Monday, June 11, 2012

School News June 11-15


  • To Gateway students being awarded Certificates of Recognition by the Sports and Arts Foundation: Sequan Dawkins (Basketball) , Isaiah Fernandez, Malik Shaw, and Angel Abinader (Weightlifting)
  • To Venitia Boyce, for acceptance into the International Center for Photography's Summer Academy! 
  • To Alex Lageer and Donald Jenkins for full-scholarship opportunities to attend the Dwight School Innovation Camp June 18-22, courtesy of Kellie Boyd, The Lean Experience, the Dwight School, and UAG!
This Week at UAG
  • Tues, June 12: THE GREAT LOCKER CLEAN OUT.  All contents of your locker not removed by June 12 will be thrown out or donated to those in need.
  • Thurs, June 14: Algebra Regents!  Prep Session: 10am-12;  Regents - 1:15pm
  • Friday, June 15:  Earth Science Regents!  Prep Session: 10am-12;  Regents - 1:15pm
  • Friday, June 15, 4-6pm:  FREE STUDENT SCREENING: SALAAM DUNK at Lincoln Center Fri June 15 4pm! Watch trailer here:   Salaam Dunk delivers a tale of hope and inspiration, courtesy of one winning group of Iraqi women basketball players at the American University in Sulaimani, Iraq.  Sign up in the Main Office. 


  • Sign up for the UAG Film Production Intensive: Advanced Art Credit this Summer! Option 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 20, 9am-3pm; Option 2: Monday, July 23-Friday, August 3, 9am-3pm. Due June 12! Are you interested in learning how to produce film and video projects for yourself or for school? Do you want to open up possible internship placements with a new skill? Do you want to understand the craft of creating a solid narrative film that has a clear message and looks professional? If you answer yes to any of these questions, consider earning an ART CREDIT this summer with our Film Production Intensive, exclusive to UA Gateway, through our partner, the Educational Video Center. In two weeks, this crash course in research, camera work, critical viewing and collaboration will have you producing like a pro – for an advanced art credit! Breakfast and lunch provided during sessions. Students with good attendance , strong academic performance and work habits will be considered first.Registration forms available in the main office. 
  • UAG College Tours: Wave 2! Permission Slips outside the Main office are due by 6/12. Complete survey posted in Jupiter Grades following your tour.
    • New York University - June 20 OR 22, 10AM-noon
    • Baruch College - June 20, 1-3pm
    • NYU Polytechnic - June 22, 9:30-11am
    • Columbia University - June 22, 2-4pm
  • UAG Founders Grant for Student Clubs 2012-13: Straight from the Parent Association!  Awardees receive seed money to raise funds or improve recruitment materials for their clubs in the 2012-13 school year.  Apply Now!

  • My Health Career Summer Club, App Deadline 6/15  (Info Session 6/13, 5-6pm):  The Manhattan Area Health Education Center offers a free two-week summer career exploration program. Participants will earn 40 hours of community service, increase their knowledge of health careers, and be better prepared to enter college and/or health professional school admission,and more!  Applications in the Main Office.
  • Stoked to Serve is offering a Saturday, June 16 10am-2pm Volunteer Opportunity to ALL UAG STUDENTS interested in a completing volunteer hours with a Prospect Park Brooklyn park cleanup followed by skateboarding time with citywide Stoked participants.  Permission Slip available soon.  
  • Need Volunteer Hours?  UAG volunteers sought at the State of Now Tech Conference June 19 & 20: Meet incredible people - complete your volunteer requirements.  Pick your shift!
  • Job Opportunity in the Bronx!  UAG Partner Iridescent Learning is seeking Iridescent  Explainers for their Summer Science Programs - paid.   Our summer Explainers for 2012 will have a dual role. They will work with, teach, and mentor 3rd–8th graders who are participating in our Summer Engineering Camp. This job involves learning science and engineering material so it can be passed on to others; behaving as a responsible mentor figure to the students; guiding the students through activities and lessons; having fun with the students and getting them excited about building things and learning; and generally helping ensure that the students have a valuable and exciting experience over the summer. The Explainers will also be working as a team to make a full-size, real, working, solar-powered ice-cream cart! The Explainers will be building and designing the cart in consultation with, and with the help of, both professional mentoring engineers and university engineering students. In addition to building the cart, the Explainers will carefully document the construction steps, materials, and progress they make, and will also keep careful track of costs and time required for the different tasks. At the end of the experience, they will have made a how-to guide to cart construction so that anybody anywhere can learn from our experience and maybe even build a cart of their own. Time spent working with the younger kids, which we anticipate will be 15–20 hours/week during the course of the camp, will be considered "on the clock," and Explainers will be paid wages for all of these hours. Time spent working on the ice cream cart design, which we anticipate will also average around 15–20 hours/week during the course of the camp, will be considered time spent on an enrichment program that we're providing to our Explainers free of charge; we'll count these hours as volunteer time, and accordingly Explainers will not be paid for these hours.Apply online asap.
  • CoderDojo NYC: Website Development, HTML and CSS Class 
  • June 24, 2012, 2:00 – 4:00 PM:  CoderDojo is a NFP organization which teaches youth to code. The classes are free and we provide laptops to kids needing one. Our next event will take place on Sunday June 24th 2-4pm where we will be teaching kids how to make webpages with HTML and CSS. You can register and find more detailed information at:

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