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Seventh Grade Explores College and Careers

posted Jun 17, 2019, 5:14 AM by Suzannah Ohring

Seventh-grade students visited Bronx Community College to learn about college and career options. They participated in workshops focusing on Medical Lab Technology, Dance & Wellness, and Media & Digital Film. Pictures from the medical lab are featured below.  The group conducted glucose testing and a blood type experiment.

      
  




7th Graders Attend Book Prize Event

posted Jun 6, 2019, 7:33 PM by Suzannah Ohring   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 7:39 PM ]

Seventh grade students recently attended the New York Historical Society's Children's History Book Prize event. Author Ellen Klages spoke about her book Out of Left Field, which tells the story of Katy Gordon, a talented athlete living in San Francisco in 1957. Determined to prove that women can and should play baseball, Katy embarks on a research quest to find other women who played the sport and fight the Little League’s verdict. Students also heard from Maria Pepe, a little girl from Hoboken who, in 1972, fought the National Little League organization to include girls - and won! Today over 2 million girls nationwide participate in Little League. 

The New York Historical Society hosts a free family book club. All are welcome to attend. Check out their website at 
https://www.nyhistory.org/childrens-museum/calendar-programs/reading-into-history


        



Special Guest Visits Wingspan After School Arts

posted Apr 17, 2019, 9:57 AM by Suzannah Ohring

WSC's Wingspan after school performing arts program was recently treated to a visit by guest artist Leslie Carrara-Rudolph who plays Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street.  Ms. Carrara-Rudolph enthralled students with a workshop on character development and creativity, specifically geared for middle school students. With student input, she created a character, featured below, and made that character come to life for students.  She also shared her definition of imagination:  "I am magic in the nation."

    
   
        

   
       


 

8th grade students visit Fordham University

posted Apr 17, 2019, 8:39 AM by Suzannah Ohring   [ updated Apr 17, 2019, 8:51 AM ]

In what has become an annual tradition, 8th grade teacher Ms. Rahiman arranged for a select group of student to visit Fordham University and attend a class taught by Dr. Mark Naison, professor of history and African and African-American studies.  WSC students participated in the class "From Rock and Roll to Hip Hop: Urban Youth Cultures in Post War America," alongside current Fordham students. Dr. Naison has written widely on politics, labor history, popular culture and education policy, and as usual, our students had much to contribute to the conversation.  Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC attended our students. The visit was topped off with lunch at Sal's Pizzeria. 


       
                                                                       
                                                                                                                     
 





Annual All-School Ice Skating Trip

posted Feb 15, 2019, 7:51 AM by Suzannah Ohring   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 8:45 AM ]

The weather was perfect for a day of outdoor skating in Central Park.  Whether the students were experienced skaters, or trying it for the first time, there were smiles all around!  Even our principal, Ms. Bailey showed her skill on the ice.  Look at all the happy faces in the photos!  Wishing our students and families an enjoyable and relaxing mid-winter break.  School will resume on February 25.

   







    


      

First Annual Deck the Doors Competition

posted Dec 21, 2018, 1:18 PM by Suzannah Ohring   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 1:18 PM ]

The hallways were filled with bustle and creativity for our first annual Deck the Doors competition. The energy and excitement was palpable throughout the school.  Each homeroom threw themselves into the competition and worked together to came up with imaginative and unusual winter and holiday displays.  The judges were so impressed by the effort and comradery, that everyone was a winner!  You can look at the photos and judge for yourself!  Happy Holidays!


        

      
  
   
  
  

 
 

Harlem Then and Now

posted Dec 21, 2018, 12:58 PM by Suzannah Ohring

The culmination of the 8th grade study of the Harlem Renaissance was a walking tour of Harlem.  Students topped it off with lunch at the Queen of Soul Food - Sylvia's Restaurant.

       

Annual Winter Read-a-thon

posted Dec 21, 2018, 12:54 PM by Suzannah Ohring

Students and teachers came to school with pajamas and blankets for the annual winter read-a-thon.  Focused reading for a prolonged period of time builds stamina, increases vocabulary and increases students' ability to read more difficult texts for longer periods of time.  Students rearranged the furniture and got comfortable, and were able to enjoy snacks and hot chocolate as a special treat.

   


New Summer Camp Program at WSC!

posted Jul 26, 2018, 11:47 AM by Suzannah Ohring

WSC is partnering with Hands In 4 Youth to provide a free STEAM-based summer camp!  The program is underway and there are still openings available for current WSC students!


Participants are engaging in a superhero-filled summer: Creating their own robotic superheroes, learning how to video classmates for a student-produced inside-edition news program about their superhero identities, designing masks and costumes, and much more! Students also have the opportunity to serve on the superhero leadership team, celebrate camp kindness day, as well as attend overnight camp!

     

If you’re still looking for something fun and creative for your child to do, sign up, it’s FREE!   


Please register by contacting the Hands in 4 Youth Site Director, Ms. Monette Hamilton at (917) 559-3084 or via email at mhamilton@hi4y.org.  


 


Teacher Excellence at WSC

posted Jul 17, 2018, 11:34 AM by Suzannah Ohring

Congratulations to 7th grade math teacher, Jessica Auriemmo, for being named a Math for America master teacher!  She joins WSC 8th grade teacher, Paul Kehoe, who had previously been accepted into the program. MƒA Master Teachers are NYC public school mathematics and science teachers with more than four years of teaching experience who form a community of exceptional STEM educators. Over four years, MƒA Master Teachers come together on a regular basis to collaborate and learn from one another and to steward a community dedicated to supporting teachers in the classroom. Whether by participating in professional workshops and events or by developing and facilitating new MƒA courses, Master Teachers are offered new opportunities to grow with fellow teachers who share a passion for science and mathematics.

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