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Remote Learning Begins March 23

posted Mar 22, 2020, 6:02 PM by Suzannah Ohring   [ updated Mar 22, 2020, 6:05 PM ]

Updates for families will be posted here during the remote learning process.  Please click on the link Remote Learning Begins March 23 (above) to be able to access links with important information.    


The New York City Department of Education wants every student who needs a device for remote learning to have one, even if the student does not have internet access at home. Simply call 718-935-5100 and choose Option 5 on the menu. Someone will help you get a device with internet connection.  

If you are not receiving email or REMIND updates, please email Ms. Ohring at s.ohring@wscnyc.org to be added to our parent groups.

Stuffed Animal Adoption Program Sends Many Animals to New Homes

posted Dec 19, 2019, 11:05 AM by Suzannah Ohring


Students completed application forms, attended interviews and were approved to adopt a cuddly stuffed animal to bring home!  All animals came with a personalized adoption certificate and will go to a caring home!  Students were required to answer questions such as:  How will you ensure your animal feels loved and taken care of?  What will you name your new stuffed animal and why?  Once approved, they were able to choose an animal that spoke to their heart. Some students chose to name their animals based on their appearance, while others chose names in memory of beloved relatives who have passed.  Students promised to keep their stuffed animal clean and well groomed, to give them unconditional love and to take them with them wherever they go.  Students were so pleased with their new furry friends!
    
    
  

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.

   


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