Games For Change Student Challenge – Halsey Sweeps 3/4 Categories for JHS


The following student teams from Ms. Elfers Computer Classes have been chosen as finalists for their serious game creations in the Games For Change Student Challenge.

  • Future Foretold (Emile Romero – 723, Shaurya Sen – 723, Shailene Palabasan – 726)
  • Automize It (Stephan Menasche – 725, Christopher Knapp – 704, Andrew Bogorodovsky – 722, Tejas Modi – 722)
  • Swim! Endangered Species (Fawaz Shabir – 726, Greg Kosta – 726, Yorkin Bozorov – 702, Aden Polnariov – 723)
  • Living To 100 (Afsana Rahman – 722)
  • Make the Right Choice (Wilson Li – 724, Zachary Habert – 733, Michael Takhalov – 733)

They attended the awards ceremony with Ms. Elfers on June 1st at the Parsons School of Design!!!

Update:  The winners for this years Games for Change Junior High School Division are:

Automated Cities: 3050

  • Future Foretold (Emile Romero – 723, Shaurya Sen – 723, Shailene Palabasan – 726

Endangered Species

  • Swim! Endangered Species (Fawaz Shabir – 726, Greg Kosta – 726, Yorkin Bozorov – 702, Aden Polnariov – 723)

Disrupt Aging:  Living to 100

  • Living To 100 (Afsana Rahman – 722)

You can check our their awesome games on this site:

Congratulations to our winners!!!

Halsey JHS 157 FIRST EVER Dance Concert!

On Thursday, May 30th, 2019 Stephen A. Halsey JHS 157 hosted its first ever Dance Concert. Students from our 6th grade classes worked hard learning different routines and performed with their classmates.

The show was hosted by 6th grade students Ellie Suzuki and Andre Ellis who did an amazing job. They had some great jokes, great dialogue back and forth between each other, a number of costume changes and even performed as part of the Halsey Dance Company.

The highlight of the night was the debut of the Halsey Dance Company – 20+ students who love dance and put on a performance to end the evening.

Here is their performance:

The Halsey Dance Company will be performing on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at the Queens Borough Wide Arts Festival taking place at Queens College Colden Center located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367. The show begins at 6:00 pm.

Adult Education

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Date: Friday, May 17th
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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