West Side Collaborative: WSC maintains a creative, rigorous environment that has kept children’s development central to its core mission for more than 20 years. Our school features unique programming, an innovative staff, and middle school experiences that challenge all students to develop their innate curiosity!

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  • Runaway Art Why is it important for individuals to have a say in the history written about their life stories? This is one of the essential questions faced by 7th grade students as part of their experience with Runaway Art this month.  RUNAWAY ART: Interpreting Colonial Slave Ads is an innovative social studies and visual arts curriculum which uses authentic 18th-century runaway slave ads as a springboard for students to learn the history of enslavement in the North. Though empathy and creativity, students develop an original artwork and statement.  WSC 7th graders enjoyed five sessions with a guest teaching artist who shared her own passion about this topic while teaching different artistic techniques to bring a person's story to life ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2017, 7:13 AM by Suzannah Ohring
  • Student Voices West Side Collaborative students were interviewed by Mastery Collaborative to better understand the effectiveness of using culturally responsive education along with mastery-based learning.  Culturally responsible education asks us to actively welcome young people's identities, experiences and interests into school, and to empower learners socially and academically.  Students speak about WSC's social community, building relationships, and being their best self.   https://www.springpointschools.org/blog/2017/08/power-student-voice-q-students/
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 6:31 AM by Suzannah Ohring
  • Making History Relevant Step into the classrooms of West Side Collaborative and watch history come alive for students in very real and personal ways.  After studying the limits placed on free speech during World War I, eighth grade students were challenged to an authentic transfer task, reflecting on the current controversy underway in the NFL.   Students analyzed the limits of free speech placed on Americans by the Sedition Acts, and upheld in Schenck v. USA, during World War I.  Then, they were tasked with creating a PSA arguing that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are, or are not, patriots.  A teacher-created website guided the process of creating multi-media content.Earlier this month, seventh grade students experienced Columbus Day ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2017, 8:44 AM by Suzannah Ohring
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West Side Collaborative Middle School 250
Phone: 212-866-6313
Parent Coordinator: 646-481-1677
Fax: 212-678-5295

Novella Bailey, Principal, nbailey@schools.nyc.gov
Wonda Perez, Guidance Counselor, wperez8@schools.nyc.gov
Suzannah Ohring, Administration/Middle School Choice Liaison, sohring@schools.nyc.gov
Beatrice Rodriguez, Parent Coordinator, brodriguez@schools.nyc.gov
Parent Teacher Association Board, PTA@wscnyc.org

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