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 

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.
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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.


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:

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 ****

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Mary Poppins at Halsey

What an amazing job turned in by the cast and crew of Mary Poppins – the 2019 Halsey Musical directed by Ms. Schwarz.

The students put on 3 performances:

Monday, April 15th – a dress rehearsal in front of 600 5th grade students and senior citizens from a local senior center.

Tuesday, April 16th – The first night show in front of over 400 family and friends.

Wednesday, April 17th – The second and final show in front of over 400 family and friends.

We are all very proud of our students for the hard work and dedication they showed. You understand that on top of rehearsals 5-6 days a week they still had school, homework, studying for tests, and chores at home!

Like all our students at Halsey JHS 157 they are just an amazing group of young people.

Mary Poppins – April 16th & April 17th

Mary Poppins is NEXT WEEK! 

Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 pm

You can purchase your tickets in the cafeteria during each lunch period. Make sure you know which show you would like to purchase tickets to. You can purchase tickets to both shows as well. Tickets are already on sale and running out fast so make sure you get them while you can. Once the tickets are sold out there will be no additional tickets printed. If these tickets sell out there will NOT be tickets sold at the door so do not hesitate. 

Drug Prevention/Vaping & Juuling Awareness Workshop – Monday, April 8th at 7:00pm

Together as a community we strive to build awareness in our youngsters; awareness that supports understanding choices and making informed decisions to ensure positive, life-long outcomes.

Awareness is an integral component of our school’s anti-drug program. This Monday, April 8th, our students will participate in a drug awareness assembly facilitated by an organization called Vive18. Some of the topics that will be covered include understanding the negative impact of drugs, alcohol, vaping, juuling and negative peer pressure; as well as the importance of personal leadership and positive social norming. Vive18 works with middle school through college aged students. This program is designed for our students’ age group.

We are also hosting a parent/guardian workshop with Vive18 on the same topics this Monday, April 8th at 7PM in our school auditorium. We urge all parents/guardians to join us for this very important meeting and presentation (bring your child too!)

Anyone interested in attending the workshop please send an RSVP to Mr. Zevon at so we can reserve a seat.

I hope to see everyone this Monday evening at 7PM!

(Who is Vive18? Born out of the drug-free college movement “Party-0 ” Vive18 is a peer-led, sustainable prevention program for teens. They present and educate on substance abuse/substance abuse prevention and leadership. To learn more about Vive18 and their amazing speakers check out their website at )

NYC First STEM Summer Program

News from NYC First Robotics

NYC First Robotics is offering 4 different programs for 7th – 9th graders at their 2 locations over the summer.  For those students interested in Computer Science and STEM, this is a great opportunity for them to gain additional skills and experience during their summer break!  Please see the web site below for additional information and locations.  You may also contact Ms. Elfers if you have any questions at:

Note:  There is a fee for each week.  See the website for details.