper placement of a verb in a sentence.  Even worse, some students have a tendency to use the word ‘like’ way  READ MORE >

Last gasp of summer

As NYC got hit with the first snow storm of the season in mid-November, a lone Mount Shasta Daisy in the HSAS garden made it clear it was not yielding  READ MORE >

9th Graders vote on Poor Farm Proposal

On a bitterly cold day in November, the ninth grade class convened for a town council meeting in the early nineteenth century village of Sturbridge  in Massachusetts.  The topic was  READ MORE >