Tuesday, August 6, 2013

School News: August 2013


  • To Brandon Cardenas and Hendrix Kiflom, for successfully completing their Triskeles Sustainable Directions Internships at Waterpod, and Bonwick Capital Partners 
  • To Therese Henry, for working with our partner Iridescent Learning as a counselor at their Summer Engineering Camp for Elementary & Middle School Students
  • To Dylan Nanton, for completing the Tech Kids Unlimited program through Pace University
  • To Russell Goeller for participating in a GamePressApp Beta Test Party in July - email ehogarty@uagateway.org if you're interested in GamePress joining in late August for a UAG on-site test session!

Summer Regents Exams


Tuesday, Aug 13, 8:30am:  ELA, Algebra, Geometry
Tuesday, Aug 13, 12:30pm:  Global
Wednesday, Aug 14, 12:30pm:  Living Environment, Earth Science, Geometry

Summer AP Bootcamp Schedule

August 26 8am-12pm (US Hist) 12:30-4:30pm (Physics)
August 27 8am-12pm (Calculus) 12:30-4:30 (Eng Lit and Comp)

Summer Work and Supply Lists

Available at www.uagateway.org

Student Opportunities

New Vic/New 42 Youth Corps
Deadline: August 7th
The New Vic/New 42 Youth Corps is a job training program that provides high school and college-age youth with paid employment and professional training. New Vic Ushers take on a wide variety of responsibilities bringing them into regular contact with audiences, artists and arts administrators. Their work also provides them with a first-hand look at a variety of shows from around the world, strengthening their appreciation of and connection to the performing arts. The New Vic Usher Program is a three-year program that offers:

 Occasion to see and learn about the culture and inner-workings of live theater from around the world

 Job training and workshops in building essential and transferable skills

 Opportunity to be a part of a supportive team of young adults

 Hands-on work with kids and families in a friendly, fast-paced environment

 Continual personal and professional growth through the program

 Paid participation in seminars and workshops on topics such as professionalism, interview skills and resume writing

The Ushers will begin working on September 5th. All applications are due by August 7th. For more information and to access the application, please click here: http://www.newvictory.org/About/Youth_Corp/Ushers.aspx


CAT Youth Theatre After School Program 
Apply Now, Space is limited 
CAT Youth Theatre companies meet weekly to explore their ideas and creativity and to build their skills through theatre games & exercises, improvisation, scene development & rehearsals, critical reflection & discussion. Under the facilitation of CAT staff, Youth Theatre companies create and perform original shows based on the ideas of the young people each year. This empowering experience broadens students’ horizons, builds self-esteem, and creates community. CAT Youth Theatre members include young people from throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The CAT Youth Theatre (9th through 12th grades) meets on Tuesday evenings, September through May. The CAT JUNIOR Youth Theatre (6th through 8th grades) meets on Wednesday evenings, September through May. Students are admitted on a "first come, first served" basis-there is no audition process. There is no charge for participation and no theatre experience is necessary. For an application, please click here: http://freepdfhosting.com/8e0bab20de.pdf
For more information, please contact Maureen Donohue, YT Program Administrator, at 212.652.2828 

Mentoring in Medicine 2013 Virtual Summer Camp
August 5th through August 16th
From August 5-16, 2013, Mentoring in Medicine, Inc. (www.medicalmentor.org) offers high school and college students a free online summer program to help them gain exposure to various careers in medicine and learn advanced biology. Although this course is designed for high school and college students, it is open to advanced 7th and 8th grade students as well. Sessions are broadcast over the Internet, Monday through Friday from 2:00-5:00pm each day. Students learn advanced biological concepts that relate to the cardiovascular system, risk factors for heart disease, and sociological issues that impact community health. By the end of the program, they will be able to take vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, and body mass index), research existing medical literature, apply statistical analysis to data, and create and present a scientific poster board based on their findings. Students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate and a grade. This program is free, but advanced online registration is required. Please click here(http://mimvc2-eorg.eventbrite.com/) for more information and to register.


Figure Skating in Harlem: Open Registration Meeting
August 20, 2013 5:30pm-6:30pm

Figure Skating in Harlem is a year round program that combines the power of education with the grace and discipline of figure skating. Open to girls ages 6-16 who reside in Upper Manhattan and Lower Bronx.

The upcoming open registration meeting for fall programming is set for August 20th from 5:30 – 6:30 at the FSH headquarters – 361 W 125th street, 2nd floor. This is a onetime only event and space is limited. To reserve your spot at the meeting or for more information please call (646) 698-3440 or e-mail program@figureskatinginharlem.org.


The World Food Prize's New York Youth Institute
Deadline: August 30th

The World Food Prize's New York Youth Institute is a program for youth in grades 9-12 with an interest in global food insecurity and the fight against hunger. To participate, youth research a global issue and write a paper under the supervision of a teacher/mentor. The 2013 paper topic is Ending Hunger in Our Lifetime: A Call to Action. Youth must register by August 30, 2013 and submit their papers online by September 9, 2013. At the institute, which is held in Ithaca, NY on September 14, 2013, youth present their research and recommendations on how to solve key global challenges in a short speech and in small group discussions with local experts; connect with other student leaders from across New York; interact with global leaders in science, industry, and policy; and take part in educational sessions and interactive tours at Cornell University. Four exceptional participants are selected to represent New York as delegates at the Global Youth Institute, held in Des Moines, Iowa from October 17-19, 2013. For more information, please email Francine Jasper or call her at 607-255-1907 or visit http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/youth_programs/global_youth_institute/new_york/. 


NYC Urban Debate League Summer Debate Institutes
Multiple Dates
The New York City Urban Debate League hosts the only free summer debate institutes in the state of New York! We are also the only debate institute that serves all New Yorkers from across the state and for all ages! We offer intense debate programs in each borough. Breakfast and lunch are served. Students are trained in all debate events including Policy Debate, Public Forum Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, public speaking, rhetoric, current events, political science, and philosophy. Our staff includes some of the top debate instructors and debaters in the nation. For more information and to access the specific dates for the summer debate institutes in each borough, please visit www.nycudl.org. You may also contact Eric Fogel by calling 917-455-1079, or by email at nycudl@gmail.com.


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