7th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.

Students from 7th Grade went on the 2nd Annual trip to Washington D.C. The trip was organized by our Assistant Principal Mr. Dechongkit.

90 students got to see our nation’s capital and all the amazing historic sites there.

The students having fun on the bus on the way to D.C.


Adult Education

Join the Office of Adult Education for an Informational Webinar on courses offered in Adult Education, how to enroll prospective students, and to learn more about the opportunities available at Adult Ed for your communities.

Date: Friday, May 17th
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Webinar Link: https://district79.adobeconnect.com/_a1131075024/access
Please only use Internal Explorer to access this webinar. Select Listen Only as your audio option! Technical issues – call 347-453-6370.

Access Schools will be hosting monthly webinars on School and Program Offerings. Please share this flyer with all school cousnelors and any school support staff such as attendance teachers and others who have direct contact with students and families.

For more information about future webinars, or ACCESS schools, please feel free to reach out to soliger@schools.nyc.gov.

Spring Band Concert

The Spring Band Concert is right around the corner – Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 at 7:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 15th in the school cafeteria during each lunch period. Tickets cost $5.

Citizenship Project

The New York Historical Society offers a FREE program to prepare permanent residents for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization exam. Engage parents and strengthen community ties by bringing this grant-funded program into your school. The 24-hour interactive program covers all 100 civics questions and includes preparation for the naturalization exam.

To attend The Citizenship Project, please click here.

Big Apple Teacher Nominees

Our chorus teacher Ms. Shikowitz and our math teacher Ms. Soberman had the opportunity to see a live taping of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week. They were invited because they are both finalists in in the Big Apple Awards. They were nominated by our school community, then had to submit essays, recommendations, and a video interview. Finally, they were observed in March by outside DOE administrators. Thank you to Ms. Soberman’s students who nominated her, and to Halsey parent Tanessa Cabe, who nominated Ms. Shikowitz. *Fun fact: Ms. Shikowitz and Ms. Soberman are NOT the same person! They are often confused for each other by students, staff, and parents 😊

Games For Change Student Challenge


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 will attend the awards ceremony 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:  http://www.gamesforchange.org/studentchallenge/2019-winners/#1530638225905-a35126a1-4228

Congratulations to our winners!!!

Halseyite’s of the Month of April

Congratulations to the Halseyites for the month of April 2019!

6th Grade
Jessica Baba 624
Baoyi Zeng 605
Angel Crute 691
Preston Kenwood 692
William Santo 605
Timur Harun 622

7th Grade
Mika Desiderio 706
Haim Arabov 726

8th Grade
Traci Moore 807
Bryan Lee 834
Elizabeth Horn 824
Juan David Carrion 824

Family Fitness Night

When Ms. Butera puts on an event you know its going to be top notch. The 2nd Annual Family Fitness Night was a HUGE success. There was double dutch station, kickboxing instructor, yoga instructor, and volleyball. We had a great turnout and everyone had fun while getting in some good exercise.

7th Graders Invade DC

Students from our 7th grade are off on their trip to Washington D.C. They left Thursday morning and will return this weekend. Next weeks update will have some great pics and an update of the trip. Here are a couple of pictures on the bus on their way to the nations Capital