Your Halsey PTA supports all the JHS 157 students, teachers, and administration by providing funds for various school activities. ALL donations will go towards Halsey’s programs and children. Some of the programs your generous donations go to include Band (repairing instruments), support for the Drama Club, air conditioners for the classrooms, buses for the basketball teams, anti-bullying and leadership programs, and so much more. Please consider helping by donating. Every penny counts.
If you have not done so already, you can make a donation via Paypal. (You can use your credit card; you do not need your own Paypal account.)
If you can volunteer for any of these mentioned events or committees OR if you have any IDEAS and are willing to take the lead on any events, please contact the Halsey PTA at HalseyPTA@gmail.com! We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the next PTA meeting on October 10th.
On Saturday, June 18th, several MOUSE Squad students participated in the Emoti-Con Challenge. ” Emoti-Con is NYC’s biggest showcase for young designers, makers, technologists, and tinkerers who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them.” Our team designed a Lego Robot that is capable of identifying color, temperature and can lift various objects. Here’s the students’ description: “PROJΣCT S.I.G.M.A. is a robot that is made to help make daily tasks for the elderly, people with disabilities, or just about anyone, easier. The inspiration of this project was the idea of having a pet like robot in someone’s house for companionship, that has evolved into a “servant” like robot. We will use an EV3 mindstorm and an Arduino.”
The students won for Most Innovative Project! Congratulations to team members: Amar Maksumic, Benjamin Buxton, Mabel Chen, Attila Hegyes, Christian Diaz, Ryan Eng (Photos below) Ishita Gupta, Hannah Rothleder, and Bryan W (not in attendance).
The Spring Halsey Hackathon featured a Designathon this past Saturday. Students were given a social issue to promote via graphic design editing tools. They were introduced to Graphic Design Principles and Graphic Design software. Posters were created by groups that addressed a social issue. Students were judged in the following categories and the winners are listed below.
Congratulations to all of our participants! Special Thanks to Ms. Hubbard, Ms. Schwarz, Ms Shikowitz, Ms. Quinones, Ms. Puhl, and Mr. Zevon for all their help!!
Artistic: Highly original and creative (use of graphic design software use was evident)
Elliot Zakoff – 831
Fardeen Khan – 804
Social Impact: Raises awareness of an overlooked or existing social problem or concern
Topic: Preventing Global Pollution
Christian Diaz – 807
Edward Shao – 732
Balance: Impressive composition of elements
Topic: Tampering and Hacking
Saphir Maor – 633
Andrew Rombot – 633
Ready to Print: Complete and ready for distribution
Topic: Making Good Choices for the Future for our Planet
Preserve your memories of the 2017 Winter Band concert by purchasing a DVD of the performance! The DVDs are $20 each. To purchase, please download the Winter Band Concert DVD form, fill it out and return with your child.
The Office of Planning and Zoning has informed Mr. Suraci at this time they will not be truncating JHS 157. They heard the concerns of the School leadership Team (SLT). They tabled truncation for the 2017-218 school year and we will have a 9th grade.