Monday, January 14, 2013

School News Jan 14-18


  • To all UAG Sophomores accepted into College Now!  
    • Engineering:  Devante Hale, Younnesse Hassi, Ariel Martinez, Mirjan Neza, Sarahi Reyes, Danissa Santos, Quinton Simmons, Luis Suriel, Daniel Young
    • Video Arts Technology:  Elena Acosta, Jeremy Beresford, Venitia Boyce, Nnandi Cason, Bernard Cotaj, Wesley Dasilva, Michael Honrado, Angelo Torres, Christoper Valdez Aponte, Wilber Valencia
  • To all students showing their commitment to academic excellence by staying for GOLD and Mega-GOLD!

This week at UAG:  Finals Week!

Tue 1/15:  Mega GOLD, 2:15-4pm

Wed 1/16:  Mega GOLD, 2:15-4pm

Thurs 1/17:   Mega GOLD, 2:15-4pm + Lunch Info Session in Rm 738 for MMO 3.0 Club

Fri 1/18:  Final Day to hand in work for Marking Period 2/Semester 1 + Core Values Award Ceremony - Health/Adv/Gym

Sun 1/20:  UAG @ CoderDojo # 6  at The Alley (500 7th Ave @ 37th St) - BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP only.

Mon 1/21:  MLK Day : National Day of Service.  Find a place to volunteer!

On the Horizon

  • Jan 24 Running Club Logo Design Competition deadline - see Mr. Maloney during GOLD for application
  • Jan 31 UAG Cybersecurity Summit
  • Feb 1 Summer Opportunities Fair 11am-12:30pm

Student Opportunities

** Announcement:  Flag Football has been delayed until after Regents**

Summer Alert!  NYS Summer School of the Arts Auditions starting NOW in the areas of Choral Studies, Dance, Media Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts and More!  Check schedule at
  • 1/14:  Deadline to apply for Brooklyn Museum Gallery/Studio Work-Study Program for Teens.  Scholarship Application Deadline: January 20, 2013.
    High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, build your résumé while taking an art class free of charge! You will assist professional teaching artists in classes for students ages six through twelve, preparing art supplies, helping with group management in the studio and galleries, and working one-on-one with students. In return, you will take your own art class with other teens, for free. All work-study students attend three meetings each semester: orientation, mid-semester professional development, and end-of-semester reflection.

  • 1/15:   Sign up a team for eCybermission at, a contest for our 9th Grade students sponsored by the US Army
  • MMO 3.0 Club Info Session, 1/17 and 1/18 at Lunch,  Rm 738.  Play League of Legends, WoW and other online massive multiplayer games - don't miss this NEW SPRING CLUB!
  • 1/18: Deadline for C-Span Student Documentary Competition - $5000.00 Award!  See contest rules at
  • 1/20:  CoderDojo #6 Sunday, January 20th 2013 from 1-4pm;  Details & Sign-up:

    1pm-2pm Introductions, Basic HTML & CSS Instruction
    2pm-2:30 Break
    2:30pm-3pm Advanced layout building and CSS3 Animation
    3pm-3:30pm CSS3 + Javascript
    3:30pm-4pm Showcase!

    • 1/21: MLK Day National Day of Service - Find a place to volunteer: and/or volunteer with the Sandy Relief Efforts - locations in every borough - register by clicking here.
    • 1/24:  Deadline to submit a logo for the UAG Running Club t-shirt!  See Mr. Maloney for an application during GOLD (Rm 745).
    • 1/25:  Deadline for Whitney Museum Spring Youth Insights Program - artists and writers apply (10th Grade and up)
    • 1/27:  Girls Hack Day  - Date & Time: Sunday, January 27th 2013 from 11am-4pm
    • 1/29: Deadline for TASC ExpandedEd Options Spring Apprenticeships/Summer Paid Interships - SOPHOMORES only.  Applications available outside Main Office 
    • 1/29:  Deadline to apply for Bronx Loaf Writers Conference, a three day event dedicated to giving students from the Urban Assembly an opportunity to immerse themselves in the craft of creative writing. Modeled after Bread Loaf, the most well respected writers ' conference in the country, students will work closely with a professional writer in their genre of choice, make connections other serious young writers, and attend a series of readings and lectures. The conference will be held over the course of three days from Thursday, April 18th to Saturday, April 20th at the Bronx Academy of Letters. All meals will be provided from Thursday to Friday (3 breakfasts and 3 lunches)
    • Over the course of three days students will:
      • Participate in writing workshops led by professional writers
      • Attend multiple public readings
      • Enjoy several opportunities to read their own work in front of a live audience • Ample time to make connections with fellow writers
      To be selected for Bronx Loaf, students should submit two pieces of writing in the same genre. Students should select work they are proud of and feel best represents them. All submissions should be emailed to Christian Clarke by January 29th, 2013.  Application:     (Be advised that there is a follow-up application form, and a $25 program fee.)

      2/1:  Deadline for Bronx Youth Heard, formerly known as the Bronx Youth Journalism Initiative, founded in 2008, is a free journalism program open to any high school student who lives or goes to school in the Bronx.  Spring classes will start February 13 and are held every Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hostos Community College, on the Grand Concourse. The course runs for 12 weeks, and teaches the ins and outs of reporting, writing, and photojournalism. Students work on their own articles (often story ideas they pitch themselves), which we then publish in Bronx Youth Heard, a special supplement we
      distribute in the Norwood News--meaning they will get a real news clip with a byline. Their work will be seen by thousands of readers and have an impact on the Bronx community. This is exciting, and not to mention a great addition for college applications.
      Application at
      Program Info:

      2/6: Final Deadline for Exeter Summer Program Applications (talk to Ms. Hogarty if you have not already received pre-approved application and instructions).

      2/13:  Deadline for Citizens Committee for Children YouthAction Leadership Course (meets Mondays, 4-7pm starting March 4).  Learn more and Apply Now! 
       Gain the skills to advocate on behalf of yourselves, your schools, and your communities.
       Learn how to conduct hands-on research, such as public polling and site visits.
       Meet with government officials to discuss their ideas for improving New York City.
       Become better leaders through problem solving and critical thinking.
       Strengthen your communication and public speaking skills.
       Make lifelong friends peers from all over the city in the program!
      The Spring 2013 YCLC will begin on Monday, March 4th. Space is limited.

      2/22:  Deadline for Princeton Summer Journalism Program

      Coming up Next Month:  Tue, Feb 26!

      WebVisions ( is offering a free, all-day Arduino workshop for High School students on Tuesday, February 26th at Theatre for the New City.   Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Students will work with tech experts to learn about circuitry, robotics and programming, and build a robot that follows a course that the students create.  

      WebVisions is held in four cities around the globe, and our goal is to offer students a fun opportunity to learn about technology and programming and interact with tech experts and leaders who are active in mentoring and training programs.  Qualifying participants must be enrolled in high school and have at least a 2.0 GPA. We will work with your school to ensure an excused absence for the day. Sign-up by contacting Jennifer Jones ( at 503-230-2058.

      3/1:  Deadline for Future Latino Leaders Law Camp - Summer 2013

      3/1:  Deadline for Cornell University: Catalyst Academy, a one-week summer residential program for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems and want to learn more about careers in engineering.
      Cornell's world renowned faculty and graduate students lead classes, lab sessions and project research. Participants work in teams to solve problems that mirror real-life situations. Participants have additional opportunities to network with each other, Cornell faculty, staff and students at social events and panel discussions.

      3/1:  Deadline for Cornell University: Curie Academy, a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus
      is on sophomores and juniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere. Cornell University's world-renowned faculty and graduate students will lead CURIE participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities will provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students. Join us for the CURIE Academy and spend a week making new friends, experiencing life on a university campus, and exploring the many exciting possibilities awaiting you in engineering.


      Global Kids Play for Keeps (P4K) Program.  Play and Create Games on Wednesdays, 4-6pm, 137 E 25th St, 2nd Fl (between Lexington and 3rd Ave).  RSVP to  Tool: Stencyl

      Rolling Deadline for the BlueStamp Engineering Program!
       High School students find an amazing project they want to build
       An experienced staff guides students in their project development
       Guest speakers from industry and academia offer insights from their careers
       Students keep all projects after the program
       Students maintain professional documentation on a BlueStamp hosted webpage to showcase their work
      The Blue Stamp curriculum is designed to empower students with the ability to build projects they are excited about. Students will learn to take products from concept to prototype. Similar to a real world technology setting, the products will be built stepwise with achievable milestones. Each session will begin with a short discussion based on where the students are in their build process. This can be general approaches that may be helpful, motivating hints on how to overcome challenges, or potential pitfalls to watch for in the design process. Students will then be given ample time to work on their projects, supported by hands on instruction from the lead instructor and TA’s, when
      necessary. This help may be in the form of recommending the right tool to use for a certain task, brainstorming or troubleshooting an error, or simply providing motivation and ideas to continue researching the topic and trying new solutions. Ultimately, we believe the strength of the BSE program comes from its singular goal – building real products that work. What kinds of projects would BSE suggest for its students? Alternative energy devices, laser projects, and robotics are all on our list of over 100 project ideas.
      Applications are now being accepted for 2013 in New York, Houston, and San Francisco!

      PACT (Power Action Change for Teens) is a FREE ongoing after-school self-defense and
      physical training in Goju karate & self-defense, as well as discussions and community projects  leadership development course for teen women and transyouth ages 12-19. This course offers  about violence prevention. This course runs on Thursdays from 4:30- 6:00pm and follows the  school calendar. Teens who complete the course can become paid peer educators at CAE.  Please email or call 718-788-1775 to register. Applications can be obtained in main office.   For more information on either program, please visit or email, or call

      Row New York is currently recruiting 9th and 10th grade boys to try out for its rowing team based out of their Harlem boathouse.  The program is mostly free and no experience required.  Contact!

      Archery Lessons at St Francis College

      January 13, 20 & 27, 2013 
      The indoor facility is equipped with  safety nets to make archery an enjoyable activity all year around. We will show that archery CAN BE a  sport for everyone who is interested! Practice dates are below and start time is usually 12:00 pm. RSVP  is necessary because having your own slot means you can shoot more. Archery Family and Friends Days
      usually gives you shorter shooting times. $15


      13 [Practice Day]
      20 [Practice Day]
      27 Archery Family & Friends Day
      You can find more information at:

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