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.
Finalists

  • 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!!!

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.

PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm in the school library.

The PTA will be on hand selling what’s left of our 2019 Spirit Wear at the Chorus and Band concerts. They will also have snacks and drinks to purchase as well. All money raised by the PTA goes right back into the school to help support after school activities, purchase air conditioners, fund trips, fund our talent programs and so much more.

If you are interested in running for an Executive Board position on the 2019-2020 PTA please contact the PTA at HalseyPTA@gmail.com 

Halsey Hackathon

 

 

It’s that me again for our Second Hackathon!!!

If you enjoy making and playing video games, then this event is for you!

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams

Pizza lunch will be provided

Parents are invited to attend the presentations at 2:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday, June 15th 2019 from 8:30 AM till 3:30 PM

WHERE: Halsey Junior High School

  • If you would like to attend this event, please see Ms. Elfers in Room 301 or click here for a permission slip to attend.  Please return to Ms. Elfers in Room 301 by Friday, May 31st.
  • HalseyArcadeHackathon2019

8th Grade Families: Purchase Your Yearbook Today!

 

Reserve Your
Halsey Yearbook NOW!

Yearbooks are only sold online

Yearbooks cost $35
Personalization is extra

Yearbooks will be delivered to the school in June 2019.

SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! MAKE SURE YOU BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY BEFORE THEY ARE ALL SOLD OUT!

If you have any questions, please see
Mrs. Lamere in room 141 or Mrs. Quinones in room 325.

How To Order Your Yearbook
Go to:
http://www.entourageyearbooks.com

Click on the “find your school” tab on the upper right hand side
Type in “Halsey” for school name and click search

Click on the Blue “Purchase Yearbook” link

Click on the Red “buy yearbook” link

Create a log in

Select the yearbook or have yours personalized.

**** Remember to print out your receipt and in the memo area enter your name and class number ****